July 16, 2019

Below are the Contents of our current ABL Technology Online News & Trendletter + Mimi Grant’s Blog

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  • 8/1 – Orange County Round Table (replaces July RT, due to holiday)
  • 8/2 – San Gabriel Valley/Monrovia Round Table (replaces July RT, due to holiday)
  • 8/9 – West Los Angeles/Santa Monica Round Table
Round Tables

Beyond their Round Tables, ABL Members stay connected with each other through the ABL Technology Online. This bi-weekly emailed publication provides Member News and Technology Industry Trends. And, for those interested in the latest in Healthcare IT Member News and Trends, the ABL Healthcare Online is also available.  For a complimentary subscription, fill out the form at the bottom of this page.


Blog by Mimi Grant

Five Keys for Making Smarter Decisions

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July 16, 2019: Over a third of millennials in the workforce fear that Artificial Intelligence will kill more jobs than it creates, according to the Silicon Valley Business Journal. This is ironic, because 96% of the boomers and 88% of the Gen-Xers who employ them in the tech industry believe that AI will create more jobs. Perhaps the reason for the disconnect is that, intuitively, the leadership of the tech industry already knows that AI will only help lower the cost of making predictions, but by itself, it won’t make smarter decisions. Which leads one to ask, then, What Does?



>>>Skip Williams, Ph.D., is President and CEO of OEwaves, Inc., a leader in innovative microwave-photonic products and solutions, in support of communication, sensor, RADAR/LIDAR, stable clocking, and test and measurement systems for commercial and military markets. OEwaves maintains an intellectual property portfolio of 115+ cases and has received numerous awards, including two SPIE Prism Awards, and the Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award. It is also listed in the top 20 of the IEEE Semiconductor Manufacturing Patent Power Ranking. As an R&D leader with several first-ever discoveries and technology transitions, Skip is adept at mastering new technical areas, understanding customer needs, and creating novel solutions. Prior to joining OEwaves in May 2018, he led a range of programs for the Department of Defense at the Air Force Research Laboratory and SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific. He brings 12+ years of senior leader experience and has successfully executed $400+ million in programs in the following areas: electro-optics, RF devices, laser applications, sensors, signal processing, imaging, space instrumentation, plasmas, and hypersonics. His earlier roles include Senior Staff Scientist at Orion International Technologies; Postdoctoral Research Associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory; and Department of Energy Doctoral Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories. Referred to ABL by Dave Berkus, Skip has joined the Monrovia Round Table.