Sponsor: Orange County Section Chapter, C16
Southern California Council
Co-sponsored by OC ACM [Actual Host]
Speaker: Peter Coffee, VP for Strategic Research at Salesforce
Meeting Date: January 19, 2022
Time: 7PM
Reservations: IEEE

Approaching its 30th birthday, the notion of a “metaverse” (from Neal Stephenson’s novel Snow Crash) is getting new attention as an arena of new technologies, business models, and behaviors. As a space for creation and combination, it calls for measurement of how we’re progressing, and of how far apart we are from each other in what we’re trying to do and what we’ll call “success.” Peter Coffee joins us for a new examination of potential innovations, present trends, and lessons worth remembering from past attempts to achieve similar goals.

Bio: Peter Coffee, VP for Strategic Research at Salesforce, begins his sixteenth year with the company in January 2022. He works with customers, partners and account teams, regulators and other stakeholders to accelerate digital transformation and customer engagement innovation, addressing both long-term global opportunities and immediate pandemic-endgame plans and follow-ups. Peter spent his eighteen years pre-Salesforce in technology journalism, preceded by ten years of project field work and technology management for petrochemical and aerospace operations including time with The Aerospace Corporation and with the Western Division of what was then Exxon Corporation.

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