John L. Kent

John L. Kent, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director, Walton College, University of Arkansas

John L. Kent received his doctorate from University of Tennessee and is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas. In addition to teaching in the Department of Supply Chain Management, his responsibilities include working with existing and establishing new relationships outside the United States. His current service project is co-leading an “everyone can code” curricular initiative working with Apple.

Speech Title: A Blockchain Technology-based System for the Safety of Food Supply Chain

George Cheng

George Cheng

AI Infrastructure Engineer, Search Technology Center Asia, Microsoft Cooperation

George Cheng is the maintainer and main contributor of OpenPAI, which is one of the three key open source AI systems of the Microsoft Research Asia. With more than ten years of experience in artificial intelligence system architecture, he has extensive driving force and influence in the open source community. He also participated in the core R&D and daily maintenance of several large open source projects.

Speech Title: OpenPAI: the next generation AI training platform from Microsoft

Ethan Daniel Schur

Ethan Daniel Schur, Ph.D.

Silicon Valley Innovator, 3D video codec specialist, chair of SIC conference 3D Display, CTO of Telepresence Robotics Corporation

Ethan graduated from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Hardware Startup Accelerator, with a PhD from Texas A&M in the field of Computer Science. He represented the American Delegation to the United Nations in creating the MPEG-4(H.264) standard. He was also the 3D video codec specialist at SMPTE, ATSC, SCTE, Chair the of SID conference on 3D Display, Author of Stereoscopic 3D to the home, Published by McGraw Hill. Proficient in technologies ranging from Blockchain and Digital Currencies, to UNIX and networking, Ethan has been a Silicon Valley innovator for over 25 years. He is also the CTO of Telepresence Robotics Corporation.

Speech Title: Internet of things technologies in manufacturing: Application areas, challenges and outlook.