Speaker Date Topic
Dr. Martin Fishman Feb 19, 2019
Seeing Again Guatemala
Seeing Again Guatemala

"Seeing Again-Eye Care Guatemala" is an ongoing medical and surgical mission project at the Clinica Maxeña in Santo Tómas La Unión,  sponsored by the Diocese of Helena, Montana and the Los Gatos and Santa Cruz California Rotary Clubs.  Its purpose is to save and restore sight to a very needy indigenous population in Guatemala. 

Tim Elias, Waste connections Inc. Feb 26, 2019
Recycling
Recycling

Tim Elias is the outreach coordinator for Waste Connections.  He has a bachelors degree in environmental sustainability from University of Oaklahoma. 

Sandeep Gopisetty, IBM director and engineer Mar 05, 2019
IBM Watson- Ethics & bias in the Era of Artificial Intelligence
IBM Watson- Ethics & bias in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

As a movement of society in recent years, there is no day that AI and Machine Learning words are not seen in newspapers etc. In 2007, IBM Research took on the grand challenge of building a computer system called IBM Watson that could compete with champions at the game of Jeopardy! IBM Watson represents a first step into cognitive systems, a new era of computing. Watson builds on the current era of programmatic computing but differs in significant ways. Cognitive systems, such as IBM Watson, can transform how organizations think, act, and operate in the future.

  
Sandeep Gopisetty, son of a former Rotarian, is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Director of AI, Systems & Solutions Research, and developing an IBM Services Strategy with over 25 years of IBM Research experience. Sandeep has a passion for nurturing high performance, global, multidisciplinary teams to bring innovation from Research to the market in collaboration with product groups, services, customers, and universities.

 
Jeff Rosen, District Attorney Mar 26, 2019
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking

As District Attorney, Mr. Rosen created an innovative and nationally acclaimed Conviction Integrity Unit to investigate innocence claims and implement the most professional practices in criminal prosecution.  

One of the state's most forward-thinking District Attorneys, Jeff Rosen of Santa Clara County, discusses the paradigm shift happening -- and needed -- in California's justice approaches.

Since arriving in the Bay Area, Mr. Rosen has served as president of a large synagogue, taught trial advocacy at Santa Clara University Law School, and trained police officers in report-writing.

Mr. Rosen received his undergraduate degree from UCLA where he majored in Philosophy and graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He also won the prestigious Truman Scholarship and the Outstanding Senior Award. Mr. Rosen received his law degree from UC Berkeley School of Law, where he served on the Moot Court Board and taught English to immigrants.

Mr. Rosen's wife serves as a Mr. Rosen's wife serves as a Superior Court Judge for the State of California.  They have two daughters.

Mr. Rosen enjoys playing sports, reading, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers.

An admirer of President Harry Truman, Mr. Rosen believes, "The buck stops here."