Speaker Date Topic
Wayne Gregori, President Gregori Group Jan 28, 2020
Money and Crypto Currencies
Money and Crypto Currencies

Wayne Gregori is a technologist and entrepreneur that has the rare talent of translating the complex world of Bitcoin and blockchain out of the abstract and into concrete, real world examples in a fluid and entertaining manner. He first took an interest in Bitcoin in 2014 thanks to the innovation and promise of blockchain technology (the foundational bitcoin technology). But over time he became equally interested in the potential social impact Bitcoin/blockchain might have on our human communities and on the institutions upon which society relies so heavily; government, finance (banking) and security.

Money might be the most imporant and misunderstood concept in modern society. Bitcoin and crypto currencies are at the root of a global conversation that will force the re-evaluation of the global financial system. Fiat currencies (like the dollar) have an average life of 27.5 years. Our current dollar (since we left the gold standard in 1971) is 48 years old. Bitcoin and other cytypto currencies will challenge the dollar and the banking system that underpins our financial system. This presentation covers, the history of money, social drivers behind bitcoin, explanation of how bitcoin works, and the competitive landscape of other crypto currencies.

High School Students giving their speech Feb 04, 2020
Rotary Richard D. King Speech Contest
Rotary Richard D. King Speech Contest
This year speech theme - matches Rotary international -  “Rotary Connects The World”
Rotary Clubs of District 5170 sponsor the Richard D. King Annual Youth Speech Contest with three goals in mind for the Club Members and each Speech Contest Participant:
 
  • To increase the personal knowledge and awareness of the importance of being able to speak effectively before a group.
  • To increase public knowledge of what Rotary is and does throughout the world, especially among young people.  Through this knowledge, we hope that they will learn, as we have in the past,          “He who serves best profits most.”
  • To increase participation in the contest and to provide all high school contestants an opportunity to win prizes as top speaker, or runners-up, in District 5170.

    Four levels of competition -  prize levels:
    Club - $25 - $100
    Area  - $100 - $200
    Region - $250
    District price - $300 - $1,000
    For more information click here
Nan Su, Senior Reporter for the Epoch Times Feb 11, 2020
Ancient Chinese culture and current issues
Ancient Chinese culture and current issues

About the Speaker

Born and raised in China, Mr. Nan Su came to the U.S. in 1989.  Mr. Su has been serving as a news commentator for SOH International Chinese Radio Network and NTD International TV network since 2003, and has made many speeches at public events in the past decade on China-related topics.

Mr. Su currently is a Senior Reporter for The Epoch Times, a newspaper published in 35 countries and 23 languages.

In addition to his media work, Mr. Su has also been an activist for China’s human rights. He was one of the coordinators of Human Rights Torch Relay in 2008 prior to Beijing Olympics Game. Starting from Athens, Human Rights Torch Relay spanned from July 2007 to July 2008, with stops at more than 140 cities around the world in order to raise international awareness of China’s human rights situation.  Mr. Su was instrumental in making San Jose as the first stop of the torch relay in North America.

Mr. Su has been married for 30 years, and currently lives with his wife and two daughters in San Jose, California.

About the Presentation

Many people have long been interested in China.  This is true today more than ever before.  The ethical values and principles derived from traditional Chinese culture helped create five-thousand years of splendor in Chinese history.

With the current state of the world, understanding the true China has never been more important.

Titles "Wisdom and Humanity from Ancient Chinese Culture”, this new presentation is the continuation of the previous well-received program: The Renaissance of Traditional Chinese Culture, which was presented to and overwhelmingly welcomed by more than 250 organizations in Northern California.

While the previous program bridged the ancient Chinese culture and modern American culture with humanity, the current 2nd presentation reveals the ancient philosophies deeply rooted in the Chinese culture since its very beginning, and explains how traditional Chinese culture built based upon these philosophies.

Sandeep Gopiestty, Director of Al systems at IBM Feb 18, 2020
The future of Computing
The future of Computing
Abstract: 
Advancements in technology are accelerating, creating new opportunities for companies towards transformation of industries and growth in businesses. Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a key disruptor. The future of computing is anchored in three core principles 
 and I will explore the future of bits, neurons and qubits.

Bio: 
Sandeep Gopisetty is an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Director of AI, Systems &  Solutions Research, and is responsible for advancing cognitive enterprises. With over 25 years of IBM Research experience, he has a passion for nurturing high performance, global and multi disciplinary teams to bring innovation from Research to the market in collaboration with product groups, services, customers, and universities. Sandeep joined Los Gatos Rotary in May of this year.

 

 

Josh Zulliger, CA Game Warden Feb 25, 2020
Protecting California's Natural Resources
Protecting California's Natural Resources

Josh Zulliger currently works as a Game Warden with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and has worked with the Department for the last 11 years. Working in law enforcement, however, was not always Josh's dream. In 1995, Josh joined the United States Cost Guard.  After a year on a Coast Guard Cutter in Alaska Josh transferred to Humboldt Bay where he finished his tour in the United Stated Coast Guard.  He later received a degree from Humboldt State University in Industrial Technology with the hopes of becoming a high school shop teacher. Those dreams never became reality however, as Josh gained a passion for the outdoors and the oceans of the North Coast. In 2008, he became a Game Warden, assigned to patrolling the rivers, streams, and oceans of the North Coast from southern Mendocino County to the Oregon border.   In 2016 he joined one of the Department's first Watershed Enforcement Teams (now Cannabis Enforcement Teams), which works with biologists to protect California's natural resources from exploitation by those in the legal and illegal cannabis industry.

 Josh currently lives and works in Humboldt County, the heart of the "Emerald Triangle".  He lives near the City of Fortuna with his fiancé (an elk biologist) and their small family of dogs, cat, beef, and chickens.