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Silicon Valley Speakers Series: Demystifying Information Technology – Virtual Reality

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Friday June 17, 2022
12:00PM ET / 11:00AM CT / 10:00AM MT / 9:00AM PT




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The Oxford Dictionary defines Virtual Reality (VR) as the computer-generated simulation of a three-dimensional image or environment that one can interact with in a seemingly real or physical way using special electronic equipment, such as a helmet with a screen inside or gloves fitted with sensors. VR has made headway into our daily lives. For example, the real estate industry takes advantage of VR to conduct an open house. Hot tourist spots offer virtual tours during the pandemic. Healthcare professionals can use VR to simulate an operating room. The retail and fashion industries use VR to allow us to try on new clothes in the virtual world. In this session, IT Strategist, Mike Warner, will walk through virtual reality and how it can be applied to improve our daily lives.  

Mike is a technology strategist who works in the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. He is focused on the intersection of emerging digital/social systems of value (payments), intelligence (economics), and trust (supervision) as they relate to emerging technologies and the landscape for a new digitally enabled economy. Previously he was the CEO and founder of Quantum4D – a venture funded (In-Q-Tel) software company that developed holographic systems modeling capabilities for the US intelligence community and SWIFT. He is passionate about the intersection of innovation and public service as they relate to the transformations that may help us resolve previously intractable challenges of climate and inclusion.  

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About the Silicon Valley Speaker Series: Demystifying Information Technology

The term IT has evolved over the years – from programming, data processing, automation to today’s IT.  IT is massive, and IT activities may appear mysterious to many of us. According to Gartner, a global leading research and advisory company, IT is the common term for the entire spectrum of technologies for information processing, including software, hardware, communications technologies and related services.   

Today, we live in a world that is increasingly connected.  Technology is intertwined with our daily lives. Technology makes it easier for us to stay in touch, despite the pandemic. Likewise, our personal finance and banking activities rely on technology – everything from how we bank to how we shop.  The use of technology will persist beyond the pandemic. 

Please join this Silicon Valley Speaker Series to hear the basics of IT and learn what an IT professional does on a day-to-day basis. In this speaker series, we are inviting guest speakers from the banking and/or technology industry to demystify IT – people, process, and technology. This series intends to open the eyes of the curious minds and connect common technology terms to our day-to-day activities. 

Please note the speakers’ perspectives are their own and do not represent the organization they work for. 

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