Scott Green, Google’s engineering director, will be at Colorado State University on Friday, Sept. 14 to talk about using Google Earth as a visualization tool for ecologists, engineers, land use managers and natural scientists.
At 9 a.m., Green will deliver the opening session of the "FutureVisions Symposium" – an annual conference co-sponsored by the Information Science and Technology Center that aims to communicate cutting-edge and high-growth areas in information technology to campus and the community. The free conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Lory Student Center of the Fort Collins campus.
Other topics include high-tech growth, the future of satellite and the Internet and trends in computer security.
At 1 p.m., Jurij Paraszczak, director of IBM Research Industry Solutions, will deliver the keynote talk about the underlying technology that supports information technology and how it has led to ever-increasing sophistication of IT’s capabilities and continued innovation. The closing session at 3 p.m. will feature a virtual discussion on how real educational and commercial institutions can populate Second Life, a new virtual world.
Corporate sponsors include Accenture, Covidien, HP, Hitachi Data Systems, IBM, InfoPrint Solutions, Lockheed Martin, Xilinx and Zolon.
For more information, go to http://futurevisions.colostate.edu.