ACM is the oldest and largest educational and scientific computing society worldwide, with more than 100,000 members in over 100 countries.
We launched Sacramento Chapter in 2015 and the Chapter has been very active since then and we at ACM Sacramento Chapter are very excited!
The 2nd Future Worlds Symposium is planned to be held at Sacramento Public Library on September 26th 2019.
The 1st Future Worlds Symposium, fire-starter event, was held last year on Aug 2nd at Sacramento City Hall, City Council Chambers, with the very gracious support and partnership of City of Sacramento, Keynote by Dr Vint Cerf, known popularly as a Father of the Internet and Chief Evangelist at Google, a very warm Welcome by City of Sacramento Mayor, Darrell Steinberg, himself, a Q&A moderated by Louis Stewart, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Sacramento and great talks by Maria MacGunigal, CIO, City of Sacramento, Sean Harrington, Vice-President, Products and Engineering, City Solutions Verizon, Intel Worldwide Communities Head, Robert Duffy, Prof Bebo White from Stanford SLAC on BlockChain and IOT for Future World, Prof Sven Koenig from USC and Chair SIG AI, on An AI World, and many other speakers and demos presented and sponsored by Google, Verizon, Intel and other organizations, led by ACM Sacramento Chapter.
We are proud that Dr Vint Cerf, known as a “Father of the Internet,” and co-designer of TCP/IP protocols and architecture of the Internet, graced the occasion last year, delivered such an inspiring and lively keynote on Internet of Things and spent the entire day with the attendees and delegates on Aug 2nd last year.
We wanted to explore how we can advance with this fire-starter kicked off last year at City Hall, inspired to develop computing initiatives in the Greater Sacramento Region - it was a very natural progression to plan this event to be held at Sacramento Public Library, particularly with the emphasis on supporting the Sacramento Coalition for Digital Inclusion (SCDI) and how ACM plays a huge role in Digital Literacy!
We are looking forward to very collaborative years ahead with Local ACM Chapters co-operating to develop the theme -
- ACM Sacramento Chapter (Professionals Chapter),
- Sac State ACM Student Chapter (one of the very oldest Student Chapters nationwide)
- Los Rios Community College District Student Chapter (recently started last year, spanning 4 colleges – Sacramento City College, Consumnes River College, American River College and Folsom Lake College)
With about 240+ active professionals in the local ACM Sacramento Chapter and developing communication across various SIGs and Chapter Heads, we are confident to help to discover new ways to address problems of Digital Inclusion a very important element for Future Worlds.
Digital technologies are opening up a new paradigm for the future world and fast transforming society itself. Intelligent Homes, Smart Buildings, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Autonomous Cars and Automated Factories are opening up new possibilities for how we interact with the world in our daily lives.
Please make it your own and see how you can make a difference! Please join our hands in making ACM Sacramento Chapter a vibrant chapter!
Advancing Computing as a Science & Profession!
Dr. Harsh Verma
Chairman, ACM Sacramento Chapter