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Welcome to ACM Sacramento Chapter

Dr. Harsh Verma

We hope everyone is healthy and well during these trying times.

As we all adjust to new realities and commit to minimizing the spread of COVID-19, and adhere to Social Distancing throughout 2020 to minimize the spread of this deadly virus, we want to take utmost care to ensure that everyone is safe and protected…

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!

We have held more than 30 Distinguished Speaker Talks and also launched our annual signature event series – the Future Worlds Symposium.

The 1st Future Worlds Symposium, fire-starter event, was held on Aug 2nd 2018 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. 

The 2nd Future Worlds Symposium was held at Sacramento Public Library on September 26th 2019 and also a very successful event, with the introductory keynote by Mr Michael Wilkening, Special Advisor on Innovation and Digital Services, Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom and technical keynote by Mr Mighael Botha, CTO - North America, Software AG.

The keynotes were followed by a very interesting CIO Panel with a very brilliant speaker list of Scott Gregory, Chief Digital Innovation Officer, California Department of Technology, Rami Zakaria, Chief Information Officer, Sacramento County and Stephen Clemons, Chief Information Officer, SMUD and a number of distinguished talks and poster demonstrations.

Future Worlds Symposium 2020, our 3rd Future World Symposium and our Distinguished Speaker Programs and all events are virtual with no face-to-face interaction.

As we develop more collaboration and support student chapters, this year we are kicking off to support the Sacramento State ACM Student Chapter Progressive Hackathon and 4 Distinguished Speaker talks, all as virtual sessions of the Future Worlds Symposium.
  
Our member mailing lists crossed 470+ active professionals from the local ACM Sacramento Chapter and nearby regions and developing communication across various SIGs and Chapter Heads, we are confident to help and 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, particularly in the new paradigm of Social Distancing.

Please make it your own and see how you can make a difference in 2020! Please join our hands in making ACM Sacramento Chapter a vibrant chapter and while advancing Computing as a Science & Profession, let us make it a safer world for everyone!
 

Dr. Harsh Verma
Chairman, ACM Sacramento Chapter