Posts Tagged ‘Technology’

3D Printing in Education

Friday, June 27th, 2014

This Tech Briefing session provided an overview of 3D Printing, with an emphasis of use in education.

This session covered:

  • The technology and process of 3D Printing
  • Types of materials that can be used
  • Information about specific applications

Registrar Technologies

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The Registrar’s Office is one of the major technology offices on campus, with responsibilities ranging from PeopleSoft Student Records to publication and web feeds of courses and classes to managing third party vendors and software as a service for numerous applications.

This session was lead by staff members from the Registrar’s Office and provided a broad overview of the numerous technologies that they manage.

Foresight for Technologists: Inflection-spotting in the Face of Rapid Change

Friday, December 13th, 2013

At the request of the presenter, this video is only available to Stanford affiliates.
Therefore, you must have a valid SUNet ID to view the video.

Instinct tells us to pull in and focus on the present when crises hit and uncertainty overwhelms us. But this instinct is just as wrong as the instinct that tells us to turn against a skid on an icy road as drivers.

Like driving, forecasting is a skill that can be learned. In fact, a few simple rules can go a long way to finding comfort with — and effectively navigating through — uncertainty in the service of effective strategy formulation.

Paul Saffo is a forecaster with over two decades of experience in helping corporate and governmental clients understand and respond to the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change. He is the Managing Director of Foresight at Discern Analytics and teaches a class on forecasting at Stanford in the Engineering School. Paul is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. His essays have appeared in a wide range of publications, including The Harvard Business Review, Foreign Policy, Fortune, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, The New York Times, and the Washington Post. Paul holds degrees from Harvard College, Cambridge University, and Stanford University.