LOS ALTOS, CA, Sept. 3, 2014 – Amit Rohatgi, president of the prpl Foundation, the recently established open-source non-profit foundation focused on enabling next-generation datacenter-to-device portable software and virtualized architectures, will be the keynote speaker tomorrow at a seminar sponsored by the Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA-San Francisco Bay Area Chapter.

The Sept. 4 event runs from 7-8:30 PM with registration beginning at 6:30 PM.  It will be held at ITRI International, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite 140, San Jose (free parking). Rohatgi’s topic is ‘Getting Hacked Via Your Fridge or, the IoT Security Imperative.’ Pre-registration online is required.  Please click this link to register online:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IH9cVZ7RRryx027DWyJrzaWSBScNmLePKM9qNvYvnKE/viewform?c=0&w=1

Rohatgi will outline the market and technical challenges as well as the essential measures in the design phase for securing our ever-more-connected digital world. He will also discuss why open-source is appropriately suited for addressing these challenges and how the prpl Foundation is tackling this from the ground-up.

About prpl foundation

prpl (pronounced “Purple”) is an open-source, community-driven, collaborative, non-profit foundation targeting and supporting the MIPS architecture—and open to others—with a focus on enabling next-generation datacenter-to-device portable software and virtualized architectures. prpl represents leaders in the technology industry investing in innovation in efficiency, portability and compatibility for the good of a broad community of developers, businesses and consumers. Initial domains targeted by prpl include datacenter, networking & storage, connected consumer and embedded/IoT. See: www.prplfoundation.org.

About the Chinese Institute of Engineers

CIE/USA was founded in 1917 and has been the key organization of science and technology for the Chinese American engineering community.  There are now seven local chapters that contribute to industrial development in Taiwan and mainland China.  The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter was founded in 1979 and is one of the leading non-profit organizations in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

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