We live in an era where technologies are influencing all different walks of life for instance the internet provides instant information at the finger tip, portable device such as smart phone allows us to communicate almost from anywhere to anybody, to conduct business transaction on the move, to monitor personal health conditions and so on. Many of these technologies did not exist a few decades ago. It is critical to continue monitoring latest technological development but also extend the horizon to anticipate emerging technology landscape. This would allow us to understand its drivers or barriers and enable us to plan and develop our response accordingly to their potential impacts or implications. This seminar will highlight important emerging technological trends that could have strong impacts on future society and environment.
About the Speaker:
Dr Cung Vu is a chemical engineer with over 30 years of experience in industries, academia and government, and was listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. Dr. Vu served as Associate Director at the Office of Naval Research Global in Singapore to link the Office of Naval Research to the international scientific community. Previously, Dr. Vu served as Chief Science and Technology Advisor at the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO) where he advised the Director of NMIO on the implications of new and emerging technologies in the maritime domain. He fostered engagement and information sharing amongst the NMIO stakeholders (Federal, State, Local US Government, Academia, Private sector, Foreign Partners, etc.). He also led a community of interest on Emerging and Disruptive Technologies under the charter of the Global Futures Forum, coordinated by the National Intelligence Council. He was Branch Chief, Advanced Technologies of the Defense Warning Office overseeing strategic assessments on emerging technologies with the intent of precluding technological surprise.