SVEC Council Meeting Wednesday Jan 25 at Ozen Engineering
“Internet of Things: Opportunities and Challenges” 

SVEC January Meeting of Silicon Valley Engineering Council will be held at Ozen Engineering, 1210 E Arques Ave #207, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 (
Please RSVP here (to make sure we have enough sandwiches)

We’ll be discussing the upcoming Engineers Week Banquet and SVEC President Yashesh Shroff short talk on Internet of Things: Opportunities and Challenges.

Abstract: From connecting ‘things’ in smart homes to commercial buildings, to transportation, retail, and even brownfield industrial manufacturing, the value of IoT is disruptive in every aspect. To fuel this new world, though, a number of technologies, disciplines, and standards must come together. This talk is about exploring the value of IoT and uncovering some of the challenges we must overcome if we have to realize the benefit of 50 billion connected devices by 2020, from sensors and microcontrollers at the edge, to the cloud network. We will look at various programming models as well as hardware and software tools that constitute a complete solution.

About the Speaker:
Yashesh Shroff is a program manager at Intel where he is responsible for managing the partner ecosystem around the Intel IoT reference architecture, focusing on security, manageability, and analytics. He has 5 patents and over 25 publications. His academic background is in Engineering (PhD in EECS from UC Berkeley) and finance (MBA from Columbia Graduate School of Business).

Elise Englehardt has taken over as a volunteer managing a building in South San Jose/North Morgan Hill called the Coyote Grange. Photos can be found here. Elise is looking for interested parties to help with its upkeep in exchange for using the hall for engineering events or STEM related activities (or possibly other uses). Please write back to her, [email protected], if you are interested and we can explore the possibilities. We also like to discuss getting SVEC more involved in helping our member societies get exposure for their events.

Engineers Week Banquet 

The venue & date for the 2017 banquet, honoring the 2017 Engineering Hall of Fame inductees is now confirmed. Please make a note of the following details.  Thank you & see you there!

Tickets available at

Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara

5101 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date: Feb 22nd, 2017

  • 6:00pm: Reception
  • 7:00pm: Banquet

For sponsorships for Engineers Week Banquet, please see SVEC Sponsorships

Donate to bring TechShop STEAM programs to disadvantaged youth! 

This year we are partnering with TechShop and collecting donations to offer scholarships for afterschool STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) programs for disadvantaged youth.  TechShop San Jose has a thriving after school STEAM program and we would like to see more disadvantaged youth be able to take this program.   We are a nonprofit 501c3 and donations are fully deductible.  We have collected enought to send 83 deserving kids through the program!  If you would like to donate, please see this page:

Calendar of the SVEC

Jan 25, 2017 SVEC Full Council meeting
Feb 22, 2017 Engineers Week Banquet
Apr 26, 2017 SVEC Full Council meeting
Jun 28, 2017 SVEC Full Council meeting & Election

Board of Directors for 2016–2017

Yashesh Shroff, Ph.D. (IEEE-CPMT), President
Michael Wright, P.E. (IEEE), , Secretary
Metin Ozen, Ph.D. (ASME Fellow), Treasurer
Guy Dellavecchia (SME), Director
Rajiv Mathur (IEEE-CS), Director
Jerry Pohorsky(EAA), Director
Mahmood Khan (IEEE), Director
Yllka Masada, Director
Elise Engelhardt(ASME), Past President