2024 CxO Conference: Scale-up Barriers for Emerging Technologies (Battery, AI, and Semiconductors)

ASQ Silicon Valley Section (0613) is excited to announce our Annual Conference on 23rd August, 2024 in the Bay Area (Los Gatos, CA). The ASQ (American Society for Quality) is the global society and single authority for all things quality. As the Chair of ASQ Silicon Valley, I would love to invite you to the conference which is focused on Emerging Technologies in Cleantech (Battery, Fuel Cells, Decarbonization), Semiconductors, Medical Devices and more. The conference is dedicated to expose the barriers to Technology Maturity, and explore used-case of industrial Artificial Intelligence to accelerate product Scale-up. I look forward to seeing you.

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The ASQ Silicon Valley section is located in the heart of melting pot of creativity and innovation operating in the emerging technologies space. We are proud to be one of the most vibrant ASQ Sections providing a powerful platform to network with >2000 ASQ members 5000+ quality professionals in Bay Area. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with experts, and witness conversations about the pressing challenges and opportunities in the Emerging Technologies, and AI integration across industries.

Registration link

July Monthly Speaker: Christopher Pham (San Jose State University)

Date: July 24, 2024

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83989250553

Topic: Applied AI with Demonstrations


  • Introduction to Chatbots.
  • Speaking chatbot demonstrations.
  • LangChain demonstration using PostgreSQL.

AI Vision Detection:

  • AI classification – Techniques to improve accuracy
  • Using automation to build offline model for field application
  • AI Vision Detection demonstration

The presentation will facilitate Q&A during and at the end of the demonstrations.

Presenter Biography: Christopher Pham

  • Sr. Adjunct Faculty – EECS – San Jose State University (29 years)
  • Technology Architect – Santa Clara County (5 years)
  • Director – Operation CTO Head – NetApp (8 years)
  • Sr. Manager/Sr. Technical Lead – Cisco Catalyst & IOS (10 years)
  • Other startups and Fortune 500 companies (10 years)


  • 10 US patents, USA Asian American Engineer of the Year 2005
  • Cisco White Hat Hacker 2007, 30+ technical publications.

Message From the Section Chair

Dear ASQ Silicon Valley Quality Professionals,

Welcome to ASQ Silicon Valley Chapter, we are pleased to revitalize the section post COVID-19 recovery activities ramp-up, establishing leadership committee team, ensuring the section rebounded forward and enabling the best possible member engagement. We are proud to be one of the most vibrant ASQ Sections providing a powerful platform to network with >2000 ASQ members 5000+ quality professionals in Bay Area. The SV Section operates in the emerging technologies space, where new companies are formed, and new skills for quality professionals are desired. Our chapter strives for professional development through shared knowledge, lessons learned, and best practices in the field of Quality.

We look forward to seeing you at upcoming events. I am personality committed to give-back to the section members due to my interest and >15 years of hands-on experience in hardware development & manufacturing for Semiconductor & Automotive including previous work experience Intel PTD after PhD from University of Florida. My PhD dissertation investigated Hydrogen Fuel Cell & Li Battery with >20 peer-reviewed publications. I have been actively contributing to the scientific community by serving as a peer reviewer for several journals including Journal of Electrochemical Society, Journal of Power Sources. Currently, I am working as Senior Director, Head of Quality Engineering at QuantumScape.

Please let us know for questions, help needed, and we welcome anyone interested in the section operations. You can directly send reach-out to me at sroy123@gmail.com. Thank you.


Dr. Sunil Roy

Chairman, ASQ Silicon Valley Section

Senior Director, Head of Quality Eng, QuantumScape Battery