FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2016

Contact: AnnMarie Cornejo
805-756-2427; ancornej@calpoly.edu

Futurist Dave Evans to Discuss the Future of Technology March 17 at Cal Poly

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Futurist Dave Evans, co-founder and chief technology officer of Silicon Valley startup Stringify, will speak from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Spanos Theater at Cal Poly.

Evans, previously the chief futurist for Cisco, established himself as a forward thinker who could identify and foresee trends in technology. A Cisco veteran of 24 years, Evans was a member of the corporate technology group, where he was responsible for identifying disruptive technologies that were relevant and aligned to Cisco. It was at Cisco he envisioned and coined the term “The Internet of Everything.”

His new venture aims to unleash the true potential of the “Internet of Things” by bringing together the physical and digital worlds in ways previously unimagined.
An expert on emerging technologies, Evans holds numerous patents in the fields of connected cars, virtual people, and mobile phone technology. 

Evans’ views have been shared by the BBC, Financial Times, Forbes, Fortune, CNN, NPR, Discovery Channel, The History Channel, MSNBC, The New York Times, Nikkei, and through a very active social media presence.  
Evans said his guiding principle is the desire to make people’s lives better. “Ultimately, technology is about solving some human need. It’s about letting us share knowledge and experiences with each other and making the world a better place,” he said.

Evans’ free, public talk is hosted by Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.

About Cal Poly’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, comprehensive polytechnic university. The university’s College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences is comprised of expert faculty members who take pride in their ability to transform academically motivated students into innovative professionals ready to solve the complex challenges associated with feeding the world in sustainable ways. Students have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, including ranch land, orchards, vineyards and forests, all of which provide the basis for Cal Poly’s Learn by Doing methodology. It is the fifth-largest college of agriculture in the country, with 4,000 undergraduate students.

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