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IEEE Region 5 - Central Texas Section

The IEEE Central Texas Consultants Network is an affinity group of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. (IEEE) Region 5 Central Texas Section.


The Consultants Network promotes the development of members' careers through professional and social networking, including publicizing members' skills and sharing potential professional opportunities, and supports the IEEE Central Texas Section.

Meetings - General Information

The Consultants Network meets monthly. Except when meeting jointly with other groups, the Consultants Network meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Meetings usually begin with informal networking from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., followed by presentations from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. by experts in technology, marketing, sales, advertising, financial or legal needs of small businesses and special needs of consultants.

Using Blockchain for AI Authenticity

March 2018


Using Blockchain for AI Authenticity


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is only as good as the data upon which it is based. Standards for identification of data sources for historical data are virtually non-existent. Join Karen Kilroy, CEO of Kilroy Blockchain, for a discussion of why the data science and AI communities need to collaborate to make AI sources of data verifiable. We will also share ideas on how we can establish ways for consumers of AI to verify that no one has tampered with the data.

Karen Kilroy
Speaker's Bio:
Karen Kilroy is a life-long technologist with heart.  Living in Austin, Texas, she has invented several products including Kilroy Blockchain PaaS, Riley, and Carnak.  Karen believes that artificial intelligence and virtual reality don't have to be scary and that technology can be proactively designed to be used for good. Karen's background includes many years of working as an open source software engineer, which has prepared her for the new world of cognitive intelligence and immutable ledgers.

Karen is also a professional dragon boat coach, and currently volunteers to coach the Wildcats at the Texas School of the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Karen lives in downtown Austin, Texas, is the host of the IBM Watson Cognitive Tech Meetup and of the OroPlatform Meetup, and is co-host of the Blockchain for Business Meetup.

Date & Time: Wednesday, Mar 28, 2018, Networking at 6:00 p.m., business and program from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: PoK-e-Jo's, 2121 W. Parmer Lane at Lamplight Village, Austin, TX 78727
Map: map
Cost: $5.00 minimum charge for the restaurant. Supper is at optional extra cost.
Reservations: Not required. All interested parties are invited to attend.
For more information:

IEEE 2018 International Conference on Green Technologies of Smart City

April 4 – 6

AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Avenue

The 2018 IEEE Green Technologies Conference theme is “Smart City.”

Now in its 10th year, the program includes 5 keynote speakers from government and industry, over 24 panel and speaker sessions on diverse topical areas, 35 peer reviewed technical research papers, and 5 workshops. The conference also include exhibits from sponsoring companies, 2 technical tours, and social/networking opportunities.

Over 50 companies, academic and government agencies are represented at the conference.

Use code “GT180220” to receive a 20% discount on registration fees.

More information at

If you are interested in professional career development and cross-training in varied technical fields, please consider joining the Central Texas Consultants Network. And bring a colleague!

Presentation materials, if available, may be obtained after the meeting through the Past Meetings page.

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