The 60th season of the Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum will feature Michigan City native Dag Kittlaus, the creator of the “Siri” technology on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m., CT, at Elston Middle School, 317 Detroit St., in Michigan City.
Kittlaus will discuss, “The Only Constant is (Technological) Change,” and will offer a glimpse into the future of information technology. This program is sponsored by Horizon Bank.
Kittlaus, a former Motorola executive, along with two associates created a start-up company that launched “the first true automated Virtual Personal Assistant for mobile devices.” Their company was eventually acquired by Steve Jobs and Apple, Inc., and their creation is known to iPhone users around the world as “Siri.” “Siri” is one component of today’s cutting-edge technology and is an example of the continuing growth of computing power. “Siri” represents a milestone, not a finish line.
This program is sponsored by Horizon Bank.
Season subscription tickets are $75 for regular tickets and $150 for patron tickets. Any student with a valid ID will be admitted free. Subscribers and others purchasing tickets are encouraged to purchase season tickets early, due to the big lineup for the 60th anniversary.
Those purchasing patron tickets will have an opportunity to meet some of the speakers at a private reception and be seated in the reserved seating section.
The 2013 Forum season is sponsored by The Franciscan Alliance Northern Indiana Hospitals, including Franciscan St. Anthony Health in Michigan City and Crown Point, Franciscan St. Margaret Health in Dyer and Hammond and Franciscan Physicians Hospital in Munster.
Tickets can be purchased in person with cash or check at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. Second St., Michigan City; Kabelin Hardware, 512 Andrew Ave., LaPorte; The PNC Advancement Office on the PNC Westville Campus and at PNC – Porter County Undergraduate Center, 600 Vale Park Road, Valparaiso. Tickets can be purchased via credit card at www.sinaiforum.org.
Additional information about the Purdue University North Central Sinai Forum is available at www.sinaiforum.org.