Innovation Hotspot

Program Update:

A strategic approach to technology innovation
from Orlando Leon and Max Tsai

Digital Transformation

The Hub of Digital Transformation and Incubation (DxI) will boost innovation at Fresno State. DxI will provide a unique leadership experience where Fresno State students will explore how current technology can strategically impact change by leveraging innovation and leadership skills.

This video highlights some recent experiences from our innovation team student interns.

Innovation Framework

The Current State of Innovation Framework (Current Version in Google Drawing)

Innovation Initiatives


Quick Win/Current
AWS IoT Enterprise Buttons (

Smart Farm / AgIoT – a collaborative project with Water and Sustainability (Mr. Thomas Esqueda)

Fresno State proposes to work with farm operations managers, AgTech equipment suppliers, and Fresno State Plant Scientists and Soil Scientists to develop a cloud-based storage and data analytics platform that can efficiently and effectively aggregate, evaluate, and summarize farm condition data in real time, and provide farm operations managers with an improved decision making tool and process to improve farm operations productivity and efficiency.

Artificial Intelligence/Cognitive Computing and Machine Learning

Quick Win/Current:
A.I. Chatbot
Transform knowledge management in the enterprise thru Chatbots, cognitive search, natural language processing (NLP), and semantic technologies to accelerate the ability of humans to find what they need to do their jobs.

Cognitive Computing — Signal processing with sound, visual-image/video, and biological measurements, e.g. Observing student engagement in classes via EDA things (i.e. and

Cloud Computing

What’s New:  Cloud Community of Practices
The Cloud Community of Practice is intended for those interested in the use of emerging cloud technologies, such as IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service), SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), or, Storage, Database, Information, Process, Application, Integration, Security, Management, Testing-as-a-service. Cloud vendors will include AWS/Amazon, Azure/Microsoft, and Google Cloud Computing.  more information >>

Quick Win/Current: AWS Educate
Provide students and educators with the (Free) resources needed to accelerate cloud-related learning endeavors.

Virtual Labs (Application Streaming, Pen Test), Researching Computing, Big Data and Analytics (Learning Analytics), and Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure.

Virtual / Augmented / Merged (Mixed) Reality

Quick Win/Current: WebVR and exploring MR (Microsoft Hololen)

Next: tbd

Student Mobile Intranet

The Mobile Student Intranet is designed to deliver mobile-first engagement across the Student Life Cycle. With our Student Experience-Based Dynamic Content Strategy, students stay informed whenever and wherever via the devices of their choice, including wearables.

More information at:


Work in Progress: