Your smart phone is a remote control for your life, waiting to be programmed and capable of integrating profound intelligence into the “dumb” objects you use every day. Alex Hawkinson, CEO SmartThings, aims to bring this control to the average, non-technologist consumer, and push the possibilities of connectedness.
As connectivity and intelligence spreads everywhere, a new set of interrelationships emerges between machines, people, processes, and the network. What does that mean for society? The biggest companies are rethinking business in the face of explosive change.
Dave Evans, Cisco
Paul Rogers, GE Global Software
Vijay Sankaran, Ford
Gordon Bell is one of the great men of technology. Not only has he invented or participated in much of the Net’s evolution, but now, as a top Microsoft researcher, he has passionately embraced the effort to track himself with tech, augment his memory with images, and integrate himself into the network. Joining him is Geoff Hollingworth of Ericsson, a radical thinker and exponent of the significance of the coming world of interconnection.
Geoff Hollingworth, Ericsson
Vast potential awaits entrepreneurs and investors as everything and everyone gets interconnected. Where will we see the most exciting innovation?
Kerrie Holley, IBM Research, Scalable Business Services
Dave Icke, MC10
Trae Vassallo, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Moderator: Jon Bruner, O’Reilly Media, Inc.
It’s called the Internet of Everything rather than of “things,” because it is increasingly apparent that we are part of this interlaced reality. Whether it’s a Fitbit, video memory augmentation, apps that connect our friends to our whereabouts in our car, or a panoply of other kinds of intersections, Facebook is central. It is the main connection mechanism for people. Facebook’s head of mobile, Cory Ondrejka, explains how the company sees its role.
5:30 - 6:30pm