14 Conference Report #techonomy14

Techonomy Nov. 9-11, 2014

    • 10:00am

      Registration Desk Opens

    • 12:30 – 3:00pm
      Purisima Creek Redwood Preserve Hike hosted by Castlight Health
      Coastal Bike Ride with Oympians hosted by Glo Science, SHO-AIR International, and TWENTY16
      Golf Clinic on the Old Course at Half Moon Bay
    • 4:00 – 4:10pm

      Welcome to TE14

      David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 4:10 – 4:35pm


      Bringing together great ideas and pressing concerns to fuel TE14 and power its conversations. A variety of Techonomists weigh in to begin our conference.

      Video & Transcript

      Bringing together great ideas and pressing concerns to fuel TE14 and power its conversations. A troop of Techonomists ignite our discussions.
    • 4:35 – 5:05pm

      Two Friends on Innovation, Obstacles, and Future Revolutions

      How and where is society moving in this era of innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid change? Two masters of the genre talk about the next big disruptions and where they’re most needed. Where do they agree, and where do they disagree?

      Video & Transcript

      Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn & Greylock Partners
      Peter Thiel, Thiel Capital & The Founders Fund
      Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 5:05 – 5:45pm

      The Next Revolution Will Be Biologized

      Innovation in biology is accelerating at a rate that makes Moore’s Law look leisurely, throwing open doors to opportunities unimaginable. From food to fuel, manufacturing to medicine, business to buildings, what do the visionaries see just beyond the horizon?

      Video & Transcript

      Drew Endy, Stanford University & The BioBricks Foundation
      Brian Frezza, Emerald Therapeutics
      Nancy J. Kelley, Nancy J. Kelley & Associates
      Floyd Romesberg, The Scripps Research Institute
      Moderator: Marcus Wohlsen, WIRED
    • 5:45 – 5:50pm

      180º Shifts

      180 seconds to turn 180 degrees. Reimagine. Reconsider. Rethink.

      “The Science of Diversity”
      Laura Mather, Unitive
    • “(bio)Hacking Startups” Ryan Bethencourt, Berkeley Biolabs & Indie.Bio
    • 5:50 – 6:10pm

      A Conversation with Patrick Collison

      Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick sits down with the co-founder and CEO of Stripe.

      Video & Transcript

      Remaking online payments. Patrick Collison, Stripe
      Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 6:15 – 7:00pm


      Hosted by Ericsson
    • 7:15 – 8:30pm


      Hosted by EMC
    • 8:45pm

      Can Tech Bring Equality and Peace?

      Some talk as if a digital utopia is within our grasp, but could tech in fact be widening the gulf between rich and poor? It’s impossible not to worry about growing global discord. Will tech bring us together, or drive us further apart?

      Genevieve Bell, Intel Labs & Intel Corporation
      Jack Dorsey, Square & Twitter
      David Miliband, International Rescue Committee
      Nandan Nilekani
      Moderator: James Surowiecki, The New Yorker
    • 7:00am

      Registration Desk Opens

    • 7:00 – 8:00am
      Sunrise Yoga hosted by Castlight Health
    • 7:30 - 8:45am

      General Breakfast

    • Breakfast Sessions

    • Information Generation

      Today, information is the business catalyst—failure to focus means second-tier status. The rise of new technologies is fundamentally changing the way we live, transforming consumer expectations and behaviors that in turn compel businesses—from medicine and education, to utilities and manufacturing—to redefine themselves in order to survive. What are the essential drivers that keep businesses relevant, notable and profitable in the Information Generation?

      Hosted by the Institute for the Future and EMC Facilitators:
      Mike Liebhold, Institute for the Future
      Rachel Maguire, Institute for the Future
    • Internet Governance: Of, By and For the World?

      Virtually all businesses are dependent upon the Internet, but current policies have not been designed to regulate and protect the vast amounts of processes and information that circulate there. As a result, many stakeholders are calling for new norms to find consensus among the myriad legal, political and business considerations. To continue to reap value from the Internet, a robust Internet-governance ecosystem is required across industries and countries.

      The results of these discussions will feed into the high-level session at the Annual Meeting 2015.

      In association with the World Economic Forum Facilitators:
      Nora Abusitta, Digital Ethos Foundation
      Prith Banerjee, Accenture
      Elena Kvochko
      Dan’l Lewin, Computer History Museum
      Jessica Rosenworcel, Federal Communications Commission
      Ken Washington, Ford Motor Company
    • 8:45 – 9:00am

      Switch Break

    • 9:00 – 9:05am


      David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 9:05 – 9:35am

      Who Owns the Future?

      Why didn’t the rise of network technologies bring great wealth to the world in the last decade? Instead of experiencing excellent financial health because of the efficiencies of digital technologies, those efficiencies are having the effect of concentrating wealth while reducing overall growth. How can we better apply these powerful tools to promote greater balance, clarity, focus and genuine human connection?

      Video & Transcript

      A presentation by: Jaron Lanier, Author of Who Owns the Future?
    • 9:35 – 9:45am

      180º Shifts

      180 seconds to turn 180 degrees. Reimagine. Reconsider. Rethink.

      "Owning Your Identity"
      Moderator: Stan Stalnaker, Hub Culture/Ven Currency
    • “The Bright Future of Illumination” Colleen Costello, Vital Vio
    • “What Will We Remember?” Oren Boiman, Magisto
    • 9:45 – 10:00am

      From Here to Where? Following the Brain Map

      The human brain, a super organ of around 100 billion nerve cells, remains the single most powerful, complex and least understood computer on the planet. Cracking its code will allow us to better utilize our brains, and to drive the creation of better artificial intelligences. The applications span from marketing to medicine and education to warfare. How will how we work, live and play be changed by these new neuro-discoveries?

      Video & Transcript

      A presentation by: Ed Boyden, MIT
    • 10:00 – 10:25am

      A Conversation with David Marcus

      Facebook’s new head of messaging products sits down with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang.

      Video & Transcript

      David Marcus, Facebook, Inc.
      Interviewer: Emily Chang, Bloomberg Television
    • 10:25 - 10:35am

      The Internet Is Not the Answer

      The author and tech-polemicist discusses his latest book.

      Video & Transcript

      A presentation by: Andrew Keen, Andrew Keen Productions Inc
    • 10:35 – 11:20am

      Man, Machines and How the Future Works

      It’s 2020—robots and automation have replaced workers in droves. So what are all the people doing? What new systems must emerge to employ and engage people, and what new policies and regulations will be needed to protect them?

      Video & Transcript

      Steve Jurvetson, DFJ & Synthetic Genomics, Inc.
      Jessica Rosenworcel, Federal Communications Commission
      Ken Washington, Ford Motor Company
      Philip Zelikow, Markle Foundation & University of Virginia
      Moderator: John Markoff, Stanford
    • 11:20 – 11:55am

      A Conversation with Marc Benioff

      Techonomy’s David Kirkpatrick sits down with the Salesforce chairman and CEO.

      Video & Transcript

      Marc Benioff, Salesforce
      Interviewer: David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy
    • 12:00pm

      Conference Adjourns

    • Coastal Bike Ride

      Enjoy a scenic ride along Half Moon Bay’s coastal trail, led by an experienced guide who provides insightful information about the area and the history of Half Moon Bay. Sunday’s South Coast 2.5 hour ride along Cowell-Purisima Trail will include 2012 Olympic Gold medalist, Kristin Armstrong, and 2000 Olympic Silver medalist, Mari Holden.

      Hosted by Glo Science, SHO-AIR International and TWENTY16
    • Golf Clinic

      Home of the men’s US Open Qualifier, the Old Course at Half Moon Bay features 36 holes of championship golf designed by legendary golf course architects Arnold Palmer and Francis Duane. The clinic will take place on the Ocean View Practice Green – covering the basic fundamentals and working into skilled techniques. Club rentals will be provided at no charge.

    • Purisima Creek Redwood Preserve Hike

      Hike Purisima Creek Trail and experience the natural beauty of this preserve. Located on the western slopes of the Santa Cruz Mountains overlooking Half Moon Bay, Purisima Creek Preserve includes developed trails, historical logging roads and is home to many towering redwoods.

      Hosted by Castlight Health
    • Sunrise Yoga

      Start your day with classic Hatha Yoga. All levels are welcome.

      Hosted by Castlight Health