Opening General Session with Ben Pring | 14 March | 9:00 - 10:30
When Machines Do Everything
Artificial Intelligence has left the laboratory (and the movie lot) and is in your building. It's in your home. It's in your office. From Alexa to Nest to Siri to Uber to Waze, we are surrounded by smart machines running on incredibly powerful and self-learning software platforms. And this, is just the beginning. The Internet of Things is already reshaping the way we interact with our world. Minute by minute, machines are doing more and more of the work we perform today. When machines do everything, what are you going to do? Our opening keynote speaker is the world renowned futurist Ben Pring who will guide the audience on how to succeed in the next phase of the digital economy. He is the co-author of the new book, What To Do When Machines Do Everything, and the award-winning and best-selling book, Code Halos: How the Digital Lives of Things, People, and Organizations Are Changing the Rules of Business.
Closing General Sessions with Dr. Jordan Nguyen | 15 March | 15:30 - 16:45 PM
Living at the Intersection of Technology and Humanity
Many of the greatest innovations today see a convergence between varied ideas and fields, and these shape many potential new realities for us all. When there is a strong purpose driving the WHY behind these, we find true inspiration in these innovations. Dr Jordan Nguyen is a creator who seeks to help drive a positive evolution of our relationship with technology. He does this through traveling the world to understand the intersection between technology and humanity, and through creating advanced life-changing innovations in personal projects, collaborations, and in his social business Psykinetic.
How can convergences between fields like Internet of Things, Big Data, Wireless Networks, Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Technology, Virtual Reality, and Cloud Computing/Services create positive impact for our future? Dr Jordan will guide you through the stories and adventures of how he and his teams have applied these ideas to allow people to play music with their eyes, push the limits of science and even break known facts through virtual reality, and even drive cars through brainwaves, in a process he calls "technological telekinesis". The world is rapidly changing, and this thought-provoking talk will take you through many reasons why these changes can be exciting for our future.