CoreNet Global Summit, Seattle 2017
Seattle | 5 - 7 November 2017 | Washington State Convention Center

General Sessions

General Sessions

Opening General Session with Peter Diamandis | Nov 6 | 9:00 - 10:30 AM
Exponential Technology: Innovation and Disruption on the Road Ahead


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The future is coming much faster than we think.  The increasing rate of change is largely the result of rapidly accelerating exponential technologies such as Infinite Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, 3D Printing, Sensors, Networks, and Synthetic Biology. Lines are blurring between industries and startups are creating new opportunities. Peter Diamandis, Chairman and Co-Founder of Singularity University, will addresses the impact that exponentially growing technology has on companies, governments, and humanity. He will provide you with a real sense of exponential growth, and the immediacy of the disruptions and will help you understand how the 6 D's – Digitization, Deception, Disruption, Dematerialization, Demonetization and Democratization – are transformational. Be inspired to see the potential of what can be and develop an entrepreneurial mindset to exploit new opportunities.

Keynote with Jimmy Wales | Nov 7 | 8:30 - 9:45 AM
Digital Discovery: Verifiable Knowledge in the New Age of Media


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Garnering over 200 visits a second and half a billion visits a month, Wikipedia is one of the world's busiest websites. Wikipedia is the most popular digital launching point for research and discovery, drawing on the knowledge of millions of volunteers who donate their expertise. Jimmy Wales, internet entrepreneur and founder of Wikipedia and Wikitribune, discusses the power of social media and the growing necessity for reliable cybersecurity. With a deep understanding of the profound changes of the media revolution and the responsibility that is inherent in providing global access to human knowledge, Jimmy Wales provides invaluable insight into how quality journalism can survive in our digital age.