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Thursday, October 8
 

10:00am

Frictionless. How new technologies are removing pain from our lives and changing our approach to privacy. With Robert Scoble.
Speakers
avatar for Robert Scoble

Robert Scoble

Futurist, Rackspace
As Futurist for Rackspace, the leading Managed Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what’s happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace. He’s interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books (&ldquo... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
California Theatre 345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

10:15am

Virtual Reality Supersession with Oculus Co-founder Jack McCauley and Jaunt VR CEO Jens Christensen
Moderators
avatar for Robert Scoble

Robert Scoble

Futurist, Rackspace
As Futurist for Rackspace, the leading Managed Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what’s happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace. He’s interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books (&ldquo... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jens Christensen

Jens Christensen

CEO, Jaunt VR
Jens was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Redpoint Ventures prior to Jaunt. Before that he was a founder and CEO of Ellerdale, an AI startup focused on real­-time semantic analysis. Ellerdale assembled a world-­class technical team and was one of the first companies to process the full Twitter stream, enabling it to identify and organize trending topics... Read More →
avatar for Jack McCauley

Jack McCauley

Founder & President, McCauley Labs
To call Jack McCauley a builder is an understatement. The inventor has had a fascination  | with machines and engineering since early childhood, even earning $1,000 in savings bonds from Tinker Toys as a 9-year-old in honor of his earliest inventions. That tinkering instinct has served Jack well through a storied career spanning several disciplines and industries in the technology arena... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
California Theatre 345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

11:00am

New tools and techniques to protect privacy in a world of cameras and tracking:
Moderators
avatar for Robert Scoble

Robert Scoble

Futurist, Rackspace
As Futurist for Rackspace, the leading Managed Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what’s happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace. He’s interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books (&ldquo... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Todd Weaver

Todd Weaver

Founder & CEO, Purism
Todd Weaver, Founder of Purism, a serial entrepreneur and successful businessman, has been recognize for his visionary strategy, technical leadership, and relentless drive. Todd has more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience, using, installing, and promoting free software... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
California Theatre 345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

11:30am

Technology's 'Free Lunch': An author's perspective
Ann Bridges weaves her vast Silicon Valley business experience into dynamic works of fiction, beginning with the Fall 2015 release of Private Offerings and its sequel, Rare Mettle, in 2016. Her intimate knowledge of finance and operations at dynamic technology companies serves to build an authentic current running through this intelligent and sexy drama.
Meet the author, and get her latest book signed.

Speakers
avatar for Ann Bridges

Ann Bridges

Author
As a long-time resident of Northern California’s famed Silicon Valley, Ann Bridges is enthralled by its colorful past, energetic present and promising future. After graduating from Stanford University, she spent most of her career as the only business woman in a roomful of men, gaining their trust and eventually insight into secret corporate affairs abounding as technology boomed all around her. Business plans and politics, gadgets and media, clandestine deals and overt power... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Mezzanine Book Talk Room California Theatre

12:00pm

Book signing: Ann Bridges - "Private Offerings"
Speakers
avatar for Ann Bridges

Ann Bridges

Author
As a long-time resident of Northern California’s famed Silicon Valley, Ann Bridges is enthralled by its colorful past, energetic present and promising future. After graduating from Stanford University, she spent most of her career as the only business woman in a roomful of men, gaining their trust and eventually insight into secret corporate affairs abounding as technology boomed all around her. Business plans and politics, gadgets and media, clandestine deals and overt power... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Book Signing Booth Mezzanine Foyer, California Theatre

12:00pm

Book signing: Jane McGonigal - "SuperBetter"

What if you were surrounded by people ready and willing to help you with any problem at any time? How much more could you accomplish? How much more ambitious could you be?

If you play games regularly, you already have this ability. You can turn almost anyone into a real-life ally -- even a stranger, even someone who thinks they don’t like you -- by playing a game together. Whether it’s Mario Kart, League of Legends, Dance Central, Clash of Clans or Exploding Kittens, every time you play a multiplayer game, you rewire your brain in ways that actually make it easier for you to get and to give help in everyday life.

This power -- the ability to get stronger social support when you need it most -- is one of the seven “gameful” abilities I explore in my new book SuperBetter. It’s a practical, science-based guide to using games to get happier, healthier and more resilient.

I’m excited to share this book with the C2SV community -- because I know that if you understand this science, it will help you make better games. More importantly, you’ll make games that help your players get better -- not just at exploring virtual worlds, shooting zombies, or solving puzzles, but also at overcoming real-life obstacles, becoming a better friend, and even controlling their thoughts and feelings so they can ward off anxiety and depression.

-- Jane McGonigal 

 


Speakers
avatar for Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal

Alternative Reality Game Designer
Jane McGonigal, PhD is a world-renowned designer of alternate reality games — or, games that are designed to improve real lives and solve real problems. She believes game designers are on a humanitarian mission — and her #1 goal in life is to see a game developer win a Nobel Peace Prize. She is... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Book Signing Booth Mezzanine Foyer, California Theatre

12:00pm

Book signing: Robert Scoble "Age of Context"
In 2006, co-authors Robert Scoble and Shel Israel wrote Naked Conversations, a book that persuaded businesses to embrace what we now call social media. Six years later they  teamed up again to report that social media is but one of five converging forces that promise to change virtually every aspect of our lives. You know these other forces already: mobile, data, sensors and location-based technology. Combined with social media they form a new generation of personalized technology that knows us better than our closest friends. Armed with that knowledge our personal devices can anticipate what we’ll need next and serve us better than a butler or an executive assistant. The resulting convergent superforce is so powerful that it is ushering in a era the authors call the Age of Context. In this new era, our devices know when to wake us up early because it snowed last night; they contact the people we are supposed to meet with to warn them we’re running late. They even find content worth watching on television. They also promise to cure cancer and make it harder for terrorists to do their damage. Astoundingly, in the coming age you may only receive ads you want to see. Scoble and Israel have spent more than a year researching this book. They report what they have learned from interviewing more than a hundred pioneers of the new technology and by examining hundreds of contextual products. What does it all mean? How will it change society in the future? The authors are unabashed tech enthusiasts, but as they write, an elephant sits in the living room of our book and it is called privacy. We are entering a time when our technology serves us best because it watches us; collecting data on what we do, who we speak with, what we look at. There is no doubt about it: Big Data is watching you. The time to lament the loss of privacy is over. The authors argue that the time is right to demand options that enable people to reclaim some portions of that privacy.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Scoble

Robert Scoble

Futurist, Rackspace
As Futurist for Rackspace, the leading Managed Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what’s happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace. He’s interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books (&ldquo... Read More →



Thursday October 8, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Book Signing Booth Mezzanine Foyer, California Theatre

1:00pm

SuperBetter - How games can solve real world human problems
Mcgonigal will discuss her recent best-selling book, and the concept of gamifying every day challenges of life. Her book will be on sales and she will sign copies for attendees.

Moderators
avatar for Maya Zuckerman

Maya Zuckerman

Founder, Transmedia SF
Maya is a multiplatform producer, Culture Hacker and emerging technology aficionado who applies the power of transmedia to world-changing ideas. | She brings a wealth of experience from different media silos: visual effects, film, production, gaming, startups, product managemen... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jane McGonigal

Jane McGonigal

Alternative Reality Game Designer
Jane McGonigal, PhD is a world-renowned designer of alternate reality games — or, games that are designed to improve real lives and solve real problems. She believes game designers are on a humanitarian mission — and her #1 goal in life is to see a game developer win a Nobel Peace Prize. She is... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
California Theatre 345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

2:00pm

The Livestreaming Revolution
The livestreaming revolution has taken the Internet by storm as the surprising phenomenon of 2015. Brian Fanzo has been at the forefront of explaining this phenomenon as a highly sought-after keynote speaker.

He’ll be joined by Camio founder and Stanford computer scientist Jan Jannink, a serial entrepreneur who founded imeem in late 2003 after a stint as Engineering Director at Napster.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Fanzo

Brian Fanzo

Change Evangelist, iSocialFanz
Brian Fanzo talks fast and tweets faster. A proud pager wearing millennial, he ​is a keynote speaker and founder/CEO of iSocialFanz LLC, a social strategy consulting agency. Brian is also one of the founders of Backlamp LLC, the parent company of Summit.Live, the largest live s... Read More →
avatar for Jan Jannink

Jan Jannink

Co-Founder, Camio
Jan is a serial entrepreneur who led client development at Napster before founding imeem, and scaling it through its early growth.  He has since taught Scalable Web Programming CS193S at Stanford U. and mentored a Snapchat cofounder who took the course.  He helped define and im... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
California Theatre 345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

3:00pm

The Internet of Things and Open Source
The Internet has connected more than 2 billion people on a common platform of commerce and communication. That’s small potatoes compared with what’s ahead, the challenge of connecting billions of everyday objects that will communicate with each other.

The Internet of Things is built on open source software and standards, and yet the devices are far from open. This isn’t the future we’ve been working toward. Freedom, transparency, and collaboration are a must in IoT— in order to avert impending frustration for increasingly savvy consumers.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Hoddie

Peter Hoddie

VP, Kinoma Platform, Marvell
As VP of the Kinoma Platform, Peter Hoddie runs the tightly integrated design and engineering team within semiconductor giant Marvell. In 2002, Peter co-founded Kinoma as a start-up to develop a nextgeneration virtual software platform. Kinoma products became known for combining a thoughtfully designed user experience with leading-edge technology. Kinoma software was widely deployed by Palm, Sony and Sling Media. Kinoma was acquired in 2010 by Marvell. Prior to Kinoma, Peter founded Generic Media (in 2000) to radically simplify both the publishing and viewing of digital media by introducing the first on-demand, real-time media transcoding server. While at Generic Media, Peter, in partnership with Sony, helped to create the gMovie Player, the leading video technology for Palm handhelds. For nearly a decade previous to Generic Media, Peter played a central role at Apple as Chief QuickTime Architect. He defined, built and promoted... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 3:00pm - 3:15pm
California Theatre 345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

3:15pm

Internet of Things
Panel Discussion

Moderators
avatar for Brian Fanzo

Brian Fanzo

Change Evangelist, iSocialFanz
Brian Fanzo talks fast and tweets faster. A proud pager wearing millennial, he ​is a keynote speaker and founder/CEO of iSocialFanz LLC, a social strategy consulting agency. Brian is also one of the founders of Backlamp LLC, the parent company of Summit.Live, the largest live s... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Johannes Ernst

Johannes Ernst

Founder and CEO, Indie Computing Corp.
Johannes Ernst is the founder/CEO of Indie Computing Corp., which was founded specifically to give control over our online lives back to the individual. It develops UBOS (pronounced You-Boss), a Linux distribution optimized to keep personal data at home and run web applications o... Read More →
avatar for Peter Hoddie

Peter Hoddie

VP, Kinoma Platform, Marvell
As VP of the Kinoma Platform, Peter Hoddie runs the tightly integrated design and engineering team within semiconductor giant Marvell. In 2002, Peter co-founded Kinoma as a start-up to develop a nextgeneration virtual software platform. Kinoma products became known for combining a thoughtfully designed user experience with leading-edge technology. Kinoma software was widely deployed by Palm, Sony and Sling Media. Kinoma was acquired in 2010 by Marvell. Prior to Kinoma, Peter founded Generic Media (in 2000) to radically simplify both the publishing and viewing of digital media by introducing the first on-demand, real-time media transcoding server. While at Generic Media, Peter, in partnership with Sony, helped to create the gMovie Player, the leading video technology for Palm handhelds. For nearly a decade previous to Generic Media, Peter played a central role at Apple as Chief QuickTime Architect. He defined, built and promoted... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 3:15pm - 4:00pm
California Theatre 345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

4:00pm

AVAYA and the SJ Earthquakes: The New Rules of Engagement
Moderators
avatar for Dan Pulcrano

Dan Pulcrano

CEO/Curator, Metro Silicon Valley
Dan Pulcrano is an entrepreneur/editor who oversees a group of 7 weekly newspapers in Northern California (including Metro Silicon Valley, Good Times (Santa Cruz), Bohemian, Pacific Sun) and has operated digital media companies since 1993. He founded the Creative Convergence Sili... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jared Shawlee

Jared Shawlee

Vice President, Sales & Strategy, San Jose Earthquakes Soccer
Responsible for overseeing the Corporate Partnerships, Partnership Marketing, Ticket Sales, and Fan Relations departments for the San Jose Earthquakes of Major League Soccer including: P&L responsibility, managing and training sales team, achieving revenue targets, pricing, and g... Read More →
AS

Andy Steen

Strategic Marketing, Avaya
Andrea "Andy" Steen specializes in leading internal and external strategic communication initiatives with an expertise in managing and developing high-performing communication teams and social, digital, mobile-led business solutions. As the head of the Sports and Entertainment Group at Avaya, she is chartered with activating fan engagement and digital solutions, creating a unified story for sponsorships (www.avayasports.com) and building relationships with strategic partner audiences to create co-marketing opportunities. | | Before joining Avaya, Andy was vice president at Bite, a Global Marketing Services Agency, where she drove strategic integrated communication programs through thoughtful and consistent messaging on behalf of clients (including Plantronics and SAP). | | Before joining Bite, Andy was the Culture and Communications Director at Deem, an E-commerce company, where she was responsible for external (B2B/Consumer) and internal communication initiatives, including global company meetings, social media, analyst relations and media... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 4:00pm - 4:45pm
California Theatre 345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113
 
Friday, October 9
 

10:00am

Jeremiah Owyang Keynote on Digital Feudalism. Digital Feudalism: The Underside of the Collaborative Economy
Jeremiah Owyang created a big stir in Paris at the Ouishare Fest 2015 with his observations on how the sharing economy is controlled by the 1 percent. He’ll have more to say as the discussion continues here in Silicon Valley.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremiah Owyang

Jeremiah Owyang

Founder, Crowd Companies
Jeremiah Owyang is the Founder of Crowd Companies, which focuses on how large companies tap the collaborative economy, maker movement, and customer collaboration. Prior, he was a founding partner at Altimeter Group and an industry analyst at Forrester Research covering social computing --the first phase of digital making and sharing. He focuses on how disruptive... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am
California Theatre 345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

10:30am

Brian Kramer Discusses “Shareology”

One of life's first lessons is to share, an act of enlightened self interest that's a foundation of our existence as social animals. So intrinsic it is, we rarely analyze it. Yet we tell stories, commit time to others and wave people forward at intersections without a second thought.

After more than two decades in the industry, adman Bryan Kramer found himself at the nexus of random acts of kindness and ka-ching. He spent more than a decade running a marketing and branding firm out of a building with an old ravioli sign. While established firms like disappeared during the reinvention of traditional media and advertising, Kramer's PureMatter agency became a go-to destination for big companies seeking to understand and communicate across the exploding social media landscape.

Kramer popularized the hashtag #H2H in 2014 to summarize some of the lessons he'd learned with a small book titled "There is No B2B or B2C: It's Human to Human: #H2H." The themes gained some traction and Kramer, as brand managers often do, coined a new wordmark, "shareology," to frame his latest thoughts on the subject.

His most recent book, Shareology, has trended well in several Amazon business book categories since its July 14 release, selling nearly 15,000 copies in its first month.

 "I wanted to crack the code on sharing," Kramer says. "I wanted everyone to understand what, where, when, why and how people and brands share."

To that end, Kramer conducted more than 250 interviews to better understand the culture of sharing. The book is a wide-ranging mashup of insights, futurism, personal branding advice and marketing tips.

The collective brain that Kramer tapped for his book research is a microcosm for what he sees going on it the world—the emergence of crowdsourced intelligence to advance humanity. "Our increased access to instant information will continue to make it faster and easier for us to solve the world's problems."

"I really wanted it to be a movement, so even if you never pick the book up or never read it, I wanted everyone to understand that they have the power to share," Kramer says.

— Dan Pulcrano, Metro Silicon Valley


Speakers
avatar for Bryan Kramer

Bryan Kramer

Author, CEO, Pure Matter
Social Business Strategist and CEO of the Silicon Valley agency PureMatter, Bryan was recently listed as one of The Top 50 Social Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) on Twitter in the world by the Huffington Post. A leading authority on social strategy, Bryan is an active blogger and a featured contributor on SocialMediaToday.com, Business2Community and the IBM Smarter Commerce blog. He is the author of two books: "There is no B2B or B2C... Read More →



Friday October 9, 2015 10:30am - 10:50am
California Theatre 345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

10:45am

Brian Fanzo: The millennials are at it again
New livestreaming technologies like Periscope and Meerkat have gone viral and added a new dimension to the digital landscape. A leading analyst of this phenomenon discusses its uses, implications and future.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Fanzo

Brian Fanzo

Change Evangelist, iSocialFanz
Brian Fanzo talks fast and tweets faster. A proud pager wearing millennial, he ​is a keynote speaker and founder/CEO of iSocialFanz LLC, a social strategy consulting agency. Brian is also one of the founders of Backlamp LLC, the parent company of Summit.Live, the largest live s... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 10:45am - 11:30am
California Theatre 345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

11:30am

John Markoff and Jerry Kaplan: From Pens and Tablets to Machines of Loving Grace
Two of Silicon Valley’s longtime observers will be sharing insights about what’s ahead. Computing pioneer, futurist, and serial entrepreneur Jerry Kaplan, who helped develop smartphones and tablet computing, sits down with Pulitzer Priz-winning author John Markoff to discuss the march of technology from devices to artificial intelligence, in what promises to be a fascinating overview of the recent past, and a window into the future.

Speakers
avatar for Jerry Kaplan

Jerry Kaplan

Fellow, The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics
Kaplan is widely known in the computer industry as a serial entrepreneur, inventor, scientist, and author. | | He is currently a Fellow at The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics. He also teaches Philosophy, Ethics, and Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Computer Science Department, Stanford... Read More →
avatar for John Markoff

John Markoff

Writer, Author, The New York Times
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter John Markoff (2013, for Explanatory Reporting) covers science and technology for The New York Times and has been writing about Silicon Valley since the 1980s. In 1993 wrote one of the first articles on the World Wide Web. He is the co-author of The... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
California Theatre 345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

12:00pm

Book signing: Bryan Kramer - "Shareology"

Humans have been sharing resources and knowledge since they first banded together in prehistoric times, even before there was language. We shared to survive then, but we continue to share knowledge even though survival is no longer at stake. Or is it? Philosophers have long pondered the nature of mankind and why we interact the way we do. We share for many reasons—some self-serving and some not—but I firmly believe that our need to share is based on the human instinct not only to survive, but to thrive.

Sharing is a fundamental human behavior central to our survival as a human race. Whether we're sharing stories, processes, insights, philosophies, techniques or secrets, it's how we connect to each other and advance as a society. Now with technologies like the Internet, video, social media and mobile, sharing has increased its ease and scale to a global level. Information is no longer confined to geographical boundaries; proximity is no longer required to pass information from one human to another.

After 30,000 years of sharing information in the same way, yet faced in the last 20 years with the emergence of technologies that connect global tribes together, humans need to rethink the way we share ideas as a global community.

Things are moving at a faster pace today for humankind than ever before, and we're more connected now than we've ever been. We're no longer as polarized by geography, by race, by gender—but we still need each other to survive. Time has spread us across the globe, and the need to connect is written into our DNA, even though we're competing for the same limited space on this planet.

For three years I deconstructed these platforms and tried to understand why some ideas took off like wildfire and others died on the vine. I started to recognize patterns in sentiment and the importance of timing in making an idea explode into reality.

Today, sharing communities are making it easier for individuals to get goods and services from each other (not just from brands), and this has produced new disruptive business models. Whether it's sharing or buying pre-owned or custom products (eBay, Craigslist, Pleygo, Etsy), providing services (Elance, ODesk, Angie's List), or transportation (Car2Go, Uber, or Zipcar), people are moving toward a more collaborative mode of doing business with each other, and that's forcing industries to change the way they approach relationships with consumers.

— Excerpt from Shareology: How Sharing is Powering the Human Economy Paperback (2015)

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Kramer

Bryan Kramer

Author, CEO, Pure Matter
Social Business Strategist and CEO of the Silicon Valley agency PureMatter, Bryan was recently listed as one of The Top 50 Social Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) on Twitter in the world by the Huffington Post. A leading authority on social strategy, Bryan is an active blogger and a featured contributor on SocialMediaToday.com, Business2Community and the IBM Smarter Commerce blog. He is the author of two books: "There is no B2B or B2C... Read More →



Friday October 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Book Signing Booth Mezzanine Foyer, California Theatre

12:00pm

Book signing: Jerry Kaplan - "Humans Need Not Apply: A Guide to Wealth and Work in the Age of Artificial Intelligence"

After billions of dollars and 50 years of effort, researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. As society stands on the cusp of unprecedented change, Jerry Kaplan unpacks the latest advances in robotics, machine learning, and perception powering systems that rival or exceed human capabilities. Driverless cars, robotic helpers and intelligent agents that promote our interests have the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and leisure — but as Kaplan warns, the transition may be protracted and brutal unless we address the two great scourges of the modern developed world: volatile labor markets and income inequality. He proposes innovative, free-market adjustments to our economic system and social policies to avoid an extended period of social turmoil. His timely and accessible analysis of the promise and perils of artificial intelligence is a must-read for business leaders and policy.


Speakers
avatar for Jerry Kaplan

Jerry Kaplan

Fellow, The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics
Kaplan is widely known in the computer industry as a serial entrepreneur, inventor, scientist, and author. | | He is currently a Fellow at The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics. He also teaches Philosophy, Ethics, and Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Computer Science Department, Stanford... Read More →



Friday October 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Book Signing Booth Mezzanine Foyer, California Theatre

12:00pm

Book signing: John Markoff ‘Machines of Loving Grace,’

In Machines of Loving Grace, John Markoff offers a sweeping history of the complicated and evolving relationship between humans and computers. In recent years, the pace of technological change has accelerated dramatically, posing an ethical quandary. If humans delegate decisions to machines, who will be responsible for the consequences? As Markoff chronicles the history of automation, from the birth of the artificial intelligence and intelligence augmentation communities in the 1950s and 1960s, to the modern-day brain trusts at Google and Apple in Silicon Valley, and on to the expanding robotics economy around Boston, he traces the different ways developers have addressed this fundamental problem and urges them to carefully consider the consequences of their work. We are on the brink of the next stage of the computer revolution, Markoff argues, and robots will profoundly transform modern life. Yet it remains for us to determine whether this new world will be a utopia. Moreover, it is now incumbent upon the designers of these robots to draw a bright line between what is human and what is machine.

After nearly forty years covering the tech industry, Markoff offers an unmatched perspective on the most drastic technology-driven societal shifts since the introduction of the Internet. Machines of Loving Grace draws on an extensive array of research and interviews to present an eye-opening history of one of the most pressing questions of our time, and urges us to remember that we still have the opportunity to design ourselves into the future—before it's too late.


Speakers
avatar for John Markoff

John Markoff

Writer, Author, The New York Times
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter John Markoff (2013, for Explanatory Reporting) covers science and technology for The New York Times and has been writing about Silicon Valley since the 1980s. In 1993 wrote one of the first articles on the World Wide Web. He is the co-author of The... Read More →



Friday October 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mezzanine Book Talk Room California Theatre

1:00pm

Start-Up: A chat with Entefy’s Brienne Ghafourifar
At an age when most kids send off college applications and coast apathetically toward the end of their high school career, Brienne Ghafourifar had already earned a college degree and raised $1 million to launch her first startup. Two years later, at 19 years old, the Los Altos Hills wunderkind is growing that company into a force that she says will revolutionize the way we communicate. Entefy—the Palo Alto-based startup she runs with her older, similarly prodigious brother, Alston—aims to streamline disparate electronic communications into a single dashboard. Meanwhile, though her own focus remains fixed on developing the next big thing in digital communication, Ghafourifar has been lauded as a role model for young women and a welcome addition to a notoriously male-dominated industry.—Jennifer Wadsworth, Metro

Speakers
avatar for Brienne Ghafourifar

Brienne Ghafourifar

Cofounder, Entefy
Brienne Ghafourifar set a world record at age 17, becoming the youngest college graduate to raise $1 million in venture funding; that figure has since grown to $9.7 million. On a mission to radically improve the way technology helps people interact, she co-founded Entefy, a Palo Alto tech startup in the mobile communication and artificial intelligence space that has been covered by Forbes, Fast Company, CNN Money, NBC and The Huffington Post... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 1:00pm - 1:15pm
California Theatre 345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

1:15pm

Philippe Kahn in Conversation with John Markoff
Moderators
avatar for John Markoff

John Markoff

Writer, Author, The New York Times
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter John Markoff (2013, for Explanatory Reporting) covers science and technology for The New York Times and has been writing about Silicon Valley since the 1980s. In 1993 wrote one of the first articles on the World Wide Web. He is the co-author of The... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Philippe Kahn

Philippe Kahn

CEO, Fullpower Technologies, Inc.
A pioneer in software and wearables who founded four successful technology companies, including software powerhouse Borland in the 1980s, Philippe Kahn is now recognized as the inventor of the cameraphone. Philippe’s photo from the birth of his daughter, taken and instantly shared on June 11, 1997, is the first known publicly transmitted and shared camera-phone picture. His... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 1:15pm - 2:00pm
California Theatre 345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

2:00pm

Santa Cruz: Surf Report from Silicon Beach CEOs
Moderators
avatar for Sanford Bingham

Sanford Bingham

CEO, FileOpen Systems, Inc.
avatar for Jeremy Neuner

Jeremy Neuner

Executive Director, Santa Cruz Works, Global Workspace Association
Santa Cruz Works is your gateway to the Santa Cruz tech scene. We're working to champion Santa Cruz as a great place to start, run, and grow a business, all while fostering a sense of community and collaboration among the leaders of the Santa Cruz tech ecosystem.In addition, Jereny is the founder and CEO of NextSpace. Jeremy began his career as an officer and carrier-based helicopter pilot in the U.S. Navy. Jeremy also worked as a management and strategy consultant in Washington, DC, helping clients create partnerships between the public and private sectors. Before starting NextSpace, Jeremy served as the economic development manager for the City of Santa Cruz. He holds a... Read More →
avatar for Keri Waters

Keri Waters

CEO and Founder, Calliope Waterworks
Keri's embarking on her 3rd Santa Cruz-based venture with Calliope Waterworks, the "Nest for Water." Prior to Calliope, Keri sold Arqetype, a mobile analytics and gamification company, to a UK-based EdTech company. Prior to that, she built Chopwood, a boutique professional servic... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Toby Corey

Toby Corey

Co-Founder & CEO, tuul, tuul
Toby found his passion in 1978 his junior year of high school the day his dad brought home a computer and modem. He dialed otheir rotary phone and inserted it into the modem – buzzing and cracking ensued – like magic characters began to render on the display. His dad connected into a Career application running on a mainframe at some distant college. In that very instant Toby fell in love with technology and knew that it would some day change the world in ways that he could only imagine. | Career Highlights: successfully managed three $1b businesses, two successful... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
California Theatre 345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

2:30pm

Tech Center San Jose: CEOs discuss the South Bay’s evolving technology culture
With skyrocketing office prices and housing costs in Palo Alto, Mountain View and San Francisco, companies are beginning to look to downtown San Jose as emerging powerhouse for Silicon Valley’s future growth. As a city with a 1 million population, reserves of developable land, a major university, museums and cultural institutions and a deep heritage in Silicon Valley, San Jose seemingly has it all but has not experienced the kind of frenzied activity that has taken place just a few miles to the north. Downtown’s culture is one piece of the puzzle and is now getting more attention from civic entrepreneurs trying to create a sense of place for startups and established companies, and their employees.

CEOs of Downtown San Jose companies will discuss their experiences and their thoughts on the future in this session moderated by the Knight Foundation’s Danny Harris.

Moderators
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Danny Harris

Knight Foundation
Danny Harris is the San Jose program director for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in San Jose. Harris has expertise in civic engagement, storytelling and brand development with a particular focus on helping to build stronger communities. | | Harris works alongside local leaders and other community members to find and invest in ideas that expand opportunities in Silicon Valley and build a more livable, vibrant San Jose. He provides support to the... Read More →

Speakers
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Scott Broomfield

Xactly is now a public company on the NYSE:XTLY | | I am Xactly's CMO. Until April of 2013 I was the GM of Xactly's SMB strategic business unit and previously I was Xactly's CFO. In 2014, we broke all records for highest sales pipeline build in the history of the company - over $120M. On our way and it is going to be a great ride in 2015... Read More →
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Scott Noteboom

CEO, Litbit Co.
Scott Noteboom lives in downtown San Jose, California and is passionate about gaining influence from others and advancing lessons learned in the past to create better solutions for the future. From large-scale technology to home, art and car projects—he loves to build things.  Currently Scott serves as ceo.founder of Litbit, a new company focused on creating rhythmOS, a modern operating system platform for the Internet of Things... Read More →
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Scott Schreiman

Founder & CEO, SamePage
Scott Schreiman is the CEO of Kerio Technologies, which provides safe, simple, and secure business productivity solutions to more than 60,000 businesses and millions of users globally. The company’s award-winning email, UTM/firewall, VOIP, and collaboration solutions is distributed through a network of more than 6,000 reseller partners. | A Southern California native who grew up in Huntington Beach, Scott graduated from the... Read More →
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Greg Wook

Founder and CEO, Pinger, Inc.
Founder and CEO of Pinger, Inc., Greg heads a team talented individuals looking to disrupt the structure of the mobile phone world. Funded by Kleiner Perkins, DAG Ventures and T-Ventures, Pinger is the overall 6th most used iOS application in the USA. Before founding Pinger, Greg served as CEO for Virgin Electronics. Chartered by Richard... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 2:30pm - 3:00pm
California Theatre 345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

3:00pm

Influence & Analytics with Michael Brito
Speakers
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Michael Brito

Course Facilitator, Published Author
Leading Social Strategy for @WCGWorld. Hustler. Lakers. Niners. US Marine. Author.


Friday October 9, 2015 3:00pm - 3:30pm
California Theatre 345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113

3:30pm

San Francisco City CIO Miguel Gamiño: Disrupting Government
Speakers
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Miguel Gamiño, Jr.

CIO, City & County of San Francisco
Miguel A Gamiño Jr. is the City of San Francisco’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). Before entering government, he was a technology entrepreneur, who founded two IT companies that continue to operate successfully today. As Executive Director of the Department of Technology, he manages the department's daily operations, with more than 220 employees and an annual operating budget of over $97M. City-wide expenditures for technology are over $250M annually. DT has received multiple awards including the 2015 CIO 100 Award and the 2014 Digital Counties Awards for its technology leadership and innovation. Prior to joining San Francisco in July 2013, Miguel served as Chief Information... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
California Theatre 345 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113