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Techonomy 15

Nov 8, 2015 PT

TE15: Re-Humanizing Society

Technology as scapegoat has driven fears since at least the industrial revolution. That is as true as ever today, with fears of privacy intrusion, our devices inducing inattention, withdrawal from human contact into screens, job-killing robots, and innumerable business models being destroyed.

We believe tech holds enormous promise for society’s advancement. But to advocate for tech means also to take responsibility for the maintenance of values–how can we remain, or become, a people-centered world of amity and brotherhood as tech transforms everything around us? Yes, we see the risk of people dehumanized, reduced to numbers, becoming interchangeable cogs on an ever-more-efficient assembly line of production and output. But we think more likely, if we work for it, is that we are on the cusp of an era of tech-enabled empowerment, connection, triumph and imagination, a time when tech asserts itself as a truly re-humanizing force.

A key challenge today: With so many creative entrepreneurs and every company trying to become a tech company, how can we insure the resulting innovation benefits people rather than just helping businesses find new ways to make money?

Our conference program integrates a number of different formats, allowing for engaging dialogue and discussion throughout.

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Agenda

10:00 am

Registration Opens

- 3:00 pm

Recreation and Mind-Clearing Activities

Purisima Creek Redwood Preserve Hike
Coastal Bike Ride
Golf Clinic on the Old Course at Half Moon Bay

3:30 - 3:40 pm

Welcome

David Kirkpatrick

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Techonomy

3:40 - 4:10 pm

Fusion

A troop of Techonomists ignite our conversations with downloads of their biggest concerns and best ideas about tech's potential and perils.

Marco Annunziata

Chief Economist and Executive Director of Global Market Insight, GE

Brian Forde

Congressional Candidate for U.S. Congress, Forde.com

Eileen Guo

Co-founder and President, Impassion Afghanistan

4:10 - 4:50 pm

Human Values for a Technologized Age

Julie Hanna

Executive Chair of the Board, Kiva

Erica Kochi

Executive Director on Innovation and Co-founder, UNICEF Innovation

David Kirkpatrick

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Techonomy

4:50 - 5:00 pm
5:00 - 5:20 pm

Incumbents and Upstarts: Media

Margo Georgiadis

President, Americas, Google Inc.

Narry Singh

Managing Director, Head of Digital Business for Europe, Africa and Latin America, Accenture Digital

5:20 - 5:40 pm
5:40 - 6:15 pm
6:15 - 7:00 pm

Opening Night Reception

Hosted by McKinsey & Company

7:15 - 8:45 pm

Dinner

Hosted by Ericsson

8:45 pm

Medicine, Economic Policy, Activism, and the Future: A Conversation with Sean Parker

Medicine, Economic Policy, Activism, and the Future: A Conversation with Sean Parker

David Kirkpatrick

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Techonomy

7:00 am

Registration Opens

7:00 - 8:15 am

Morning Activities

Coastal Bike Ride
Sunrise Yoga

7:00 - 8:15 am

Breakfast Sessions

Self-Assembling Societies: Organizing for Action

Eileen Guo

Co-founder and President, Impassion Afghanistan

Yatish Rajawat

Chief Strategy Officer, Local Circles

A More Equitable Distribution of Wealth: Smart Data, Better Credit

In association with Omidyar Network

Brian Forde

Congressional Candidate for U.S. Congress, Forde.com

Jonathan Hakim

President and CEO, Cignifi

Mike Mondelli

SVP, Financial Services Alternative Data, TransUnion

Jeff Stewart

Founder and Chairman, Lenddo

8:15 - 8:30 am

Switch Break

8:30 am

Welcome to Day Two

David Kirkpatrick

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Techonomy

9:05 - 9:15 am

180º Shifts

Three minutes. One idea. Reimagine. Reconsider. Rethink.

How Much Is Your Vote Really Worth?

Lawrence Norden

Deputy Director, Democracy Program at Brennan Center for Justice, NYU School of Law

9:15 - 10:30 am

9:25am: The Government’s Perspective

Penny Pritzker

Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

9:45am: The Corporate View

Penny Pritzker

Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

Jeroen Tas

CEO Connected Care & Health Informatics, Philips

10:15am: Q&A

10:30 - 11:00 am

Break

Hosted by Steelcase

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Techonomy Labs

Brainworks II: Senses and Sensibility

Sir Colin Blakemore

Professor of Neuroscience and Philosophy at the School of Advanced Study, University of London

Oren Boiman

Co-founder and CEO, Magisto

Terrence J. Sejnowski

Professor and Laboratory Head, Computational Neurobiology Laboratory, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Catch Me If You Can

Nicole Eagan

Chief Executive Officer, Darktrace

Brian Kelly

Chief Security Officer, Rackspace

Elena Kvochko

Head of Global Information Security Strategy and Implementation, Barclays

Rowan Trollope

Senior Vice President and General Manager, Collaboration and IoT Technology Group, Cisco

Quantum Computing: Fast Forward to the Next Frontier

Vern Brownell

President and CEO, D-Wave Systems

Bryan Jacobs

Advanced Technology Consultant, Berberian & Company

Mark Ritter

Senior Manager, Physical Sciences, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center

Michael J. Miller

Chief Information Officer, Ziff Brothers Investments

Scouting for Talent, Digging for Diversity

James Gardner

Chief Technology Officer, Mindjet

Laura Mather

Founder and CEO, Unitive

12:00 - 1:15 pm

Lunch

Hosted by Ford

1:30 - 2:15 pm

In Parallel

Beyond Silicon Valley

Marco Annunziata

Chief Economist and Executive Director of Global Market Insight, GE

Sean Belka

Senior Vice President and Director of Fidelity Labs, Fidelity Investments

Jim McCarthy

Global Head of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Visa

Ken Washington

SVP, and Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Medtronic

Brainworks III: Intelligent Business Machines

Jag Duggal

Senior Vice President, Product Management, Quantcast

Babak Hodjat

Co-founder and Chief Scientist, Sentient Technologies

George John

Chairman and Founder, Rocket Fuel

Jon Stein

Founder and CEO, Betterment

Jessi Hempel

Senior Writer, Wired

2:15 - 2:30 pm

Switch Break

2:30 - 3:10 pm

Change Is a Corporate Asset

James Barrese

Independent Director & Advisor

Kim Metcalf-Kupres

Vice President and CMO, Johnson Controls

Mike Sutcliff

Group Chief Executive, Accenture Digital

Rajat Taneja

Executive Vice President, Technology, Visa

David Kirkpatrick

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Techonomy

3:10 - 3:15 pm
3:15 - 3:55 pm

Hunger, Health and the Future of Food

Caleb Harper

Principal Investigator and Director, Open Agriculture Initiative, MIT Media Lab

Drew Purves

Google DeepMind

David Kirkpatrick

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Techonomy

3:55 - 4:00 pm

180º Shift

Three minutes. One idea. Reimagine. Reconsider. Rethink.

4:00 - 4:30 pm

The Right Now Movement: Mobility Transforms Industry

Peter Burman

Head of Digital Development, Boliden

Geraldine Calpin

SVP and Global Head of Marketing & Digital, Hilton Worldwide

Erik Ekudden

Chief Technology Officer, Ericsson

Michael Chui

Partner, McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Company

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Are We Optimizing the Future?

4:30pm: Futurist, scientist, author and musician Jaron Lanier will offer his opinions on tech’s continuing role in driving humanity forward.

4:50pm: Steve Jurvetson of DFJ and Colin Blakemore of the University of London join to discuss what, from art to AI and from farming to pharma, they’re most excited about and what keeps them up at night.

5:20pm: Q&A

6:15 - 7:00 pm

Reception

Hosted by Accenture Digital

7:15 - 8:45 pm

Dinner

Hosted by Visa

8:45 pm

Evening Performance with Chuck Prophet

An interview with and performance

Chuck Prophet

Musician, Producer and Independent Artist

David Kirkpatrick

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Techonomy

7:00 am

Registration Opens

7:00 - 8:00 am

General Breakfast & Morning Activity

Sunrise Yoga

7:30 - 8:45 am

Breakfast Session

What We’ve Learned

David Kirkpatrick

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Techonomy

8:45 - 9:00 am

Switch Break

9:00 - 9:10 am

Welcome Back

David Kirkpatrick

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Techonomy

9:50 - 10:00 am

180º Shifts

Three minutes. One idea. Reimagine. Reconsider. Rethink.

10:00 - 10:25 am

The Imitating Nature Game

Deborah M. Gordon

Professor, Department of Biology, Stanford University

Jon Bruner

Director, Hardware and IoT, O’Reilly Media, Inc.

10:35 - 11:15 am

The Future of Reality: Will Seeing be Believing?

Michael Buckwald

Co-founder and CEO, Leap Motion

Glen Fields

Vice President, Sales and Business Development, DAQRI

James Robb

Rear Admiral USN (RET), United States Navy

Mary Lou Jepsen

Founder and CEO, Openwater

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm

Closing Remarks

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