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Georgia Tech People and Technology Forum 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM - Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EST)

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Provides admission to public events on Tuesday, November 5th only.
Ended $50.00 $0.00
Provides admission to public events on Wednesday, November 6th only.
Ended $50.00 $0.00
2-Day Pass
Provides admission to public events on Tuesday, November 5th AND Wednesday, November 6th.
Ended $75.00 $0.00

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Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology hosts its annual People & Technology Forum on November 5-6, 2013 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center. The Forum will bring together insightful business leaders, innovative entrepreneurs, brilliant researchers, and committed public leaders to examine how emerging technologies will shape the future of our society.

The 2013 Forum will focus on “The Future of Being Human” during a two-day event featuring visionary speakers, thought-provoking discussions, and research demonstrations that explore the disruptive role of technology paired with human-centered innovation.

Babak Parviz, creator of Google Glass and Director at Google X, will join the 2013 event as a keynote speaker. Babak’s work has been put on display at the London Museum of Science and has received numerous recognitions and awards, including Time magazine’s best invention of the year. In 2012 he was selected by Ad Age as one of the 50 most creative people in the United States.

2013 Panels will focus on the effects of rapid advancements in technology supplementing and confounding traditional information sources, practices, and perceptions of our increasingly complex world.

The Forum also highlights student innovations through the Convergence Innovation Competition’s (CIC) GT Journey competition, a highly successful Georgia Tech student competition designed to tap into the innovative thinking and technical expertise of GT students.   The GT Journey completion asks students to innovate new applications and services for the GT campus, Midtown Atlanta community and beyond. Winners of GT Journey will be announced at the People & Technology Forum.

Attendees will have the opportunity to preview Georgia Tech’s Media Outlook 2014 before its release in December 2013. The report outlines megatrends that will shape the future of media, content, and information in the next five years. Since 2009, over 1,600 people have participated in this fusion of ideas and imagination.

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Schedule of Events

Tuesday November 5th


People and Technology Industry Workshops (by invitation only)

9:00 AM-11:30 AM



Registration Opens

12:30 PM

Welcome, Dr. Stpehen E. Cross, Executive Vice President for Research, Georgia Tech

1:00 PM-1:10 PM

Keynote Speaker, Bill Morelli, Associate Director, IHS, "The Human Edge of the Internet of Things"

1:10 PM-1:55 PM

Panel: The Importance of Security, Privacy, and Trust in the Internet of Things

1:55 PM-3:00 PM

GT Journey Convergence Innovation Competition Winners

 3:30 PM-4:00 PM

Keynote Speaker: Jeff Reed, VP/GM SDN and Manageability, Cisco

4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Day 1 Closing Remarks and Demo Preview, Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt

5:00 PM-5:15 PM

Research and Startup Demos Networking Reception at IPaT Offices, Centergy Building - Suite 600

5:30 PM


Wednesday, November 6th



Registration Opens

8:15 AM

Keynote Speaker, Babak Parviz, Creator of Google Glass and Director at Google X (closed to press)

9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Panel: Wearables in a Post-Mobile World

10:15 AM-11:30 AM


11:30 AM-12:00 PM

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt, Executive Director, IPaT, "The Future of Being Human"

12:00 PM-1:00 PM



Student and Faculty Research Demos, Technology Square Research Building

1:00 PM-3:30 PM

Closing Reception, Technology Square Research Building

3:30 PM 



Panel Descriptions

The Importance of Security, Privacy, and Trust in the Internet of Things

Focusing on the human dimensions that are both critical and foundational in the IoT space, the panel on “the importance of security, privacy and trust in the Internet of Things” will address the related issues and challenges that must be addressed to foster social acceptability and industry expansion.

Moderator: J. Gerry Purdy, Chief Mobility Analyst, Compass Intelligence

David Foote, CTO, Hitachi Communication Technologies Americas

Jeff Evans, Director, Information and Communications Laboratory, Georgia Tech Research Institute

Adam Tichelarr, Director of Connected Home Solutions & Program Management, Amdocs

Annie Anton, Professor and Chair, School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech

Wearables in a Post-Mobile World

The “Wearables in a Post Mobile World” panel will focus on the potential for wearable technologies to change us, and our interactions with each other and the physical world.

Moderator: Maribeth Gandy, Director, Interactive Media Technology Center, Georgia Tech

Ian Bogost, Professor, Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech

Blair MacIntyre, Associate Professor, College of Computing, Georgia Tech

Thad Starner, Associate Professor, Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech

Clint Zeagler, Research Scientist, School of Industrial Design, Georgia Tech

*Schedule subject to changes.

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When & Where

Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
84 5th Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA 30308

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM - Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EST)

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IPaT integrates academic and applied research through living laboratories and multidisciplinary projects to deliver real-world, revolutionary solutions that balance the needs of people with the possibilities of new technologies.


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