Xconomy Forum: D²—The Future of Data and Devices
Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 1:30 PM (EST)
The field of "big data" has rapidly morphed from visionary hype to economic reality. As more companies and industries try to make sense of ever-expanding worlds of information, a few key sectors are winning mindshare and investment: product design and development in the cloud; connected devices and hardware for health, energy, and social applications; and large-scale infrastructure for data storage, sharing, and analytics. Looming over everything, though, are huge issues of cybersecurity and consumer privacy.
Join Xconomy for a half-day conference that will dive into these areas and much more, with an emphasis on identifying the real opportunities and challenges of the future. In a series of interactive talks and chats, mixed with plenty of networking time, business leaders from the Boston area and beyond will address where big data, the cloud, and devices are converging—and how innovators can stay ahead of the curve.
Keynote and Featured Speakers:
Alex "Sandy" Pentland, Professor, MIT Media Lab
Tom Quinlan, CEO, R.R. Donnelley
Stephen Wolfram, Founder and CEO, Wolfram Research
Stephen Baier, Vice President of Architecture, Fidelity Investments
Justin Borgman, CEO, Hadapt
Bob Brennan, CEO, Veracode
David Chang, COO, PayPal Media Network
Ben Einstein, Managing Director, Bolt
Ric Fulop, General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners
Rob Gonzalez, Co-founder, Salsify
Chip Hazard, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Maia Heymann, Senior Managing Director, CommonAngels
Jon Hirschtick, Chairman, Belmont Technology; Founder, SolidWorks
Bob Hower, Co-founder, G20 Ventures
John Joseph, President, DataGravity
Adam Kocoloski, Co-founder and CTO, Cloudant
Chris Lynch, Partner, Atlas Venture
Hardi Meybaum, CEO, GrabCAD
Katie Rae, Managing Director, Techstars Boston
Jit Saxena, Founder, Netezza; Board Member, Hadapt, ParElastic
Brian Shin, CEO, Visible Measures
Harry Sverdlove, CTO, Bit9
Mark Terenzoni, CEO, Sqrrl
Registration: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Program: 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Networking reception: 5:30 – 6:30 pm
Tickets are transferable but not refundable.
To inquire about press registration, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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