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NextGens TechnologieS - Draft Agenda
December 5–6, 2007 in Santa Monica, California


Tuesday, December 4
6:30 pm
Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner

Wednesday, December 5
7:30 am

Breakfast in the Wedgewood Ballroom

8:30 am
Conference Welcome
Dr. Leonard Kleinrock, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
8:40 am
Conference Overview
Mr. Gordon Bell, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
9:00 am
Reinventing Computing
Mr. Burton Smith, Technical Fellow, Microsoft
9:40 am
Quantum Information Science and Future Technological Implications
Dr. Carl Williams, Chief, Atomic Physics Division, NIST
10:15 am
Break
10:40 am
Update on One Laptop per Child
Dr. Alan Kay, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
10:45 am
Next Programming Models for Enterprise Software
Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Technology Officer, SAP
11:25 pm
Simulation Science and Artificial Life: Computational Engines that Evolve
Mr. Justin Lyon, CEO, Simudyne
12:00 pm
Amazon.com’s Simple Storage Service, Elastic Compute Cloud, and Simple Queue Service
Mr. Charles Bell, Vice President, Information Technology Infrastructure, Amazon.com
12:40 pm
Members' Working Lunch in the Wedgewood Ballroom
1:50 pm
Global Geoengineering: Mitigating Future Climate Change
Dr. Richard Turco, Founding Director, UCLA Institute of the Environment
2:25 pm
A Robot for Every Home: A Perspective on the Emerging Personal Robotics Market
Mr. Tandy Trower, General Manager, Robotics Group, Microsoft
3:00 pm
Next-Generation Shape-Shifting Robotics: Toward Extreme Mobility in the Post-Wheel Future
Dr. Pamela Clark, Professor of Physics, Catholic University
3:30 pm
Break
4:00 pm
Mining and Agriculture Next Frontiers
Dr. Peter Corke, Research Director, Autonomous Systems Laboratory, CSIRO
4:30 pm
NextGen (Neural) Bioimplants
Dr. Yu-Chong Tai, Director, Micromachining Laboratory, Caltech
7:00 pm
Reception and Dinner at the Bel Air Bay Club

Thursday, December 6
7:30 am

Breakfast in the Wedgewood Ballroom

8:30 am
TTI/Vanguard Announcements
8:45 am
Revolutionizing Prosthetics 2009: Engineering at the Edge of Science Fiction
Mr. Stuart Harshbarger, Principal Professional Staff Member, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University
9:15 am

Human-Computer Interface Using Neurological Signals
Mr. Michael Callahan, CEO and Co-founder, Ambient Corporation

9:45 am

vlingo: Speech Interfaces for Mobile
Mr. Mike Phillips, CTO and Co-founder, vlingo

10:15 am

Delivering Live TV over the Internet
Mr. Paul Shen, CEO, TVU Networks Corporation

10:45 am
Break
11:15 am
MyCyberTwin
Ms. Liesl Capper, Co-founder, MyCyberTwin.com
11:45 am
Unlock a New World of User-Generated Reality
Mr. Linh Tang, CEO, fix8.com
12:15 pm
Chumby: An Experiment in Open Hardware
Dr. Andrew “bunnie” Huang, VP, Hardware, Chumby Industries
12:45 pm
Members' Working Lunch in the Wedgewood Ballroom
2:00 pm
The Art of Inter-Disciplinary Collaboration: Setting the Stage for Innovation and Invention
Ms. Amanda McDonald Crowley, Executive Director, Eyebeam
2:30 pm
Vibration Energy Harvesting: Enabling Technology for Wireless Sensors
Mr. Roy Freeland, CEO, Perpetuum, Ltd.
3:00 pm
Hospital of the Future
Dr. Peter Schulam, M.D., Co-director, Center for Advanced Surgical & Interventional Technology, UCLA
3:30 pm
Conference Wrap-up
Dr. Bob Lucky, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
4:00 pm
Close of Conference

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