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Taming Complexity
October 4–5, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

Monday, October 3
7:00 PM
Reception and Dinner

Tuesday, October 4
7:30 AM


8:30 AM
Conference Welcome
Len Kleinrock, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
8:40 AM
"Taming Complexity" Overview
Len Kleinrock and Bob Lucky, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
9:00 AM

Universal Laws and Architectures: Challenges for Sustainable Infrastructure
John Doyle, Professor, Control and Dynamical Systems, California Institute of Technology

9:50 AM

Complexity and Networks: Public and Corporate Policy Making in the 21st Century
Paul Ormerod, Partner, Volterra Partners, and Author, Why Most Things Fail: Evolution, Extinction and Economics

10:40 AM
11:10 AM
Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era
Amory Lovins, Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute
12:00 PM

Big Data: Understanding People
Alex “Sandy” Pentland,
Director, Human Dynamics Laboratory, MIT Media Lab

12:50 PM
Members' Working Lunch
2:00 PM

Plug-and-Play Macroscopes
Katy Börner, Director, Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center, Indiana University

2:40 PM

Wicked Problems: The Challenge of Our Age
Steven Nixon, Founder, Steven Nixon Consulting

3:20 PM
3:50 PM

Big Data Technologies and the Evolution of NoSQL
Dwight Merriman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, 10gen

4:45 PM

Eric Haseltine, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board

7:00 PM
Reception and Dinner

Wednesday, October 5
7:30 AM


8:30 AM
TTI/Vanguard Announcements
8:45 AM

Taming Complex Intellectual Property Compensation Problems
Roy Weinstein, President, Micronomics

9:30 AM
"Complications" and "Complexity" in Software
Alan Kay, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
10:40 AM
11:00 AM

Do Neutrinos Travel Faster Than Light?
Alan Chodos, Associate Executive Officer, American Physical Society

11:20 AM

Finding Simplicity in Complex Systems
Luís Bettencourt, Research Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

12:00 PM
Complexity and Cyberdefense
Michael Wertheimer, Director of Research, National Security Agency
12:50 PM
Members' Working Lunch
2:00 PM

Authority, Trust, and Influence: The Complex Network of Social Media
William Rand, Director of Research, Center for Complexity in Business, University of Maryland

2:45 PM

Nutrition Transition and the Grand March of Global Food
Peter Menzel, Photojournalist, and Faith D’Aluisio, Editor and Lead Writer, Material World Books

3:30 PM
Conference Reflections
Bob Lucky, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
4:00 PM
Close of Conference

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