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December 5–6, 2017
San Francisco, CA

BY November 10, 2017


Monday, December 4
6:00 PM
First-Timers Reception
6:30 PM
Welcome Reception
7:00 PM
Welcome Dinner

Tuesday, December 5
7:30 AM


8:30 AM
Len Kleinrock, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
Conference Welcome
8:50 AM

Kyle Roche (tentative), General Manager, Mixed Reality at Amazon Web Services
Building for Mixed Reality

9:35 AM

Nilo Sarraf, Lead User Experience Researcher, Unity Technologies
Adding Emotion to Search

10:15 AM
Coffee Break
10:45 AM

David Patterson, Distinguished Engineer, Google
50 years of Computer Architecture: From Mainframe CPUs to Neural-Network TPUs

11:30 AM

Doug Burger, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft Research
FPGAs and Cloud Architectures

12:15 PM

Discussion: David Patterson, Doug Burger, and Gordon Bell
Domain-Specific Computing

12:35 PM
Members’ Working Lunch
1:50 PM

Carol Graham, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, and College Park Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
The Demographics of Downward Mobility

2:30 PM

Jonathan Marks, Cofounder and Technical Lead, Quorum Analytics
Moneyball for Congress: Mitigating Legislative and Regulatory Risk

3:10 PM
Coffee Break
3:40 PM

Zack Kanter, Co-founder, Stedi
Amazon's True Advantage

4:20 PM

Mary Lou Jepsen, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Openwater
Transforming Health Care and Telepathy  

5:10 PM

End of First Conference Day

6:30 PM
7:00 PM

Wednesday, December 6
7:30 AM


8:30 AM

Jessica Flack, Professor Director of Collective Computation Group and CollectiveNet, Santa Fe Institute
Collective Computation and Decision-Making in Biology and Networks

9:25 AM

Mark Chung, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Verdigris
AI, GPUs, and Smart Buildings

10:10 AM

Michael Golay, Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT
The Economics of Climate Change

10:50 AM
Coffee Break
11:20 AM

Anthony Michaels, Chief Executive Officer, Midwestern BioAg
Feeding 9 Billion People with a Systems Approach to Farming

12:00 PM

David Smith (tentative), Chief Technology Officer and Founder, Wearality
Extreme Augmented Reality: What the Future Really Looks Like

12:45 PM
Members’ Working Lunch
2:00 PM

Peter Van Valkenburgh, Research Director, Coin Center
The Freedom to Innovate with Cryptocurrencies

2:40 PM

Kenric McDowell, Senior User Experience Engineer at Google
Art, Artists, and Artificial Intelligence

3:20 PM

Bob Lucky, TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board
Conference Reflections

4:00 PM
Meeting Closes

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