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December 3–5, 2018
San Francisco, CA



conference overview
Who knows what's next? Consistently, TTI/Vanguard members who attend [next] do. By 2027, the oldest members of Generation X will be eligible for Social Security, and more than half of iGen (aka iGeneration Z) will be in the workforce. Most new cars will be electric and will mostly drive themselves. Moore’s Law will have come to an end (according to Moore himself). Amazon will still dominate retail, and perhaps everything else. And brain-to-brain communication will be nearly a reality. The 2017 [next] agenda included talks on these topics, as well as cryptocurrencies, emotive search, the economics of climate change, hypermodern farming, AI-based art, and the future of economic mobility. Join us in San Francisco and find out what's next!

Speakers to date
Sampriti Bhattacharyya, Founder, Hydroswarm
Using Networked AI to Make Our Oceans and Borders Safe and Secure

Paul Daugherty, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Accenture
Reimagining Work in the Age of AI

Anthony Goldbloom, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kaggle
Data Science in the Age of AI

Jerimiah Hamon, Chief Executive Officer, Silver Logic Labs
Sentiment Analysis and Media Performance

Connie Huffa, President, Fabdesigns, Inc
Giving People What They Want: Apparel Mass Customized, For You

Noah Johnson, Chief Privacy Officer and Co-founder, Oasis Labs
Privacy-Preserving Smart Contracts at Scale

Chad Jones, Professor, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
The Future of Economic Growth

Steve Jurvetson, Founder, Future Ventures
Disruptive Investment: The Next Five Years

Tim Kraska, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
AI and Index Structures

Prem Kumar, Professor of Information Technology, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University
Quantum Communications: Current Status and Future Challenges

Andrew Maynard, Director, Risk Innovation Lab; Chair, Master of Science and Technology Policy; and Professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University
Can Science Fiction Movies Really Teach Us Anything About Technology Innovation?

Henning Ravn, Berlin Partner for Business and Technology
The Berlin Startup Scene

Alex Reben, Artist and Roboticist
AI Fortune Cookies: Artificial Philosophy or Synthetic Psychology?

Bradley Rothenberg, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, nTopology
3-D Printing, Functional Modeling, and Generative Design

Denny Vrandečić, Researcher, Google Knowledge Graph
Collaborative Knowledge Bases

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