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Big Understanding
February 17-18, 2016 • Austin, Texas
Science is dramatically expanding our understanding of the world around us and thereby improving the technologies by which we advance human progress. Computing is being harnessed into that service in ways both straightforward (Big Data) and subtle, yielding Big Understanding through large scale simulation, complex statistical and logical reasoning, finding needles (e.g., long chains of cause and effect which form scenarios of interest) in haystacks of big data, and other means of doing what human computational and analytical skills cannot accomplish alone. Sixty years ago the referent of the word “computer” shifted from people to machines; in the coming years we may witness a sea change in which the primary meaning of “computer scientist” will be a program that designs and carries out experiments.


Regional Meeting: A Morning of Cognitive Computing
March 17, 2016 • Washington, D.C., Mandarin Oriental Hotel
Please join TTI/Vanguard and Enterra Solutions for a morning of Cognitive Computing. If you are interested in learning more about the differences between—and utility of—artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and machine learning, this morning will sort it all out, in the context of real-life examples.

Stephen DeAngelis is a technology and supply chain sector entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in operating technology and manufacturing companies. As CEO of Enterra Solutions, Stephen developed an advanced artificial intelligence platform, the Enterra Cognitive Reasoning Platform that provides clients with big data predictive analytic solutions.

Regional Meeting: A Morning of Cognitive Computing
March 23, 2016 • New York, NY, Harvard Club
Please join TTI/Vanguard and Enterra Solutions for a morning of Cognitive Computing. If you are interested in learning more about the differences between—and utility of—artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and machine learning, this morning will sort it all out, in the context of real-life examples.

Stephen DeAngelis is a technology and supply chain sector entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in operating technology and manufacturing companies. As CEO of Enterra Solutions, Stephen developed an advanced artificial intelligence platform, the Enterra Cognitive Reasoning Platform that provides clients with big data predictive analytic solutions.

Regional Meeting: A Morning of Cognitive Computing
April 14, 2016 • Atlanta, GA, The Ritz-Carlton (Downtown)
Please join TTI/Vanguard and Enterra Solutions for a morning of Cognitive Computing. If you are interested in learning more about the differences between—and utility of—artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and machine learning, this morning will sort it all out, in the context of real-life examples.

Stephen DeAngelis is a technology and supply chain sector entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in operating technology and manufacturing companies. As CEO of Enterra Solutions, Stephen developed an advanced artificial intelligence platform, the Enterra Cognitive Reasoning Platform that provides clients with big data predictive analytic solutions.

Regional Meeting: A Morning of Cognitive Computing
April 27, 2016 • Los Angeles, CA, The Beverly Hilton
Please join TTI/Vanguard and Enterra Solutions for a morning of Cognitive Computing. If you are interested in learning more about the differences between—and utility of—artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and machine learning, this morning will sort it all out, in the context of real-life examples.

Stephen DeAngelis is a technology and supply chain sector entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in operating technology and manufacturing companies. As CEO of Enterra Solutions, Stephen developed an advanced artificial intelligence platform, the Enterra Cognitive Reasoning Platform that provides clients with big data predictive analytic solutions.

Networks, Sensors, & Mobility
May 3–4, 2016 • San Francisco, CA
May 5, 2016 Field Trip - Tesla Motors, Featuring a Factory Tour and Test Rides
Bell’s Law of Computer Classes predicted the smartphone decade, and that it’s about give way to a class whose typical members are millimeter-scale sensors. At the same time, “The Network Is the Computer” is steadily becoming our reality. There’s no better time to discuss the many topics that aggregate around Networks, Sensors, & Mobility.
Regional Meeting: A Morning of Cognitive Computing
May 25, 2016 • London, UK, Landmark Hotel
Please join TTI/Vanguard and Enterra Solutions for a morning of Cognitive Computing. If you are interested in learning more about the differences between—and utility of—artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and machine learning, this morning will sort it all out, in the context of real-life examples.

Stephen DeAngelis is a technology and supply chain sector entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in operating technology and manufacturing companies. As CEO of Enterra Solutions, Stephen developed an advanced artificial intelligence platform, the Enterra Cognitive Reasoning Platform that provides clients with big data predictive analytic solutions.

Regional Meeting: An Afternoon at the Internet Archive
June 22, 2016 • San Francisco, CA
For those of you who attended our Networks meeting this month and wished for more Brewster Kahle—and especially for those of you who were not able to attend—we’re pleased to be able to announce that Brewster and his crew will host an afternoon event at the Internet Archive. Brewster will speak further about the topics that consume him—the health and future of the Web—in an open discussion with TTI/Vanguard Advisory Board member Gordon Bell and the TTI/Vanguard community. The IA building itself is notable: A former Christian Science Church that retains its pews even as computers proliferate. Please join us.
Autonomy
July 12–13, 2016 • Brooklyn, New York
Combine our April 2014 meeting, “Connecting the Bots,” with the September 2015 meeting, “Collaboration and the Future of the Workplace, and you get the big takeaway of this decade: The short- and even medium-term future is one of robots and humans working cooperatively. The questions posed by such a future are almost as large as the opportunities it presents—How much work should be done by each? How do we avoid a dangerous over-reliance on systems and machines? What systems can be fully autonomous? What happens to all our institutions of work? And even, can humans and machines co-exist in the long term?
Cybersecurity
September 27–28, 2016 • Washington, D.C.
Cybersecurity and security are becoming one and the same. And it’s becoming harder and harder to secure systems and still have them function in the real world. Denials of service and other attacks are routine; cyberwars are becoming real possibilities; we’ve already seen Mission-Impossible-like targeting of individual systems; and the VW emissions scandal is a reminder that software is everywhere and may not be doing what it’s supposed to.
Regional Meeting: An Afternoon of 5G at NYU Wireless with Sundeep Rangan, Marco Mezzavilla, David Reed, and Bob Lucky
October 26, 2016 • Brooklyn, NY
Regional Meeting: EXPLORING NEW APPLICATIONS IN DATA DISCOVERY
November 17, 2016 • Menlo Park, CA
[next]
December 6–7, 2016 • San Francisco, CA
Who knows what's next? Consistently, TTI/Vanguard members who attend [next] do. At our 2015 meeting, it was how to save Moore’s Law; biotechnology losing its separate status and becoming just more technology; and mobility changing everything—even the Internet itself. And that was just the first three speakers (Stanford professor and former Intel principal engineer Subhasish Mitra; DARPA program manager Alicia Jackson; and Benedict Evans, a partner at Andreessen Horowitz). Come to San Francisco and find out what's next!

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