Friday, October 17, 2014

Our speakers, advisory board, and members are often making news. We thought you might appreciate regular updates on their doings, so we'll try our best to bring you interesting news and to keep it short! And—in the spirit of next year's meeting on collaboration—we hope that you'll help by sending us tidbits that you want us to include. As well, maybe you know of a great job opening or you just read a controversial article that you can-t wait to discuss at the next TTI/Vanguard meeting. Perhaps you want to ask a question of the group—we can do polls too. Share your ideas with us!

Here are few news items about speakers and board members:

Michael Wright (July 2014, London): New discoveries from the Antikythera shipwreck:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/10/10/scientists-uncover-more-secrets-from-antikytheras-titanic-of-the-ancient-world/

Todd Hylton (Sept 2014, Washington, D.C.): Overview of IBM's TrueNorth chip:
http://spectrum.ieee.org/computing/hardware/how-ibm-got-brainlike-efficiency-from-the-truenorth-chip

John Long (February 2014, Atlanta) has penned "The Accidental Roboticist":
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/346/6206/192.summary

On October 10th, President Obama visited Los Angeles and Advisory Board Member Z Holly questioned him about the new era of manufacturing and the role that technology will play in the future.

Congratulations to Eben Upton (July 2013, London)! Sales of Raspberry Pi are closing in on a cool 4 million:
http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/12/3-8m-pi/

Vint Cerf (1994, 2002, 2006, 2012) mused on Google Glass, net neutrality, alternative currency and more:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/innovations/wp/2014/10/10/5-insights-from-vinton-cerf-on-bitcoin-net-neutrality-and-more/

We have 2 former speakers with active Kickstarter campaigns:

Rick Smolan (May 2013, Washington, DC ) has a stunning photo book out:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1543038739/inside-tracks-alone-across-the-outback?ref=home_social

Bob Garfield (February 2014, Atlanta) is creating a project around discussions with MacArthur Genius Grant Recipients:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1812547765/bob-garfields-frank-amusing-talks-with-macarthur-f

Our 2015 Schedule has been announced:

Please visit http://www.ttivanguard.com/conference/2015/index.html to see our upcoming meetings.

Archives are updated:

Please visit our archives—the presentations, slides, Highlights and Bob's Bytes have all been posted from Reprogramming Programming. Additionally, our wrap up from last week's regional in Chicago is posted. Do not miss Business Applications of Cognitive Computing, a fascinating discussion led by Stephen DeAngelis and Doug Lenat.

Members, please do not forget to register for [next]—it is coming up on December 4–5, 2014:
http://ttivanguard.com/conference/2014/next14.html

Wishing you the best,

The TTI/Vanguard Team
 

Author: Steven Cherry

Director of TTI/Vanguard, “a unique forum for senior-level executives that links strategic technology planning to business success. In private conferences that are part classroom, part think-tank, and part laboratory, its members—corporate and government leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, and academics—explore emerging and potentially disruptive technologies.”

Twenty years experience as a technology journalist and editor, at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Founded the award-winning podcast series, Techwise Conversations covering tech news, tech careers and education, and the engineering lifestyle. Teaches an intensive writing class as an adjunct instructor at NYU. Previously taught essay writing and creative writing at The College of New Rochelle.