Friday, October 31, 2014

Welcome to the TTI/Vanguard newsletter!

The archives now contain full video coverage from Reprogramming Programming! If you or any member of your team need help finding your way through the TTI/Vanguard archive, please contact Claudia cmiklas@ttivanguard.com.

Here are few news items about speakers and board members:

Frank Gehry (February 2011 - Los Angeles) continues to be frank & and relevant.
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/shortcuts/2014/oct/26/architect-frank-gehry-gives-the-finger-to-his-critics
http://www.bizjournals.com/washington/breaking_ground/2014/10/eisenhower-memorial-commission-enters-next-phase.html

Former—and hopefully again in the future!—speaker (May 2009, Washington D.C.) Stephen Wolfram's conception of re-programming programming.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjCWdsrVcBM

DARPA's Terahertz Electronics program has created the fastest solid-state amplifier integrated circuit ever measured. It was developed by member company Northrup Grumman: http://www.darpa.mil/NewsEvents/Releases/2014/10/28.aspx

Former speaker David Schafran (May 2012, Washington, DC) is among the finalists for the Nokia Sensing XChallenge Prize.

As the latest in a series of reports to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web, this week the Pew Research Center published results of Internet experts' response to the question, "By 2025, will a major cyber attack have caused widespread harm to a nation's capacity to defend itself and its people?" (specifically, significant loss of life or property loss/damage/theft in the billions of dollars). 61% of the invited respondents answered yes; 39% answered no. Past TTI/Vanguard speakers quoted in the study divided as follows:

YES
Joel Brenner (Washington, D.C., May 2010)
Herbert Lin (Washington, D.C., May 2010)
Vint Cerf (Washington, D.C., May 2012; Philadelphia, PA, Apr 2006; Miami, FL, Sep 2002; London, UK, Jul 1994)
Jim Hendler (Atlanta, GA, Feb 2014; Atlanta, GA, Feb 2008)
Hal Varian (San Francisco, Feb 2010; Boston, MA, May 1999)
David Brin (Washington, D.C., Sep 1998)
Tiffany Shlain (San Jose, CA, Feb 2003)

NO
Isaac Mao (Beijing, China, July 2006)
David Clark (Boston, MA, Sep 2007; Los Angeles, CA, Sep 2004)
Bill St. Arnaud (St. Louis, MO, Sep 2008)

An overview is here, and full results are here.

Be curious,

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.