Xconomy Forum: D²—The Future of Data and Devices

The field of “big data” has rapidly morphed from visionary hype to economic reality. As more companies and industries try to make sense of ever-expanding worlds of information, a few key sectors are winning mindshare and investment: product design and development in the cloud; connected devices and hardware for health, energy, and social applications; and large-scale infrastructure for data storage, sharing, and analytics. Looming over everything, though, are huge issues of cybersecurity and consumer privacy.

Join Xconomy for a half-day conference that will dive into these areas and much more, with an emphasis on identifying the real opportunities and challenges of the future. In a series of interactive talks and chats, mixed with plenty of networking time, business leaders from the Boston area and beyond will address where big data, the cloud, and devices are converging—and how innovators can stay ahead of the curve.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Alex “Sandy” Pentland
    • Professor, MIT Media Lab
  • Tom Quinlan
    • CEO, R.R. Donnelley
  • Stephan Wolfram
    • Founder and CEO, Wolfram Research
  • Ash Ashutosh
    • CEO, Actifio
  • Stephen Baier
    • Vice President of Architecture, Fidelity Investments
  • Justin Borgman
    • CEO, Hadapt
  • Bob Brennan
    • CEO, Veracode
  • Wayne Chang
    • General Manager, Twitter; Co-founder, Crashlytics
  • Ben Einstein
    • Managing Director, Bolt
  • Ric Fulop
    • General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners
  • Rob Gonzalez
    • Co-founder, Salsify
  • Chip Hazard
    • General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
  • Maia Heymann
    • Senior Managing Director, CommonAngels
  • Jon Hirschtick
    • Chairman, Belmont Technology; Founder, SolidWorks
  • Bob Hower
    • Co-founder, G20 Ventures
  • John Joseph
    • President, Data Gravity
  • Ely Kahn
    • Co-founder, Sqrrl
  • Adam Kocoloski
    • Co-founder and CTO, Cloudant
  • Chris Lynch
    • Partner, Atlas Venture
  • Hardi Meybaum
    • CEO, GrabCAD
  • Katie Rae
    • Managing Director, Techstars Boston
  • Jit Saxena
    • Founder, Netezza; Board Member, Hadapt, ParElastic
  • Brian Shin
    • CEO, Visible Measures
  • Harry Sverdlove
    • CTO, Bit9

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Registration & Networking: 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Program: 1:30 – 5:30 pm

Networking reception: 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Registration Information

Regular Registration: $225

Startup Special: $95

Student: $35

At the Door: $275

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