Beyond Mobile: Computing in 2021

The blistering pace of change in the computing world makes long-range forecasting difficult. In 2001, almost no one could have foreseen realities like ubiquitous mobile phone ownership, cloud storage and processing, or the tablet revolution. But given the opportunities at stake, innovators and entrepreneurs can’t help asking how consumers and professionals will be using computers and mobile devices ten years from now. Will devices recognizable as “smartphones,” “tablets,” and “desktops” still be around in 2021? Or will computing power simply be embedded all around us in our homes, vehicles, offices, and other environments? Will we still interact with computing devices through keyboards and pointing devices, or will touch, voice, and gestural interfaces take over? Will displays grow to the size of walls, or shrink to the size of our retinas? And what role will today’s computing and mobile companies, both large and small, play in the coming transformations? Join some of the West Coast’s leading visionaries for an evening of far-reaching debate on the future of computing.

Confirmed speakers:
Curt Carlson, President and CEO, SRI International
Bill Mark, Vice President, Information and Computing Sciences Division, SRI International
Dan Reed, Corporate Vice President of Technology Policy and Strategy, Microsoft; Leader, eXtreme Computing Group, Microsoft Research
Larry Smarr, Director, California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2)
Chris Babel, CEO, TRUSTe
Trevor Blackwell, Founder, Anybots
Michael Nusimow, CEO and Co-founder, DrChrono

Registration & Networking: 5:15 – 6:00 pm
Panel Discussion: 6:00 – 7:15 pm
Startup Burst Presentations: 7:15 – 7:30 pm
Networking reception: 7:30 – 8:30 pm

Early Bird Rate (ends May 3): $60
Startup Special: $40
For employees of startups less than 3 years old with 20 or fewer employees
Regular Registration: $95
Student: $20
At the door: $125

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