Gigaom Change Leader's Summit

Announcing three new Gigaom Change 2016 speakers

Join us in Austin for Gigaom Change where we will explore the impact of seven technologies that will change the way you do business forever.

Over an immersive two and a half days, we will cover Artificial Intelligence, Virtual + Augmented Reality, Robotics, Nanotechnology, Cybersecurity, 3D+ Printing, and Human-Machine Interfaces to understand how these technologies are transforming industry, and why this all matters.

Helping bridge the gap between today’s business operations and tomorrow’s demanding expectations, our carefully curated league of 20+ innovative speakers will showcase how business leaders can stop wondering what the future will bring, and instead start building for it.

We’re excited to announce three new speakers added to our lineup for Gigaom Change 2016!

Shane WallAs Chief Technology Officer and Global Head of HP Labs, Shane Wall drives the company’s technology vision and strategy, new business incubation and the overall technical and innovation community. Joining our 3D+ panel, Wall will provide real insights into how 3D printing is going to transform and disrupt manufacturing, supply chains, even whole economies … in other words, how it’s literally going to change the way we live.

Melonee WiseAs CEO of Fetch Robotics — delivering advanced robots for the logistics industry — Melonee Wise is an industry expert who will speak to the state of robotics today and the need + potential for the entire industry to transform to meet demand for faster, more personalized logisitics/ops delivery using “collaborative robotics”.

David RoseTaking a place on the Human-Machine interface panel is David Rose, an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and instructor at the MIT Media Lab. His research focuses on making the physical environment an interface to digital information. David holds patents for photo sharing, interactive TV, ambient information displays, and medical devices. His work has been featured at the MoMA, covered in The New York Times, WIRED, The Economist, and parodied on the Colbert Report.

These speakers join an extraordinary group of 20+ global experts we’re lining up for Gigaom Change 2016 including:

Dr. Heike RielSpeaking on the subject of nanotechnology is Dr. Heike Riel, IBM Fellow & Director Physical Sciences Department, IBM Research. Dr. Riel’s work focuses on advancing the frontiers of information technology through the physical sciences. Her research interests include nanoscale materials and novel device concepts for applications in electronics, optoelectronics, energy harvesting and cognitive computing.

Rodolphe GelinDiscussing the subject of robotics is Rodolphe Gelin, EVP Chief Scientific Officer, Aldebaran. Rodolphe Gelin has worked for decades in the field of robotics, focusing primarily on developing mobile robots for service applications to aid the disabled and elderly. Most notably, he heads the Romeo2 project, a large-scale effort to create a humanoid personal assistant and companion robot.

Mark RolstonAddressing human-machine interface is Mark Rolston, Cofounder & Chief Creative Officer, argodesign. Mark Rolston is a renowned designer who focuses on groundbreaking user experiences and addresses the modern challenge of design beyond the visible artifact – in the realm of behavior, the interaction between human and machine, and other unseen elements.

Jacquelyn Ford Morie Ph.D.Speaking on the subject of virtual & augmented reality is Jacquelyn Ford Morie Ph.D., Founder and CEO of All These Worlds LLC and Founder & CTO of The Augmented Traveler Corp. Dr. Jacquelyn Ford Morie is widely known for using technology such as Virtual Reality (VR) to deliver meaningful experiences that enrich people’s lives.

Rob HighDiscussing the subject of artificial intelligence is Rob High, IBM Fellow, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of IBM Watson. Rob High has overall responsibility to drive Watson technical strategy and thought leadership. As a key member of the Watson Leadership team, Rob works collaboratively with the Watson engineering, research, and development teams across IBM.

Dr. Michael EdlemanAddressing nanotechnology is Dr. Michael Edelman, Chief Executive Officer of Nanoco. Through his work with Nanoco, Dr. Edelman and his team have developed an innovative technology platform using quantum dots that are set to transform lighting, bio-imaging, and much more. Using real insights and examples, Edleman will share how this technology is currently disrupting entire industries.

Manoj SaxenaOn the artificial intelligence panel, Manoj Saxena, Executive Chairman of CognitiveScale and a founding managing director of The Entrepreneurs’ Fund IV, a $100m seed fund, will address the cognitive computing space; specifically, a new class of machine intelligence powered software that revolutionizing customer engagement, decision-making and productivity via complex, multi-structured Dark Data.

Robert MetcalfeAnd last but not least, our opening night keynote speaker will be internet/ethernet pioneer Robert Metcalfe, Professor of Innovation, Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise at The University of Texas.

Join us and 300+ visionary leaders along with 20+ global experts for the Gigaom Change 2016 Leader’s Summit on September 21-23 in Austin, Texas to explore some of the highly disruptive ways seven key technologies are shifting enterprise business.

Tickets are on sale now! This event will sell out, so get your tickets now.

If you are interested in sharing your work either on the stage or demonstrated in the venue, please contact us asap at change@gigaom.com as we’re finalizing things now.