Gigaom Change Leader's Summit

Announcing the Full Keynote Panelist Lineup at Gigaom Change

Gigaom Change 2016 Leader’s Summit is just one week away, September 21-23 in Austin. The event will take place over two and a half days of keynote panels with a lineup of speakers that are visionaries making R&D and proof of concept strategic investments to bring concept to reality, forging multi-billion dollar companies along the way.

Three top industry experts in the following industries will highlight the current impact these innovations are having, then pivot toward what will be possible in the future: Robotics, AI, AR/VR/MR, Human-Machine Interface, Cybersecurity, Nanotechnology and 3D+ Printing.

Keynote panelists include leading theorists and visionaries like Robert Metcalfe, Professor of Innovation, Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise at the University of Texas; Rob High, IBM Fellow, Vice President and CTO, IBM Watson. It also includes practitioners who are actively implementing these technologies within companies; like Shane Wall, CTO and Global Head HP Labs; Melonee Wise, CEO Fetch Robotics; Stan Deans, President of UPS Global Logistics and Distribution; and Rohit Prasad, Vice President and Head Scientist, Amazon Alexa. We will hear from Sapient about AI, IBM about nanotech, Softbank about robots and a wide range of other innovators creating solutions for visionary enterprises.

We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you to the full lineup of this extraordinary group.

Robert MetcalfeOur opening night keynote speaker will be internet/ethernet pioneer Robert Metcalfe, Professor of Innovation, Murchison Fellow of Free Enterprise at The University of Texas.

Jacquelyn Ford Morie Ph.D.Speaking on the VR/AR/MR panel 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 to deliver meaningful experiences that enrich people’s lives.

Rodolphe GelinDiscussing the subject of robotics is Rodolphe Gelin, EVP Chief Scientific Officer, SoftBank Robotics. 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. He heads the Romeo2 project to create a humanoid personal assistant and companion robot.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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+ Printing panel, Wall will provide real insights into how 3D+ printing is going to transform and disrupt manufacturing, supply chains, even whole economies.

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.

Stan DeansJoining the 3D+ Printing panel is Stan Deans, President of UPS Global Logistics and Distribution. Deans has been instrumental in building UPS’s relationship with Fast Radius by implementing its On Demand Production Platform™ and 3D Printing factory in UPS’s Louisville-based logistics campus. By building this disruptive technology into its supply chain models, UPS is now able to bring new value to manufacturing customers of all sizes.

Rohit PrasadAddressing human-machine interface is Rohit Prasad, Vice President and Head Scientist, Amazon Alexa, where he leads research and development in speech recognition, natural language understanding, and machine learning technologies to enhance customer interactions with Amazon’s products and services.

Liam QuinnJoining our AR/VR/MR panel, Liam Quinn is VP, Senior Fellow & CTO for Dell, responsible for leading the development of the overall technology strategy. Key passions are xReality where Quinn drives the development and integration of specific applications across AR & VR experiences, as well as remote maintenance, gaming and 3D applications.

Niloofar RaziNiloofar Razi is SVP & Worldwide Chief Strategy Officer for RSA. As part of the Cybersecurity panel she brings more than 25 years experience in the technology and national security sectors, leading corporate development and implementation of investment strategies for billion dollar industries.

Michael PetchMichael Petch is a renowned author & analyst whose expertise in 3D+ printing will bring deep insights to advanced, additive manufacturing technologies on our Nanotechnology panel. He is a frequent keynote speaker on the economic and social implications of frontier technologies.

Josh SuttonJosh Sutton is Global Head, Data & Artificial Intelligence for Publicis.Sapient. As part of the AI panel Josh will discuss how to leverage established and emerging artificial intelligence platforms to generate business insights, drive customer engagement, and accelerate business processes via advanced technologies.

Melissa MormanJoining our AR/VR/MR panel is Melissa Morman, Client Experience Officer, BuilderHomesite Inc. Morman is a member of the original founding executive team of BHI/BDX (Builders Digital Experience) and advises top executives in homebuilding, real estate, and building products industries on the digital transformation of their business.

John McClurgJoining our Cybersecurity panel is John McClurg, VP & Ambassador-At-Large, Cylance. McClurg was recently voted one of America’s 25 most influential security professionals, sits on the FBI’s Domestic Security (DSAC) & National Security Business Alliance Councils (NSBAC), and served as the founding Chairman of the International Security Foundation.

Mark HatfieldSpeaking on our Cybersecurity panel is Mark Hatfield, Founder and General Partner of Ten Eleven Ventures, the industry’s first venture capital fund that is focused solely on investing in digital security.

Mark HalversonSpeaking on our robotics panel is Mark Halverson, CEO of Precision Autonomy whose mission is to make unmanned and autonomous vehicles a safe reality. Precision Autonomy operates at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics employing crowdsourcing and 3 dimensional augmented reality to allow UAVs and other unmanned vehicles to operate more autonomously.

James V HartSpecial guest James V Hart, is an award-winning and world-renowned Hollywood screenwriter whose film credits include Contact, Hook, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Lara Croft: Tombraider, August Rush, Epic and many more projects in various stages of development, including Kurt Vonnegut’s AI fueled story Player Piano. With us he’ll discuss the impact of storytelling on how we’ve formed our views of the future.


Gigaom Change 2016 Leader’s Summit is just one week away, September 21-23 in Austin, but there are still a few tickets available for purchase. Reserve your seat today.