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Thursday, September 26
 

8:00am

Registration
Thursday September 26, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
San Jose Convention Center 150 W San Carlos Street, San Jose CA

9:00am

Welcome Session
The C2SV Conference kicks off and gets rolling at 9am. Please show up earlier to claim your badge.

Thursday September 26, 2013 9:00am - 9:10am
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

9:10am

Scoble/Israel — The Age of Context: How it Will Change Your Life and Work

A new world is coming. It’s scary. Freaky. Over the freaky line, if you will. But it is coming. Investors like Ron Conway and Marc Andreessen are investing in it. Companies from Google to startups you’ve never heard of, like Wovyn or Highlight, are building it. With more than a couple of new ones already on the way that you’ll hear about over the next six months.

In less than seven years, social media has rewritten the rules.  The Age of Conversation is just seven years old and already there are forces forming to bring in yet another new age. Shel Israel and Robert Scoble call it the Age of Context, the title of their new book. 

Scoble and Israel will discuss the convergence of five technology forces, the combination of which are changing the world in ways we never imagined:

1. Proliferation of always-connected sensors.
2. New kinds of cloud-based databases.
3. New kinds of contextual software development kits (SDKs).
4. A maturing in social data that nearly everyone is participating in.
5. Wearable computers and sensors like the Nike FuelBand, FitBit, and soon, Google Glasses. 

Scoble and Israel will explain why users will end up giving over their most private of information. You will store everything you do in life in this system and, to most, that is extremely scary. Yes, these systems can even tell when you are having sex and, worse of all, will know what brands you like and where your favorite gas station is. This future is coming and will sit on our smart phones and other devices we’ll wear.

 



Speakers
avatar for Shel Israel

Shel Israel

co-author, Age of Context
About Shel Israel | | Shel Israel is a writer, consultant and keynote speaker on issues related to technology and business. | He is a contributor to Forbes and is currently writing a book with Robert Scoble, called Age of Context: How it Will Change Your Work and Life. It is due to be out Oct 1, 2013. | He is author of four books: | • Naked Conversations, regarded by many as the seminal book that introduced traditional business to... Read More →
avatar for Robert Scoble

Robert Scoble

Futurist, Rackspace
As Futurist for Rackspace, the leading Managed Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what’s happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace. He’s interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books (“The Age of Context,” a book coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel), YouTube, and many social media sites where he’s followed by... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 9:10am - 9:40am
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

9:40am

Bitcoin: Making Money in an Anonymous World
Moderators
avatar for Gary Kremen

Gary Kremen

Founder, Clean Power Finance, Sociogramics
Internet pioneer, inventor and serial entrepreneur Gary Kremen founded Match.com in 1993 and has more than 25 years experience with emerging growth companies in the information technology industry. His recent companies include Clean Power Finance, Inc. and Sociogramics. An angel investor in companies and investment funds, he sits on the board of numerous companies and is the founding investor and board member of CrowdFlower and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Larsen

Chris Larsen

CEO, OpenCoin, Inc.
Chris Larsen is the founder and CEO of OpenCoin, Inc. and Ripple.com peer-to-peer payment network. Chris was a co-founder and CEO of E-Loan, a publicly traded online lender, and Prosper, a p2p lending marketplace. During his tenure at E-LOAN, he pioneered the open access to credit scores movement by making E-Loan the first company to show consumers their FICO scores.
avatar for Adam B. Levine

Adam B. Levine

Editor-in-Chief, Let's Talk Bitcoin!
Adam B. Levine is a writer, editor and speaker who likes to talk about complicated topics in understandable terms. He is the Creator and Editor-in-Chief of Let’s Talk Bitcoin! and a senior fellow with the Bitcoin Education Project.After training as an audio engineer, Adam spent five years selling environmentally-friendly food service packaging to institutional clients by day and working on various gaming related projects by night. A frequent... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 9:40am - 10:15am
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

10:30am

Social Media: Strategy, Culture & Execution with Todd Wilms

Social isn't dead, but it is changing. Social Business is how you take all the insights you learned about social media and apply it to your business. Your goal is not ROI, but creating long lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with your customers.  

Sound too new-age, or squishy for you?  You may need to get used to it as this is how revenue will be made, and companies will flourish, or perish.  

This session will provide insights into how to think about developing a company-wide strategy for social business, how to get exec buy-in, and how to execute the change in your organization. 

Pure Matter presents what will no doubt be a lively and engaging session with Todd Wilms, an author, speaker and strategist who has worked with PayPal, Citrix and PeopleSoft among others. Currently he's Head of Social Business Strategy at SAP and a Forbes.com columnist.

He's spoken at SES London 2012, Online Marketing Summit 2012, Benchmark The Corporate Social Media conference in San Francisco. Todd is a really entertaining speaker and will keep you awake better than a strong espresso.


Moderators
avatar for Bryan Kramer

Bryan Kramer

Author, CEO, Pure Matter
Social Business Strategist and CEO of the Silicon Valley agency PureMatter, Bryan was recently listed as one of The Top 50 Social Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) on Twitter in the world by the Huffington Post. A leading authority on social strategy, Bryan is an active blogger and a featured contributor on SocialMediaToday.com, Business2Community and the IBM Smarter Commerce blog. He is the author of two books: "There is no B2B or B2C... Read More →
avatar for Robert Scoble

Robert Scoble

Futurist, Rackspace
As Futurist for Rackspace, the leading Managed Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what’s happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace. He’s interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books (“The Age of Context,” a book coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel), YouTube, and many social media sites where he’s followed by... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kare Anderson

Kare Anderson

CEO, Say it Better Center
Emmy-winning former NBC and Wall Street Journal reporter, now speaker and columnist (Forbes and Huffington Post) on connective behavior and quotability. I enjoy supporting others in using their best talent together to accomplish greater things than they can on their own, beginning by becoming more quotable and aware of the sweet spots of mutual interest for which they seek allies. I was a founding board member of Annie's Homegrown, co-founded... Read More →
avatar for Todd Wilms

Todd Wilms

Head of Social Business Strategy, SAP
A 20-year marketer, Todd Wilms is the Head of Social Business Strategy for SAP.  Previously he has held leadership roles at some of the world's best known brands like eBay/PayPal, Citrix Online, PeopleSoft, and agency GPJ. He is a frequent speaker and contributor to Forbes and other media channels, as well as being widely quoted in business journals, books and college textbooks (infecting the minds of America's youth, or something like... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 10:30am - 10:55am
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

10:55am

The Web’s Next 20 Years with Rich Skrenta and Hugh Williams
Web veteran Rich Skrenta, CEO of Blekko, co-founder of Topix and a veteran of Netscape and the DMOZ directory takes a look ahead and leads this forward looking session. 

Joining him will be longtime web technologist and innovator Hugh Williams,  who's now Ebay’s vice president of experience, search and platforms.

Moderators
avatar for Robert Scoble

Robert Scoble

Futurist, Rackspace
As Futurist for Rackspace, the leading Managed Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what’s happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace. He’s interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books (“The Age of Context,” a book coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel), YouTube, and many social media sites where he’s followed by... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rich Skrenta

Rich Skrenta

CEO, Blekko
Rich Skrenta is Founder of the search engine company Blekko, Inc., and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. He co-founded the news aggregation site Topix. Between 1989 and 1991, Rich worked at Commodore Business Machines with Amiga Unix. Between 1991 and 1995 he worked at Unix System Labs and from 1996 to 1998 with IP-level encryption at Sun Microsystems. He later left Sun and became one of the founders of the Open Directory Project. He... Read More →
avatar for Hugh Williams

Hugh Williams

Vice President, Experience, Search and Platforms, Ebay
Hugh E. Williams has spent twenty years researching and developing search engines and web services, and a few before that running his own startup. | | Hugh is the Vice President of Experience, Search, and Platforms at eBay, where his responsibilities include eBay’s search engine, most of eBay’s global user experiences, and some of eBay’s platforms. He previously managed a large R&D team at Microsoft’s Bing, where he... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 10:55am - 11:15am
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

11:15am

Augmented Reality — From digital layers to wearable computers
Once computing escaped the desktop box, there’s no telling where it will end up. The world is getting a digital layer and soon information will be popping up, well, everywhere.

When the digital universe collides with the physical landscape, once-dumb objects will deliver rich media experiences. From Google glasses to a new crop of smartphone and tablet-based apps, this session will peer into this emerging reality, as seen through the augmented eyes of some key industry visionaries.

From wearable computing, talking newspapers and virtual markers on public buildings, this session will discuss some of the bleeding edge technologies that are falling under the augmented reality umbrella, as seen through the eyes of some of the people making it happen.



Speakers
avatar for Meron Gerbitz

Meron Gerbitz

Co-founder, Meta
Meron Gerbitz is the CEO and co
avatar for Wedge Martin

Wedge Martin

CoFounder, GeoPapyrus
Wedge Martin is Co-Founder of GeoPapyrus, an augmented reality platform that fuses social media to physical surfaces viewable by mobile devices. The mobile software platform allows users to view, publish and interact with social content such as photos, videos, audio files or web sites by browsing physical elements (frames, windows, buildings, books, …) with their smartphone. | | Martin is the former CTO and Co-Founder of Badgeville. In... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 11:15am - 12:05pm
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

11:50am

Break
Lunch items are available for purchase, just outside on the concourse.

Thursday September 26, 2013 11:50am - 12:30pm
San Jose Convention Center 150 W San Carlos Street, San Jose CA

12:30pm

Funding Your Dream: Entrepreneurism’s Many Paths

Silicon Valley is home to innovation across every technology discipline, and technology entrepreneurs spring from STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics—and liberal arts backgrounds alike. And while venture-funded companies get most of the attention, Series A, B, and C could just as likely be Angel, Bootstrapping, and Crowd funding in today's entrepreneurial environment.

A panel of entrepreneurs across media, mobile and app development discuss the winding roads they have traveled as entrepreneurs. They’ll talk about new ways to fund and launch companies and how the rest of us, without the billion-dollar valuations, get the job done.


Moderators
avatar for Elisa Camahort Page

Elisa Camahort Page

Co-founder and COO, BlogHer, Inc.
Elisa Camahort Page is one of the three co-founders of BlogHer, Inc., along with Lisa Stone and Jory Des Jardins. As COO of the company, Elisa leads the BlogHer conference business, including the BlogHer annual conference, the largest event for bloggers in the United States. Elisa also leads the research/consumer insights division, as well as the company’s public relations and social media efforts. Prior to BlogHer, Elisa worked as a... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sana Choudary

Sana Choudary

CEO, www.Yetizen.com
Sana is the CEO and Founder of YetiZen, a cornerstone of the social mobile game community. YetiZen has two arms. The first is the YetiZen Innovation Lab,  a 20,000 square feet games innovation space in the heart of San Francisco that provides free coplay for the game industry and 150+ events for game developers yearly. This includes the San Francisco Game Developer’s Workshop series (SFGDW) which has 5000+ members making it the largest... Read More →
avatar for Esther Crawford

Esther Crawford

CEO, Blanket
Founder of Yardstick and Blanket. | Previously Esther cofounded Glmps, a 6 second video app on iOS. From 2007-2012 she owned a marketing consultancy that specialized in reaching women online. Clients included a mix of Fortune 500 companies and funded startups, including Weight Watchers, Kmart, ConAgra Foods and MyDirectives.
avatar for Barb Dybwad

Barb Dybwad

Director of Business Development, Engadget
social media nerd, gamer, blogger, musician, citizen of the internetz, incorrigible generalist.
avatar for Michelle Magoffin

Michelle Magoffin

CEO & Co-Founder, Sprawl3
After 14 years of working for internet companies large and small, Michelle Magoffin ventured out on her own. She founded Bossy Interactive, a digital agency that built upon the part-time consulting she had been doing for the past ten years. Michelle also co-founded Sprawl3, a mobile app development company. | | Before that, she was Director of Social Media Marketing and Director of Product Management for Edmunds.com and Senior Product... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 12:30pm - 1:15pm
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

1:15pm

Transactional Underpinnings of the New Economy
The economy is changing in new and profound ways, enabled by a new crop of mobile and micro-transaction payment systems.

Learn about the ways in which entrepreneurs are carving out new market opportunities by exploiting systems that level the playing field between small businesses and the giants and creating the new wave of payment systems.

Moderators
avatar for Dan Pulcrano

Dan Pulcrano

Curator, C2SV
Dan Pulcrano is a Silicon Valley journalist and digital media pioneer who publishes seven Northern California weeklies, including  Metro Silicon Valley, Good Times, North Bay Bohemian and Pacific Sun. He's the founder of the Creative Convergence Silicon Valley (C2SV) festival and conference.

Speakers
avatar for RIch Aberman

RIch Aberman

Co-founder and COO, WePay
@RichAberman Rich Aberman is the Co-Founder and VP Product of WePay. In 2010, he was named one of Business Insider's Silicon Valley 100 and in 2011, as one of BusinessWeek's 30 under 30 Best Tech Entrepreneurs. Before WePay, Rich briefly attended NYU Law before dropping out to found WePay and graduated from Boston College with B.As in Political Science, Economics and Philosophy.


Thursday September 26, 2013 1:15pm - 1:30pm
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

1:30pm

Disruptive Political Change: Using digital technology to reform government and improve the world

New digital tools are having a dramatic effect on public institutions and are being used with greater precision to effect social change and political reform.

Venture investor and former Ebay exec Steve Westly served as California's controller, overseeing the finances of the world's 8th largest economy. He is one of the key Silicon Valley figures in President Obama's historic 2008 campaign. His firm's investment strategy focuses on supporting transformation of companies addressing critical social and environmental issues.

Josh Silver will talk about Represent.Us, a movement leveraging social media and technology to enact the American Anti-Corruption Act, a law that would overhaul campaign finance and impose strict lobbying and conflict of interest laws. Using a model borrowed from cyber-security, Represent.us recruited convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff to identify loopholes and harden the target against monied interests influencing government.




Moderators
avatar for Dan Pulcrano

Dan Pulcrano

Curator, C2SV
Dan Pulcrano is a Silicon Valley journalist and digital media pioneer who publishes seven Northern California weeklies, including  Metro Silicon Valley, Good Times, North Bay Bohemian and Pacific Sun. He's the founder of the Creative Convergence Silicon Valley (C2SV) festival and conference.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Silver

Josh Silver

Director, Represent.Us
Josh Silver is a veteran election and media reform executive. He was the campaign manager for the successful 1998 Arizona Clean Elections ballot initiative campaign and is the cofounder and former CEO of Free Press, a leading media and technology reform advocacy organization. He was the director of development for the cultural arm of the Smithsonian Institution.
avatar for Steve Westly

Steve Westly

Founder & Managing Partner, The Westly Group
@SteveWestly Early Ebay executive Steve Westly served California’ Controller and Chief Fiscal Officer, managing the finances of the world’s eighth largest economy. He is presently Founder & Managing Partner of The Westly Group, a venture firm investing in transformative technologies and companies with plans to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Its portfolio companies include Tesla Motors. | | As Controller, he... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 1:30pm - 2:00pm
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

2:00pm

Robots, Drones and Self Driving Cars
A new crop of moving objects are taking to the roads and airways.

While military drones get all the press, civilian unmanned craft are going into production at a fast clip. The good drones are being built for tasks such as climate research an pesticide reduction in agriculture. They’ll someday share the airspace with personal air vehicles. These lightweight crafts that will make flying as commonplace as driving and commuting a breeze — at speeds of up to 200 mph. New breakthroughs in aviation are ushering in a new era of flight that will transform the way we live and move about. Bestselling author and former Wired editor Chris Anderson, now CEO of 3D Robotics, takes up the subject.

As for robocars, should they be allowed to speed? If they don't—and most human drivers do—they could create a problem on the roadways. Who owns the rights to the data that will be collected? Should they be allowed on California highways without a driver ready to take over at a moment's notice? Questions like these are ones that need to be sorted out as the robots take the wheel. Brad Templeton, an Internet pioneer who is on the faculty of Singularity University and is an adviser to Google's driver-less car project, will present his insights.

And the new CEO of Savioke, Steve Cousins, formerly the President and CEO of Willow Garage, will enlighten us about sophisticated, easy-to-use robots that will be appearing at a service establishment nearby in the not-to-distant future.


Moderators
avatar for Beth Rogozinski

Beth Rogozinski

Founder, Transmedia SF
Beth is a serial entrepreneur, published author, and former college instructor with over twenty years in the media technology industry in strategy, production and marketing. She was on the founding team of the world renown Multimedia Studies Program at SFSU and was the Executive Director of the DigiQuest Learning Center. During her tenure at Silicon Graphics (SGI), Beth helped create and launch a new multimillion dollar consumer products... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

CEO, 3D Robotics
Chris Anderson is the CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones. From 2001 through 2012 he was Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine. Prior to Wired he was with The Economist for seven years in London, Hong Kong and New York. | | Chris is the author of the New York Times bestselling books The Long Tail and Free as well as the new Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. | | Awards include: Editor of the Year by Ad Age (2005). Named to the... Read More →
avatar for Steve Cousins

Steve Cousins

CEO, Savioke
Steve Cousins, CEO, was formerly the President and CEO of Willow Garage. During his tenure, Willow Garage created the PR2 robot, the open source TurtleBot, and the robot operating system (ROS), and spun off 8 companies:
avatar for Brad Templeton

Brad Templeton

Faculty Member, Singularity U
@bradtem Brad Templeton founded and designed the software for ClariNet Communications Corp., the first internet-based content company, then sold it to Newsedge Corporation in 1997. ClariNet publishes an online electronic newspaper delivered for live reading on subscribers machines. | | He has been active in the computer network community since 1979, participated in the building and growth of USENET from its earliest days and in 1987 he... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 2:00pm - 2:50pm
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

2:50pm

The New Space Race
Nations used to compete to plant their flags in celestial bodies. Now start-up companies are leading the charge into space, and interplanetary travel for the rest of us seems closer than ever.

This session will look at the entrepreneurs and visionaries who are laying plans to take us where no human has gone before.

Moderators
avatar for Greg Baumann

Greg Baumann

Editor, Silicon Valley Business Journal
@SVBizGreg  Greg Baumann is editor in chief at the Silicon Valley Business Journal. He retuned to journalism after two years at a start-up, My Broker Donates. Before that, he spent three years as editor at Crain's TelevisionWeek helping to document the seismic changes affecting the TV industry. He spent seven years as Bloomberg News’ Los Angeles bureau chief and was a legal editor at Bloomberg, building on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steve Jurvetson

Steve Jurvetson

Managing Director, Draper, Fisher Jurvetson
Steve Jurvetson is a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, where his current board responsibilities include SpaceX, Synthetic Genomics, and Tesla Motors (TSLA).  He was the founding VC investor in Hotmail (MSFT), Interwoven (IWOV), Kana (KANA), and NeoPhotonics (NPTN). He also led DFJ's investments in other companies that were acquired for $12 billion in... Read More →
avatar for Bruce Pittman

Bruce Pittman

Director of Flight Projects, NASA Space Portal
Bruce Pittman is founder and president of Profit Engineering Technologies. He has been a founder and member of the startup team in a number of early growth companies including SpaceHab, Kistler Aerospace, New Focus, Product Factory, Prometheus II Ltd. and Industrial Sound and Motion. Bruce is a Space Frontier Foundation Advocate, Chairman of the AIAA Commercial Space Group, Co-founder and President of the Silicon Valley Space Club and a... Read More →
avatar for Bob Richards

Bob Richards

Co-founder and CEO, Moon Express
Bob Richards | Co-Founder & CEO Dr. Robert (Bob) Richards is a space entrepreneur and futurist. He is a Co-Founder of the International Space University, Singularity University, SEDS, the Space Generation Foundation and Google Lunar X PRIZE competitors Odyssey Moon Ltd. and Moon Express, Inc.. Bob participated in the 2007 NASA Mars Lander mission and 2004 XSS-11 mission of the US Air Force. He is a member of the International Institute of... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 2:50pm - 3:15pm
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

3:15pm

The Disintermediated Life: How the Internet Changed Us

With everyone publishing and selling for themselves, is the net turning into a global bazaar? Traditional layers of agents, editors and publishers are vanishing.  Producers no longer need to own their distribution apparatus. Disinter-mediation is setting content creators free.  And everyone seems to have "Digital Marketing Specialist" on their business cards or, rather, on their online profiles.

 Renowned cyberpunk author Rudy Rucker is in a unique position to provide an overview of the changes, having worked in Silicon Valley as a computer science professor during the valley’s transition from semiconductor manufacturing to digital media center. 



Moderators
avatar for Maya Zuckerman

Maya Zuckerman

Co-Founder, Transmedia SF
@maya_z00 Maya Zuckerman is a transmedia producer and emerging technology aficionado. She has worked with feature films and on game cinematics for "Prince of Persia", "Ghostbusters" and “Star-Trek online.”  She also worked in product development for software and interactive products for the Chopra Center, Harpo Productions and Salesforce.com. Maya has helped grow the Transmedia SF community from a few hundred to a few... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rudy Rucker

Rudy Rucker

Author, Transreal Books
Rudy Rucker is a writer, a mathematician, and a former computer science professor. He received Philip K. Dick awards for his cyberpunk novels Software and Wetware, available in the Ware Tetralogy. He recently published his autobiography, Nested Scrolls, and an SF novel, Turing & Burroughs, featuring Alan Turing and William Burroughs wreaking havoc on 1950s America. His next novel is The Big Aha, a hard-boiled whirlwind of enlightenment, aliens... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 3:15pm - 3:30pm
MFBT Lounge (Move Fast Break Things) LL20D San Jose Convention Center

3:15pm

Digital Vertigo with Andrew Keen
Speakers
avatar for Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen

Author / Entrepreneur
@ajkeen Andrew Keen is an Internet entrepreneur who founded Audiocafe.com in 1995 and built it into a popular first generation Internet company. He is currently the host of “Keen On” show, the popular Techcrunch chat show, a columnist for CNN and a regular commentator for many other newspapers, radio and television networks around the world. As a speaker on the international circuit, Andrew regularly addresses the impact of... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 3:15pm - 3:35pm
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

3:30pm

Hollywood SV — New Media Digital Content Production
in 1912, the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company established a film studio in Fremont’s Niles Canyon and filmed Charlie Chaplin’s The Tramp there, among other early classics. But then everything moved down to Southern California.

One hundred years later, the digital pendulum has swung back to Silicon Valley and studios are opening here again. Former "Good Morning America" producer and Walt Disney exec Bradley Lautenbach heads up operations for Zuckerberg Media, a next-generation media company in the heart of Silicon Valley. The company opened its new 12,000 s.f. production studio earlier this year and is developing original productions for clients such as Cirque du Soleil, BeachMint, the UN Foundation and Conde Nast. 
 
Bradley will talk about the Hollywood-Silicon Valley convergence and new media content production in what is sure to be a thought-provoking session led by Transmedia Producer Maya Zuckerman.

Moderators
avatar for Maya Zuckerman

Maya Zuckerman

Co-Founder, Transmedia SF
@maya_z00 Maya Zuckerman is a transmedia producer and emerging technology aficionado. She has worked with feature films and on game cinematics for "Prince of Persia", "Ghostbusters" and “Star-Trek online.”  She also worked in product development for software and interactive products for the Chopra Center, Harpo Productions and Salesforce.com. Maya has helped grow the Transmedia SF community from a few hundred to a few... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bradley Lautenbach

Bradley Lautenbach

Chief Operating Officer, Zuckerberg Media
@lautenbach Bradley Lautenbach is Chief Operating Officer at Zuckerberg Media, a next-generation media company in the heart of Silicon Valley founded by former Facebook executive Randi Zuckerberg. | | He previously led product development and user experience for the social music discovery service Rexly. Before that, he worked at Walt Disney Imagineering, the Walt Disney Internet Group, Bonobos and ABC News as a producer for "Good Morning... Read More →
avatar for Evette Vargas

Evette Vargas

CEO/Writer/Director, Digital-Reign
Evette Vargas is emblematic of Hollywood’s new breed of multiplatform storytelling talent. Named by the New York Times as an “Artist to Watch,” Vargas is an award-winning writer, director, producer, multiplatform and Virtual Reality creator. Vargas' work includes series for Amazon, MTV, Bravo, DirectTV; as well as writing, apps, games and branded entertainment for FAST & FURIOUS, LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy and Madonna. Vargas... Read More →



Thursday September 26, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
MFBT Lounge (Move Fast Break Things) LL20D San Jose Convention Center

3:35pm

Keeping the Web Open
A unique architecture and philiosophy championed by a core of public spirited technologists has kept the Web relatively resiliiant to dominance by governments or private corporations. Much of the credit goes to pioneers of open source initiatiates and the development of neutral standards.

Scalable open source technologies continue to be the web’s foundation. Key technologists will discuss how the open standards movement helped build the web, and why it’s critical to its future.

In this panel, we bring together some of them to share their thoughts on the core building blocks of a free and open web, and to discuss what’s needed to continue the Web's amazing development of the past two decades.

Moderators
avatar for Beth Rogozinski

Beth Rogozinski

Founder, Transmedia SF
Beth is a serial entrepreneur, published author, and former college instructor with over twenty years in the media technology industry in strategy, production and marketing. She was on the founding team of the world renown Multimedia Studies Program at SFSU and was the Executive Director of the DigiQuest Learning Center. During her tenure at Silicon Graphics (SGI), Beth helped create and launch a new multimillion dollar consumer products... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brian Behlendorf

Brian Behlendorf

Executive Director, Hyperledger Project
Brian Behlendorf is a technology adviser and entrepreneur who has held founding and executive board positions in firms and non-profits focused on open systems, open standards and open source. Behlendorf organized and served as the Founding President of the Apache Software Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit that organizes volunteer software development projects around key Internet technologies, helping ensure an open and free marketplace. Behlendorf... Read More →
avatar for Erich Nachbar

Erich Nachbar

Founder, Velum
@enachb Erich Nachbar is a technologist applying scalable open source technologies to big data challenges. In the past he has worked on many high performance grid/cloud computing projects. Erich has more than 16 years of experience designing, developing and integrating large, heterogeneous computing environments for Fortune 500 companies.He previously was CTO of Quantifind, a predictive analytics platform company that helps its customers forecast... Read More →


Thursday September 26, 2013 3:35pm - 4:00pm
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

4:00pm

The Brain in Your Pocket: Next Generation Artificial Intelligence Apps, Part I

Mobile apps are evolving and incorporating artificial intelligence capabilities and making smartphones smarter. The new generation of applications are rethinking classic workhorses and using cloud based processing, allowing mobile devices to access an expanding global brain. 

One of these is Tempo, a calendaring app for iPhone that has built-in information gathering and communication functions that gather documents for a meeting, do Yelp look ups, take Siri instructions and text meeting participants when you are running late. Tempo founder Raj Singh will be on hand to discuss how mobile apps are rising to the next level and making smartphones smarter.

Another smart calendar is Mynd, a context-aware app that learns what users do, has built-in time management functions and automatically calls up LinkedIn profiles. CEO Max Wheeler will be on hand.

Tying this world of smart apps together will be Liron Shapira, CTO of Quixey, whose app searches across apps by function to create a new type of search engine. 

 


Speakers
avatar for Liron Shapira

Liron Shapira

CTO, Quixey
Liron Shapira is cofounder and CTO of Quixey, the all-­platform Functional Search(tm) engine for apps.
avatar for Raj Singh

Raj Singh

Founder, Tempo AI
Raj Singh is a mobile industry veteran, having worked across the space over the past 12 years. He is the founder and CEO of venture-backed Tempo AI focused on developing a smart calendar. In 2011, Tempo AI was spun-out of SRI, where Raj served as an EIR (entrepreneur in residence) in SRI Ventures. Previously, Raj was the founding vice president of business development for Skyfire, a mobile browser that supports full Flash rendering. Prior to... Read More →
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Max Wheeler

CEO & Founder, Alminder Inc
Max Wheeler is the CEO & Founder of Alminder, which produces the Mynd smart calendar app. He previously worked as Vice President of Mobile Cloud Services for Motorola Mobility, building and managing Motorola's mobile cloud services team. Max also worked as Director of Engineering for Good Technology, fusionOne and Leviant.


Thursday September 26, 2013 4:00pm - 4:30pm
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center
 
Friday, September 27
 

8:00am

REGISTRATION
Friday September 27, 2013 8:00am - 9:00am
San Jose Convention Center 150 W San Carlos Street, San Jose CA

9:00am

Keynote with Jeff Stibel: The Web’s Next 20 Years
It is hard to believe how young the Internet is from an evolutionary point of view. There are now more devices connected to the Internet than there are people on earth. In the 20 years since the browser’s invention, the World Wide Web has gone from 15 million users to more than 2.5 billion. One site alone, YouTube, did more traffic last year than the entire Internet did in 2000. Facebook now has more users than the entire Internet had in 2004. And, in surveys, the average person is more willing to forgo coffee, sleep, TV, even sex, than to give up online access.

Growth is a core tenet of success. Technology has limits. The whole network is set to collapse if we don’t cull it down. 

Brain scientist James Stibel has looked at how systems hit the tipping point and fail — from ant colonies to the civilization on Easter Island—and has some insights into how we can keep the Web healthy and growing.






Moderators
avatar for Dan Pulcrano

Dan Pulcrano

Curator, C2SV
Dan Pulcrano is a Silicon Valley journalist and digital media pioneer who publishes seven Northern California weeklies, including  Metro Silicon Valley, Good Times, North Bay Bohemian and Pacific Sun. He's the founder of the Creative Convergence Silicon Valley (C2SV) festival and conference.

Speakers
avatar for Srivats Sampath

Srivats Sampath

CEO, Grokr Labs
Srivats Sampath is a serial entrepreneur and the founder and former CEO of McAfee.com. He currently serves as the co-founder and CEO of Grokr Labs. Prior to that he was with Netscape and also worked with Central Point Software and Intel.Sampath, who received his B.Sc. in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from Madras University, started his career by co- founding Mecon, which was subsequently acquired by GE.Most recently he was the... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Stibel

Jeff Stibel

CEO, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
Jeff Stibel is a brain scientist and entrepreneur and the author of the current bestseller “Breakpoint: Why the Web will Implode, Search will be Obsolete, and Everything Else you Need to Know about Technology is in Your Brain.” | | He is currently serving as President and CEO of the Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corp and was previously President and CEO of Web.com, Inc. Stibel is also Chairman of BrainGate, a company whose... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 9:00am - 9:45am
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

9:45am

An app that impregnates - Chris Martinez of Glow
In the future, smartphones will influence human evolution, and the possibilities are just beginning to emerge. The co-founder of Glow, a Max Levchin-funded startup, will be talking about the breakthrough crowdsourced fertility app Glow.

Mobile computing linked to crowdsourced databases now encompasses the biosciences and family planning. An example of this is Glow, an app that helps couples know when to conceive.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Martinez

Chris Martinez

Co-founder, Glow
Chris is a Co-founder of Glow, where he focuses on business and strategy. Before Co-founding Glow, Chris worked for a number of venture capital firms during which time he managed funds for venture financings and mergers, identified liquidation opportunities for venture-backed companies, built leveraged buyout models for acquisitions and ultimately started building companies of his own. Chris holds a BA in Mathematical & Computational Science... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 9:45am - 10:00am
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

10:00am

Reinventing Retail with Silicon Valley Culture and Technologies: Ecommerce Gets Smarter
As consumers get smarter in their online purchases, comparing prices, utilizing mobile devices and researching reviews and crowdsourced ratings, retailers on the web have risen to the challenge. A new generation of ecommerce technology is delivering a more customer-centric experience to consumers.

In this panel, two industry leaders in this transformation will discuss how retail is reinventing itself with big data, new analytical systems and out-of-the-box thinking. how to mine big data to optimize the performance of ecommerce systems.

IBM Smarter Commerce’s former Chief Strategy Officer John Squire—recently named president of eCommera Inc.’s U.S. operations, manages a product that supports more than 80 sites across 27 countries.

Walmart Global e-Commerce CTO Jeremy King oversees Walmart’s dramatic transformation into a global online force from Walmart Labs’ Mountain View office. He’s looking forward to participating in the session. “We have a great story here,” he says.


Speakers
avatar for Jeremy King

Jeremy King

SVP and CTO, @WalmartLabs
Jeremy King is Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Global e-Commerce at Walmart.  | Since joining Walmart in 2011, King has led product, engineering and web ops team members charged with developing Walmart’s global online business as the company moves to the next generation of e-commerce. | Prior to Walmart, King spent three years at LiveOps as Executive Vice President of Technology. At LiveOps, he guided Fortune 500... Read More →
avatar for John Squire

John Squire

President, eCommera. Decision Intelligent Commerce
As President, eCommera, Inc., Squire is globally responsible for all aspects of eCommera’s management and operations for DynamicAction, a Decision Intelligent Commerce cloud solution, and for eCommera’s DynamicCommerce business in the US market. Squire brings over 10 years of executive management, SaaS, and Digital Analytics experience to the eCommera team. Prior to eCommera, Squire was featured regularly as the Chief Strategy Officer of... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

11:00am

Privacy protection and your personal data ecosystem
With data moving off personal drives and into the cloud, and with systems being offshored and users maintaining multiple accounts and passwords, how secure is personal data? And what steps can be taken to keep data private and personal?  One solution is using public key cryptography to build a secure digital identity system that doesn't rely on usernames and passwords. One of Silicon Valley’s most accomplished entrepreneurs will discuss his new initiative to replace pre-cloud legacy password pair system with a new model scaled to the Digital Age.
 

Speakers
avatar for Steve Kirsch

Steve Kirsch

Founder and CTO, OneID
Steve Kirsch is a serial entrepreneur (Mouse Systems, Frame Technology Corp., Infoseek, Propel, Abaca) who started OneID “because usernames and passwords are horrible for users: hard to remember, hard to use, and insecure. They aren't good for service providers either: risk of breach, support costs.” He has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 11:00am - 11:50am
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

11:50am

LUNCH BREAK
Friday September 27, 2013 11:50am - 12:30pm
San Jose Convention Center 150 W San Carlos Street, San Jose CA

12:30pm

Steve Wozniak & Nolan Bushnell (“Finding the Next Steve Jobs”)
Speakers
avatar for Nolan Bushnell

Nolan Bushnell

CEO, Brainrush
Nolan Bushnell was Silicon Valley’s first celebrity serial entrepreneur and is the founder of more than 20 companies, including Atari and Chuck E. Cheese. He invented Pong, defined the computer entertainment industry and brought video arcade games and home video consoles to market. His subsequent ventures included one of the first technology company incubators, Catalyst Technologies. Catalyst companies included Etak... Read More →
avatar for Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak

Inventor, Woz.org
Co-founder of Apple Computer, philanthropist and inventor of the first popularly embraced personal computer.


Friday September 27, 2013 12:30pm - 1:20pm
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

1:30pm

Rebooting Work and The Rise of the Naked Economy
In this session, two authors will share their thoughts on the reinvention of work.

Maynard Webb, the chair of a company you may have heard of (Yahoo!) and one you may not have heard of (LiveOps) has written Rebooting Work.

Jeremy Neuner, Co-founder + (R)evolutionary-in-Chief of NextSpace, has written “The Rise of the Naked Economy.”

They'll be interviewed by Scott Schreiman, CEO of Kerio, Inc. 

Moderators
avatar for Scott Schreiman

Scott Schreiman

CEO, Kerio Technologies, Inc.
@scottschreiman Scott Schreiman is the CEO of Kerio Technologies, Inc. Prior to becoming CEO, he was COO, responsible for Kerio’s global business operations and financial management. He joined Kerio in 2005 as vice president of worldwide operations, managing business planning, sales operations, customer support, finance and IT. | | Prior to joining Kerio Technologies, Mr. Schreiman was vice president and director of knowledge management... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Neuner

Jeremy Neuner

Executive Director, Santa Cruz Works, Global Workspace Association
Santa Cruz Works is your gateway to the Santa Cruz tech scene. We're working to champion Santa Cruz as a great place to start, run, and grow a business, all while fostering a sense of community and collaboration among the leaders of the Santa Cruz tech ecosystem.In addition, Jereny is the founder and CEO of NextSpace. Jeremy began his career as an officer and carrier-based helicopter pilot in the U.S. Navy. Jeremy also worked as a management... Read More →
avatar for Maynard Webb

Maynard Webb

Chairman of Board, Yahoo | LiveOps
@maynard is Chairman of Yahoo! and Chairman of LiveOps. He is a board member of salesforce.com. | | Maynard is the Founder of the Webb Investment Network (“WIN”), a seed-stage venture capital firm focused on backing outstanding entrepreneurs who are seeking to build transformational technology companies. | | From 2006-2011, Maynard served as CEO of LiveOps, a leader in cloud contact center technology that also leverages a virtual... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 1:30pm - 2:20pm
MFBT Lounge (Move Fast Break Things) LL20D San Jose Convention Center

2:30pm

Leveraging the Cloud
The CRN predicts that by 2014, small businesses will spend almost $100 billion on cloud computing services and rightfully so. We know cloud computing radically simplifies how organizations deploy, maintain, and access software, platforms, and infrastructure — enabling massive interoperability and the potential for huge cost savings. But after the IT considerations, what’s the next layer? What are the benefits for employees, marketers, customers, etc.? This session will look beyond the known benefits of the cloud to share how it can be leveraged for secure collaboration and customer engagement, providing more opportunities to share information and increase revenue.

Speakers
avatar for Marty Beard

Marty Beard

President and CEO, LiveOps Inc.
Marty Beard is President and Chief Executive Officer of LiveOps and serves on its board of directors. He is responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of the company. Under his leadership LiveOps is capitalizing on the cloud, social and mobile revolutions to transform customer service interactions. | | Prior to joining LiveOps, Marty was President of Sybase 365, the global leader in mobile messaging and mobile commerce services... Read More →
avatar for Scott Schreiman

Scott Schreiman

CEO, Kerio Technologies, Inc.
@scottschreiman Scott Schreiman is the CEO of Kerio Technologies, Inc. Prior to becoming CEO, he was COO, responsible for Kerio’s global business operations and financial management. He joined Kerio in 2005 as vice president of worldwide operations, managing business planning, sales operations, customer support, finance and IT. | | Prior to joining Kerio Technologies, Mr. Schreiman was vice president and director of knowledge management... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 2:30pm - 3:20pm
DBE (“Don’t Be Evil”) LL20C San Jose Convention Center

2:30pm

Apps, the Web and URLs: The Future of Search and Navigation

Since the explosion of the app ecosystem, the common view has been that apps and the web are somehow in contention with one another. Much attention has been payed to metrics such as whether mobile devices or websites get more attention and which devices have the most market share. What's more relevant for understanding the future of apps the web, however, is focusing on the URL. It's been around since 1994, but changed a lot in 20 years to accommodate website-supported functions, app-supported functions, and all technology-supported functions. Taking this evolution into account, we can begin to understand the growing web of apps and form quicker ways to navigate through it similar to how we navigate the web. In this panel, Liron Shapira, CTO and Co-Founder of Quixey, “The Search Engine for Apps,” will be joined by Peter Hoddie, Vice President of the Kinoma® Platform at Marvell, and Kevin Marks, Vice President of Open Cloud Standards at Salesforce.com to discuss the rise of the web of apps, and how deep-linking can bring us closer to a unified functional web.


Moderators
avatar for Nic Meliones

Nic Meliones

Founder and CEO, BitWall
@nicmeliones Nic is the CEO of BitWall. He leads business development and strategy. He previously worked at Visa before launching a mobile wallet venture. He got a B.S. in Economics from Duke.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Hoddie

Peter Hoddie

Vice President of the Kinoma® Platform, Marvell
For nearly a decade, Peter Hoddie has played a central role in defining, building and promoting Apple’s trailblazing QuickTime technology. While at Apple, Mr. Hoddie was awarded the designation of Distinguished Engineer for his work on QuickTime. | In 2000, he founded Generic Media to radically simplify both the publishing and viewing of digital media by introducing the first on-demand, real-time media transcoding server. While at Generic... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Marks

Kevin Marks

Vice President of Open Cloud Standards, Salesforce.com
Kevin Marks (@kevinmarks) | | Kevin Marks is author of the weblog Epeus Epigone. He was Vice President of Web Services at BT. He became Principal Engineer for Technorati after working for both Apple and the BBC. At the TechCrunch event Realtime Stream Crunchup he announced that he would be joining BT to work together with JP Rangaswami. In May 2011 he began working at Salesforce.com. He is... Read More →
avatar for Liron Shapira

Liron Shapira

CTO, Quixey
Liron Shapira is cofounder and CTO of Quixey, the all-­platform Functional Search(tm) engine for apps.


Friday September 27, 2013 2:30pm - 3:20pm
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center

3:30pm

The Net as Grassroots Organizing Platform
Social media has emerged as an increasingly important civic engagement tool, with potential to engage citizens more deeply in the making of public decisions.  On of the leaders in the movement is Causes.com, which provides free tools for organizers to build support and raise money for campaigns.

Moderators
avatar for Dan Pulcrano

Dan Pulcrano

Curator, C2SV
Dan Pulcrano is a Silicon Valley journalist and digital media pioneer who publishes seven Northern California weeklies, including  Metro Silicon Valley, Good Times, North Bay Bohemian and Pacific Sun. He's the founder of the Creative Convergence Silicon Valley (C2SV) festival and conference.

Speakers
avatar for Jude Barry

Jude Barry

Co-founder, Verafirma, Allpoint Voter Services
Jude Barry has worked in national politics, California campaigns, and local government as a top-level strategist and manager. In addition, he has advised Fortune 500 companies, political candidates, non-profit organizations, and an NFL football team — his beloved San Francisco 49ers. Because of his expertise in politics, policy, technology, and social networking, Jude is a regular and respected source for local, state, and national... Read More →
avatar for Matt Mahan

Matt Mahan

CEO, Causes.com
Matt Mahan is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership of Causes, the world's largest and most powerful community for doing good. He previously managed business development at Causes, creating new revenue products and overseeing thousands of corporate and nonprofit relationships. Matt has been with the company for four years. | | Before working in tech, Matt taught in San Jose, CA through Teach for America and, prior to that... Read More →


Friday September 27, 2013 3:30pm - 4:20pm
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center
 
Saturday, September 28
 

11:45am

WTF: What's the Future? — with Brian Solis
Digital analyst, anthropologist, author Brian Solis is a highly sought-after keynote speaker on such subjects as transformation, disruptive technology, new, social and mobile media, new consumerism and the evolution of the digital lifestyle in culture and society.


Speakers
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Brian Solis

Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group
Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. A digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. Solis is also globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. | | His new book, What's the Future of Business (WTF), explores the landscape of... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2013 11:45am - 12:15pm
MFBT Lounge (Move Fast Break Things) LL20D San Jose Convention Center

12:30pm

A Conversation with James Williamson
Moderators
avatar for Jack Boulware

Jack Boulware

Jack Boulware is co-author of the definitive oral history of Bay Area punk, Gimme Something Better (Penguin), among other books. He is also co-founder and executive director of Litquake.

Speakers
avatar for James Williamson

James Williamson

Guitarist, Iggy and the Stooges
James Williamson is the guitarist of Iggy and the Stooges and the former Vice President of Technology Standards for Sony. | | Williamson co-wrote all the songs with Iggy and played all the guitar parts for The Stooges' classic 1973 album Raw Power. | | He left the band in the 1970s to pursue a career as an electrical engineer, first working for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), then Sony. | | He rejoined the Stooges four years ago after... Read More →


Saturday September 28, 2013 12:30pm - 1:20pm
IGR (Insanely Great Room) LL21ABC San Jose Convention Center