Agenda - Time Machine 2020

2019 Agenda

November 13

Enjoy refreshments and light snacks while meeting fellow attendees before the day begins.

Welcome to day 1 of the Time Machine summit! Hear what is in store for the day.

Machine learning has taken the world by storm. That’s astonishing because machine learning – for all its remarkable success – does just one simple thing: for a task you want to automate, it discovers correlations between the input for that task and the desired output. This talk explores two issues. First, how does machine learning accomplish so much while learning so little? Second, where is machine learning likely to go next?
Dr. Bruce Porter
Chief Science Officer, SparkCognition

With artificial intelligence comes the promise of limitless potential, but what about the computers, data storage systems, and communications networks that these AI algorithms rely on to function? Charles Toups of Boeing’s Disruptive Computing and Networks organization will discuss iconic applications that demonstrate how future computing systems and data networks will work synergistically to unlock the power of AI.

Charles Toups
Vice President and General Manager, Research and Technology, Boeing Disruptive Computing
About 2.5 exabytes of data are produced every day, which is the equivalent of 250,000 Libraries of Congress. In order to process this monumental amount of data, quantum computing— working in tandem with artificial intelligence—is a key component to solving complex problems quickly and efficiently. Scott Aaronson discusses how quantum computing is going to shape technology moving forward, including how it will enhance the performance of artificial intelligence to solve complex economical, societal, and industrial problems.
Scott Aaronson
Professor, University of Texas at Austin
There’s a lot of hype around the availability of self-driving cars, but AI is also set to transform the aerial transportation industry, with innovative technologies such as drone taxis, pilotless aircraft, face-scanning technology at the airport, and much more. From the ground to the sky, this talk will explore how AI is revolutionizing the way we get around.
Jon Damush
Director, Boeing NeXt
In September 2019, the US Air Force released its Artificial Intelligence Strategy, an annex to the Department of Defense Artificial Intelligence Strategy, highlighting how these technologies will be implemented across various operations. Dr. Will Roper will elaborate on the service’s key focus areas, including data as a strategic asset to help airmen make decisions faster, in this fireside chat.
Dr. Will Roper
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics, US Air Force
Moderator: Hugh Forrest
Chief Programming Officer, SXSW

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From the factory floor to hospitals, businesses, and our own homes, the next generation of robotics will bring dramatic changes to the ways we live and work. Norman Morgan of Eanes ISD and FRC 2468 Team Appreciate will explore the future of robotics and how public perception will play a key role in the adoption of robotics in daily life.

Norman Morgan
Robotics Lead, Eanes ISD

In 2019, self-reported census surveys aren’t enough to improve our cities and urban neighborhoods. “Smart cities” aim to make use of large amounts of data produced by IoT sensors to ensure urban systems—public transit, air quality, traffic, energy, etc.—run more efficiently and improve overall quality of life for citizens. Bill Frykman of Ford discusses the demand for smart cities and the wide range of technological innovations available that will change the way we interact with our living environment.

Bill Frykman
Executive Director for City Solutions, Ford Motor Company
Whether it’s diagnostics, surgery, risk assessment, or administrative tasks, both providers and patients alike benefit greatly from AI and machine learning technologies. Dr. Clay Johnston, Dr. Heather Berlin, and Andrea Thomaz will examine the many ways in which AI will transform the global health sector as well as solving healthcare’s Iron Triangle: quality, access, and cost.
Dr. Clay Johnston
Dean of Dell Medical School and Vice President for Medical Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Heather Berlin
Professor of Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Andrea Thomaz
CEO, Diligent Robotics
Moderator: Jennifer Strong
Reporter & Executive Producer
From Chil’antro to Bohemian BBQ—as well as vegetarian/vegan-friendly options—these famous Austin food trucks will keep you fueled throughout your Time Machine experience.
Is artificial intelligence the future of art, and if so, is it a threat to human creativity? Or are humans and machines the next great duo, pushing the boundaries of modern visual art together? In this session, renowned artists Refik Anadol, Sougwen Chung, and Mike Tyka flesh out the relationship even further, including its potential to be the art movement of the century.
Refik Anadol
Media Artist and Director, Refik Anadol Studio
Sougwen Chung
Artist and (Re)searcher
Mike Tyka
Artist and ML Engineer
Moderator: Taylor Bradley, PhD
2018-19 Curatorial Fellow, Visual Arts Center, The University of Texas at Austin

From autonomous mobility, and drones and aviation management, to gaming, AI and 3D mapping, the most impactful technologies of the future will rely on 5G. Not only is 5G ushering in the fourth industrial revolution, but it is also paving the way for connecting people, places, and things like never before. Elise Neel, VP of New Business Incubation, will share how Verizon is leading the 5G revolution, preview some of the most innovative 5G technologies, and talk about building a team of creators and curators of connection who will lead us into the future.

Elise Neel
Vice President of New Business Incubation Corporate Strategy, Verizon New Business

Gartner Research defines a digital ecosystem as an “interdependent group of enterprises, people and/or things that share standardized digital platforms for a mutually beneficial purpose.” As a constantly shifting concept, leadership teams across a multitude of industries are unsure of how to embrace a company-wide digital transformation. This panel will give an overview that defines the new digital ecosystem and provides further insight into strategies that can help companies adapt in the digital transformation age.

Andrew Coleman
Chief Commercial Officer, GE Aviation

Rahul Kapoor
Global Head of Services and Engineering, Bosch

Azita Arvani
Digital Transformation Evangelist and Expert on Global Strategy
Ben Bishop
Chief Digital Architect, Siemens
Moderator: Jay Boisseau, PhD
AI & HPC Technology Strategist, Dell EMC
The implementation of AI is changing the energy sector in multiple ways, from improving daily operations to better serving a wide range of customers. However, many power generation and utility companies are slow to invest and adopt emerging technologies—including artificial intelligence. This session offers insights that demonstrate how AI is transforming the industry, such as improving cost structure for renewable operations, asset management systems, offering competitive pricing, and peer-to-peer energy trading.
Ramon Moreno Vergara
CEO, Mitsui Power Americas
Dr. Tom Bradicich
Vice President, Hewlett Packard Fellow, and Global Head of Edge and IoT Labs & CoE, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Bry Dillon
Vice President of Cloud, Channels, and Community, OSIsoft
Moderator: Chris Helman
Senior Editor, Forbes Media

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China released its New Generation Artificial Intelligence Development Plan in July 2017, highlighting its ambitious AI strategy and how critical it is for the nation’s success in the global AI race. Crystal Wang, President of the Newland Science and Technology Group, talks about the AI superpower’s role in the highly competitive space and how it’s reshaping Chinese society.

Crystal Wang
President, Newland Group
While typically viewed as rival superpowers in the global AI race, the United States and China will contribute roughly 70% of the projected $15.7 trillion in global economic growth by 2030, according to a study by PwC. In this session, Admiral Bobby Inman will discuss how this highly competitive space presents numerous opportunities for collaboration between both countries to benefit the global technology sector.
Admiral Bobby R. Inman
USN, (Ret.)
Moderator: August Cole
Author; Creative Foresight, SparkCognition
The evolving technological landscape brings advanced cyber threats that can impact governments, businesses, and even you. As cybercriminals continue to up the ante, the need for powerful, AI-driven cybersecurity technology is needed now more than ever. In this session, you’ll learn about how the combination of big data and machine learning algorithms can be utilized to prevent modern-day cyber attacks.
Greg Fitzgerald
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Cyberforce Security
Nima Baiati
Global Director of Cybersecurity Solutions, Intelligent Devices Group, Lenovo
Leo Simonovich
Vice President and Global Head, Industrial Cyber and Digital Security, Siemens Energy
Roman Yampolskiy
Author, Tenured Associate Professor, Department of Computer Engineering & Computer Science at the Speed School of Engineering, University of Louisville, Founding Director of the Cyber Security Lab
Moderator: Vijay Doradla
Chief Business Officer, SparkCognition
From predictive maintenance on helicopter engines to fortifying battlefield capabilities with AI-powered technology, General Tony Thomas sees a lot of potential in harnessing artificial intelligence for modern warfare. In this session, the former Commanding General for U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) will discuss the impact of advanced analytics and machine learning algorithms on information operations, cybersecurity missions, and much more.
General Tony Thomas
Commanding General (Ret.), USSOCOM
Moderator: Marcus Weisgerber
Defense One
Join us as we bring day 1 of Time Machine to a close.
Gather with friends, colleagues, c-level executives, creatives, and industry leaders to celebrate the third annual Time Machine summit at the end of Day 1. You’ll enjoy refreshing drinks, delicious appetizers, book signings, entertainment, and networking opportunities in a tasteful, futuristic setting. Each guest will receive two drink tickets at check-in to use during the Welcome Reception.

Book signings 5:30 – 6:30pm
Human Destiny: A Brief History of Governance by Crystal Wang

Scam School: Your Guide to scoring free drinks, doing magic & becoming the life of the party by Brian Brushwood

Ghost Fleet by P.W. Singer and August Cole

The Fourth Age: Smart robots, conscious computers and the future of humanity by Byron Reese  

November 14

Enjoy refreshments and light snacks while meeting fellow attendees before the day begins.

Welcome to day 2 of the Time Machine summit! Hear what is in store for the day.

As the former Chairman and CEO of Cisco, a company that grew from $70 million in revenue when he joined to a $47 billion behemoth by the time he stepped down, John Chambers led the company through countless market shifts in one of the world’s most volatile sectors. Now, he’s coaching leadership teams and innovative startups on how to thrive in a still volatile market. In this session, Chambers will share his insights on winning in an increasingly digital world, the importance of companies having an innovation playbook, and why the startup world is the engine of innovation driving our future.
John Chambers
CEO, JC2 Ventures; Former Chairman and CEO, Cisco
Moderator: Jay C. Hartzell
Dean, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
Investing in innovative, next-gen technology is often met with lots of speculation, yet venture capital investments in AI reached a whopping $9.33 billion last year. This panel will discuss winning strategies behind AI investments, lessons from the past, and how investors can thrive in the AI-powered future.
Bilal Zuberi
Partner, Lux Capital
Rumi Morales
Partner and Head of Venture, Outlier Ventures
Sumant Mandal
Managing Director and Co-Founder, March Capital Partners
Moderator: Brian Schettler
Senior Managing Director, Boeing HorizonX Ventures
In 1997, IBM’s “Deep Blue” computer defeated chess Grandmaster Gary Kasparov. Today, AI bots can beat humans in virtually every digital game, but what about in sports? James Slider of The Drone Racing League will discuss how he has been utilizing AI to expand the realm of possibility in sports in their very own competition coming this fall, ‘Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing Circuit.’
James Slider
Director of Special Projects, The Drone Racing League
Moderator: David Famolari
Managing Director, Hearst Ventures

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The key to the future of war and defense is maintaining dominance on the battlefield. Autonomous weapons systems, ground vehicles, drones, and other AI-powered technologies are expected to operate in collaboration with human warfighters, but how ready are we for autonomy in the battlefield, and what new challenges can we expect to face?
Secretary Robert O. Work
Former Deputy Secretary of Defense, Center for a New American Security
Admiral John Richardson, USN (Ret.)
31st Chief of Naval Operations, US Navy
Moderator: Jennifer Griffin
National Security Correspondent, Fox News
The Department of Defense has pledged billions over the next several years toward artificial intelligence research and applications to maintain its competitive edge over other nations. Greg Allen of DoD’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center will discuss National Mission Initiatives (NMIs) and Component Mission Initiatives (CMIs) that push innovation and scales the impact of AI technology across all facets of the Department.
Greg Allen
Chief of Strategy and Communications, Joint Artificial Intelligence Center, Office of the Department of Defense
Moderator: P.W. Singer
Author and Strategist, New America
The DoD’s AI strategy calls for the department “to accelerate the adoption of AI and the creation of a force fit for our time.” Because modern-day challenges call for modern-day technological solutions, the department must harness AI’s potential to remain competitive with other nations who have access to similar technologies. This talk will discuss how the DoD can achieve and maintain its technological edge in national security.
Mike Crandall
Data Science Senior Manager, Accenture
Bill Burnham
Chief Technology Officer, US Public Sector, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Col. Elizabeth Sweet
Defense Engagement Team, Army Lead, Defense Innovation Unit
Moderator: Jamie Montgomery
Managing Director, March Capital Partners
From Chil’antro to Bohemian BBQ—as well as vegetarian/vegan-friendly options—these famous Austin food trucks will keep you fueled throughout your Time Machine experience.
As art and data collide, new mediums for creation emerge. From digital visual arts to motion graphics design and augmented art performance, data visualization is transforming the way artists express their unique visions. In this talk, art director Joao Beira will explore the intersection of light and interactive media.
Joao Beira
Visual Artist and Art Director, Datagram Visuals
How can an operator transform a bad actor into a reliable performing pump? The answer lies in an agile digital transformation. In this session, Paal Eirik Syvertsen of AkerBP will discuss the liberation and contextualization of data with Cognite Data fusion, which gives operators the opportunity for new digital partners, as well as new approaches in the digital business transformation. He will also discuss the AI model developed by AkerBP and SparkCognition, and how it set operations up for data-driven reliability and maximized production.
Paal Eirik Syvertsen
Crew lead – Smart Maintenance, AkerBP

Oil & gas companies have seen a host of benefits from implementing AI into daily operations in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sectors, including production optimization, increasing efficiency, facility management and safety, and predicting catastrophic failures before they can happen. This session explores how the oil & gas industry has moved from theory to application in adopting AI technology, and where it’s heading next.

Paal Eirik Syvertsen
Crew lead – Smart Maintenance, AkerBP

Ken Topolinsky
Senior Vice President, Engineering & Applied Technology, Hunt Oil

Geir Engdahl
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Cognite

Yash Kaman
Partner, Kerogen Capital

Moderator: Chris Tomlinson
Columnist, Houston Chronicle

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The Internet is turning 50 this year, and we are now suddenly connected, 55% of the human race, 4.4 billion people and their 8 billion things. We have learned that connectivity is its own thing. It has its own physics, math, dimensions, disruptions, pathologies, and laws, like Moore’s, Metcalfe’s, and Martin Cooper’s. Connectivity is deserving of focused attention. And ready or not, here comes the augmented video mobile gigabit Internet of Things.
Bob Metcalfe
Professor and Ethernet Inventor, University of Texas at Austin

According to Byron Reese, there are three main technological events that shaped humanity:

1) We harnessed fire, which led to language.

2) We developed agriculture, which led to cities and warfare.

3) We invented the wheel and writing, which lead to the nation-state.

Now we have arrived at the fourth event: The age of AI.
What can we expect in this age and how will humanity be transformed?

Byron Reese
CEO, Gigaom

Most business leaders know that AI has the potential of transforming their company and industry, but when it comes to developing a roadmap and actually implementing AI projects, things get tricky! This talk will focus on practical learnings from years of AI implementations at some of the largest companies in the world and address questions such as: How do I develop an AI strategy? How can I organize my enterprise to make use of AI? How do I overcome internal resistance? And how do I practically deliver on the promise of AI?

Amir Husain
CEO, SparkCognition
Join us as we bring day 2 of Time Machine to a close.

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