This presentation addresses the challenges and opportunities for bitcoin to become a mainstream currency or payment system.
Bitnet Technologies Ltd.
WSM Capital, LLC
Our healthcare system is going through a period of great transition as providers, patients and innovators drive toward value-based care models. The demand for greater transparency and information, the spread of mobile apps and other consumer-friendly technologies and stronger pressure to reduce costs are creating an ecosystem that supports engagement of patients in their own healthcare like never before. As a result, consumers are increasingly demanding that their providers think outside the box in delivering care in non-traditional sites such as retail clinics, using the technology to make care accessible and convenient. Learn more about how connected care improves access to healthcare, helps providers and patients avoid costly services and increases convenience for patients.
Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Smart Living 360
Intel-GE Care Innovations™, LLC
In a recent report, McAfee estimated the worldwide cost of malicious cyberactivity to be as much as $1 trillion. The panel will explore emerging threats, best practices and proposed legal and enforcement responses concerning hacking and data theft.
NERA Economic Consulting
Bank of the West
The speed and complexity of innovation have grown substantially in the recent past, and many companies are challenged to find resources in this new environment. These challenges have led to increases in collaborative projects, frequently based on open source methodologies, to develop the technology needed to compete. The Linux Foundation represents one of the largest and oldest of these projects, with over 10,000 contributors with major corporations providing much of the support. The Linux operating system is ubiquitous, serving as the basis for Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android operating system and many other products. Recently, the Linux Foundation has expanded its role to provide services for other projects such as Open Daylight (focused on Software Defined Networking) and Allsseen Alliance (Internet of Things). In 2012, a group of major companies created the OpenStack Foundation to develop the software for cloud computing. The OpenStack Foundation is one of the most rapidly growing open source projects with over 17,000 individual members and 200 corporate members. More recently, other companies such as Pivotal and Imagination Technology started foundations to manage open source projects. This panel will discuss best practices in developing and managing these collaborative projects.
As activist investing has emerged as a force in Silicon Valley companies in recent years, what is its outlook? Are all activist investors the same? What are emerging trends in activist tactics? This panel features senior investment banking and public relations professionals as well as an investing principal.
Relational Investors LLC
The Internet of Things and big data are both giving birth to startups that promise to transform many sectors of the economy. They hold particular promise for the energy sector, as witnessed by Google’s acquisition of Nest for $3.2 billion and by OPower’s successful initial public offering. The panel will discuss how the Internet of Things and big data can help utilities change the ways they develop and deliver energy, while helping commercial and residential customers use energy in a more efficient, cost-effective manner.
The CoSMo Company (USA)