by David Card
In this 10-minute briefing, you will be given an overview of the digital music and connected media sectors, with key trends, indicators and opportunities to look out for.
Jim Lanzone oversees an operation that reaches 92 percent of all Americans online. When CBS Interactive innovates, the media industry changes. In this fireside chat, Om Malik talks to Lanzone about what he has learned from the hits and misses of the previous year and what direction he will be taking CBS Interactive over the next 18 months.
In this 10-minute briefing, you will be given an overview of the trends with connected consumers, with indicators and opportunities to look out for.
Need a place to stay? Why not crash at a stranger’s house with their permission? Or maybe you need some extra cash; put that spare room to work. Katie talks to Brian Chesky about the meteoric rise of Airbnb and what we can learn about the coming cultural change as we shop and re-sell at the same time. Get key insights from the people who are sharing their most valuable and personal purchase: their home.
by Chris Albrecht and Mark Rolston
In the age of connected devices, intelligent objects shouldn't be lonely. That’s why designers must now think about how we create objects, and more importantly, the social and technology fabric that supports their contexts of use. Chris Albrecht talks to Mark Rolston about how designers will shape the bits that create exceptional and amazing next-generation consumer products.
by Michael Moritz and Om Malik
Think about some of the leading companies that have changed and continue to change our everyday experience: Apple, Cisco, Yahoo, PayPal, Google, YouTube, LinkedIn, Jive etc. Connectivity and creative thinking were critical to their innovation, their delivery, the very fabric of what they are. But what of the new kids on the block? The emerging innovations from the creative technologists, designers and rule breakers of the startup world? In this rare fireside chat with Sequioa Capital, we explore the beautiful dynamic between connectivity and creativity and ask how technology and design entrepreneurs will continue to define our future experiences.
Pandora is a great example of a product shaped by its consumers: connecting, commenting, contributing and consuming. Pandora is also a great example of what is coming next for companies in tech media: Their model is being innovated by their users. In this talk, we look at the impact Pandora is having on consumer music, and we learn how Pandora is being shaped by its users and how this might be applied to other businesses and industries.
by Jody Ranck
In this 10-minute briefing, you will be given an overview of the mobile and connected health sectors with key trends, indicators and opportunities to look out for.
It’s time for a powershift in health care. The Internet has all but destroyed information access problems, but the inequality remains in how doctors, patients and communities collaborate. Frank Moss believes that regular people, working together in creative new ways, can succeed where the medical establishment is failing. In this session, we explore why we dramatically underestimate the power of ordinary people to transform the system, how new mobile technologies will empower them and what industry changes we might see emerging in the next 18 months.
Books that are connected, readers that are connected, content that is easily copied and transmitted. The age of getting your words to anyone who wants to read them is here. The last two decades have witnessed a revolution in publishing and the last 36 months even more so as e-readers and consumers are redefining the publishing industry. So what comes next? In this fireside chat, we have two of the leading voices in the industry discuss what the next opportunities and upsets may be.
In 15 countries under 55 names, Walmart generates over $1 billion dollars in revenue a day. They address a sizeable chunk of this planet's purchasing population. As consumers become more connected through their mobile devices and integrate the web into their shopping patterns, the opportunity to better their brick-and-mortar shopping experience is manifest: payments, comparisons, peer recommendations, etc. In this chat, we talk with Venky Harinarayan about the areas in which he plans to innovate and the impact the new experiences will have on the way consumers shop.
What does Jack Dorsey think about the future? He created Twitter, disrupting the messaging space and ushering in the real-time web. He then turned his attention to credit cards and mobile phones and the arcane experience that was biased toward the bank. He empowers the small business owner with Square. Messaging, money: What will he pay attention to next?
Tony Fadell conceived the iPod, creating one of the most successful consumer electronics products in history. It redefined the way we consume music and the industry that supplies it. Now he is turning his talents to something new - thermostats. You read that correctly. If a digital music player redefined the music industry then a thermostat has the potential to redefine the 125 year old energy industry. In this talk we dig deeper into his mantras about designing beautiful, functional and connected products.
by Om Malik and Andy Bechtolsheim
It wont be long before we find ourselves in a world where clothing, watches, cars, buildings and our bodies are all nodes on a network. As we head to that all pervasive computing future the way we supply and nourish those systems with power and data will have to change. In this talk with legendary technology prophet Andy Bechtoshleim (Sun, Arista) , we talk about what he sees as the next steps for the evolution of networking and computing infrastructure should take.
If you're watching a piece of digital video from a major broadcaster, there's a good chance it's handled by thePlatform. From humble beginnings, the company has grown to be a major industry player in the traditional broadcast market. In this talk, learn how the new platforms with which broadcasters’ work will dictate their innovation in the future and understand how the new platforms will affect the way you consume video.
The developed nations of the world are barreling toward a public health apocalypse. Obesity, heart disease, diabetes and lifestyle factors are bloating public health demands. What can we do about it? Treat our health as a big game! Adam Bosworth led the health group at Google, then left to form Keas, which promises to change forever the way that people deal with their health. By introducing game mechanics into a person’s daily health regimen, these games may end up changing forever the $1.6 trillion U.S. healthcare market. New opportunity abounds for the playful.
by Ryan Lawler and Ed Leonard
Cinema has a long history of innovating the storytelling process with technology. We talk with the chief technology officer of one of the giants in the world of cinema -- DreamWorks -- about how the company sees the evolution of cinema forever intermingled with the DNA of Silicon Valley. We explore how its expanding relationships with Silicon Valley will shape cinematic storytelling for consumers everywhere.
Matt Mullenweg created WordPress and open-sourced it in 2003. Its success is legendary, becoming one of the most popular CMS tools ever. How many sustainable businesses can claim that their customers willingly work on the core proposition for free? What elements of the open-source world can you apply to your business model? Join us for this conversation and learn how your customers will want to have a say in your product’s future.
Dropbox is one of the quickest growing online propositions ever. It's based upon the excellent execution of a simple idea: to store your files in the cloud. From humble Y-Combinator beginnings to turning down Steve Jobs to recently closing $250 million in funding, the company appears unstoppable. What insights can we get into the secret of their success?
10th November 2011