March 28, 2007

O”Reilly ECT – The Coming Age of Magic -Mike Kuniavsky, Co-founder and Principal, ThingM

Ubiquitous computing is moving away from traditional platforms (PC, PDA, smartphone) to include non traditional platforms such running shoes. In 1995 General Magic designed their wireless handheld interface as a desktop. This interface had limited functionality partially due to the desktop metaphor. Extending the desktop metaphor to a wireless device doesn’t work with ubiquitous computing. Mike is advocating the use […]
March 27, 2007

Jeff Hawkins

Jeff is the original founder and designer of Palm. He described human function and how his new company Numenta is developing next generation for intelligent computing. Jeff stated that you can’t get computers to act as humans- visual perception, auditory perception, somatosensory perception, Languages, Adaptive behavior, planning, thinking etc…. What is preventing this? Common wisdom believes: Computers are not powerful […]
March 27, 2007

Werner Vogels, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, Amazon.com

Mr. Vogels is the VP and CTO of Amazon.com. His talk focused on how Amazon has created an the backbone which can enable small start-ups to reach scale by using the Amazon’s infrastructure. The talk centered around how to build a business around ideas verses resources. Amazon services is designed to help a launch new businesses. Building an architecture to […]
March 27, 2007

VC Forum – Web 2.0 and Wall Street

Panel with Tim O”Reilly and William H. Janeway, Vice Chairman, Warburg Pincus andPeter Bloom, Managing Director, General Atlantic LLC. What can Web 2.0 learn from the financial markets and visa versa? Attributes of Web 2.0 demonstrated on Wall Street. Speed matters. e-Trade strived for a 9 second trade. Average trade on NYSE is now 30 milliseconds. A thousand transaction a […]
March 27, 2007

Jeff Jonas – IBM Chief Scientist

Using an story of a cheating Vegas dealer illegally working with a customer to illustrate how data silos don’t interact, Jeff introduced the concept of “Enterprise Amnesia”. In this story the dealer and customer share a common address – clearly a signal that something is wrong. “Enterprise Amnesia” is when marketing, HR an security departments don’t share a common database. […]
March 27, 2007

Live from the O”Reilly Emerging Technology Conference

I am blogging today from the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego. In 2006, my friend and colleague Philip Wolf coined the phrase Travel 2.0 to describe the new focus on user-generated content and improved user interfaces in online travel. To all deference to Philip, it was Tim O”Reilly who actually coined the original Web 2.0 phrase to describe […]