On Our Agenda
ANTICIPATING THE UNEXPECTED
FiRe 2019 is all about helping you anticipate pivots, trends, and tipping points in an increasingly volatile and unexpected world.
How will the future of genetics and the climate crisis impact the global economy and the future of your business? How and when will general AI evolve? And what's the real story about the future of 5G? You'll find all of this - and more - at FiRe 2019, including:
The Era of International
o Dmitri Alperovitch, Co-Founder and CTO, CrowdStrike
Tunnel Vision: Foundational Issues
o Jeff Loucks, Executive Director, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Center, Deloitte
o Paul Maher, General Manager, Microsoft
Incubating Creative Solutions to the World's Most Difficult Problems
o Susi Snyder, Nobelist and President, ICAN
Autonomous Vehicles As a Strategic National Asset
o Bob Flores,CEO, Applicology Inc., and former CTO, CIA
o Georg Kopetz, CEO, TTTech Auto AG
Decoding the Microbiome
o Kimberly Prather, Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry, UC San Diego
o Rob Knight, Founding Director, Center for Microbiome Innovation, and Professor, Pediatrics and Computer Science and Engineering, UC San Diego
o Jack Gilbert, Professor, UCSD School of Medicine and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and Group Leader for Microbial Ecology, Argonne National Laboratory
FiRe 2019 Speaker Spotlight: Georg Kopetz
As CEO of TTTech Group, Georg Kopetz is responsible for guiding the strategic direction of a sweeping portfolio of TTTech companies that provide realtime networking platforms and controls to improve the safety and reliability of Internet of Things and automated driving systems. Headquartered in Vienna, TTTech Group currently employs more than 1,700 across Europe, Asia, and North America and is featured in products from Airbus, Boeing, and wind power market leader Vestas to NASA's Orion spacecraft, among others.
Under Kopetz's watchful eye, TTTech Auto has partnered with AUDI AG, Samsung Electronics, Infineon Technologies AG, and GE Ventures on the implementation of partially autonomous driving using its MotionWise safety software platform. A recently launched joint venture with SAIC, the largest Chinese auto manufacturer, will build units based on MotionWise.
We're delighted to welcome Georg to the stage at Future in Review 2019 for a conversation about autonomous vehicles as a strategic national asset and how the current spike in investment is driving a platform for the world's most strategic technologies.
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"The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting." -
When one of your neighbors, who has always been poor, suddenly starts showing off fancy cars, boats, and major house improvements, it's jarring when you discover that he's running a crack house. Sure, the all-night neighborhood champagne pool parties are fun, but it doesn't bother you that much when the police finally haul him away in a windowless van. Things will not be the same - but that is, you realize, a very good thing.
Two weeks ago, we released the once top-secret cabinet-level briefing book by Evan Anderson titled "Theft Nation." We sent it to all SNS members for free, and for free redistribution, which was quite a discount to the price the day before on the SNS website: $5,000 per copy. We did this because it was time that everyone have all of the information available on China's illegal and fraudulent national business model. This work had long ago been recognized by the top China experts at the US Department of Justice as the best work ever done on the subject. My friend Sir Richard Dearlove, past head of Britain's MI6, characterized my description of the problems posed by China's actions as "the best briefing on China I've seen in a non-classified setting."
When we started the SNS division called INVNT/IP (Inventing Nations vs. Nation-Sponsored Theft of IP, www.invntip.com), very few knew about China's practices (i.e., no one in the media) or their costs or effects on their trading partners (victims). Today, everyone is fairly well informed.
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