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Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital FutureDate: Tuesday, June 20, 2017Time: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Location: The Village969 Market Street | San Francisco | CA 94103Contact Email: email@example.com
Registration closes Friday, June 16, 2017.
A revolution is underway. Smarter machines, powerful platforms, and connected crowds are reshaping the digital economy. We live in an era of growing complexity, but also one of vast opportunity for leaders seeking to harness technology for good.
Registration & Networking Lunch
Welcome RemarksRobert Millard, SB '73, Chairman of the Corporation, MIT
Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD ’91, Schussel Family Professor of Management Science; Professor of Information Technology; Director, The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy
Opening Keynote: Harnessing Our Digital Future: Machine, Platform, Crowd
Andrew McAfee, SB ’88, SB ’89, LGO ’90, Co-Director, The MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy; Principal Research Scientist, MIT Sloan School of Management
We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human; upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts; ideas from the crowd are repeatedly more innovative than corporate research labs. We must rethink the integration of minds and machines, of products and platforms, and of the core and the crowd. In all three cases, the balance now favors the second element of the pair, with massive implications for how we run our companies and live our lives.
Machine, platform and crowd are three huge technology-enabled trends that are reshaping the business world. With that in mind, the next three fireside chats will explore each in detail.
Mind & Machine Fireside Chat:
The rapidly increasing and expanding capabilities of machines are reaching further into nearly every business. This presentation and panel discussion will explore the growing capabilities of machines, and their implications.
Moderator: Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD ’91
Discussants: Carl Bass, Former President and CEO, Autodesk, Inc.
Vinod Khosla, Managing Director, Khosla Ventures
Products & Platform Fireside Chat:
The appearance recently of large and influential young companies bear little resemblance to the established incumbents in their industries, yet are deeply disrupting them. These upstarts are platforms, and despite the fact that they create only “indescribably thin layers” they have characteristics that make them fearsome competitors.
Moderator: Andrew McAfee, SB ’88, SB ’89, LGO ’90
Discussant: Patrick Collison, Co-Founder and CEO, Stripe
Jody Greenstone Miller, Co-Founder and CEO, Business Talent Group
Core & Crowd Fireside Chat:
And the third trend is the emergence of the crowd, our term for the startlingly large amount of human knowledge, expertise, and enthusiasm distributed all over the world and now available online.
Moderator: Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD ’91Discussants: Leah Busque, Founder and Executive Chairwoman, TaskRabbit
Anthony Goldbloom, Co-Founder and CEO, Kaggle
Inclusive Innovation Challenge
Devin Cook, MBA ’15, Executive Producer, Inclusive Innovation Challenge
Prayag Narula, CEO, LeadGenius (IIC 2016 Winner)
The MIT IDE Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) awards over one million dollars in prizes to Inclusive Innovators - organizations that are solving a grand challenge of our time - to envision and reinvent the future of work. Past IIC prize winners will join us to share their innovations and the progress they are making.
Closing Keynote: AI and the Future of Work
Erik Brynjolfsson, PhD ’91
Networking Cocktail Reception
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