Computing & Communications

Computing & Communications

FiRe looks at the future of everything in these core target areas of interest, from chip designs to high-performance computing, from cloud structure to wireless and software.

 

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  • Protecting Your Crown Jewel IP

    September 29, 2016

    Protecting Your Crown Jewel IP: INVNT/IP on 60 Minutes and "Operation BedBug - China's Ongoing Threat to Global Trade Secrets" With Dan McGahn, President and CEO, American Superconductor; Evan Anderson, INVNT/IP Director of Research, Strategic News Service; and Richard H.L. Marshall, CEO, X-SES Consultants LLC; hosted by Jeff Hudson, CEO, Venafi


  • Digitalization, the Cloud, and the Transformation of the 21st Century Enterprise

    September 28, 2016

    With R. Preston McAfee, Chief Economist and VP, Microsoft; Michael Schwarz, Chief Scientist for Waze, Google; Mark Sunday, SVP and CIO, Oracle America; James Urquhart, SVP of Performance Analytics, SOASTA Inc.; Tim FitzGerald, Vice President, Digital Transformation, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas; and Edy Liongosari, Chief Research Scientist and Managing Director, Accenture hosted by Greg Ness, VP, WorldWide Marketing, CloudVelox, and SNS Ambassador for Cloud Computing


  • The Irresistible Forces Behind ‘Flow Computing’

    September 28, 2016

    With Larry Smarr, Director, Calit2 (a UC San Diego / UC Irvine partnership), and SNS Ambassador for Pure Science; hosted by Mark Anderson


  • Visualizing Flows in Nature and Data

    September 28, 2016

    With Chris Johnson, Director, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI), and Distinguished Professor, School of Computing, University of Utah; Alexander Lex, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI) and the School of Computing at the University of Utah and Bei Wang Phillips, Assistant Professor, School of Computing and Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI), University of Utah; Hosted by Mark Anderson


  • Machine Intelligence in a Noisy and Dangerous World

    October 9, 2015

    A discussion with Daniel Goldin, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Intellisis Corp., and NASA Administrator to 3 US presidents and Larry Smarr, Founding Director, Calit2 (a UCSD / UCI partnership)


  • Machines Learning About People: What’s Next?

    October 8, 2015

    A discussion with Joseph Smarr, Senior Staff Software Engineer and "Stories" Project Lead, Google and Ed Butler, Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC


  • The Cloud and the Enterprise: New IT Operating Models

    October 8, 2015

    A panel discussion with James Staten, Chief Strategist, Cloud+Enterprise, Microsoft; Saravan Rajendran, VP and GM, Cloud and Virtualization Group, Cisco; Steve Daheb, SVP, Oracle Cloud, Oracle Corp.; Hosted by Greg Ness, Vice President of Marketing, CloudVelox, and SNS Ambassador for Cloud Computing


  • Building the Pattern Recognition Lab

    October 7, 2015

    SNS and UC San Diego create a new FiRe Lab: A Pattern Recognition Laboratory (PRL) based on brain-inspired processors and housed in Calit2's Qualcomm Institute With Larry Smarr, Founding Director, Calit2 (a UCSD / UCI partnership) and Mark Anderson Discussion: "Building the Pattern Recognition Lab": With Ken Kreutz-Delgado, Professor of Intelligent Systems, Signal Processing, and Robotics, Jacobs School of Engineering, UCSD; Akihiro Nakao, Professor of Applied Computer Science, University of Tokyo; and Mark Anderson


  • Creating a Blended Reality: 3D Transformations

    October 7, 2015

    A Centerpiece Conversation: "Creating a Blended Reality: 3D Transformations": With Shane Wall, CTO, Hewlett-Packard; Hosted by Ed Butler, Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC


  • Look Out, Siri! Here Comes Hound (on Apple)! (The Next-Generation Internet Assistant)

    October 7, 2015

    A discussion with Tim Stonehocker, CTO, SoundHound; and Kamran Elahian, Co-Founder and Chairman of Global Catalyst Partners, and a Founding Investor and Director of SoundHound; Hosted by Brett Horvath, Co-Founder, Scout


  • The World’s First Pattern Recognition Processor: The TrueNorth Chip

    October 7, 2015

    A Centerpiece Conversation: "The World's First Pattern Recognition Processor: The TrueNorth Chip: With Dharmendra Modha, IBM Fellow and IBM Chief Scientist, Brain-Inspired Computing and Mark Anderson


  • CTO Design Challenge: Privacy vs. Security: Finding a Technology Solution

    May 23, 2014

    Conclusion: Fire CTO Design Challenge: "Privacy vs. Security: Finding a Technology Solution" The Challenge Judges: Mark Anderson, Founder and Chair, INVNT/IP; Vaclav Vincalek, President, Pacific Coast Information Systems Ltd.; Richard Marshall, CEO, Secure Exchange Technology Innovations; The Challenge Team: Barry Briggs, IT Chief Architect and CTO, Microsoft; Hugh Bradlow, CTO and Head of Innovation, Telstra; Larry Smarr, Director, Calit2, UC San Diego/UC Irvine (HQ Qualcomm Institute), UCSD; Kevin Surace, CEO, Appvance; Simon Aspinall, Chief of Vertical Markets, Strategy, and Marketing, Virtustream; David Schoenberger, CIO/CTO, Secure Cloud Systems; Thomas Aidan Curran, CTO Imarum GmbH


  • Neal Stephenson: It’s time to grow past ‘silly little apps’

    May 23, 2014

    "Looking Further": With Neal Stephenson; hosted by David Brin


  • Creating the Next Generation of Internet Assistants

    May 22, 2014

    With Daniel Faulkner, VP Marketing & Strategy, Nuance Communications; hosted David Ewing Duncan, Author and Correspondent, The Atlantic


  • Artificial Intelligence Helping Humans: Future Research

    May 21, 2014

    A discussion with Peter Lee, Corporate VP and Head of Microsoft Research, Microsoft; hosted by Ed Butler, Presenter, BBC


  • Centerpiece Conversation with Mark Hurd

    May 21, 2014

    Centerpiece Conversation with Mark Hurd, President, Oracle: Hosted by Mark Anderson


  • Safety on the Net: Authentication, Pseudonymity, and Resilience vs. Increasing Threats

    May 23, 2013

    "Safety on the Net: Authentication, Pseudonymity, and Resilience vs. Increasing Threats": A Centerpiece Conversation with Vint Cerf, Chief Evangelist, Google; hosted by Larry Smarr, Director, Calit2 and Qualcomm Institute, UCSD and Irvine


  • Taking Voice Digitization Beyond Words

    May 23, 2013

    "Taking Voice Digitization Beyond Words": A conversation with Peter Mahoney, CMO, Nuance Communications; Cary Bran, Senior Director, Innovation and New Ventures, Plantronics; and Kirsten Bay, President and CEO, Attensity Group; hosted by Stephen Socolof, Managing Partner, New Venture Partners


  • The Chips to Power the Next Digital Planet

    May 23, 2013

    Centerpiece Conversation: "The Chips to Power the Next Digital Planet" - With Tom Lantzsch, Executive Vice President of Strategy, ARM Inc.; hosted by Robert F. Anderson, Director, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property, Illinois Institute of Technology


  • Centerpiece Conversation: Mark Hurd, President, Oracle

    May 22, 2013

    Centerpiece Conversation: Mark Hurd, President, Oracle; hosted by Mark Anderson.


  • In the Wake of the Mandiant Report: China IP Theft and the World Economy

    May 22, 2013

    "In the Wake of the Mandiant Report: China IP Theft and the World Economy": A conversation with Richard Marshall, CEO, X-SES; and Mark Anderson, Founder and Chair, INVNT/IP; hosted by Ed Butler, Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC


  • “Integrating Robots into Our Homes, Healthcare, and Beyond”

    May 24, 2012

    A conversation with Colin Angle, CEO and Co-Founder, iRobot; hosted by Patrick Lane, Technology Correspondent, The Economist


  • “The Future Integration of Critical Technologies into the Connected Car”

    May 24, 2012

    A Conversation with Ben Smith, Director of Program Management, Windows Embedded, Microsoft; Gary Clayton, Chief Creative Officer, Nuance Communications; and Sheryl Connelly, Global Trends and Futuring Manager, Ford Motor; hosted by Matthias Hohensee, Bureau Chief Silicon Valley and Columnist, WirtschaftsWoche


  • “What Every CIO Should Know About Cloud Computing”

    May 24, 2012

    With James Barrese, CTO, PayPal; Winston Damarillo, Co-Founder and CEO, Morphlabs; David Nelson, Chief Strategist, Cloud Computing, Boeing; Don Pickering, CEO, OneOcean; and Paul Strong, CTO, Global Field & Customer Initiatives, VMware; hosted by Greg Ness, Chief Marketing Officer, Vantage Data Centers


  • “The Future of Information Security”

    May 23, 2012

    A conversation with Gus Hunt, CTO, Central Intelligence Agency; hosted by Robert Anderson, Director, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property, Illinois Institute of Technology


  • “The Future of Mobile Computing: Integrated Features and Services Five Years from Now”

    May 23, 2012

    With Henry Tirri, EVP and CTO, Nokia; and James Barrese, CTO, PayPal; hosted by Chetan Sharma, President, Chetan Sharma Consulting


  • “The Future of Wireless”

    May 23, 2012

    A Centerpiece Conversation with Irwin Jacobs, Co-Founder, past CEO, and Board Member; and Paul Jacobs, Chair and CEO, Qualcomm; hosted by Mark Anderson


  • The New Frontier: Simplify IT

    May 23, 2012

    A Centerpiece Conversation with Mark Hurd, President, Oracle; hosted by Mark Anderson


  • “Embedded Vision: Computers Seeing You”

    May 25, 2011

    A Conversation with Bruce Kleinman, Corporate VP, Platform Marketing, Xilinx; Marc Tremblay, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft; and Ian Weightman, President, IMS Research; hosted by Scott Gardner, General Manager and EIC, Embedded Vision Alliance


  • “IPTV and the World of Streaming 4G Devices”

    May 25, 2011

    With David Garrison, CEO, iBAHN; and Philip Nelson, SVP Strategic Development, NewTek; hosted by Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3


  • “The Future of Car Computing”

    May 25, 2011

    A conversation with Paul Mascarenas, CTO, Ford Motor Co.; hosted by Mark Anderson


  • “The Future of Chipped Intelligence”

    May 25, 2011

    A conversation with Justin Rattner, CTO and Senior Fellow; and VP & Director, Intel Labs, Intel Corp; hosted by Mark Anderson


  • Keynote Conversation: Paul Ricci, Chair and CEO, Nuance Corp.

    May 25, 2011

    hosted by Russ Daggatt, General Partner, Denny Hill Capital


  • “The Future of High-Performance Computing”

    November 11, 2010

    A Centerpiece Conversation with Mark Hurd, President, Oracle


  • “Why the Memristor Will Change the Future of Electronics”

    November 11, 2010

    With Janice Nickel, Senior Scientist, HP Labs


  • “Fixing the Cloud: Business Models and Infrastructure”

    November 11, 2010

    A discussion with with Brian Bershad, Director of Research and Development, Google; Chris Drumgoole, Senior Vice President, Terremark; Doug Gourlay, VP Marketing, Arista Networks; Yousef Khalidi, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft; Matt McIlwain, Managing Director, Madrona Ventures; and Javier Soltero, CTO, VMware; hosted by Gregory Ness


  • “The Complex World of Emerging Platforms, from Cloud to Phone”

    May 12, 2010

    A Centerpiece Conversation with Ray Ozzie, Chief Software Architect and CTO, Microsoft; hosted by Mark Anderson


  • “The Future of Printing and Imaging”

    May 23, 2007

    A conversation with Vyomesh Joshi, EVP, Imaging and Printing Group, Hewlett-Packard; hosted by Mark Anderson


  • “Centerpiece Conversation with Michael Dell”

    May 15, 2006

    A Centerpiece Conversation with Michael Dell, Chairman, Dell Inc.; hosted by Mark Anderson


  • “Using Supercomputers and Supervisualization Techniques”

    May 15, 2006

    A conversation with Larry Smarr, Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, and Harry E. Gruber Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, UC San Diego; hosted by John K. Thompson, CEO, Marketing Sciences


Leaders in This Focus Channel

  • Alexander Gounares

    Founder and CEO, Concurix Corp.

  • Abhi Ingle

    Vice President, Ecosystem and Innovation, AT&T

  • Miriah Meyer

    Assistant Professor, School of Computing, University of Utah

  • Don Budinger

    Chair and Founding Director, The Rodel Foundations

  • Larry Smarr

    Founding Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2; a UC San Diego / UC Irvine partnership)

  • Doug Stanley

    CEO and Co-Founder, Ridgeline Entertainment

  • Jay Giraud

    Founder and CEO, Mojio

  • Tim Stonehocker

    CTO, SoundHound

  • Ray Ozzie

    Chief Software Architect and CTO, Microsoft

  • Robert Anderson

    Chairman and CEO, Hybrid Electric Vehicle Technologies and HEVT LLC

  • Paul Sonderegger

    Chief Strategist, Endeca

  • R. Preston McAfee

    Corporate Vice President and Chief Economist, Microsoft Corp.

  • James Staten

    Chief Strategist, Cloud+Enterprise, Microsoft

  • Pamela S. Pearson

    SVP/GM, KCPQ/KZJO-TV Seattle, and Tribune Broadcasting Co.

  • Richard McDougall

    Chief Cloud Application Architect and Principal Engineer, Office of the CTO, VMware

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