Why be Part of FiRe?
October 8-11, 2019
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
La Jolla, CA
Join us for the 17th annual FiRe Conference, October 8-11, 2019, the Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA
J. Augusto de Oliveira, CTO of Cypress Semiconductor on how the push for autonomous electric vehicles is driving opportunity and innovation
With industry luminaries such as Paul Jacobs and Irwin Jacobs, Mark Hurd, Elon Musk, Craig Venter, Michael Dell, Colin Angle, Ray Ozzie, and Vint Cerf (pictured) in PowerPoint-free, “real” conversations.
The honor was given to Anderson Morris, the CEO of FiReFilms, for “leadership in establishing the FiReFilms mission of identifying, supporting, and promoting potentially world-changing great filmmakers and documentary films”
FiRe attendees and speakers are called Participants for a reason; many are included onstage, and many more take part in offstage FiRe group discussions leading to new ventures or FiRe Global Initiatives.
FiRe’s annual “CTO Design Challenge” unites engineers to tackle an intractable world problem and present actionable solutions, from fighting urban wildfires to Pattern Computing to solving global warming to defining and launching the new medical field of “Nutritional Microanalyisis.”
October 8-11, 2019
The Lodge at Torrey Pines
La Jolla, CA
Autonomous vehicles have emerged as a strategic national tech asset, with the most economically and geopolitically important technologies directly included in their supply chain. The advent of CRISPR has opened a Pandora's box of possibilities and risks in gene editing. The confluence of AI and facial recognition has facilitated revolutions in advertising and racial profiling. The limitations of neural networks have become clearer than ever, and their next iteration is just around the corner. FiRe 2019 will feature deep dives on what's coming next in these fields and many others.
Robert Winthrop Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School
Chairman & CEO, XCOM; Former Chair and CEO, Qualcomm
Co-Founder and CTO, CrowdStrike Inc.
Nobelist & President, ICAN; and Project Lead, PAX Nuclear Weapons Project
Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Bioengineering, and Computer Science & Engineering; Director, Center for Microbiome Innovation, UC San Diego
CEO, Vulcan Inc.
CEO, Strategic News Service; Chair, Future in Review Conference Corp.; and Founding CEO, Pattern Computer Inc.
Distinguished Chair in Atmospheric Chemistry, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UC San Diego
Author (Turing's Cathedral) and Historian of Technology
Scientist, Author, and Chief Visionary, Futures Unlimited
Science Fiction Author
CNN Global Affairs Analyst; and Contributor, The Daily Beast
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.
More Computing & Communications
SNS has redefined global economics theory through an IP-centric view, with strong results in prediction success, from companies to countries. FiRe provides a unique focus on finance subjects, including venture capital and technology funding, with additional attention to global equity markets.
More Economics & Finance
Beginning with its SNS Project Inkwell initiative – the first global vendor consortium on appropriate technology in K-12 education – FiRe takes a deep look into creating the next model for modern education.
Perhaps the first team to unveil the Enron scandal, SNS has a long history of accurate predictions of oil pricing and energy outcomes. FiRe explores related areas, from alternative energy and energy markets to energy’s connection to climate change.
FiRe maintains a continuous awareness of the world we depend on for survival, from the oceans to the atmosphere, from how we affect the environment to what technology can contribute to promote global environmental health.
The FiRe program incorporates ongoing efforts relating to select coordinated SNS initiatives. These initiatives have grown from FiRe conversations into multiple global cooperative efforts to improve the world through the appropriate application of technology, including INVNT/IP, SNS FiReFilms, SNS Project Inkwell, Nutritional Microanalysis, and more.
More Global Initiatives
The ongoing “fixing healthcare” discussion at FiRe is focused on the question of how to repair a broken business model, generally seeking ways to bring providers and patients back into primary contact. This area also includes new innovations in healthcare solutions, from the Quantified Self to the new SNS field of Nutritional Microanalysis.
FiRe’s Pure Science channel focuses on research by members of the FiRe community into pure science, including physics, climatology, space and ocean exploration, evolutionary theory, ethnology, and more.
More Pure Science
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:26:00 -0700
It's time to talk about Apophis again, I guess. Please calm down first. The asteroid is about 1,100 feet (340 meters) wide, was discovered in 2004 and will make a reasonably close flyby of Earth on ...
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 13:08:00 -0700
"Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Utah,” said Mary Beckerle, CEO of HCI. Many people don’t know that 50 percent of cancer cases are preventable. The mobile screening bus will hit ...
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 10:29:00 -0700
“The southern residents flourished in these waters for thousands of years,” said Janet Thomas, executive director of ORCA. “They are among the most intelligent marine mammals in the oceans of the ...
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 08:19:00 -0700
Larry Smarr, the director of Calit2, and Qualcomm Institute research scientist Jurgen Schulze, who developed the software to run it. The Qualcomm Institute’s current CAVE, the SunCAVE, was built ...