Austin Forum


WEDNESDAY, January 4, 2017 | Galvanize | 6:15pm

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Jay Boisseau


Jay Williams

Cerebri AI

119 Nueces St.
Downtown Austin

5:45pm Doors and Cash Bar
6:15pm Presentation, Q&A
7:30pm Reception

What will be the impact of key technologies like the Internet of Things, machine learning, supercomputing, and blockchain on healthcare, education, research, smart cities and your world? What do you think are the key technologies and challenges for 2017?

The pace of technology and the complexity of business markets are moving at an incredible pace. As we kick off 2017, the Austin Forum sets the stage for upcoming topics by giving an overview of the some of the major technology trends and how they are likely to transform our lives– from how we work and live to how we play and learn. This special event will be our first comprehensive look at multiple technologies and applications, how they are influencing multiple aspects of society, and how the Austin tech ecosystem can, and will, help drive them forward.

Long time technology veterans, Jay Boisseau, CEO of Vizias, and Jay Williams, CTO of Cerebri AI, will give you their perspective and answer your questions on the impact of these technologies on Austin. We welcome your participation! Please send us your questions, answers and prognostications in advance. Reach out to us via social media and email so we can incorporate your questions and points of views into the program. Austin Forum is all about advancing our community, so come participate!


Jay Boisseau

Jay Boisseau

Jay Williams

Jay Williams

Jay Boisseau of Vizias is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Vizias, a high performance computing and software development consulting firm. Boisseau provides the vision, strategy, and expertise for the application of HPC, visualization, data, and portals for computational science and research and software development for advanced computing. He is also the director and founder of the Austin Forum which he formed in 2006. His areas of interest include e-health care, energy, economic development and sustainability, and education and workforce development.
Previously, Boisseau was the director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin. Founded in 2001 by Boisseau, TACC became one of the leading advanced computing centers in the world.
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Jay Williams is the Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Cerebri AI, an IBM Watson Partner specializing in delivering Deep Learning to drive the Sales process. Jay has served as president of his own consulting firm, VP of Big Data at CA Technologies, VP of technology at CP Ships, and Chief Technology Officer for a number of firms. As Senior Vice President of The Concours Group, he developed the firm’s technology practice, and has worked directly with Executive Management Teams at Fortune 1000 companies to design, develop (and in some cases re-develop) their Information Technology Strategies and processes. He has also designed and developed IT Portfolio and Project Management process for businesses with specific emphasis on driving business innovation with technology leadership.
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