Future Shock: What Does the Day After Tomorrow Look Like?

Dr. Dan Reed, Corporate Vice President, Technology Policy and Strategy and eXtreme Computing Group, Microsoft

Tuesday, June 7, 2011
5:45 p.m. – Networking Reception
6:30 p.m. – Presentation

Join us on June 7 for an exciting session with Dr. Dan Reed, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President, Technology Policy and Strategy (TS&P) and the eXtreme Computing Group (XCG). Dr. Reed will discuss disruptive technology trends as well as the opportunities and challenges that they present from business, technical and social and policy perspectives.

Dr. Reed’s role at Microsoft is twofold:

Dr. Reed will highlight the today’s most important trends–how old and new technologies are rapidly evolving and morphing, partners and competitors are blending and business models are in flux. He will describe our next fundamental shift; moving toward a new world of interconnected devices and cloud services that will dramatically change how people interact with computing—for individuals, businesses and society as a whole. Given the broad availability of inexpensive embedded intelligence and the emergence of new natural user interfaces coupled with a range of wired and wireless communication technologies and massive cloud data centers and services, computers can begin to work on our behalf, launching speculative activities based upon context and user behavior, anticipating our needs and delivering a new generation of experiences.