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Williams Technology Group
Austin Central Library
710 W. Cesar Chavez
5:45pm Doors Open
6:15pm Presentation, Q&A
Thanks to Austin Public Library for their partnership.
Technology is fundamental to most every aspect of our society—so much so that we sometimes take for granted how transformative some current technologies are, focused more on "what’s next?" In 2019, we saw an explosion of interest in AI, a leveling off of blockchain, and the growth and promise of IoT still remains on the horizon.
What technologies and innovations are poised to amaze us in 2020--to change our lives, business, communities, and society? Which technologies will become mainstream, leading the way to still more new ideas and innovations? (Hints: cybersecurity, nanotechnology, and autonomous AI-powered things might be discussed… among others.)
In this annual Austin Forum tradition, two of Austin’s leading technology experts, Jay Boisseau and Jay Williams will separate the hype from reality and share their insights and expectations of the Top Technology Trends for 2020. Come learn what your company needs to know to adapt, innovate, compete, and contribute in 2020 and beyond.
We welcome your participation! Please email us with your questions, answers and prognostications in advance.
Admission to the Austin Forum monthly presentation & networking events is always free.
The Austin Forum accepts donations of used smart phones and tablets at all our events. All devices will have a factory reset and be set up as new by the team at Austin Pathways’ nationally-recognized “Unlocking the Connection” initiative, which will connect every public housing resident with a digital device, digital literacy, and a free or very low-cost internet connection. Your donated phone can change lives and help close Austin’s digital divide, thanks to Austin Pathways.
Jay Williams is the Chief Solutions Officer at Agile Stacks and the founder and managing partner of Williams Technology Group, and has been a chief technology officer and consultant to many of the Fortune 500. As a consultant, he developed a highly refined process for managing a company’’s technology infrastructure, including applications, security, and network assets. Jay is a highly sought-after, enterprise systems architect and problem solver. He has advised a number of high profile technology companies on their products and is known for a rare combination of deep technology expertise, expert problem solving ability and business acumen. Jay is widely respected by peers and has influenced many pivotal technology consortia and industry steering groups. He is frequently consulted by venture and capital investors for analyses of new technology strategies.
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Jay Boisseau is a computing technologies leader and strategist, with more than 20 years of experience leading major computing-focused projects, departments, and organizations. Jay is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Vizias, a computing consultancy specializing in high performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), smart cities, and technology outreach. One of his major current projects is helping DellEMC develop HPC and AI programs and future solutions. Jay is also the director and founder of the Austin Forum on Technology & Society, which he started in 2006, and the president and founder of the Austin CityUP Consortium, which he started in 2014 to help transform Austin into a smart city. Past experience includes creating the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) and leading it to world prominence, and working at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). He has a PhD in astronomy from UT Austin, with a strong emphasis on computational astrophysics.
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