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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 has been a Chief Technology Officer and consultant to many companies in the Fortune 500. As a consultant, he has developed a highly refined process for managing a company’s technology infrastructure, including applications, security, and network assets.
Mr. Williams 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.
He is widely respected by peers and has influenced many pivotal technology consortia and industry steering groups. Mr. Williams regularly consults with senior technology and business executives and is frequently consulted by venture and capital investors for analyses of new technology strategies.
Jay Boisseau is an experienced, recognized leader and strategist in advanced computing technologies, with over 20 years in the field. Jay has built and led many computing-focused programs, departments, and organizations. Jay’s is CEO and co-founder (June 2014) of Vizias. Vizias is a small team of talented, passionate technology professionals who are determined to change the world by using their advanced computing expertise and experience, especially in high performance computing (HPC), artificial intelligence (AI), and smart cities.
Jay’s current primary activity is working as the AI & HPC Technology Strategist for Dell Technologies (since September 2014) to further develop its high-performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) strategies and new solutions for a broader use of HPC and AI by more companies, government organizations, and universities.
Through Vizias, Jay founded the Austin CityUP Consortium (July 2015) and currently serves as the executive director, with a vision of creating an integrated smart city fabric throughout Austin—leveraging mobile devices and IoT data collectors, as well as supercomputers and AI for predictive analytics and scenario simulation—in the years ahead to address city issues, empower city planning, and improve city life in general. Jay is also the executive director and founder of The Austin Forum on Technology & Society, which he started in 2006 and is now the leading monthly technology outreach and engagement event in Austin.