Rethink Disruption 2016 Presents Top Emerging Technologies of the Year

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18 world-class experts, innovators and thought leaders on nanotechnology, computing, artificial intelligence, VR, robotics, manufacturing, and semiconductor will take a stage at the annual Rethink Disruption 2016.

Rethink Disruption 2016

Rethink Disruption 2016

In today's fast-changing technology landscape companies cannot ignore the risk of becoming irrelevant and must understand which emerging technologies have the potential to add value to the existing business or create a brand new market.

CTO Forum will gather a powerful group of senior technologists, researchers and innovators from companies fueling America’s economy to address the latest emerging technologies at the annual RETHINK Disruption 2016 conference, which will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, November 3-4, 2016.

"The technology landscape is changing at a frenetic pace and according to McKinsey survey 86% of leaders from top R&D institutions are struggling to stay ahead of the major trends that are reshaping today's world. Companies cannot ignore the risk of becoming irrelevant and must understand which emerging technologies have the potential to add value to the existing business or create a brand new market," said Basheer Janjua, President of the CTO Forum.

Rethink Disruption will feature the key breakthroughs and cutting-edge technologies that are positioned to create significant impact and disruption in nanotechnology, computing, machine learning, artificial intelligence, VR, robotics, manufacturing, and semiconductor. The goal is to provide the knowledge, resources and execution frameworks necessary for developing strategy to defend market leadership by recognizing the signals of necessary transformation and adapting to the forces of change. Upon conclusion of this program, attendees will be fully able to understand, evaluate and chart a course of action to take advantage of new opportunities for their organizations.

The keynote speakers include world-class experts, innovators and thought leaders from leading companies and prestigious universities:

Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Reality:

  • Yann LeClun of Facebook
  • Tony Jebara of Netflix
  • Luca Rigazio of Panasonic Silicon Valley Laboratory

Robotics:

  • Chris Anderson of 3D Robotics
  • Henrik Christensen of Georgia Tech
  • Hod Lipson of Columbia University

Computing:

  • Bo Ewald of D-Wave Systems
  • Alireza Shabani of Google Quantum AI Lab
  • Jeremy O’Brien of University of Bristol

Manufacturing:

  • Joseph DeSimone of Cardon3D
  • Jennifer McNelly of The Manufacturing Institute
  • Kevin Nolan of GE Appliances

Nanotechnology:

  • Dario Gil of IBM Research
  • Mihail Roco of US National Science and Technology Council
  • Paul Weiss of the CA NanoSystems Institute

Semiconductor:

  • Mark Papermaster of AMD
  • Bevan Baas of UC Davis
  • Mukesh Khare of IBM Research

The agenda also includes 'Startup Showcase' that will feature 40 leading-edge startup companies that will demonstrate their products and services that should be on radar of every C-level executive.

For more information and to register for the event, visit http://www.ctoforum.org.

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