The opportunity to dissect differing, and even opposing, viewpoints on the subject of diversity is a refreshing approach which I’ve not seen done at any other conference.
(PRWEB) December 01, 2016
Rising Media announced a host of speakers and special events for its upcoming Frontier Tech Forum event in San Diego on December 14-15, 2016 which brings together industry-leading conferences and trade shows, Inside 3D Printing, RoboUniverse, and Virtual Reality Summit. The highlighted events include an Amazon Alexa Hackathon and series of rapid learning sessions with Paul Cutsinger of Amazon Alexa, a panel on diversity in frontier tech organized by a diversity committee made up of Adriana Vela, NanoTecNexus; Nora Touré, Sculpteo & Women in 3D Printing; and Dulce Baerga, EolianVR & Dulce DotCom, as well as keynotes from experts in the fields of 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality.
On December 14, 2016, Amazon Echo will host a series of rapid learning sessions to educate the developer community on all things Echo. On the following day, December 15, Paul Cutsinger will lead an Amazon Echo hackathon focused on building voice-enabled technology around Alexa, the virtual personal assistant that powers the Amazon Echo.
There are a limited number of seats available for the Alexa Hackathon. To reserve your spot, visit frontiertechforum.com.
December 15, Adriana Vela of NanoTecNexus will chair a panel discussion of diversity in frontier tech. This interactive panel session, which is titled by the question it explores, “Should diversity be a priority for the technology sector?” will discuss and debate the impact diversity and multiculturalism plays on business success and its bottom line. Panelists will be challenged to take a critical look at both sides of the coin when it comes to prioritization, investment, and implementation of inclusion programs.
“The opportunity to dissect differing, and even opposing, viewpoints on the subject of diversity is a refreshing approach which I’ve not seen done at any other conference. Adding the means for audience participation takes it up yet another notch and this is exciting,” said Vela.
Throughout the two days of the Frontier Tech Forum conference and expo will be keynote talks from leaders in 3D printing, robotics, and virtual reality, covering the unique challenges and opportunities of these fields. Keynote speakers include professors from top universities, the Executive R&D Imagineer of Walt Disney Imagineering, the head of Amazon Alexa, the Chief Creative Officer of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, and the vice president of Samsung Electronics.
3D printing speakers explore the present and the possibilities for the future of 3D printing:
- Hod Lipson, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
- Weidong Huang, Director of the State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing, Northwestern Polytechnical University
- Terry Wohlers, Principal Consultant and President, Wohlers Associates, Inc.
Robotics speakers tackle the unique challenges and opportunities of modern robotics and our understanding of AI:
- Martin Buehler, Executive R&D Imagineer, Walt Disney Imagineering
- Paul Cutsinger, Amazon Alexa
- Henrik Christensen, Professor of Computer Science, University of California San Diego
Speakers on virtual and augmented reality examine opportunities for branding, education, and the intersection with AI:
- Dan Ferguson, EVP Digital Interactive Strategy, Groove Jones
- Anthony Esparza, Chief Creative Officer, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment
- Sung-Hoon Hong Ph.D., Vice-President, Samsung Electronics
Prices for Frontier Tech Forum San Diego increase on-site, so register before December 14 to save. For more information and to register, visit frontiertechforum.com.
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