WorldFestival 2022 WorldFestival 2022

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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

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Fighting Climate Change with Ultra-Early Detection of Wildfires Using IOT Sensors
Ben Jones
Ben Jones
Dryad Networks, Marketing Manager

Wildfires can be devastating and are responsible up to 20% of global CO2 emissions. As more than 80% of wildfires are human-induced, preventing wildfires with IoT sensors can prevent many of the most damaging fires. 

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Chaos Engineering and How to Manage Data Stages in Large-Scale Complex Data Flow
Vinodhini SD
Vinodhini SD
Treeverse, Developer Advocate

A complex data flow is a set of operations to extract information from multiple sources, copy them into multiple data targets while using extract, transformations, joins, filters, and sorts to refine the results.

These are precisely the capabilities that the new open modern data stack provides us. Spark and other tools allow us to develop complex data flow on large-scale data.

Chaos Engineering concepts discuss the principles of experimenting on a distributed system to build confidence in the system’s capability to withstand turbulent conditions in production. Or, how stable is your distributed system?

Let's see how we combine these two worlds to build more stability and reliability into our dataops. 

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Building Scalable Operations for Rapidly Growing Tech Startups
Selby Cary
Selby Cary
Cary Consulting, Building operational systems that survive accelerated growth

Rapidly growing a tech startup is all about system design - building repeatable processes that are effective, automated and value-driven. Once you have achieved ‘product-market fit’ and raised a few rounds of funding, your next hurdle is maintaining your growth trajectory whilst balancing regulatory, technical, commercial and quality-related challenges along the way.

In this annual live session, I will share my experience building a scaleable Technical Operations (TechOps) machine that uses integrated software systems, automated workflows and an accessibility-by-design methodology to accelerate organisational growth. 

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Podcasts and Profits
Simon Marcus
Simon Marcus
Acast, VP of Strategy

In this session Acast VP of Strategy Simon Marcus will dive into the opportunities for podcasts in the exploding creator economy. Simon will speak to the innovative technologies that enable podcasters to scale and gain meaningful revenue, while still maintaining strong relationships with their audiences, which is integral to the intimate audio entertainment experience. Additionally, Simon will present the ways in which these innovative technologies, including dynamic ad insertion and Conversational Targeting, increase profit margins for brands. Audience members will gain a better understanding of the technologies that drive the massive podcast advertising industries as well as the influencer power of podcasters in the broader creator economy. 

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Scaling Your Team with Code
Isaac Palka
Isaac Palka
Invitae, Senior Director of Engineering

Scaling an engineering team is challenging and costly. Many leaders focus on the best process or project management tools to maximize productivity, and finding the best engineers to maximize code quality. However, the choice of tech stack and architecture can in fact give your organization the biggest boost. Tune in to hear about monorepos, micro-frontends, and micro-services, and how a few simple technical choices enabled a tech team to accelerate their velocity. 

Thursday, August 4, 2022

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The Challenge of Connecting Orbiting Spacecraft & Humans
Brian Barnett
Brian Barnett
Solstar Space, Founder & CEO

It is more challenging to keep on-orbit assets including satellites, space stations, launch vehicles, and more connected in space than on Earth. Providing an internet connection between spacecraft and Earth-based payload managers, satellite operators, and enabling communications for crewed missions in sub-orbit, LEO, and cis-lunar and lunar surface operations is crucial to meeting mission goals.

These important missions require space-hardened routers, WiFi access points and hotspots, and space-based satellite data relays to deliver on-orbit connectivity. As programs like NASA's Artemis and more get underway, these critical connections are becoming increasingly critical. Learn what is required to keep satellites and spacecraft connected and ensure crew, spacecraft, and Earth-based satellite operations teams can accomplish their goals for helping humans become a spacefaring species.

This connectivity is important for safety, security, and the future of space exploration. 

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The Future of Connected Mobility
Harriet Brettle
Harriet Brettle
European Space Agency in the Telecoms & Integrated Applications (TIA), Head of Market Analysis

Space technologies are indispensable for mobility and connectivity. They are vital for the full spectrum of mobility across the globe, their reach, performance and resilience, their leading role in navigation and traffic management, and their ability to seamlessly integrate with terrestrial systems.
Connectivity is a key enabler of smart mobility. It allows new business models and the emergence of innovative applications in the automotive sector. It unlocks
value across industries, for citizens and end consumers. It drives the sustainable use of resources and fosters cyber and physical security.
Space to Connect, Space for Green, down to Earth: No mobility without connectivity. No sustainability without connectivity. No connectivity and sustainability without space. 

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Conversational AI Solutions for the Metaverse of Work
Samuel Eniojukan
Samuel Eniojukan
VoiceWorx.ai, Chief Technology Officer

Is your enterprise ready to engage its customers and employees in new immersive experiences powered by web3 and the Metaverse. With Facebook's Horizons and Microsoft's Teams making significant product investments into creating underlying Metaverse Platforms for enterprises to launch both employee and customer-facing experiences, organizations would need tailored conversational strategies and specialized tools to drive effective engagement on these evolving Metaverse platforms . This session will explore the critical role of Conversational AI technologies in creating effective Metaverse solutions and experiences, and also address the key considerations for conversational AI in applications of Metaverse technologies for improving work productivity, deploying interactive learning environments, and powering e-commerce.