WorldFestival Main Stage
Wednesday, August 3, 2022
KEYNOTE: Cloudflare -- Transform and Secure Your Organization Faster: Internet-Native Architectures Helping You & Your Business
We’re all facing more and more apps moving to the cloud, teams working remotely, amid growing and evolving security threats. When it comes to security, there’s never a single destination. The biggest risk is committing to an approach that locks you out of your own future — think of roadblocks like moving along a vendors’ legacy approach forward just because it’s there, or restricting your options because of choices someone else made years ago. Today and tomorrow, more than ever, organizations of all sizes need highly effective security delivered via an Internet-native architecture that consistently bends and flexes to tackle the challenges of our current landscape, and that innovates at a pace to help you foresee what’s ahead. Join this vendor-agnostic session, where we’ll learn about how you can be equipped to face new emerging threats, with essential capabilities for business continuity, and scale instantly without worry:
— Why this is happening now: shifting your network and security infrastructure to the cloud and consolidating it into one composable services platform.
— How to evaluate: if a security platform is built on a trusted, resilient, and flexible zero trust network, architected for where networking is going.
— How to adopt: everything you need today and tomorrow to secure your business so you can operate it easily, at your own pace, at lower cost, and with consistent and relentless innovation to help you and the organization scale.
FEATURED TALK: AI in 2022: How Venture Capitalists Approach Investing in the Next Generation of AI-First Companies
his session provides a business-oriented overview of how venture capitalists approach investing in AI-first companies. Samantha examines the current state of AI technologies and the biggest potential growth areas for AI innovation from a venture capitalist’s perspective. In doing so, she also provides her methodology for finding the “next big thing” in the AI startup landscape.
Rashid can discuss how drivers can use A.I. and cloud technology to fill the safety gap on the road when traveling and commuting. The Driver app has tens of millions of miles of anonymized in-house data to improve users driving habits, and the Driver app’s live alerts system could help prevent thousands of on-road collisions before they happen. Rashid can discuss how most accidents caused on roads are due to human error and how adopting A.I. and machine learning through video telematics in mobility assistance devices could avoid tens of millions of serious injuries a year. Plus, he can discuss how future uses could include additional safety features, such as tailgate monitoring, driver distraction, and drowsiness monitoring. The Driver app’s low cost solves a global need for safety, not just an American need. Rashid and the Driver Technologies team are looking forward to engaging with the rest of the world, where more than 90% of road fatalities occur.
Does your product inspector need to know every possible defect that could happen in the manufacturing line? Its easy to create rules on size, shape, color, temperature, etc. These are objective and measurable. However, many other defects arise in products that are just not easily defined with such rules. For example, presence of foreign contaminants in food processing. Human inspectors make use of measuring and machine learning tools to assist in performing their job, but there is still a largely subjective component. New and advanced AI technology can be another tool in the toolbox. With our product, VIA, you can create production ready AI inspection models using only a small subset of good data. From here, decisions on good vs bad products or location of defects can be made by VIA. In addition, calibration to factory conditions and new data points can be easily used to update and improve performance with almost no down time to the line.
MOBIX already rewards you for using eco-friendly means of transportation like riding by bike, e-Bike, scooter, e-Scooter, e-Moped. MOBIX.FAMILY is now expanding into a growing, widespread family of gig economy workers, not dependent on a single, dominant corporation or centralized platform. Each MOBIX family member can send and receive items, s.a. food, or parcel – or can provide other services, s.a. gardening, shopping, or other types of services. Everyone earns! In this talk you'll learn about how we're bridging the world of blockchain and digital incentives with the real world!
In this talk, Dr. Shawna Pandya will discuss the health challenges of human spaceflight, our next frontiers - and how these lessons can be used to address everyday medical challenges on Earth.
Laura will describe how to build a machine learning center of excellence within an established business. She will describe how to hire a team, how to iteratively build and evangelize a machine learning platform, and how to quickly build and deploy high-value ML products. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and costly errors.
As online shopping explodes, brick-and-mortar experiences have maintained one persistent advantage: the ability of consumers to preview the real, 3D version of what they want to buy … for now, at least. Commerce-focused tech and software companies are investing heavily in AR platforms that will change the way customers shop and buy. This means creating 3D models to preview home goods in a living room, “try on” virtual clothes, and more. We’re just on the horizon of this tech becoming mainstream. So what does that mean for your business? Discover the opportunities and final barriers are to this tech becoming mainstream, what we can expect in five years, and specific examples of brands that are investing smartly in getting ahead of this.
By 2030, there will be nearly 23.1 million electric vehicles hitting the road globally—but are we ready to have that many EVs on the road? To support this growth, we need to invest in our infrastructure and make charging stations as accessible as gas stations. Using his prior experience working at the US Department of Energy during the first Obama administration, where he led a $12 billion renewable energy and efficiency investment program, Toby will discuss what infrastructure and investments—from sustainable energy to national security—are needed to make EV travel more realistic for the general public.
Over the last two years, LinkSquares' growth exceeded 1,000%, their customer base grew to more than 400 brands - including Fitbit, Twilio, Wayfair, and Cogito - and the company was recently placed No. 253 on the annual Inc. 5000 list of the fasting growing private companies in America. In this talk, Vishal can give the founder’s perspective of scaling the company from $1M to $10M ARR, and dive into all of the challenges, lessons, triumphs, and failures that come along with the journey.
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Join DevNetwork Executive Producer & Co-Founder Jonathan Pasky moderating this Fireside Chat with featured speakers.
Thursday, August 4, 2022
We will dive into building and sustaining a strong remote team, how to create a strong culture, working in an asynchronous workplace, productivity and how to measure outcomes - everything you need to know to ensure your remote teams can launch new businesses, new products or into new markets successfully!
We will explore the latest trends in e-learning and explore the essential need for growing environmental awareness through education. Join us for an engaging event and open up opportunities to expand your learning capabilities.
Metaverse involves the convergence of three major technological trends, which all have the potential to impact healthcare individually. Together, though, they could create entirely new channels for delivering care that have the potential to lower costs and vastly improve patient outcomes.
Generic, horizontal SaaS solutions fall flat on their face when trying to tackle problems inherent to complex and highly regulated industries such as life sciences. To solve real-world customer problems, SaaS providers need customizations, compliance, and domain understanding. Enter vertical SaaS. Dipanwita can share her experiences building a vertical SaaS company in a horizontal SaaS world, the driving factors, challenges, and long-term opportunities.
Demonstrating how we are using technology as a tool to positively impact and change the face of farming to tackle real world issues. Dimitra believes that every farmer, regardless of economic standing, should benefit from simple, beautiful, and useful technology.
Coming up with ideas is hard. Leading teams through uncharted waters to build and deliver something amazing is even harder. In this talk, Elizabeth shares how she led the team that delivered Webex Hologram from concept through customer beta. In her own words: "When I received sponsorship to prove out a concept and build a prototype of a cutting edge, disruptive technology, I was ecstatic. But when I was given a limited budget and only 4 months to demonstrate the initial proof of concept, I got creative." Join Elizabeth as she retells the early days of Webex Hologram and outlines the 5 key strategies she employed to build an amazing team and empower them to create an innovative new product.
NFTs are more than just JPEGs of Monkeys. NFTs have a great set of potential uses and ways to think about working with them in your businesses and products. Rob shares APIs to quickly use to create NFTs and help integrate them into a product.