The transformation of the urban infrastructure from analog to digital is well underway. Cities around the globe are embracing ubiquitous public-access wireless networks, intelligent transportation systems, location-based services such as mapping and search, and investing broadly in digital communications along with security and monitoring systems. Like the corporate campus in the 1990's, the city is about to become the next great platform for smart applications and services. Some believe the city itself will become as programmable as any other digital system. In doing so, it will create a better living environment for residents, along with a broad range of new services for government. Those entrepreneurs and investors plugged into this transformation will see numerous opportunities to create new services around new business models.
The Emerging Technology Forum of the VC Task Force will host an expert panel that explores the drivers and trends underlying this new digital urban landscape, especially focusing on next generation applications. Our panel will also probe the technological innovations, market opportunities in the context of social and economic risks. Thus providing intelligence for investors and entrepreneurs involved in tomorrow's smarter city.
Moderator: Jerry Kay, Founder, Media Interchange
Tod Dykstra, CEO, Streetline Networks
George Dickson III, CEO, Seismic Warning
Larry Alder, Product Manager, Municipal WiFi Google
Ronald Weissman, Apax Partners / Band of Angels
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
Panel Discussion; Q&A: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m
Hors d'oeuvres, wine and soft drinks will be served
About VC Task Force Emerging Technology Forum:
The Emerging Technology Forum educates investors, entrepreneurs and trend watchers on the commercial potential and likely impact of 'coming' technologies. Subjects in this forum have progressed beyond raw technology development to early product developments but are only beginning to see customer adoption and have not yet become broadly adopted by mainstream customers.
$55 VC Taskforce members, $65 Affiliates, $87 General. Door plus $10.
Official Website: http://www.vctaskforce.com
Added by FullCalendar on March 5, 2007