Oct 29

WSJD Live, part 2

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WSJD Live
October 27-29, 2014
Laguna Beach, California

“We’re passionate about switching from Reactive to Proactive.” 
~ Andrew Conrad, Google[x]  on Google solving big problems in life science community

“We think we have seen the [Internet] revolution? We haven’t seen it yet.”
~ Hans Vestberg, Ericsson

“Nano particles are the nexus between biology and engineering—we can tell them what we want them to do.”
~ Andrew Conrad, Google[x]

Imagine you want to explore Parisian culture, and you do it by flying a helicopter over Paris once a year—that is what doctors do now. What we are hoping to do is to send nano-particles to mingle with ‘the people’ (through the bloodstream)—and then call them back to one place, and ask them, ‘what did you see?'”
~ Andrew Conrad, Google[x]

Visual Quote:
Jeffrey Katzenberg - WSJD Live
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“Content and mobile devices will grow into spectacular media businesses.”
~ Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks Animation SKG

“Most of what a film-maker does is NARROW your field of view, to direct you to the subject. Immersiveness takes that away.”
~ James Cameron, Director, Writer and Producer

“In theory, large companies could do a lot more than small companies, and it’s a mystery to me why they don’t. Politics? Process?”
~ Peter Thiel, Mithril Capital Management

Conference Link: WSJD Live

Oct 28

Code/Mobile

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Code/Mobile
October 27-28, 2014
Half Moon Bay, California

“This is the golden age of experimentation with social tools.”
~ Ray Ozzie, Talko

“One of our best weapons is the ineptness of the industry.”
~ John Legere, T-Mobile

“Most major corporations are paranoid hierarchies.”
~ John Legere, T-Mobile

Visual Quote:
Greg Joswiak - CodeMobile 2
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“The macro trend here is finance is becoming a technology business.” (on innovation within payments and beyond)
~ Patrick Collison, Stripe

“How much time people spend on Instagram, anything that competes with that time is a competitor.”
~ Kevin Systrom, Instagram

“Everyone used to want to be famous, because it was hard to be famous… and now everyone wants to be private.”
~ Nico Sell, Wickr

Conference Link: Code/Mobile

Oct 28

WSJD Live, part 1

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WSJD Live
October 27-29, 2014
Laguna Beach, California

“Alibaba has made more money in the last 20 days than Amazon has made in the last 20 years.”
~ Jack Ma, Alibaba

“In 10 years, China will have two big problems. Health and mental health.” (things he wants to help with)
~ Jack Ma, Alibaba

“Only by solving social problems we can sustain our business.”
~ Jack Ma, Alibaba

“Alibaba is an ecosystem helping small business to grow.” (on what the e-commerce giant is)
~ Jack Ma, Alibaba

“The ‘Hong Kong Problem’ is about young people not having hope.”
~ Jack Ma, Alibaba

Visual Quote:
Jack Ma - WSJD Live
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“I think the Watch is profound.”
~ Tim Cook, Apple

“Mobile remakes the tech industry because it’s actually much bigger.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen-Horowitz

“Of the 7 Billion people on earth, ~400m have a US-middle-class lifestyle. To get the rest there, we need Tech.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen-Horowitz

“Bitcoin is to money what TCP/IP was to data.”
~ Marc Andreessen, Andreessen-Horowitz

“When a technology is fully adopted, it tends to disappear.” (Like railroads and steel and PCs.)
~ Benedict Evans, Andreessen-Horowitz

Conference Link: WSJD Live

Oct 24

Washington Post Live: #techboomers

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Washington Post Live: #techboomers
October 24, 2014
San Francisco, California

“We (Boomers) were central to the creation of the thing (the internet) to begin with.”
~ John Perry Barlow, Electronic Frontier Foundation

“When you don’t have a head, it makes it much easier not to impose your will on others who seem to have a less important head than you.”
~ John Perry Barlow, Electronic Frontier Foundation, on the value of de-centralization

“Sin is what separates (quoting Nietzche). What connects is the opposite of that.” (on the promise of the internet)
~ John Perry Barlow, Electronic Frontier Foundation

“At its best, the internet remains a conversation, not content.”
~ John Perry Barlow, Electronic Frontier Foundation

Visual Quote:
JP Barlow - techboomers
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“Aging in place does not mean aging in concrete.”
~ David Albert, AliveCor

“It was like a big party going on (in their brain)” when doing MRI while people searched on Google.
~ Gary Small, UCLA

“Is there anything wrong with having a whole ‘dopamine day’, Dr?”
Mary Jordan, Washington Post to Dr. Gary Small

Conference Link: Washington Post Live: #techboomers

Oct 22

GigaOm Structure Connect, part 2

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GigaOm Structure Connect
October 21–22, 2014
San Francisco, CA

“It is really really early in the music environment—its like being an Alta Vista.”
~ John MacFarlane, Sonose

“All IoT devices connect sensor data to the cloud—that is what Drones do.”
~ Chris Anderson, 3D Robotics

“Now, it doesn’t take people to get sensors into the sky (which used to be dangerous.)”
~ Chris Anderson, 3D Robotics

“Delivering a book by drone is cute, but the real action (in use of drones) is in B to B.”
~ Amar Hanspal, Autodesk

Visual Quote:
Chris Anderson - GigaOm Structure
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“A farmer or a construction site doesn’t want a drone—they want an answer.”
~ Chris Anderson, 3D Robotics

“The FAA regulates the sky, so Berkeley can stop police from having drones, but not my kids.”
~ Chris Anderson, 3D Robotics

“Berkeley has an effort to create a ‘no-drone zone’ which is kind of ironic, since our headquarters is there.”
~ Chris Anderson, 3D Robotics

“Mark Zuckerberg’s mantra, move fast and break things, doesn’t really work for household appliances.”
~ Tom Krazit, Gigaom

Conference Link: GigaOm Structure Connect

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