Dec 07

IndieBio Blockchain + Life Sciences


IndieBio Blockchain + Life Sciences
December 6, 2016
San Francisco, California

“If you have an application that needs memory on the internet that you can trust, it is likely blockchain is for you.”
~ Reese Jones, Singularity University

“The main, special, (breakthrough) apps for blockchain haven’t been invented yet.”
~ Reese Jones, Singularity University

“Blockchain can disrupt the regulatory nature of health care.”
~ Angie Carrillo Reluz, Nextbiotics

“Blockchain can empower patients to use their own data, and to connect pharmacies with their patients.”
~ Angie Carrillo Reluz, Nextbiotics

“All valuable scarce assets will ultimately move to the blockchain.”
~ Chandra Duggirala, Aqua Foundation

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“Blockchain is internationalized from the very beginning.”
~ Sue Xu, Amino Capital

“Blockchain and tokens are like the beginning of the internet all over again—think of what you want to do with it.”
~ Reese Jones, Singularity University

“We as patients can contribute to research you (scientists) are doing.” (via blockchain).
~ Sue Xu, Amino Capital

“Blockchain solves relationships—everyone can contribute.”
~ Panel

“Look at how you can really add value, don’t just look for a blockchain solution.”
~ Angie Carrillo Reluz, Nextbiotics

“Sometimes the clues to what is going to be an important use case, can be found in a game (like CyberKitties).”
~ Reese Jones, Singularity University

Conference Link: IndieBio Blockchain + Life Sciences

Nov 29

Business Insider – IGNITION, part 1


Business Insider – IGNITION
November 29-30, 2017
New York, New York

“You need new, fresh products that are different ideas that people haven’t seen before, but you also should benefit from franchises that people love and candidly continue to consume.”
~ Bob Bakish, Viacom

(Re Fake News): “We’re upset about it. We’re taking it seriously. Quality journalism matters. We don’t want false news on Facebook. We’re going after trolls and fake accounts. You have to be a real person on Facebook. Our AI is getting better. We’re giving quality news organizations a bigger presence, e.g. logos.”
~ Dan Rose, Facebook

“The economics of connectedness overwhelm the economics of content.”
~ Bharat Anand, Harvard Business School

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“The culture is changing… meaningfully… by the minute… thanks to the women who are finding the courage.”
~ Megyn Kelly, NBC News

“Powerful women need to be there for less powerful women, so they can then become powerful women.” (on reporting sexual assault in the workplace)
~ Megyn Kelly, NBC News

“In the era of Trump, you might as well stand on the edge of the Pacific and scream at the top of your lungs… to no avail.”(on why she took herself out of the political journalism mix)
~ Megyn Kelly, NBC News

(Re Matt Lauer): “I had heard rumors about Matt, but that’s all… I hear a lot of rumors about myself that aren’t true.”
~ Megyn Kelly, NBC News

Nov 10

4A’s CreateTech, part 2


4A’s CreateTech
November 9, 2017
Los Angeles, California

New Vocab word from Joel Sucherman, NPR: “Futts” for the frustrating ‘failed utterance’ when Alexa fails to understand you.

“If you thought discovery was hard before, it’s even more challenging now. Having a strong brand is a key to success”
~ Winston Binch, Deutsch

“There hasn’t been a family gathered around a radio in decades – but now there are devices in homes that made audio social again.”
~ Joel Sucherman, NPR

“We’re witnessing an intelligent revolution. Algorithms are designed, it’s not just numbers and 0s. It’s human centered, emotion and empathy. That’s the revolution we’re seeing.”
~ Karin Giefer, frog

“Computers are useless. They only give you answers.” – Pablo Picasso
~ as tweeted by Natalie Straight

“Our jobs will continue to exist, but knowledge will be completely democratized, leveling the playing field.”
~ Karin Giefer, frog

“Snapchat is an unencumbered sense of who you are.”
~ Jeff Miller, Snap

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“The mobile attention span for advertising is 5 seconds flat.”
~ Jeff Miller, Snap

“People don’t just tolerate Snapchat ads, they play with them.”
~ Mary Meeker, Kleiner Perkins

“The best game designers make you think that you can do anything, while really you can only do about five things.” (on architecting chat and AI processes)
~ Ricky Bacon, Critical Mass

“To market AI, find a proxy rather than use the words.”
~ Kelly Nyland, Technology Marketing Executive

“If it’s useful, it’s not creepy.” (with A.I. Power comes great responsibility)
~ as tweeted by Joe Baratelli

“Fiction has a few years ahead of science in terms of AI.”
~ Natalie Prout, Phenomenon

Conference Link: 4A’s CreateTech

Nov 09

4A’s CreateTech, part 1


4A’s CreateTech
November 9, 2017
Los Angeles, California

“Many companies are on the linear path to doom.” (by not thinking exponentially)
~ Ari Popper, SciFuture

“You only learn by doing. Get your hands dirty. Try writing for Alexa or Cortana. Much like the dawn of the web, this is the dawn of voice.”
~ Winston Binch, Deutsch

“Innovation is like jazz… requires a lot of listening.”
~ as tweeted by 4A’s

“When these devices know us emotionally, what will that mean for us as a species?”
~ Ari Popper, SciFuture

“The future is going to be our having one device, one AI that we are going to trust.”
~ Ari Popper, SciFuture

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“We are going to have ubiquitous super-computing upon demand.”
~ Ari Popper, SciFuture

“VR is a tool for us to hack the brain.”
~ Ari Popper, SciFuture

“We desperately need better stories. If we want to have better futures, we need to have better dreams.”
~ Ed Finn, Crowd Futures

“I do think machines will have emotions… that alone should freak us all out.”
~ Ari Popper, SciFuture

“We can’t overstate the importance of this moment of time. All of a sudden tens of millions of new “radios” have shown up in people’s homes.”
~ Joel Sucherman, NPR

Conference Link: 4A’s CreateTech

Oct 18

WSJ D.Live, part 2


WSJ D.Live
Laguna Beach, California
October 16–18, 2017

“If you’re going to build a business based on advertising… I would say go home.”
~ Barry Diller, IAC

“All retailers are chasing the millennial shopper. They don’t quite know who they are. Just that they’re difficult to please.”
~ as tweeted by Michelle Killebrew

“China’s GDP per capita has grown 14% per year, compounded since 1999. It was $831 per person—now over $8,000.”
~ Jack Ma, Alibaba

“The problem was the worship at the altar of hypergrowth.” (re Uber under Kalanick)
~ Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global

“The closer you get to the Valley, the later kids get their phones.”
~ Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global

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“Your phone is everyone’s agenda for you. What do you want for you?” (re phones and why you should take a break)
~ Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global

“New technologies will launch to help us set boundaries to technology.”
~ Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global

“When workplaces are fueled by culture of burnout… it disproportionately affects women.”
~ Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global

“Every company needs to stand for something beyond growth.” (talking about Uber)
~ Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global

“Culture is the immune system of the company.”
~ Arianna Huffington, Thrive Global

Conference Link: WSJ D.Live

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