Nov 20

BeaconConf

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BeaconConf
November 20, 2014
Virtual Conference

“There is a ton of opportunity out there—more than just retail and sporting stadiums.”
~ Kevin Hunter, Gimbal

“Beacons are just part of the conversation—out to about 50 Meters… when you combine geofencing, there is a natural handoff.”
~ Kevin Hunter, Gimbal

“We have created a tool to support that journey from the digital to physical world.”
~ Kevin Hunter, Gimbal

“We (Urban Airship, Gimbal & Eventbase) were already working together and decided to join to accelerate solutions.”
Brent Hieggelke, Urban Airship

“Stop thinking about apps in terms of functions—think in terms of mobile moments, that your customers (face)”
Brent Hieggelke, Urban Airship

“Beacons are about turning the nowhere into the Now and the Here.”
Nag Murty, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

New vocab term—most wellness solutions and gadgets are trying to turn us into a ‘Quantified Elf.’
Nag Murty, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Visual Quote:
Ben West - Beacon Conference
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“We focus on the intersection of people, place and time to make the experience more engaging for attendees.”
~ Ben West, Eventbase

“Engagement thrives on relevancy and value to the user.  Beacons are one of the best ways we can assure delivery of relevant info—in right place and at right time.”
~ Ben West, Eventbase

“You need to educate your sponsors to (use beacons to) deliver relevant and valuable content to participants.”
~ Ben West, Eventbase

“As our users and customers better understand (Beacons), we as providers can provide a better experience for all.”
~ Ben West, Eventbase

“We are pretty fired up by interactive notifications. When you merge Beacons with watches (you get) the ability to have a glanceable moment and move to true mobility.”
Brent Hieggelke, Urban Airship

Conference Link: BeaconConf

Nov 18

Gigaom Roadmap Invisible Design

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Gigaom Roadmap Invisible Design
November 18–19, 2014
San Francisco, California

“I’m tired of plugged in things—they are like my pets—I have to feed them.”
~ John Maeda, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

“If the Beatles could last forever, they wouldn’t have been that great.” (on the eventual decay of companies like Apple)
~ John Maeda, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

“Rather than help with design, I look to (support) a culture of design.”
~ John Maeda, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Visual Quote:
John Maeda - Gigaom Invisible Design
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“Technology needs to find a way to be more emotional—fashion can help—things are going to converge.”
~ Yves Béhar, Fuseproject

“We are at the beginning of the beginning.” (re wearables)
~ as tweeted by Jennifer Chiang

“If there is a destination (for wearables) it is in crowdsourced health data—something never before seen in history.”
Stephane Marceau, OMsignal

“What products need more humanness? All of them.”
~ Yves Béhar, Fuseproject

Conference Link: Gigaom Roadmap Invisible Design

Nov 13

M1 Summit

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M1 Summit
November 13th, 2014
San Francisco, California

“Unless you are a Google or a Facebook, it is hard to have the scale (to match people across devices).”
~ Monica Ho, xAd

“On cross device marketing “When payment is included in attribution, it will lift the whole market.”
~ Scott Swanson, Opera|

“Most agencies are evaluating their mobile campaigns based on clicks, because they can’t track back.”
~ Scott Swanson, Opera|

“It is up to us to develop a cohesive story so that each device gives (the user) a relevant message.”
~ Scott Swanson, Opera

“Clicking was like stone age—inputs from cameras, voice, accelerometer offer new ways to engage with brands.”
~ Scott Swanson, Opera

Visual Quote:
Scott Swanson - M1 Summit
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“Advertising will be completely transformed by harnessing mobile behavior.”
~ Bill Gross, Idealab

“As apps give more enhanced functionality, more people will turn [location sharing] on.” 
~ Bill Gross, Idealab

“Red Bull customers are 6.9x more likely to shop at IHOP!” (among other fun facts to emerge from location tracking).
~ Bill Gross, Idealab

“Mobile will be bigger than keyword advertising.”
~ Bill Gross, Idealab

Conference Link: M1 Summit

Nov 11

Techonomy, part 2

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Techonomy
November 10, 2014
Half Moon Bay, California

“Outbreaks are inevitable. There have been 30 in 30 years. Pandemics are optional.”
~ Larry Brilliant, Skoll Global Threats Fund

“Exponential growth is great, for a business… (but not) for a virus.”
~ Larry Brilliant, Skoll Global Threats Fund

“The pandemic preparedness budget of the World Health Organization is less than that of NYC.”
~ Larry Brilliant, Skoll Global Threats Fund

“Running a public company is very over-rated… many CEO’s of public companies are unhappy.”
~ David Marcus, Facebook

“I don’t think it makes sense for Facebook to build a payment business, but it does make sense to remove friction.”
~ David Marcus, Facebook

“Zuckerberg is a rare leader who is a visionary in the long term, yet can also execute well in the short term.”
~ David Marcus, Facebook

Visual Quote:
John Markoff - Techonomy
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“Google and Facebook dwarf 20th century monopolies.”
~ Andrew Keen, Author

“Some (like Peter Thiel) say we should leave the world to the super heroes of Silicon Valley, but I say (no).”
~ Andrew Keen, Author

“We are not a tech conference—we want to be a conference about how technology is changing everything else.”
~ David Kirkpatrick, Techonomy

“Having Larry Brilliant (speak) doesn’t make your conference Spiritual (but he’s a great guy).” (in response to Techonomy feedback from the audience)
~ Marc Benioff, Salesforce

“I don’t recommend getting angry at your customers.” 
~ Marc Benioff, Salesforce

“People want to create change in the world, (so it is important that) we give them opportunities.”
~ Marc Benioff, Salesforce

“It’s important to have the intention to do more than make money.”
~ Marc Benioff, Salesforce

Conference Link: Techonomy

Nov 11

Techonomy, part 1

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Techonomy
November 10, 2014
Half Moon Bay, California

“The Internet is challenging every power structure today.”
~ Fadi Chehadé, ICANN

“Better to fall in love with your customer’s problem, than to fall in love with your solution.”
~ Scott Cook, Intuit

“If you don’t have a technology strategy, you’re already in the process of dying.” (advice for any org>20 people)
~ Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn & Greylock

“You have startups at all because large companies are too screwed up politically to actually execute.”
~ Peter Thiel, Founders Fund

“Just like in Physics, when you get near absolute zero, rules change. In business, when the price gets near or to zero, the rules change.”
~ Scott Cook, Intuit

Visual Quote:
Reid Hoffman - Techonomy
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“The Internet isn’t perfectly transparent, because humans are deeply invested in secrets, and also in lies.”
~ Genevieve Bell, Intel Labs

“The greatest non-violent weapon of all time is information flow.” (panel on tech fostering equality)
~ as tweeted by Bill Gross

“We want to map the complete economy: every worker (3B), company (70M), job (10-20M) skill and university.”
Jeff Weiner, LinkedIn

“Ebola virus is only 2000 bits of information. That’s a size that we can manipulate to get to outcomes we want.”
~ Carl Bass, Autodesk

“We gave Ebola an 8-month head start! If we gave Measles an 8-mo head start we’d have 2 billion cases.”
~ Larry Brilliant, Skoll Global Threats Fund

Conference Link: Techonomy

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