This is the preliminary schedule for the 2019 International Future Computing Summit.  The topics and speakers are both subject to change without notice.  The goal of this schedule structure is to enable IFC Summit delegates to have a full grasp of what’s to come in the Client-to-Cloud Revolution, and to further enable prospective speakers and marketers to better determine how their expertise and insights can contribute to this exciting subject matter.  NOTE: Some speaker titles were abbreviated for better page formatting.

IFC Summit is reviewing speaker applications and there is some flexibility on subject matter provided it ties in well with future computing and/or the Client-to-Cloud Revolution.  Speakers must complete an application ASAP as decisions are getting finalized at an accelerated pace.

As further guidance, the first vision document for the Client-to-Cloud Revolution has been linked above.  This was co-written by Intel, Advanced Micro Devices, M2 Insights, Maychirch, and others and is under formal review and iterative discussion by The International Future Computing Association.  This is a great indicator for the level of discussion that delegates will benefit from at the IFC Summit, and is a strong tool for prospective speakers and marketers wishing to contribute to the summit’s content and experience.

Tuesday

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    Registration, Breakfast, Exhibits

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    The Visionaries Block

    The Visionaries Block is reserved for TIFCA Chairs to share their insights on where future computing is headed and why.

    SPEAKERS:
    Arvind Kumar, Senior Principal Engineer and Architect for CCG, Intel
    Daryl Sartain, Director and Worldwide Head (XR and AI), Advanced Micro Devices
    Wanda Meloni, CEO, M2 Insights

    Session will also feature an insightful panel discussion about the Client-to-Cloud Revolution.

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    Keynote TBA

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    Computing Hardware and Ecosystem Overview

    This presentation gives a birds-eye-view of the computing ecosystem as it is today and how things can be influenced with the advent of the Client-to-Cloud Revolution.

    SPEAKER:
    Dr. Jon Peddie, Jon Peddie Research

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    Networking Lunch and Exhibits

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    Broadband and 5G Developments

    Until now, low latency computing was primarily limited to localized computing through PC, mobile, and console. With the advent of 5G and other technologies, doors are opening for viable cloud streaming and other forms of computing. This presentation will focus on the progress of 5G and what markets can expect in the not too distant future.

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    Future of Ray Tracing

    SPEAKER

    Reuven Bakalash, CEO, Adshir

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    Safety and Security in the Client-to-Cloud Revolution

    As the Client-to-Cloud Revolution is going to include both local and remote components, prudent safety and security measures may be needed in this new era of computing. They will be discussed in detail.

    Nima Baiati, Global Head of Cybersecurity Solutions, Lenovo
    Paul Lanois, Director in Privacy and Security, Fieldfisher

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    Networking Coffee Break

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    Revolutionary Content Creation

    It has been suggested that the Client-to-Cloud Revolution is going to open the door for new types of content and experiences that were previously impossible if not impractical. This session will talk about how the content creation and thinking process may change and expand with the advent of this next era in computing.

    SPEAKER

    Erin Essex, Product Design Manager and Senior Product Designer, Shutterstock

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    Open Standards in the Client-to-Cloud Revolution

    The Client-to-Cloud Revolution is going to require all kinds of interoperability across a very wide ecosystem. The Khronos Group, one of the world's leading open standards organizations, will talk about some of the standards already in existence, and highlight opportunities for the not too distant future.

    SPEAKER

    Neil Trevett, President, The Khronos Group

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    Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

    This presentation will discuss the latest developments in artificial intelligence and machine learning markets and how they pertain to the Client-to-Cloud Revolution.

    SPEAKER

    Jeffrey Shih, Lead Product Manager, Artificial Intelligence, Unity Technologies

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    The New Economy

    The Client-to-Cloud Revolution is going to present all kinds of growth and investment opportunities. This presentation will talk about what's out there and how to effectively find and nurture those entrepreneur resources in a reasonable amount of time.

    SPEAKER

    Andrew Schmied, Principal, Maychirch

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    Futurists Panel

    The Futurists Panel features a round table of our keynote speakers and is regularly moderated by leading media. There is a 15 minute transition break at 5:00PM to prepare for this session.

    SPEAKERS

    Professor Bebo White, Department Associate (Emeritus), SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford University

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    Networking Reception

Wednesday

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    Registration, Breakfast, Exhibits

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    Keynote TBA

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    How immersive technology is changing and why

    Immersive technologies like virtual and augmented reality continue to advance. This presentation will discuss the latest developments and how the user experience is changing and improving.

    Panel:

    Kevin Krewel, Tirias Research (Moderator)
    Alex Hornstein, CTO, Looking Glass Factory
    Rama Krishna Aravind, CEO, Poco Loco Amusements

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    Experiments in Streaming Immersive Technology

    Until now, modern immersive technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed reality were dependent on localized processing through PC, console, and mobile devices. It is growing more and more possible to deliver similar immersive benefits without the need for a high-performing localized computing device.

    SPEAKER

    Oliver Gunasekara, CEO NGCodec and Advisor to Xilinx

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    C2C in Action: Automation

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    Revolutionizing the Business World

    As much excitement as there is for entertainment and high-demand video game technologies, there is equal opportunity for innovative business and business growth applications that are only now becoming realized. This presentation will discuss new opportunities to come in the business space.

    SPEAKER

    Stefan Holzer, CTO, Fyusion

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    C2C in Action: Architecture

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    Going Autonomous in the Client-to-Cloud Revolution

    This presentation will focus on autonomous vehicles and how the Client-to-Cloud Revolution is going to help enable and enhance this driving experience.

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    Networking Lunch and Exhibits

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    The Fully Enabled Classroom

    Modern computing is always a challenge to maintain in the schooling system. It's believed that the Client-to-Cloud Revolution will help enable far more equality and availability of high-end capabilities in classrooms around the world. This presentation discusses how and why.

    SPEAKER

    Linda Sellheim, Education Program Manager, Epic Games

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    Healthcare in the Client-to-Cloud Revolution

    It's believed that 5G and other elements of the Client-to-Cloud Revolution will help save lives through more effective healthcare. Up and coming technologies and developments will be discussed in detail.

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    Video Games in the Client-to-Cloud Revolution

    While video games are being highlighted in the Client-to-Cloud Revolution through technologies like cloud streaming, the opportunities go well beyond being able to play games on the go. Opportunities in the space will be discussed in detail.

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    Networking Coffee Break

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    Hollywood Cloud Rendering

    A Behind the Scenes Look at How Hollywood Uses Cloud Rendering to make movie magic possible.

    SPEAKER

    Mathieu Mazerolle, Senior Product Manager of Athera, Foundry

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    5G Meets Immersive Out of Home Entertainment

    SPEAKER

    Kevin Williams, Director, KWP Ltd.

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    The Crypto and Blockchain Markets

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    Final Remarks, Conclusion of the International Future Computing Summit