The IEEE Technology Time Machine is the IEEE’s flagship conference on future technology directions, offering attendees from research and industry innovative insights from top executives and pioneers regarding the impact of future technologies on business and industry, society and everyday life, ethics, and policy. Below are recordings from TTM 2018, including presentations in the areas of augmented and virtual reality, agriculture, neuroscience, robotics, technology entrepreneurism, and more. The next Technology Time Machine will be held in 2020 - to learn more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Panel moderator Alicia Abella, AT&T, is joined by Katalin Bartfai-Walcott (Intel), Mary Gendron (Qualcomm), Christine Miyachi (Xerox), and Jeewika Ranaweera (Oracle), for a diverse look at being a woman engineer in today’s tech industry. Each speaker introduces themselves, their background and what they believe to be the most important aspects of building the future with WIE.
Jaafar Elmirghani, University of Leeds, England, shift gears to focusing on how to maintain our one planet earth in regards to all the developing technology with sustainable ICT and sustainability through ICT. Elmirghani looks at the worldwide carbon footprint, growth, and the new standards that aim to push technology into a “smarter” and more sustainable future.
Sean White, Mozilla, shares a brief background of his work in VR, mixed reality, and Internet applications. White delves into what the future of the Internet will look like regarding signals, platforms, communication devices, as well as the challenges that come with technological innovations. Also covered are the framework solutions developing at Mozilla.
Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the IEEE, Stephen Welby, discusses what he believes are the most critical issues facing the world today in relation to tools and processes, as well as people and environments. Welby touches on reliable energy, harmonious sustainability, healthcare, aging infrastructure, safe food and water, and security.
Raj Tiwari, IEEE Digital Reality Co-chair, presents what he believes are the key trends shaping the future of work: globalization, mobility, changing demographics, and technology. Tiwari emphasizes that business strategies should center around the customer and empower workers in their job positions.
Panel moderator Celia Desmond, TTM 2018 DEP Chair, leads the panelists to answer questions from the TTM audience. Following the Q&A session, TTM General Chair Doug Zuckerman gives his closing remarks and looks forward to the next Technology Time Machine.