AGENDA

Phorum 2020 Key Themes:

  • Ubiquitous Connectivity 
    It would be easy, but wrong, to think of 5G as a major jump in data capacity from 4G. What’s more important is the change from a connective tissue among pockets of computing, to a global computing fabric in which the things we used to do with networks are now software-defined behaviors: we’ll be able to tune systems for the low data latency, high data integrity, and other key characteristics needed to move “an Internet of shopping” to a global platform of production, transportation and notification.
  • Living in a Privacy Conscious World
    The paradox of a connected world is the desire for personalized experience, combined with the growing understanding that insightful algorithms can find personal things in data even when it was thought to be safely anonymized. Massive regulatory disruption from GDPR, CCPA, and the kind of forced transparency seen in the Algorithmic Accountability Act now making its way through Congress, require rigorous scrutiny and thoughtful consideration not so much of “big data” but of carefully limited and governed data collection and use.
  • Ethical Data and Ethical AI
    It’s increasingly apparent that there are runaway loops of positive feedback in many naïve deployments of machine-learning techniques: for example, raising police presence in high-crime areas, increasing their arrest rates and driving still greater concentration of law enforcement in what are often low-income neighborhoods of color. Including ethical and humane considerations, up front, in the development of AI initiatives can enable precautionary “circuit breakers” and other measures that increase acceptance, adoption, and value as well as avoiding embarrassing and costly missteps.

PHORUM 2020 DETAILED SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Penn State University Great Valley, 30 E. Swedesford Road, Main Building, Malvern, PA 19355
Directions to the Campus.
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7:30 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM

Conference Kick-off

8:45 AM

Emerging Technology Trends

 

9:15 AM

Thematic Session A: Connectivity

Ubiquitous Connectivity

It would be easy, but wrong, to think of 5G as a major jump in data capacity from 4G. What’s more important is the change from a connective tissue among pockets of computing, to a global computing fabric in which the things we used to do with networks are now software-defined behaviors: we’ll be able to tune systems for the low data latency, high data integrity, and other key characteristics needed to move “an Internet of shopping” to a global platform of production, transportation and notification.

Speakers:

  • Bob Victor, Comcast Business 

Sponsored by: To Be Announced

10:00 AM 

Networking Break & Demo Pit Presentation 

10:15 AM 

Thematic Session 2: Privacy

Living in a Privacy Conscious World

The paradox of a connected world is the desire for personalized experience, combined with the growing understanding that insightful algorithms can find personal things in data even when it was thought to be safely anonymized. Massive regulatory disruption from GDPR, CCPA, and the kind of forced transparency seen in the Algorithmic Accountability Act now making its way through Congress, require rigorous scrutiny and thoughtful consideration not so much of “big data” but of carefully limited and governed data collection and use.

Speakers:

  • Mike Bass, Morgan Stanley
  • Mark McCreary, Fox Rothschild

Sponsored by: To Be Announced

11:00 AM

Themeatic Session 3: Ethical Data

Ethical Data and Ethical AI

It’s increasingly apparent that there are runaway loops of positive feedback in many naïve deployments of machine-learning techniques: for example, raising police presence in high-crime areas, increasing their arrest rates and driving still greater concentration of law enforcement in what are often low-income neighborhoods of color. Including ethical and humane considerations, up front, in the development of AI initiatives can enable precautionary “circuit breakers” and other measures that increase acceptance, adoption, and value as well as avoiding embarrassing and costly missteps.

Speakers:

  • Aaron Roth, University of Pennsylvania
  • Rachel Lyubovitzky, Everything Benefits

Sponsored by: To Be Announced

12:00 PM

Networking Lunch / Demo Pit Presentations

Sponsored by: To Be Announced

CIO Roundtable – exclusive session by invitation only

Sponsored by: To Be Announced

12:30 PM

Keynote Address

Our 2020 Keynote Address will be delivered by Tony Saldanha, a globally recognized expert, best-selling author and thought leader in Global Business Services and Information Technology

Sponsored by: To Be Announced

1:15 PM

Industry Vertical Breakout

Speakers: To Be Announced

Sponsored by: To Be Announced

2:00 PM

Thematic Session 4: Demographic Change

Predicted Effects of Shifts in Generational Population Distribution on Investment in Human Capital, Infrastructure, Technology, etc.

The shift to a population of roughly equal presence in every five-year age band, from early childhood to mid-60s, is “a future that’s already happened” given the inexorable mathematics of lengthening life span and shrinking family size. There are no precedents for employment, health care, education and other critical components of a dynamic economy and a just society in this novel but absolutely foreseeable environment. A 5G world of distributed assistance to the elderly, personalized but private delivery of telemedicine to make health care scalable, and other strategic efforts must receive urgent attention — on a schedule not subject to postponement.

Moderated by Tony Saldanha

Sponsored by: To Be Announced

2:45 PM

Keynote Presentation

Sponsored by: To Be Announced

 

3:30PM

Networking Reception  


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