AN O’REILLY SUMMIT
November 12–13, 2015  •  San Francisco, CA

Next:Economy 2015 All Sessions

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Thursday, 11/12/2015

8:00am

8:00am–9:00am Thursday, 11/12/2015
Location: Regency Foyer
Morning coffee service (1h)

9:00am

9:00am–9:10am Thursday, 11/12/2015
Location: Grand Ballroom Level:
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media), Steven Levy (Mr.), Lauren Smiley (Medium)
Average rating: ****.
(4.40, 5 ratings)
Program hosts Tim O'Reilly, Steven Levy, and Lauren Smiley open the first day of Next:Economy. Read more.

9:10am

9:10am–9:25am Thursday, 11/12/2015
Location: Grand Ballroom Level:
James Manyika (McKinsey & Company)
Average rating: ****.
(4.80, 5 ratings)
James Manyika sets the stage with a global perspective on the future shape of the economy and technology's role in that economy. Read more.

9:30am

9:30am–10:40am Thursday, 11/12/2015
Location: Grand Ballroom Level:
Sebastian Thrun (Udacity), Adam Cheyer (Samsung), Alexandre Lebrun (Facebook), John Markoff (New York Times), Jerry Kaplan (Stanford University), Kristian Hammond (Northwestern Computer Science)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
In our present moment, which Erik Brynjolfsson and Andy McAfee call "the Second Machine Age," AI is replacing many familiar white collar jobs and threatening to wipe out even more forms of manual labor, and the media is full of fearmongering about Artificial Intelligence and jobs. In this session, we'll look at the current state of AI and its impact on the Next Economy. Read more.

10:40am

10:40am–11:10am Thursday, 11/12/2015
Location: Gold Ballroom
Morning break sponsored by Medium (30m)

11:10am

11:10am–12:30pm Thursday, 11/12/2015
Location: Grand Ballroom Level:
Limor Fried (Adafruit Industries), Mark Hatch (TechShop), Yancey Strickler (Kickstarter), Saul Griffith (Other Lab), Jeff Immelt (General Electric)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
We are seeing great leaps forward in applied AI, while at the same time, technology continues to reinvent manufacturing. We are entering a world of smart stuff (and dumb stuff built with smart tools), and this modern manufacturing revolution is converging with networks of hardware entrepreneurs, new sources of funding, and widely available next-generation manufacturing tools. Read more.

12:30pm

12:30pm–1:30pm Thursday, 11/12/2015
Location: Ralston Ballroom
Lunch sponsored by Soasta (1h)

1:30pm

1:30pm–3:00pm Thursday, 11/12/2015
Location: Grand Ballroom Level:
Esther Kaplan (The Investigative Fund), Carrie Gleason (Fair Workweek Initiative Center for Popular Democracy), Leah Busque (TaskRabbit), Dan Teran (Managed by Q)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
There are those who say that Uber, TaskRabbit, DoorDash, and other "on demand" companies are leading to a world of continuous partial employment. This may be true, but it is also true that the rise of automated workplace monitoring and scheduling algorithms has done that for virtually all low-wage jobs. If the algorithm is the new shift boss, what kind of algorithm do we want running things? Read more.

3:00pm

3:00pm–3:30pm Thursday, 11/12/2015
Location: Gold Ballroom
Afternoon break sponsored by Medium (30m)

3:30pm

3:30pm–5:15pm Thursday, 11/12/2015
Location: Grand Ballroom Level:
Esko Kilpi (Esko Kilpi Company), Simon Rothman (Greylock Partners), Gary Swart (Polaris Partners), James Cham (Bloomberg Beta), Nick Grossman (Union Square Ventures), Stewart Butterfield (Slack), Kali Fry (Intuit), Anne-Marie Slaughter (New America)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Economist Ronald Coase argued that the modern corporation replaced the Renaissance economy of small businesses and tradesmen because the management overhead of a large firm was lower than the transaction costs between small firms. This logic may be changing in fundamental ways. Read more.

5:30pm

5:30pm–6:30pm Thursday, 11/12/2015
Location: Gold Ballroom Level:
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Join us in the Gold Ballroom on Thursday, November 12th for refreshments and networking with other Next:Economy guests. Read more.

6:30pm

6:30pm–8:30pm Thursday, 11/12/2015
Location: Ralston Ballroom Level:
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
After dinner, we'll hear from a couple of provocative speakers who have embraced alternate careers, and can give us a unique view into the way the world works now rather than the way it used to work. Read more.

Friday, 11/13/2015

8:00am

8:00am–9:00am Friday, 11/13/2015
Location: Regency Foyer
Morning coffee service (1h)

9:00am

9:00am–9:05am Friday, 11/13/2015
Location: Grand Ballroom Level:
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media), Steven Levy (Mr.), Lauren Smiley (Medium)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Next:Economy hosts Tim O'Reilly, Steven Levy, and Lauren Smiley open the second day. Read more.

9:05am

9:05am–9:25am Friday, 11/13/2015
Location: Grand Ballroom Level:
Nick Hanauer (Second Avenue Partners)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Investor and entrepreneur Nick Hanauer explains why customers, not just entrepreneurs and investors, drive our economy. Even in a world dominated by AI and robots, people will still need to get paid one way or another, or there will be no one to buy products and services. The people will rise up before the robots do! Read more.

9:30am

9:30am–10:45am Friday, 11/13/2015
Location: Grand Ballroom Level:
Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn | Greylock Partners), Zoë Baird (Markle Foundation), Kimberly Bryant (Black Girls CODE), Stephane Kasriel (Upwork), Laszlo Bock (Google)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
The old compact between employer and employee that led to lifetime employment and a career ladder at a single company is a thing of the past. Not only that, the idea that you can master the skills of your job and then settle in to doing the same thing for a lifetime seems curiously out of step with the reality of a fast-changing world. Read more.

10:45am

10:45am–11:15am Friday, 11/13/2015
Location: Gold Ballroom
Morning break sponsored by Etsy (30m)

11:15am

11:15am–12:30pm Friday, 11/13/2015
Location: Grand Ballroom Level:
Satya Nadella (Microsoft), Brian Mullins (DAQRI), David Plouffe (Uber)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Luddites have long claimed that technology is a job destroyer. The evidence of rising standards of living around the world says otherwise. Tools that improve worker productivity have historically made us all better off. We are betting that this trend will continue, as we explore augmented workers. Read more.

12:30pm

12:30pm–1:30pm Friday, 11/13/2015
Location: Ralston Ballroom
Lunch (1h)

1:30pm

1:30pm–3:00pm Friday, 11/13/2015
Location: Grand Ballroom Level:
Zoë Baird (Markle Foundation), Neera Tanden (Center for American Progress), Felicia Wong (Roosevelt Institute), Byron Auguste (Opportunity@Work), Liz Shuler (AFL-CIO), Jess Kutch (Coworker.org), Michelle Miller (Coworker.org), Laura Tyson (Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley), Nick Hanauer (Second Avenue Partners), David Rolf (SEIU 775)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
The notion that robots and AI may lead to the end of employment as we know it seems far-fetched to many. But scenario planning teaches us to develop robust strategies that address multiple possible futures, not just the ones that we think are most likely. Read more.

3:00pm

3:00pm–3:30pm Friday, 11/13/2015
Location: Gold Ballroom
Afternoon break sponsored by Etsy (30m)

3:30pm

3:30pm–5:05pm Friday, 11/13/2015
Location: Grand Ballroom Level:
Logan Green (Lyft), Chad Dickerson (Etsy), Zeynep Ton (MIT Sloan School of Management), Evan Williams (The Obvious Corporation)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
We need to talk about work, not jobs. What needs doing? How can technology help us do it better? As Alan Kay once said, "It is easier to invent the future than it is to predict it." So what kind of future do we want? What problems should we be focusing on, and how can we harness technology to make a better world? Read more.

5:05pm

5:05pm–5:15pm Friday, 11/13/2015
Location: Grand Ballroom Level:
Tim O'Reilly (O'Reilly Media), Steven Levy (Mr.), Lauren Smiley (Medium)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Next:Economy hosts Tim O'Reilly, Steven Levy, and Lauren Smiley close the show. Read more.