TEX LA will feature five CEO Roundtables. These roundtables are an opportunity for key CEOs to share their predictions for tech and telecom’s future and to participate in casual Q&A sessions moderated by industry analysts and journalists.
CEO Roundtable 1
If It Can Be Hacked… Network Security & The New Reality
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Editor & Creator
As hospitals and content providers line up to pay hackers to release their data or not exploit their unreleased shows, IDG Research estimates that cybercrime damages will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015. Industry spectators and analysts consider cyber security at the top of the list of concerns, as it poses the largest threat for potential disruption of technology and industry growth. This roundtable will explore what’s next in cyber hacking, content theft, and network best practices as we prep for the new reality of a connected world.
CEO Roundtable 2
Content Providers, OpEx and the Future of Data Centers
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Director of Emerging Telecoms
Frost & Sullivan
Managing Director, Sapience Capital Partners
Traditional data center business models have shifted as content providers like Google, Riot Games, Blizzard, Facebook, and Salesforce have identified cost and operational benefits from abandoning outsourced infrastructure and investing in their own facilities. How does this trend impact data center operators globally? How do hyperscale data centers monetize their assets while also manage the expanding needs of their end users? This roundtable will explore options, opportunities and what’s next.
CEO Roundtable 3
Get Ready For the Olympics LA: IoT, Smart Cities, & Infrastructure Predictions
1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Chief Executive Officer
CEO Roundtable 4
TransPacific Connectivity Challenges & Opportunities
2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
CEO Roundtable 5
AI, Skynet, Ethics & Threats: What’s Next for Human & Robot Races
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM
Tech influencers like Elon Musk and Bill Gates have donated significant time and money to explain AI as a threat and to figure out new ways to advance the technology ethically. Who controls AI? Corporations, governments, select individuals, or the machines? And with AI having the ability to grow exponentially, since it will hypothetically be able to improve itself, at what point will intelligence surpass its creators and become unrestricted development and/or control? This Roundtable will explore AI developments, safeguards and potential next steps.
Check out the topic and speakers from our November 2016 event.