UPNEXT Fest - DISRUPTIVE TECH

  • 05 Oct 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Harrisburg University

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The relentless parade of new technologies is unfolding on many fronts. Almost every advance is billed as a breakthrough, and the list of “next big things” grows ever longer. Not every emerging technology will alter the business or social landscape—but some truly do have the potential to disrupt the status quo, alter the way people live and work, and rearrange value pools. It is therefore critical that business and policy leaders understand which technologies will matter to them and prepare accordingly.
In this half-day conference we’ll explore and discuss the impact of exponential technology being developed in the Harrisburg Region. We’ll explore: AI, the Internet of Things (IOT), Robotics, Virtual Reality and Life Sciences.
We’ll start with a light continental breakfast, our speakers will rock the stage until around 11:00am we’ll do a bit of Q&A as our speakers join a panel to discuss disruption.

Andrew Hacker (read Bio ),Topic:"Data Defined Computing"

Albert Sarvis, PAP, GISP, Corp Faculty, Assistant Professor of Geospatial Technology and Project Management, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology (Read Bio)  Topic: "Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS - Drones) transforming Geospatial Technology" 

Mrunalini Pattarkine, PhD, Professor in Biotechnology heads the BTEC program at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. (Read Bio) will be speaking on "Nanobiotechnology for Healthcare Sector- Innovations that Disrupt!"

Ian Kansky, President of Integrated Agriculture Systems (INTAG)  (Read Bio) will be presenting "Controlled Environment Agriculture, Ecosystem Hacking and Hyper-localized Food" 

 Treff LaPlante, the president and CEO of Harrisburg, PA, based WorkXpress, (Read Bio) "Shadow IT "  

W. Randolph Ford, Ph.D., Director and Professor of Analytics at Harrisburg University (Read Bio) Topic: "How Computers that Understand Human Language Will Change our Lives"

We’ll wrap with a networking lunch at noon.

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