The Syndicate hosted The Future of Consumer Tech and Humanity Roundtable on 12/20/17.
Our Expert Panelists:
Tim O’Reilly is a futurist that has reshaped the computer industry, coined the terms “open source software”, “web 2.0” and “the Maker movement” and had a hand in framing each of those big ideas. He is the founder, CEO, and Chairman of O’Reilly Media, and a partner at early stage venture firm O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV). He is also on the boards of Maker Media (which was spun out from O’Reilly Media in 2012), Code for America, PeerJ, Civis Analytics, and PopVox. He is well known for best selling book WTF: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us.
Tim’s Book: WTF? What’s The Future and Why It’s Up to Us
James Allworth is currently Director of Strategy for Medallia and co-author of New York Times best-seller “How Will You Measure Your Life?”, which he wrote with best-selling author Clayton Christensen. He is former Fellow at the Forum for Growth and Innovation at Harvard Business School, a think tank devoted to developing the academic understanding of the innovation process and co-hosts the Exponent podcast with Ben Thompson on all things tech.
Jeff Morris Jr. is currently the Director of Product Management for Revenue at Tinder, where he leads the top grossing app in the world in monetization and growth. He has also built one of the top syndicates on AngelList, all while working full time at Tinder and he focuses on his strong suits: subscriptions, advertising, and a la carte products.
Ben Gilbert’s an ex-Microsoft guy with a passion for startups and growth. He runs Pioneer Square Labs, an innovative venture studio that after raising $12M, has cranked out half a dozen successful startup spin offs — think Rocket Internet without the copy/paste. Ben is also the co-host of the Acquired podcast where he and David Rosenthal of Madrona Ventures discuss the most prolific acquisitions and IPOs in tech history.
We discuss Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple and do deep dives on the monopolies of consumer tech, the upcoming trends like VR & AR, wearables & IOT, the future of startups and much much more.
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