Top Technology Speakers For 2019 Events

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This year’s SXSW conference took place in Texas, once again shining a light on technologies like virtual reality, AI and machine learning, and autonomous cars. LAI represents tech experts who spoke at this year’s conference—here are a few names we are really excited to be working with:

  1. Dr. Kate DarlingLeading Expert in Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist
  2. Dr. Poppy CrumExpert in Technology-Driven Innovation & Human Evolution and Chief Scientist, Dolby Laboratories
  3. Greg WilliamsEditor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine 
  4. Mike SteepExecutive Director of the Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology & Digital Cities, former VP at IBM, and former Global Managing Director at Microsoft
  5. Neil JacobsteinChair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University

Keep reading to learn more about each of these technology experts and click on the links below to browse through each of their individual speaker profile pages and find out more about their speaking topics and expertise.

DR. KATE DARLING 

Leading Expert in Social Robotics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist

Dr. Kate Darling is a leading expert in robotics and human-robot interactions. Able to take complex ideas and make them conversational and even fun, she is a research specialist at MIT, former Harvard professor, and former Yale fellow. At this year’s SXSW, she spoke on the topic, “Is it silly to care about a robot?” and touched on how humans will be impacted as robots enter the public sphere.

DR. POPPY CRUM 

Expert in Technology-Driven Innovation & Human Evolution and Chief Scientist, Dolby Laboratories

At this year's SXSW conference, Dr. Crum, Chief Scientist at Dolby Laboratories, spoke about “empathetic technology,” or technology that knows how we feel and what we think. She also recently spoke to Forbes about why, soon, devices will know more about our well-being than doctors. Watch that interview here. In speeches, Poppy talks about why we should embrace technologies that can improve human performance, how we will eventually be able to “retrain” our brains as we sleep for better function, and much more.

GREG WILLIAMS 

Editor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine 

As Editor-in-Chief of WiredGreg Williams regularly interviews the innovators, thinkers, scientists, entrepreneurs and creatives who are changing the world. He writes on a variety of subjects, including innovation, technology, business, creativity and ideas. Specifically, Greg possesses a unique combination of storytelling expertise and an in-depth knowledge of the future of technology. 

MIKE STEEP 

Executive Director of the Stanford Engineering Center for Disruptive Technology & Digital Cities, former VP at IBM, and former Global Managing Director at Microsoft

If you’re looking for an innovation expert who can explain how to actually turn new technologies into new revenue streams, Mike Steep is an amazing choice. After a career spent working with companies including BMW, P&G, and Boeing to turn revolutionary technology into new products, Mike is now leading Stanford’s Disruptive Technology center, which pairs with corporations and VC groups to bring new and disruptive products to market. He’s responsible for helping Boeing develop their first electric airplane and is currently working with players in the agriculture space to develop customized food, among other things.

NEIL JACOBSTEIN 

Chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Track at Singularity University

For an entertaining and incredibly visual look at the specific AI algorithms and human-esque robot technologies being developed across the world now, Neil is a top choice. His speeches are thoughtful and up-to-the-minute, and he uses stories from his time consulting with NASA, Boeing, and the U.S. Air Force to light up his overview of emerging AI and robotics.

BOOK A TOP TECHNOLOGY SPEAKER FOR YOUR NEXT EVENT

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