Robert Scoble, Blogger & Author
Nick Halstead, Founder & CTO, DataSift
Technology now shapes and helps us make sense of the world. Robert Scoble will outline the five key technology transformations that are changing our world. He'll then be joined by Nick Halstead, Founder of Tweetmeme and DataSift, for an interactive session to discuss those transformations and the role of personalization, wearable computing and how the rise of big data combined with social data will change the way we live and work.
Nick Halstead is the Founder and CTO of DataSift. Over the last five years, Nick has been a foremost technical visionary on the power of social data to revolutionize information delivery.
Nick founded TweetMeme, the leading platform delivering social news, which quickly built an audience of millions in 30 countries. TweetMeme also invented the highly successful Retweet button, which serves more than 30 billion clicks per month and drives high volumes of traffic for Twitter. Nick is a regular speaker at events such as TechCrunch Disrupt, Le Web, Future of Web Apps, The Next Web and Strata and has spoken at SXSW and FOWA.
Scoble is the Rackspace Startup Liaison Officer, helping small teams have a huge impact with cloud computing technology. He’s a geek who grew up in Silicon Valley and since 1985 he has been building online communities. Robert travels the globe studying and making media about world changing startups. You will also find his videos on YouTube, Google+, Twitter or on the Scoble blog, Scobleizer.com. Robert is also the father of three sons, Patrick, Milan and Ryan, who are lots of fun and they are all geeks in training.