The Next Billion: Seattle 2014

June 2, 2014
9:30 am - 5:30 pm PDT


Monday, June 2

9:35 am PDT A Data in the Life     Watch On-Demand
Scott Nazarian, frog design
9:40 am PDT The Device Revolution     Watch On-Demand
Forget the $100 laptop - the $20 tablet is taking over
Suneet Tuli, Datawind
S. Mitra Kalita
10:00 am PDT Global Network: Facebook, Ericsson, and the Next Billion     Watch On-Demand
They want to bring the next billion online, but it's not going to be easy
Arun Bhikshesveran, Ericsson
Chris Weasler, Facebook
Kevin J. Delaney
10:20 am PDT Rise of the Machines     Watch On-Demand
Welcome to the age of internet everywhere
Sonny Vu, Misfit Wearables
Dan Frommer
10:35 am PDT Streaming Consciousness     Watch On-Demand
Democratizing access to mobile video
Nickhil Jakatdar, Vuclip
Zach Seward
10:50 am PDT Mitchell Baker: What's Next for Mozilla     Watch On-Demand
Mitchell Baker, Executive Chairperson, Mozilla + Kevin Delaney

Break: 11:20 - 11:40 am PDT
11:40 am PDT Building Blocks     Watch On-Demand
Finding the art in data science
Matt Wood, Amazon Web Services
Gideon Lichfield
11:55 am PDT E-Commerce Evolution     Watch On-Demand
Design for mobile and think globally - or risk extinction
Ala' Alsallal, Jamalon
Gideon Lichfield
12:10 pm PDT Back to Basics     Watch On-Demand
Business plans and infrastructure can't bridge the technical divide
Brandon Berry Edwards, frog design
Erica Kochi, UNICEF
S. Mitra Kalita
12:30 pm PDT Inventing the Unhackable: Cyber Defense After Snowden     Watch On-Demand
The new course of cyber defense in a post-Snowden world
Dan Kaufman, DARPA
S. Mitra Kalita

Lunch Break: 12:55 - 2:05 pm PDT
2:05 pm PDT Latin America's Online Voice     Watch On-Demand
How technology built the middle class
Blanca TreviƱo, Softtek
Gideon Lichfield
2:15 pm PDT Distributed Architecture     Watch On-Demand
Designing the workplace of the future in a connected world
Scott Wyatt, NBBJ
Kevin J. Delaney
2:35 pm PDT Connecting for Good     Watch On-Demand
Edge technologies and social innovation to foster a billion entrepreneurs
Danny Alexander, IDEO
Zach Seward
2:55 pm PDT Frontier Medicine     Watch On-Demand
From SMS to Google Glass and everything in between, mobile is global health care's new secret weapon
Josh Nesbit, Medic Mobile
Aydogan Ozcan, UCLA
S. Mitra Kalita

Break: 3:20 - 3:35 pm PDT
3:35 pm PDT Evan Williams: What's Next for Medium     Watch On-Demand
Evan Williams, CEO, Medium; Co-founder, Twitter
Kevin J. Delaney
4:05 pm PDT Phone Banks: Financial Services for the Next Billion     Watch On-Demand
The next billion are more likely to have phones than bank accounts
Rodger Voorhies, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Gideon Lichfield
4:25 pm PDT Adventure Capital: The Reward of Connecting Billions     Watch On-Demand
The risk and reward in connecting billions
Maurizio Vecchione, Intellectual Ventures
Dan Frommer
4:50 pm PDT Facebook Design: The Butterfly Effect on Steroids     Watch On-Demand
The butterfly effect on steroids
Margaret Gould Stewart, Facebook
Zach Seward

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About this conference

The Next Billion: Seattle is a comprehensive look into the next generation of technologies and strategies that will help companies and people around the globe navigate an increasingly connected world. For more information about Quartz's multi-city global forum, The Next Billion, click here.

Join us for a day of demonstrations, debates, and insights from the most prominent global business leaders of our time.
  • Take part in deep diving conversations
  • Network with leading business executives
  • Discover implications for your business
  • Prepare for the next wave of online users
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About Quartz

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