2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Disruptive Innovators Under Attack

Monday, March 16
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Hilton Austin Downtown
Salon E
500 E 4th St


Are disruptive entrepreneurs and companies like Uber, Airbnb and Quantified Self devices offering consumers innovative and highly personalized services and products they demand and love with legacy businesses refusing to adapt and compete fairly? Or are we instead facing an innovators dilemma in an age of digital health, drones, under-insured drivers and hospitality, and compromised privacy?

Leveraging the power of technology, cutting-edge business models are challenging the status quo. But how can businesses – and the regulators that control them – best adapt and respond to both the opportunities and potential challenges these models and technologies bring?

Focusing on the future of Digital Health, broadcast, transportation and drones, we’ll drill down on these issues and also debate and deconstruct the role of legislative process and stricter government regulations versus free market competition in allowing and supporting innovation. Kevin O'Malley will moderate.


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Frank Moss

Former Dir / Co-founder & Chairman

MIT Media Lab/Twine Health & Matter

Gary Shapiro

Pres & CEO

Consumer Electronics Association

Gary Shapiro is president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the U.S. trade association representing more than 2,000 consumer electronics companies, and owner and producer of t...

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Kevin O'Malley



Chairman of the Business and Leadership Forum at the Commonwealth Club of California; developing, producing and moderating programs and series on a variety of topics. With an international backgrou...

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