Disruptive Innovators Under Attack
Monday, March 16
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
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.
Former Dir / Co-founder & Chairman
MIT Media Lab/Twine Health & Matter
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...Show the rest
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 the International CES®. The many highlights of Gary’s career include guiding the industry in its successful transition to HDTV and leading the home recording manufacturers’ battle to preserve the legality of recording technology. Gary has testified before Congress on technology and business issues more than 20 times. He is the author of CEA’s New York Times bestsellers “Ninja Innovation: The Ten Killer Strategies of the World’s Most Successful Businesses” and “The Comeback: How Innovation will Restore the American Dream.” Through these books, as well as TV appearances and op-eds in publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Washington Post, Gary proudly extolls the importance of innovation in the U.S. economy.Hide the rest
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...Show the rest
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 background in cross-cultural communications and linguistics, Kevin applies unique training and coaching skills and partnership building to the world of corporate speaking and events. His approach successfully brings disciplines such as deconstruction and semiotics into executive development and face to face interactions with targeted audiences.Hide the rest