Zero Day: What Will Be The Weapons Of World War 3?
Saturday, March 14
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Austin Convention Center
Austin Convention Center
America’s military fought insurgents and terrorists for more than a decade yet tensions between the world’s great powers now make an unthinkable global conflict a real consideration. Take a tour of the high- and low-tech weapons of the next world war with renowned futurist and strategist Peter W. Singer and former Wall Street Journal reporter and defense analyst August Cole. Moderated by Dave Anthony, the acclaimed director of the best-selling Call of Duty games, the discussion will explore the wartime role of Silicon Valley startups, Americans as 21st Century insurgents, how a junkyard hot-rod mindset can save the Air Force and Navy from defeat, the art of zero-gravity combat and the critical role cyber warriors in and out of uniform will play in the next world war’s decisive battles. With unique perspectives informed by the highest levels of defense policy, journalism and entertainment, the panel will go inside the battlefield tech of tomorrow.
Writer & Analyst & Consultant
August Cole is a writer, analyst and consultant specializing in national security issues. He is a writer-in-residence at Avascent, an independent strategy and management consulting firm focused on ...Show the rest
August Cole is a writer, analyst and consultant specializing in national security issues. He is a writer-in-residence at Avascent, an independent strategy and management consulting firm focused on the defense and aerospace sectors. He is also an Adjunct Fellow at the American Security Project, a non-partisan think tank, where he focuses on defense industry issues and American competitiveness. His fiction writing tackles themes at the core of American foreign policy and national security in the 21st Century, including the privatization of military and intelligence operations and the future of American power in the Pacific. From 2007 to 2010, August reported on the defense industry for the Wall Street Journal. From 1998 to 2006, he worked as an editor and a reporter for MarketWatch.com, a financial news Web site, where he covered everything from the Internet economy to private military contractors.Hide the rest
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Prisoner Six Productions
Dave Anthony is an English writer, director and producer, best known for his pioneering work on the blockbuster Call of Duty video game franchise. Dave moved to Los Angeles in 2004 to produce Call ...Show the rest
Dave Anthony is an English writer, director and producer, best known for his pioneering work on the blockbuster Call of Duty video game franchise. Dave moved to Los Angeles in 2004 to produce Call of Duty games on the Sony Playstation and Microsoft Xbox consoles. In 2010 he wrote the screenplay for, and directed “Call of Duty : Black Ops” which as of 2014 remains the bestselling video game of all time, grossing almost $2 billion in sales. “Call of Duty : Black Ops” was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records in 2011, due to the finale which Dave wrote being voted the best video game story ending of all time. In 2012 the sequel “Call of Duty : Black Ops 2”, which Dave also wrote and directed, grossed $1 billion in just 15 days breaking the world record as the fastest billion dollar gross in the history of entertainment. In 2014 Dave formed Prisoner Six Productions, a Los Angeles-based production company developing both TV and movie projects.Hide the rest