That WhatNXT Summit is coming to Tucson and the University of Arizona, so mark your calendar now!

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"FATHER OF THE INTERNET"

Vint Cerf, the global icon, thought leader and Internet pioneer, is vice president and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google. He contributes to global policy development and continued spread of the Internet. Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet.   Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards including the US Presidential Medal of Freedom, US National Medal of Technology, Marconi Prize, IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, and the ACM Turing Award.  In December 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year's "25 Most Intriguing People."

FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

At the WhatNXT Summit, join Vint Cerf during two sessions as we discuss a wide range of issues across, both the oportunities created with advanced technologies and the challenges we face as a society in adapting to these changes.

TECHNOLOGY

  • Quantum computing

  • Cyber-security

  • Artificial Intelligence

  • Ethics of coding / technology

SOCIETY

  • The human impact of automoation

  • Developing a "People Centered Internet"

  • Age of Accelerations / 4th Industrial Revolution

  • Inclusion including Tribal Connectivity

  • Challenges and Opportunities of Innovation

SCHEDULE

TIME

SESSION

ADMISSION

12:00 pm

Private Luncheon (Sold Out)

Join us for a lunch and discussion in a small group setting.

Sponsor & Partners

2:00 pm

WhatNXT in Technology with Vint Cerf

The first of two engaging keynotes with Dr. Cerf. The afternoon keynote will be focused on emerging advanced technology trends including quantum computing, cyber-security, artificial intelligence and more.

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5:00 pm

VIP Mixer (VIP Passport Only)

Join us for drinks and and discussion in a small group setting.

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6:00 pm

WhatNXT in Society with Vint Cerf

The second keynote focuses on the issues surrounding the impact that advanced technologies are having on our society.  Topics include the human impact of automation, developing a “People Centered Internet”, technology workforce diversity, and expanding connectivity to underserved communities including tribal communities.

Dr. Cerf's remarks will be followed by audience Q&A.

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ABOUT US

"Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower."

- Steve Jobs

In our modern world, innovation links technology and society into an interdependent cycle.

People with an innovation mindset invent new technologies to solve problems. Over time these new technologies reshape the nature of our society.

Sometimes this flow of innovation is a virtuous cycle, and other times it’s a vicious one.

Today, the strongest communities recognize that an innovation mindset is now a critical human competency. That means both growing our local economy by investing in a modern and skilled workforce and fostering a resilient culture that successfully adapts to the rapidly changing world around us.

Through the WhatNXT Summit, we are working to create a stronger Tucson by connecting our businesses, employees, students, educators, and civic leaders to the biggest ideas driving technology and society.

Each year, we welcome a global thought-leader into our community to foster a community-wide conversation, and connecting Tucson into the powerful flows of global innovation. We seek to inspire our community to take bold, forward thinking actions.

TICKETS

VENUE

University of Arizona
Health Science Innovation Building
1670 E Drachman St, Tucson, AZ 85721