Future Shock: What Does the Day After Tomorrow Look Like?

June 6, 2011

Event: Dr. Dan Reed, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of the Technology Policy and Strategy and eXtreme Computing Groups, will discuss disruptive technology trends and the opportunities and challenges they present from business, technical, social and policy perspectives.

Dan Reed

He will highlight today’s most important trends and describe the next fundamental shift of moving toward a world of interconnected devices and cloud services that will dramatically change how people interact with computing.

When: 5:45 p.m., June 7. This event is free and open to the public.

Where: AT&T Conference Center Amphitheater (Room 204), 1900 University Ave.

Background: Reed’s role at Microsoft is to be forward thinking, to look at disruptive technologies and to help educate Microsoft and the world about the potential impact of those technologies five or 10 years in the future.

Reed and his group take nascent technologies and build advanced prototypes of what the future could be to understand the implications of the larger ecosystem of policies and economies in which they need to live.

For more information, contact: Faith Singer-Villalobos, Texas Advanced Computing Center, 512 232 5771.