Fireside Chat with Robert Scoble | Tech Talk

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Join us and network with the Tech in Motion crowd of entrepreneurs, CTOs, CEOs, IT professionals and tech aficionados. Tonight we will feature a fireside tech talk with Robert Scoble, an American blogger, technical evangelist, and author. Scoble is best known for his blog, Scobleizer (, which came to prominence during his tenure as a technology evangelist at Microsoft. As always thank you to our event series creators, Workbridge Associates ( and Jobspring Partners ( Providing IT Permanent Placement & Contractor Staffing services within nine US cities. Also, make sure to visit the Tech in Motion booth to nominate your company for a Timmy Award! (

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:: Program for the Evening ::

6:30 – 7:00 Networking

6:45 - 7:30 Welcome Note by Tech in Motion

7:30 – 8:30 Tech Talk | Fireside Chat w/ Robert Scoble

8:30 - 9:00 wrap up networking


MYRIAM JOIRE | @tnkgrl (

Myriam Joire (tnkgrl) was born wearing combat boots and holding a keyboard; moments later she picked up a soldering iron. She's been stomping, typing and hacking ever since. After spending years being a code-monkey in the video game industry, she joined Engadget as Senior Mobile Editor and later Pebble as Chief Evangelist. Today she freelances as a product/media strategy consultant, and as a tech journalist for Chip Chick, Mobile Geeks and other major publications. She's based in San Francisco.

ROBERT SCOBLE | @Scobleizer (

I give you a front-row seat on the future, especially in VR.

Scoble gives you a front-row seat on the future. Especially on platforms that use the fourth user interface, spatial computing, like virtual reality or mixed reality that will come soon thanks to his own front-row seat as entrepreneur in residence at ( and his past experience as futurist at Rackspace. Best place to find Scoble? On his Facebook page Click here (

+++++++++++ Introduction

As entrepreneur in residence at Upload VR (

Scoble travels the world looking for what's happening on the bleeding edge of technology. He's interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books ("The Age of Context," a book coauthored with Forbes author Shel Israel, has been released at (, YouTube, and many social media sites where he's followed by millions of people. As entrepreneur in residence at Upload, he'll be spending 2016 working with the virtual reality ecosystem to figure out what media and conference businesses Upload needs to build next. He'll also be assisting startups in the Upload Collective (a coworking space) in their efforts to get to market. He has been a technology blogger since 2000, was one of five people who built Microsoft's Channel 9 video blog/community, worked at Fast Company Magazine running its TV efforts, and has been part of technology media businesses since 1993.


In 2016 I have a new talk titled "Beyond Mobile."

Why "Beyond Mobile?" We are about to get a fourth user interface. The first three were character mode (DOS), GUI's (Mac/Windows), and touch (iOS and Android). The fourth is spatial computing. VR, AR, and mixed reality.

Over the next decade we will look at our smartphone screens less and less as we use things like Magic Leap more and more. Mixed Reality is coming. Virtual Reality will take entertainment minutes away. Even if you use your mobile phone's screen to watch a virtual reality event, it will be quite a different experience than staring down at a mobile phone in your hands.

Plus, you will look at, and interact with your world quite differently thanks to beacons, Internet of Things, new kinds of sensors and artificial intelligence systems to fuse data, analyze it, and present it in new ways.

Think this is science fiction? I'll bring you a number of companies that are bringing futuristic technologies to you today, including in airports, football stadiums, and shopping malls.

We will talk about how cloud is everywhere in this new world and the trends that are soon to be hitting us, whether in self driving cars or augmented reality glasses, and how our businesses need to prepare now.

Learn more about Robert's speaking style and contact his agent, Jay Kemp at (

++++++++ SUBSCRIBE TO HIS NEWSLETTER: Every week Robert publishes an email newsletter at (

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