Age of Context with Robert Scoble

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6:00 - 6:50 Networking and Light Dinner
6:45 - 7:00 Announcements
7:00 - 7:10 Google Cast lightning talk - Kevin Nilson
7:10 - 8:00 Age of Context
8:00 - Q & A with Robert Scoble
Robert Scoble (
As Startup Liaison for Rackspace, the Open Cloud Computing Company, Scoble travels the world looking for what's happening on the bleeding edge of technology for Rackspace's startup program. 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), YouTube, and many social media sites where he's followed by millions of people.
Age of Context and what I am learning from the world's most interesting companies
In 2006, co-authors Robert Scoble and Shel Israel wrote Naked Conversations, a book that persuaded businesses to embrace what we now call social media. Six years later they have teamed up again to report that social media is but one of five converging forces that promise to change virtually every aspect of our lives. You know these other forces already: mobile, data, sensors and location-based technology. Combined with social media they form a new generation of personalized technology that knows us better than our closest friends. Armed with that knowledge our personal devices can anticipate what we’ll need next and serve us better than a butler or an executive assistant. The resulting convergent superforce is so powerful that it is ushering in a era the authors call the Age of Context.