Posted October 6, 2010 Atlanta, GA
Director of Communications
Georgia Tech Research Institute & Georgia Tech Ireland
Discover, Explore and Experience the Future of Media October 4-7, 2010 at Georgia Tech
Can't make it to the FutureMedia Fest? Watch it live at http://www.futuremediaglobal.com/webcast.php
FutureMedia Fest, hosted by Georgia Tech from October 4-7, 2010, is an interactive “mash-up” to explore and enable new paradigms in how content is created, distributed and consumed in a converging media world. At the event, a group of the top executives and investors, innovators and entrepreneurs, academics and researchers in the media and technology industry will discuss the transformational impact of next generation digital, social and mobile media across industries, societies and our daily lives. The four-day event features compelling keynote addresses, panel discussions, birds-of-a-feather workshops, demonstrations of the latest new media technologies, and presentations by startup companies, researchers and academics driving innovation. Platinum sponsors for FutureMedia Fest 2010 are The Coca-Cola Company, HP and Turner Networks.
Highlights from each of the four-days of the event include:
- Day One (Monday, October 4) – Opening keynote from Michael Jones, chief technology advocate at Google; Game Changer and Fostering Entrepreneurship panels; Startup Showcase
- Day Two (Tuesday, October 5) – Keynote addresses from Mike Kelly, CEO of The Weather Channel and Clyde Tuggle, SVP for Global Public Affairs & Communications for The Coca-Cola Company; panel discussions on the Future of Advertising and Marketing, Music Technology and Future of Gaming; Live music performances and music technology demonstrations
- Day Three (Wednesday, October 6) – Keynote addresses from Russ Daniels, chief technology officer for HP Enterprise Services and Carlos Dominquez, SVP Cisco Systems; panels on the Future of TV, Social Media for Collective Intelligence and Augmented Reality; Georgia Tech student, faculty and researcher showcase
- Day Four (Thursday, October 7) – Closing keynote from Richie Baneham and Matt Madden, the technology wizards behind the smash hit movie “Avatar”; GTISC Security Summit panel on cybersecurity; tours of Georgia Tech and the Savannah College of Art and Design
The full list of speakers and the event agenda can be found at www.futuremediaglobal.com.
The annual FutureMedia Fest will serve as the seminal event for Georgia Tech’s FutureMedia Initiative, a global, collaborative initiative that explores new paradigms on how content is created, distributed and consumed. Backed by the technological expertise of Georgia Tech, a global top-ten technology university, and bolstered by its location in Atlanta, a well-known and growing media industry center, FutureMedia will connect universities, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and industry to create a robust, open innovation environment and drive the growth of a new media ecosystem.
FutureMedia at Georgia Tech explores new paradigms in how content is created, distributed and consumed. FutureMedia is a global open innovation collaborative initiative focused on discovering, creating, commercializing, and shaping the future of media. With more than 19 centers, 37 living labs and nearly 500 faculty working in this space, Georgia Tech is a leader in discovering what is next.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.