Friday, May 22nd, 2015

May 7, 2015, Neurogaming Conference, San Francisco—A panel moderated by Eric Johnson from Re/Code discussed the changing landscape of augmented reality technologies. Panelists were Stefano Baldassi from Meta, Conor Russomanno from OpenBCI, Brian Selzer from Daqri, and Dave Chavez from zSpace. The panelists were in general agreement that the line between AR and VR are [...]

May 6, 2015, NeuroGaming Conference, San Francisco—A panel moderated by Jim Gatta from the legal firm Pillsbury considered the evolving interfaces and emergence of sensory gaming platforms. Panelists were Tan Le from Emotive, Richard Marks from Sony Playstation Magin Labs, David Holz from Leap Motion, and Nick Thomas from Immersion. The nature of changing interfaces [...]

May 7, 2015, Neurogaming Conference, San Francisco—Phillip Rosedale from High Fidelity talked about the changing nature and perceptions of the VR and real worlds, and the things happening at their intersection. New hardware and software that takes advantage of the greater capabilities are making the VR worlds more immersive and real. Wikipedia defines the metaverse [...]

April 20, 2015, International Association of Privacy Professionals, San Francisco—Jeff Northrop talked about the growing importance of privacy within the framework of today’s culture of openness. The changing requirements have created a need for better design oversight on privacy issues before release of the latest app. Privacy issues are growing with many responses. The EU [...]

April 20, 2015, International Association of Privacy Professionals, San Francisco—Sagi Leizerov from Ernst & Young provided an overview of the problems in balancing privacy and security. Although the two are distinct, they are very closely related. The changing nature of digital communications is calling for more developers to build, control, and manage privacy programs. Most [...]

April 20, 2015, Trusted Compute Group, San Francisco—Paul Roberts from the Security Ledger talked with Amy Nelson from Dell and David Bossio from Microsoft about implementing the trusted processor modules (TPM) into products. Although the technology has been around for a while, the implementations and adoptions are still nascent. Use at Dell and programming different [...]

April 20, 2015, Cloud Security Alliance, San Francisco—Philippe Courtot from Qualys talked about global security and privacy as being an intertwined pair. Both are being threatened while users want more of each of them. The two concepts are parallels to Doctors without Borders in that they are working in areas of greatest need. To prevent [...]

April 8, 2015, Data Storage Innovations Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Yasumori Hino from Panasonic and Jun Nakano from Sony talked about the next-generation optical disks. These near-term disks will have new technical specifications as the media and drives get released. The problems with most current data storage mechanisms include power, CO2 emissions, and frequent data migrations. [...]

April 8, 2015, Data Storage Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, CA—Doug Ferguson from Hitachi Data Systems talked about the prospects and requirements for long-term storage on optical media. In government work, the requirements are growing to keep more data for longer periods of time, necessitating more long-term storage capacity. Data preservation in the form of archives [...]

April 8, 2015, Data Storage Innovation Conference, Santa Clara, Ca—Osamu Shimizu from Fujifilm talked about the role of tape in archive functions. The increasing volumes of data call for a new definition of cold storage and a technology that can keep up with the volume increases. Per a UCSC study, 90 percent of all data [...]