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Learn about the latest tech driven consumer trends for 2017 at Convergence, the Emerging Technology Innovation Conference & Expo

2017-07-11 08:00
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SINGAPORE, July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Held in conjunction with SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology), on Monday 18 September 2017 11am - 5pm, it is very excited to announce Convergence 005 | SWITCH at the iconic Marina Bay Sands convention centre complex. Convergence is a unique blend of conference learning, trade show research and cross-industry networking.

Convergence: A Consumer Revolution, 18 September, Marina Bay Sands
Convergence: A Consumer Revolution, 18 September, Marina Bay Sands

Conference topic: Convergence: A Consumer Revolution

The Convergence of emerging technology is changing the consumer landscape, not in three years, not next year - now. The emerging technology consumer market is already here (see appendices below).

Convergence 005 | SWITCH will focus on the consumer revolution bring driven by the latest emerging technologies such as:

  • Augmented Reality (AR)
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Mixed Reality (MR)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Machine Learning / M2M
  • Wearable Technology
  • 3D Printing
  • Robotics & Drones
  • The Internet of Things
  • FinTech / Finance Innovation

Convergence 005 | SWITCH will deliver a high impact conference and trade show, with an executive audience from Singapore, Australia and across the ASEAN region.

Conference Speakers, include:

Robert Scoble
Silicon Valley

Futurist, Author, Blogger, Entreneur

One of the most sought after speakers on the US circuit, Robert has interviewed thousands of executives and technology innovators and reports what he learns in books:
"The Fourth Transformation" a new book co-authored with Shel Israel,
"The Age of Context" a book co-authored with Shel Israel,
YouTube and many social media sites where he's followed by millions of people.

As entrepreneur in residence at Upload VR, he spent 2016 working with the virtual reality ecosystem to figure out what media and conference businesses Upload needs to build next. He also assisted start-ups in the Upload Collective (a co-working space) in their efforts to get to market.

Robert is a geek who grew up in Silicon Valley (his father was an engineer at Lockheed) and since 1985 he has been building online communities. In 2000 he started a technology blog and his life has been on a rocket ship ever since. In 2003-2006 he worked at Microsoft as an evangelist and one of the five guys who started Microsoft's famous Channel9 video community.

FT: One of the five most influential Twitterers!

Inc. Top 5 on list of Tech Power Players You Need to Know

We are very excited to be hosting Robert on his first trip to Singapore to speak at Convergence 005 | SWITCH, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on 18 September.

Dr Adrian Kaehler
Silicon Valley

Founder Deep Learning Group
exVP Magic Leap

Dr Adrian Kaehler is an independent scientist, adviser and start-up founder. His current research includes topics in robotics, deep learning, machine learning more generally, statistical modeling and computer vision. Dr Kaehler received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Columbia university in 1998.

Dr Kaehler has held positions at Intel Corporation and the Stanford University AI Lab, is an Applied Invention Fellow, and was a member of the winning Stanley race team in the DARPA Grand Challenge. Originally published in 2006, the book Learning OpenCV (O'Reilly Press) serves as an introduction to the library and its use. The book continues to be heavily used by both professionals and students. A second edition of the book is currently available from O'Reilly Media.

Dr Kaehler was Vice President of Special Projects at Magic Leap, Inc, a stealth start-up company that raised over $1.4Bn in venture funding in the period from 2014 to 2016. Subsequently, Dr. Kaehler left the company in 2016.

Dr Kaehler is a co-founder of the Silicon Valley Deep Learning Group and has a wide variety of published papers and patents in physics, electrical engineering, computer science, machine learning, artificial intelligence and robotics.

See our current Speaker Announcements on our website HERE

SWITCH (Singapore Week of Innovation & TeCHnology) is a platform that showcases the best ideas, technology and innovation that the world has to offer. Through a series of events held between 18 -21 September 2017, SWITCH brings together the best minds to create exchanges that will shape our world. At SWITCH, interactions are the coin of the realm; at the end of the day, technology does not shape our future - we do. SWITCH is presented by SGInnovate and supported by the National Research Foundation.

Convergence 005 | SWITCH, organized by Convergence Events Pty Ltd, Monday 18 September, 11am - 5pm at the iconic Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. 

Convergence is offering x2 Double Passes for the Conference and Trade Show for your readers to first x10 publications who would like to carry interviews with our speakers and run a competition.

For interview opportunities with Convergence 005 | SWITCH speakers please contact:

Mike Jay
mikejay@convergence.events
+61 (0)417 261 700

Appendices -- Consumer Landscape Background
http://convergence.events/convergence-switch-press-release

Photo - https://photos.prnasia.com/prnh/20170707/1892170-1

Source: Convergence Events Pty Ltd

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