Detailed agenda

Click the dates below to view the schedule by day. Sessions are listed in Eastern Time.
Subject to change as details are confirmed.

VIP Lab Tour (3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

VIP Hybrid attendees are invited to join our MIT Inside Track lab tour event, which will also host a special welcome reception for tour attendees. Space is limited. Requires sign up on a first come, first served basis.

3:00 p.m.
Available in-person only

Join us for a special guided tour of MIT.nano’s Immersion Lab, which connects the physical environment to the digital world. Following the tour is a short lecture by Dr. Brian Anthony on the key research underway at the lab and an introduction to the assorted hands-on demos that feature the new software and hardware concepts necessary for immersive experiences.

*Available to VIP Hybrid ticket holders only.*

Day 1: Find Your Edge (9:00 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.)

AI, Cloud, Edge, and Security are the pillars of information technology. Explore the developments in store for each and the opportunities that lie at their intersection.

Find Your Edge (9:10 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.)

Compete with compute. The technologies that power business are becoming smarter and faster than ever before. With the tools available to all, the winners will be the ones that best transform computing commodities into the essential apps of tomorrow.

9:10 a.m.

We take for granted the immense processing power of the CPUs and GPUs that run our computers, phones, cars and planes. This session is the story of hardware innovation and the architecture in place required for continuous improvement and exponential growth.

9:40 a.m.

The open-source movement uses a community driven, decentralized production model for software development and is the force behind such foundation projects such as the Linux operating system and the Apache webserver. Dive into the mechanics of what makes open source work, and in particular what makes open-source secure.

10:05 a.m.

Fundamentally, hardware and software systems exist to turn raw data into actionable information. We examine lessons learned in retail that have helped Target find its edge and improve omnichannel operations through technology.

Mainstage Break (10:35 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.)

Networking and refreshments for our live audience and a selection of curated content for those tuning in virtually.

10:35 a.m.
Available online only

There are 3 common challenges that organizations face while transforming AI aspirations into scalable and intelligent solutions. Get an insider’s view of use case scenarios that illustrate real business and functional value through a proven framework and process toward sustainable digital transformation.

Networking and refreshments for our live audience. 

The Intelligent Edge (11:05 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

In a world where milliseconds matter, examine the possibilities when processing is done at the point of data collection.

11:10 a.m.

Motion control devices like those used in industrial machinery, space technology, and healthcare applications are some of the original edge devices we now take for granted. Hear from an edge pioneer about what’s around the corner for the edge.

11:35 a.m.

In the edge world, self-driving cars and robots steal all the limelight. But there are unsung ubiquitous use cases such as building temperature control, where the edge can save millions, practically speaking. Uncover the unglamorous edge use cases that provide impactful ROI.

12:05 p.m.

More devices, creating more data, can bottleneck the cloud and slow application response times. At the edge, milliseconds matter, and it is essential to make the right architectural decisions to deliver the response times necessary for low latency applications.

Lunch and Networking Break (12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.)
12:30 p.m.

Lunch served at the MIT Media Lab and a selection of curated content for those tuning in virtually.

Smarter AI (1:30 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.)

The goal of smarter AI is driving major innovations in computing. Discover the algorithms and data strategies that will put you ahead.

1:30 p.m.

Data is the most under valued aspect of AI. Learn why refocusing efforts from algorithm optimization to data quality can lead to the greatest improvements in AI decision making.

2:00 p.m.

The algorithm is the intelligence in AI. These complex models with billions of parameters transform data into decisions. Get a private peek into one of the leading AI labs to understand the latest achievements, challenges, and future state of AI.

2:30 p.m.

Quantum computing is increasingly emerging as a force that can revolutionize the financial industry. JPMorgan Chase has been at the forefront of ground-breaking quantum computing research, partnering to build the first quantum key distribution network used to secure blockchain applications against potential quantum computing-based attack. We discuss this research and the latest quantum computing discoveries and applications that can revamp the security landscape of technologies from blockchain to cryptocurrency.

Mainstage Break (2:50 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.)

Networking and refreshments for our live audience and a selection of curated content for those tuning in virtually.

2:50 p.m.
Available online only

Public clouds, private clouds, hybrid clouds. The complexity of most IT infrastructures requires teams to develop a unified cloud strategy across multiple cloud platforms. Learn how regions such as Latin America are transforming their processes as they develop new multi-cloud strategies.

Networking and refreshments for our live audience. 

Protecting Your Data (3:20 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.)

The impact of security breaches requires a rethink down to the computing level. Get updated on the latest attack vectors and CISO strategies to protect your data.

3:20 p.m.

If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. We put the latest attack strategies used by the global hacking community under a microscope in order to strengthen our defenses.

3:55 p.m.

Those that outsource their IT operations to cloud service providers gain not only the elasticity of the cloud, but the protection of digital guardians. Get insight into the strategies used by those providing the first line of defense, and learn pitfalls to avoid when it comes to the security of your online operations.

4:20 p.m.

CISA was created to work across public and private sectors, challenging traditional ways of doing business by engaging with government, industry, and academia. Sharing insights and capabilities, we explore this cyber-strategy to unite against a common digital adversary.

Last Call with the Editors (4:45 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.)
4:45 p.m.

Before we wrap day 1, join our last call with all of our editors to get their analysis on the day’s topics, themes, and guests.

Networking Reception - Cohosted by JPMorgan Chase (4:50 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Day 2: Moore and More (9:00 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.)

Moore’s Law powered a generation of advancements in computing power. Glimpse the innovative technologies that will usher in the next generation.

Future Compute (9:10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)

What lies on the frontiers of computing? We’re asking the veterans on the front lines.

9:10 a.m.

What will it take to enable a future where machines pervasively integrate into the fabric of life, supporting people with cognitive and physical tasks. We examine the gaps between where robots are today and the promise of pervasive robots in this wide-ranging conversation with the leader of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory.

9:35 a.m.

The nature of workloads is shifting such that general purpose GPUs are being replaced by application specific chips optimized to compute the AI workloads that are driving business transformation. Examine what opportunities are exposed by this new approach to overclock AI.

10:05 a.m.

The promise of the AI Revolution is to mine immense volumes of data, so far the benefits have been seen only by the few organizations with the resources to support data-science and machine learning teams.

Mainstage Break (10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

Networking and refreshments for our live audience and a selection of curated content for those tuning in virtually.

10:30 a.m.
Available online only

The Seoul Metropolitan Government has created a digital city twin which offers a virtual communication ecosystem for economic, cultural, tourism, educational, and civic services. Learn how this project provides services overcoming real-world restrictions posed by language barriers, temporal and/or spatial limitations through the metaverse.

Networking and refreshments for our live audience. 

The Reality of the Metaverse (11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.)

The headlines are full of hype and promise. Cut through buzzwords to determine what, if any, opportunities exist in the digital universe.

11:10 a.m.

While no strict definition exists for the Metaverse, one thing that can be said is that it’s not the first. That honor goes to Second Life, the original metaverse. Discover the vision behind Second Life, and what 20 years of running a Metaverse can teach us about the opportunities and challenges of the Metaverse.

11:45 a.m.

The minimum viable product for a metaverse is an experience that is immersive and social. Daily, Roblox provides just that experience to over 50 million daily users. We examine this immersive world, focusing on its community, economy, and safeguards.

Lunch and Networking Break (12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.)
12:15 p.m.

Lunch served at the MIT Media Lab and a selection of curated content for those tuning in virtually.

Moore Power (1:15 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.)

Advances in chip materials, design and manufacturing have powered Moore’s Law for the last 50 years. We explore breakthrough research into chip materials and design innovations that will power Moore’s law moving forward.

1:15 p.m.

Ubiquitous computing has triggered an avalanche of data that is beyond human processing capabilities. AI technologies have emerged as the only viable way to turn this data into information. As more computing produces more data, more computing power is needed to power AI. Next generation AI will soon look to planetary-scale computing systems to further fuel AI’s computational requirements. We’ll examine some of the technologies, such as neuromorphic and quantum computing, that will unlock the next step in performance that is intractable with current computing systems.

1:40 p.m.

Industries world-wide have been hit by chip shortages. It’s time to rethink how business adapts to bumps and gaps in the global supply chain. Learn organization wide creative strategies to cope with silicon supply disruptions.

2:15 p.m.

New materials such as Gallium Nitride (GaN) with extreme properties are creating promising innovations in semiconductor technologies. Learn what’s driving the new wave of micro- and nano-systems as well as the benefits and tradeoffs of enabling power transistors to operate at higher power densities and efficiencies.

Mainstage Break (2:40 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.)

Networking and refreshments for our live audience and a selection of curated content for those tuning in virtually.

2:40 p.m.

Networking and refreshments for our live audience. 

Available online only

Researchers in areas such as chemistry, engineering and biology have all, at one time or another, been constrained by the limitations of classical computing technology. Get an overview of the key limitations of classical computing and a greater understanding of the potential impact of quantum computers on the day-to-day lives of STEM professionals. 

Quantum Timelines (3:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.)

Many believe quantum computing is on the brink of truly transformative commercial impact. Unpack the question on everyone's mind: “But when?”

3:20 p.m.

Are resources and capital the sole catalysts for a technological breakthrough in quantum computing? Or is it possible for a small startup to compete against big budget research labs, by simply finding a better way? We dive into the technology of nuclear-spin qubits and the possibilities they offer for scalable, commercial quantum computing.

3:40 p.m.

SandboxAQ is focusing on the convergence of AI and Quantum to drive key objectives such as drug development acceleration. How can CPUs, GPUs, and Quantum Processing Units (QPUs) work together to support advanced computing needs?

4:10 p.m.

How do you benchmark real progress towards quantum advantage and what metrics should be used for measuring progress towards this ultimate goal? How are breakthroughs in software and hardware performance driving greater levels of scale, speed, and quality? Outlining a detailed roadmap for the near-term and unveiling plans for quantum-centric supercomputing – an approach that weaves together various hardware and quantum resources into a compute fabric to help solve the world’s biggest problems.

4:35 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Closing Toast (4:40 p.m. - 5:10 p.m.)

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