The 10th Annual Gilder/Forbes Telecosm Conference
TELECOSM 2006: The Telecosm at Ten
October 4 - October 6, 2006
The Resort at Squaw Creek | Lake Tahoe
, California


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Monday,
September 26
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
Registration & Welcome Reception (Sponsored by Microvision)
6:00 pm
Welcome Remarks

Speaker:
George Gilder,
Chairman, Gilder Publishing, LLC; Editor in Chief, Gilder Technology Report
6:00 pm -
7:30 pm
The Singularity is Here!
Speaker:

Ray Kurzweil,
Author, The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

Moderator:
George Gilder, Editor in Chief, Gilder Technology Report

Born out of a controversial panel at Telecosm 1998, Ray Kurzweil latest book envisions an event-the "singularity"-in which technological change becomes so rapid and so profound that intelligence will become nonbiological and trillions of times more powerful. Will computers supersede human intelligence? Can nano- and bio-technology so transform our bodies and environment that the limitations of biology, including death can be overcome? Join Ray Kurzweil and George Gilder as they consider the social and philosophical ramifications of human and technological evolution.
7:30 pm -
8:15 pm
The Long Tail: givin 'em what they want when they want it

Speaker:
Chris Anderson
, Editor in Chief, Wired magazine;
Author, "The Long Tail"

Moderator:
George Gilder,
Editor in Chief, Gilder Technology Report

The new economic model for media and entertainment industries. Why the future of entertainment is in the millions of niche markets at the shallow end of the bitstream .
8:15 pm


Telecosm After Hours: speaker book signing and fireside chat

Featuring the Following
Authors and Titles:
Chris Anderson,
Author, The Long Tail

George Gilder,
Author, The Silicon Eye

Rich Karlgaard,
Author, Life 2.0

Andy Kessler, Author,
How We Got Here


Ray Kurzweil, Author, The Singularity is Near

Dave Mock, Author, The Qualcomm Equation

Tuesday,
September 27
7:00 am -
8:00 am
Breakfast Buffet (Sponsored by Broadwing Communications)
8:00 am -
8:05 am

Morning Remarks


Speaker:
Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes magazine; Author of Life 2.0

8:05 am -
8:20 am
The Teleputer Singularity: the all-Internet, all-the-time teleputer paradigm

Speaker:
George Gilder, Editor in Chief, Gilder Technology Report

The PC is getting smaller, more portable, and much more feature-rich. As billions of mobile human beings begin to rely on these devices as their primary means of personal computing, there will be a vast realignment among makers of hardware, software and peripheral devices. Cheap, secure, high-speed wireless, multipurpose handsets, as portable as your watch and as personal as your wallet will be optimized for ubiquitous global connectivity.
8:20 am -
9:20 am
Investing in the Nanocosm: a nanotechnology buyers' guide

Josh Wolfe, Editor, Forbes/Wolfe Nanotech Report

How to sort through the hype to uncover huge values at the nano-scale. An examination of the science, ongoing research, technological obstacles, recent breakthroughs, and emerging winners in nanotechnology.
9:20 am -
9:40 am
Refreshment Break
9:40 am -
10:30 am
The Nanotech Singularity: will nano-electronics, nano-power, and nano-biotech converge?

Panelists:
George Gilder, Editor in Chief, Gilder Technology Report
Ray Kurzweil, Author, The Singularity is Near
Thomas Lee, Founder, Matrix Semiconductor; Professor, Stanford University
David Tennenhouse, Vice President, Corporate Technology Group; Director, Research, Intel
Nick Tredennick, Editor, Gilder Technology Report
Josh Wolfe, Editor, Forbes/Wolfe Nanotech Report

Moderator:
Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes magazine; Author of Life 2.0

Nano-science meets the Telecosm-a fundamental new paradigm of science and technology with huge profit potential. Emerging opportunities from the hybridization and intercourse of semiconductor electronics, MEMS development, biology and medical science, chemistry, and solid state physics.
10:30 am -
10:50 am
Where Bandwidth and Storewidth Converge: securing cyberspace and facilitating the exchange of Internet traffic

Speaker:
Jay Adelson,
Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Equinix

A unique perspective on the infrastructure of the Net from the largest Internet Exchange operator and provider of data center services and network interconnects in the world .
10:50 am -
11:30 pm
The Future of the Global Network

Speaker:
David Huber, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Broadwing


Commentator:
Jay Adelson, Founder and
Chief Technology Officer, Equinix

Moderators:
Charlie Burger, Technology Analyst,
Gilder Technology Report

George Gilder, Editor in Chief,
Gilder Technology Report
11:30 pm -
12:00 pm
Wide and Weak: the copper revolution

Dynamic Signal Managment (DSM): DSL's 100's of Millions of bits/second and customers


Introduction:
George Gilder, Editor in Chief, Gilder Technology Report

Speaker:
John Cioffi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ASSIA Inc.; Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Closing the performance gap between the Bells and the cable industry, rendering fiber to the neighborhood as effective as fiber and coax to the home. The latest on enabling the broadband age from the inventor of discrete multitone DSL.
12:00 pm -
1:15 pm
Luncheon (Sponsored by Wyse Technology)
1:15 pm -
2:30 pm
Diverse Last Mile Services: the technologies driving broadband to the doorstep

Speakers:
Vern Fotheringham, President and Chief Executive Officer, Adaptix
Frank Galuppo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Amedia Networks
Dave Schaeffer, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cogent

Commentators:
John Cioffi
, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ASSIA Inc.; Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Doug Lockie, President and Chief Technology Officer, GigaBeam
Greg Raleigh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Airgo Networks

Moderators:
George Gilder, Editor in Chief, Gilder Technology Report
Bret Swanson, Editor, Gilder Technology Report

Last mile technological progress is no longer halted, but will broadband to the home become ubiquitous? The portfolio of possible broadband solutions in the local-loop just became a bit larger. Which companies will finally succeed in driving broadband deep into every neighborhood in the U.S.?
2:30 pm -
3:15 pm
Refreshment Break (Sponsored by GigaBeam)

Bonus Technology Briefing :
The Up-spectrum Extravaganza: operating in the 71 - 76, 81 - 86, and 92 - 95 gigahertz bands
( 2:45 3:15 pm, Lower-level)

Speaker:
Doug Lockie
, President and Chief Technology Officer, GigaBeam
3:15 pm -
4:25 pm
The Future of Mobile: conquering time, frequency, and space to deliver bigger throughput


Speakers:
Ron Sege, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tropos Networks
Beau Beck,
Airgo Networks
Jeff Lorbeck, Senior Vice President; General Manager, MediaFLO, Qualcomm
David Tennenhouse,
Vice President, Corporate Technology Group; Director, Research, Intel

Commentator:
David Mock,
Author, Tapping Into Wireless and The Qualcomm Equation

Not all the come-lately wireless technologies can survive. Who will be the pivotal players in the emerging world of ubiquitous voice and video wireless communications? Will the latest dazzlers in disruption, MIMO, WiFi/WiMax, and mobile satellite services, disrupt the established wireless regime?
4:25 pm -
5:15 pm
Enabling the Wireless World: software and embedded systems for mobile devices

Introduction:
John Kish, President and CEO, Wyse Technology

Speakers:
Arun Iyengar, Senior Director, Wireless Business Unit, Altera
Marco Thompson, Chief Technology Officer, Wind River

Commentators:
John Kish , President and CEO, Wyse Technology
David Mock,
Author, Tapping Into Wireless and The Qualcomm Equation

Moderators:
Bret Swanson, Editor, Gilder Technology Report
Nick Tredennick,
Editor, Gilder Technology Report

Mobile software, real-time operating systems,
and embedded applications .
5:15 pm -
6:00 pm
Cocktail Reception
6:00 pm -
7:00 pm
Dinner (Sponsored by Qualcomm)
7:00 pm -
7:30 pm
The Qualcomm Sinularity


Speakers:
George Gilder, Editor in Chief, Gilder Technology Report
Klein Gilhousen, Co-founder; Senior Vice President, Technology, Qualcomm
7:30 pm -
8:00 pm
How We Got Here: a slightly irreverent history of technology and markets

Introduction:
Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes magazine; Author of Life 2.0

Speaker:
Andy Kessler
, Author, Wall Street Meat,
Running Money, and How We Got Here

How new technologies develop from unprofitable curiosities to essential investments. The Silicon Valley and Wall Street basics you'll wish you were taught before investing in tech stocks.
Wednesday,
September 28

7:00 am -
8:00 am
Breakfast Buffet
8:00 am -
8:40 am
Fact and Comment: a survey of the world economy

Introduction:
George Gilder, Editor in Chief, Gilder Technology Report

Speaker:
Steve Forbes, Editor in Chief, Forbes magazine; Chairman, Forbes Inc.


Poverty, prosperity, and protectionism; cheapening the dollar; the Smoot-Hawley Redux; Federal tax reform; the China trade war; Washington's economic idiocracy and the dunderheads in the Treasury department.
8:40 am -
9:20 am
Made in Asia: the stellar growth of China, Japan, South Korea, India, and Taiwan

The re-awakening of China and Asia's metamorphosis from an agrarian economy to one that dominates the world's technology has created the biggest economic storm of our time, churning up worries and opportunities for the U.S. and U.S. investors. How to adjust to Asia's economic ascendancy. How dependant is the American technology sector on Asia? What's at stake? What's in store? Where do the greatest opportunities lie?
9:20 am -
9:45 am

Refreshment
Break

9:45 am -
10:45 am
Powering the Telecosm: digital vs. analog power management solutions


Speakers:
Robert Dobkin, Chief Technology Officer, Divisional Vice President, Linear Technology Corp.
Steven Goldman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Power-One
Peter Henry, Vice President, Portable Power Systems, National Semiconductor

Moderator:
Charlie Burger, Technology Analyst, Gilder Technology Report

Can advances in analog and mixed-signal technology dampen the advantages of an all-digital platform? Does the power-industry coalition that is developing a PMBus standard set Power-One back? How can investors effectively gauge the potential of digital power management chips?
10:45 am -
11:15 am
The Intersection of Value and Vision: unbiased semiconductor investment analysis


Speaker:
Paul McWilliams, Founder and Editor, Next Inning Technology Research

Far from being mature or moribund, the semiconductor industry is at the beginning of a long period of growth. A look at t he significant changes in the dynamics of the semiconductor industry, from wafer fab through finished goods.  Where are we today vs. where we were five years ago? How should these changes affect your semiconductor investments?
11:15 am -
12:15 pm
The Soul of Silicon: the future of multiprocessors

Speakers:
Nick Tredennick
, Editor, Gilder Technology Report
Fred Weber
, Former Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Micro Devices
Panelists:
Nick Tredennick, Editor, Gilder Technology Report
Greg Papadopoulos,
Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Sun Microsystems
Fred Weber
, Former Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Micro Devices

Will AMD remain a thorn in Intel's side? Server, mobile, PC, and dual-core processors ...
12:15 pm -
1:30 pm
Luncheon (Sponsored by Tropos Networks)
1:30 pm -
2:20 pm

Next-gen Net Processors: is the network processor the new micro?

Speakers:
Syed Ali
, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cavium Networks

Eli Fruchter
, President and Chief Executive Officer, EZchip

Moderator:
Bret Swanson, Editor, Gilder Technology Report
2:20 pm -
2:50 pm
What's New in Analog?

Speaker:
Thomas Lee, Founder, Matrix Semiconductor; Founder of Stanford's Microwave Intregrated Circuits Laboratory

Analog's persistence surprises those who believe we are living in the Digital Era. Recent developments, from enabling the Fourth Age of Wireless to bridging the Terahertz gap, illustrate analog's continuing transformative power.
2:50 pm -
3:40 pm

Refreshment Break (Sponsored by Amedia Networks)

Bonus Informational Briefing:
Fiber-to-the-Home, the FTTH Industry, and Amedia Networks

(3:00 3:30 pm, Lower-level)

Speaker:
Frank Galuppo
, President and Chief Executive Officer , Amedia Networks

3:40 pm -
4:10 pm
Optoelectronic 3D Imaging and Advanced Optical Signal Processing: can technology making us safer?

Speaker:
Terry Turpin, Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist, Essex Corporation

The hothouse military and intelligence market . Can the t echnology that enables intelligent decision making in complex environments, such as the defense community's mission-critical voice and video systems infrastructure, decreases costs, increase speed, and improve the performance and security of existing non-military communications networks?
4:10 pm -
4:55 pm
Trusted Computing and Secure Networking: trusted storage, networks, processing, and computing applications


Speakers:
Steven Sprague, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wave Systems

Panelists:
Thomas Hardjono, Principal Scientist; Director, VeriSign
Mark Pastor, Senior D irector, Strategic Marketing, Seagate

Moderator:
George Gilder, Editor in Chief, Gilder Technology Report

As organizations put their core business processes on the Internet, the ability to know the identities of the entities in a transaction, protect the data being sent, and keep unauthorized intruders away from sensitive databases and corporate resources has become a difficult challenge. 
4:55 pm -
5:10 pm
The Power of Touch: fully utilizing the Singularity by enhancing human and machine interaction through touch sensing technology


Speaker:
John Feland, Manager, Research, Synaptics

The Singularity stresses the human bandwidth for consumption of information. Today, more than ever, the human-machine interface is the most critical aspect of successful products. This session will explore the trajectories of technologies and the interfaces that support them in an effort to forecast what can be done to ensure people can take full advantage of the Singularity.
5:10 pm -
5:45 pm
Seeing is Believing: breakthrough displays and imaging systems that will change the way you experience the world

Speakers:
Rick Rutkowski, Chief Executive Officer, Microvision
Nick Tredennick, Editor, Gilder Technology Report

Steven Willey, President, Consumer Solutions, Microvision

High-resolution head -up displays (HUDs) for military applications, viewfinders for digital cameras, 2D barcode readers, and near-term opportunities in commercial and consumer display and imaging applications.
5:45 pm -
6:15 pm
The Emergence of Display-over-IP: what happens when network bandwidth far outstrips the growth of display resolution?

Speaker:
Greg Papadopoulos
, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President, Sun Microsystems

The question of where intelligence should reside is as much a function of the increasing capabilities of devices as the growth of network bandwidth. Is network bandwidth outstripping the growth of display resolution? What does this mean in terms of manageability, security and simplicity? Will we see the emergence of Display-over-IP?
6:15 pm -
7:15 pm
Farewell Reception
(Sponsored by Verizon)

w/ Sponsorship Showcase & Product Demonstrations
7:15 pm
Science and Society: timing the crests and
troughs of opportunity in life and science


Speaker:
Carver Mead
, Chairman and Founder, Foveon Corporation; Gordon Moore Professor of Computer Science, Cal Tech

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