The 12th Annual Gilder/Forbes Telecosm Conference
TELECOSM 2008: The Exaflood
May 28 - May 29, 2008
The Sagamore | Lake George, New York


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Jeff Stambovsky's Telecosm Songbook
A tuneful tour of the Gildersphere! Musical tributes to the prophetic George Gilder and all the dreamers, theorists, engineers, risk-takers, and free-market thinkers who've helped to realize his vision.
Wednesday
October 4

 
5:00 pm -
6:00 pm
Registration and Welcome Reception
6:00 pm -
6:15 pm

The Telecosm at Ten

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Track includes audio of George Gilder's "Telecosm at Ten" and Peter Huber's "Can the Telecosm Defend Us?" talks. (Large file; will take a few minutes to download.)

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Introduction:
Mary Collins, Managing Editor, Gilder Technology Report; President, Gilder Publishing, LLC

Speaker:
George Gilder, Chairman, Gilder Publishing, LLC;
Editor in Chief, Gilder Technology Report

The entrepreneurial spirit and technological innovations driving the Telecosm.

6:15 pm -
7:15 pm
Can the Telecosm Defend Us?

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

Speaker:
Peter Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research; Co-founder, Digital Power Capital; Author, The Bottomless Well;Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy; and Hard Green

How technology can defeat terrorism.
7:15 pm -
8:30 pm

New Frontiers in Optics: Defense and Data Processing Technologies Capturing the Bad Guys

Introduction:
Jeff Stambovsky, Telecosm Master of Ceremonies

Speaker:
Terry Turpin, Senior Vice President, Chief Scientist, Director, Essex Corportion

Panelists:
John Day, Staff Scientist, Essex Corporation
Monte Hancock, Chief Cognitive Research Scientist, Essex Scientific Systems Group
Fred Leonberger, Principal, EOvation Technologies LLC; Board of Directors, Agility, Alphion, and RF MicroDevices; Senior Advisor, MIT Center for Integrated Photonic SystemsSteven Sprague, President and Chief Executive Officer, Wave Systems

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

Processing information with the speed and intrinsic parallelism of light. Living on the innovative edge of counter-terrorism. Moving optical processing, artificial intelligence, and cognitive computing from concept to product.

8:30 pm

Telecosm 2006 Speaker Book Signing

Participating Authors:
John Hasnas, Trapped: When Acting Ethically is Against the Law
Andy Kessler, The End of Medicine: How Silicon Valley
(And Naked Mice) Will Reboot Your Doctor
Thursday
October 5
 
7:00 am -
8:00 am
Breakfast
8:00 am -
8:05 am
Morning Remarks

Speaker:
Jeff Stambovsky, Telecosm Master of Ceremonies

8:05 am -
9:00 am

Broadband Brawl: A Debate Over Net Neutrality

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Track includes audio of the "Broadband Brawl, Net Neutrality Dabate" and Power-One CEO Steve Goldman's talk on digital power.

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Panelists:
Tod Cohen, Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel, Government Relations, eBay
George Gilder, Editor in Chief, Gilder Technology Report
Peter Huber, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research; Co-founder, Digital Power Capital
Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law and Founder of Center for Internet and Society, Stanford
Paul McWilliams, Editor, NextInning Technology Research
John Thorne, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Verizon Communications

Moderator:
Jeff Stambovsky, Telecosm Master of Ceremonies
9:00 am -
9:30 am

What's Impeding Digital Power?

Panelists:
Steve Goldman, Chairman, Power-One

Moderator:
Charlie Burger, Senior Technology Analyst, Gilder Technology Report

Will the digital power train rocket out of the station or be derailed by the challenges of regulating power and overpowered by an industry that remains overwhelmingly analog?

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Track includes the continued audio of Steve Goldman's speech.

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9:30 am -
9:50 am
Refreshment Break
9:50 am -
11:10 am

Storewidth Cyberplexes: Can Google Be Stopped?

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Track includes audio of first half of the "Storewidth Cyberplexes" discussion.

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Panelists:
Luiz Barroso, Distinguished Engineer, Google
Gordon Bell, Senior Researcher, Media Presence Research Group, Micrsoft
Josh Coates, President, Founder, Mozy.com, Berkeley Data Systems, Inc.
Apostolos Gerasoulis, Co-Inventor of Ask Search Technology, Ask.com
Lane Patterson, Chief Technologist, Equinix
Dayne Sampson, Vice President, Information Technology, Ask.com


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

Are massively parallel, shared-memory computer farms destined to rule the Net?

11:10 am -
12:00 am

Storewidth Components Suppliers: Serving the Capacity Constrained Realm Where Infinite Bandwidth and Storage Converge

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Track includes concluding remearks of "Storewidth Cyberplexes" discussion and the complete "Storewidth Components Suppliers" panel.

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Panelists:
Alex Dickinson, President and Chief Executive Officer, Luxtera
Jerry Rawls Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Finisar

Moderator:
Charlie Burger, Senior Technology Analyst, Gilder Technology Report

The telecom and datacom transceivers, semiconductors, and optical modulators meeting the accessibility challenge.

12:00 am -
12:45 pm

Luncheon

12:45 pm -
1:30 pm

Luncheon Keynote: Where's Sputnik?

Introduction:
Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes magazine

Speaker:
Michael Milken, Financier; Philanthropist; Chairman, Milken Institute; Chairman, FasterCures / The Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions

Accelerating the pace of discovery.

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Track includes Michael Milken's keynote address, as well as the beginning of Rich Karlgaard's "Telecosmic Turbulence" panel discussion.

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1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
Telecosmic Turbulence in the Aviation Industry:
The New Generation of Small Jets

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Track includes the continued audio of Rich Karlgaard's "Telecosmic Turbulence" panel, with Rick Adam, Alan Klapmeier, and Vern Raburn. (See above for first half of panel.)

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Panelists:
Rick Adam, Chairman, Adam Aircraft
Alan Klapmeier, Founder, Cirrus Design
Vern Raburn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eclipse Aviation

Moderator:
Rich Karlgaard, Accomplished Pilot and Publisher, Forbes magazine

Bringing telecosmic ideas to aviation.

2:30 pm -
3:00 pm

Refreshment Break

Technology and Informational Briefing

Speaker:
Frank Galuppo, Chief Executive Officer, Amedia Networks

3:00 pm -
3:30 pm

Are Technology Entrepreneurs Crooks?

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Track includes John Hasnas's 30-minute "Are Technology Entrepreneurs Crooks" talk.

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Speaker:
John Hasnas, Author, Trapped: When Acting Ethically is Against the Law

Is regulation destroying trust and forcing companies and executives to be dishonest?

3:30 pm -
4:40 pm

Is the Dream of the ALL-optical Network Dead?

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Track includes the conclusion of John Hasnas's "Are Technology Entrepreneurs Crooks" talk and the entire "Is the Dream of the ALL-Optical Network Dead?" panel.

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Speakers:
Kevin Kahn, Senior Fellow; Director, Communications Laboratory, Intel
Michael Ricci, Senior Vice President, Optical Communications Group, JDSU
David Welch, Chief Strategy Officer, Founder, Infinera

Panelists:
Frank Galuppo, Chief Executive Officer, Amedia Networks
Jerry Rawls Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Finisar

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

Moderator:
Charlie Burger, Senior Technology Analyst, Gilder Technology Report

Optical opportunities and black holes.
4:40 pm -
5:30 pm

Video-over-mobile: Cutting the Wireline Shackles

Panelists:
Omar Javaid, Senior Director, MediaFLO, Qualcomm
Michael Luby, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Digital Fountain

Commentator:
Klein Gilhousen, Co-founder; Senior Vice President, Technology, Qualcomm

Moderator:
George Gilder, Chairman, Gilder Publishing, LLC;
Editor in Chief, Gilder Technology Report

Sometimes it is possible to predict the future. The wireline tethers will soon be severed once and for all by affordable, secure, feature-rich wireless technology, and the teleputer will rule the world. How will we power large files flawlessly though the air, across these vast and noisy networks?

5:30 pm -
6:00 pm
Cocktail Reception
6:00 pm -
7:00 pm
Dinner
7:00 pm -
7:30 pm

Human Health in the Telecosm

Speaker:
Arthur Robinson, Professor of Chemistry; Founder, Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine

Improving the quantity and quality human life.

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Track includes the audio of both Art Robinson's "Human Health in the Telecosm" talk and Andy Kessler's "The End of Medicine" keynote.

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7:30 pm -
8:00 pm
The End of Medicine: How Silicon Valley (And Naked Mice) Will Reboot Your Doctor

Speaker:
Andy Kessler, former hedge fund manager; Author, Wall Street Meat , Running Money , How We Got Here , and The End of Medicine

New technologies creating upheaval in the medical world. Where the money's going and growing in the 1.8 trillion on health care industry.
8:00 pm -
8:30 pm

How a New Chip Revolution Could Transform the Health Care Industry

Panelists:
George Gilder, Editor in Chief, Gilder Technology Report
Andy Kessler, former hedge fund manager; Author, Wall Street Meat , Running Money , How We Got Here , and The End of Medicine
Arthur Robinson, Professor of Chemistry; Founder, Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine

The convergence of silicon and biology in new kinds of chips will convert medicine from its current strategy of massive retaliation, marked by X-ray bombardment and triple bypass operations, to a strategy of early detection and refined targeting using ever higher resolution bio-chips, sensors, and integrated 3-D imagers

Friday
October 6
 
7:00 am -
8:00 am
Breakfast
8:00 am -
9:00 am

Fact and Comment: Petroleum, Public Policies, Problematic Politics, and Potential Profits

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

Speaker:
Steve Forbes, President and CEO, Forbes Inc.; Editor in Chief, Forbes magazine

The health of the world economy, financial terrorists, legal locusts, and the misbegotten ideas of the economically illiterate.

9:00 am -
9:25 am
Refreshment Break
9:25 am -
10:05 am

Made in China: China/U.S. Economic and Trade Relations

Introduction:
Bret Swanson, Senior Fellow, Technology and Democracy , Discovery Institute

Speaker:
John Rutledge, Global Economist, Rutledge Capital; Forbes.com columnist; Fox News' Forbes on Fox , Cavuto on Business , and CNBC Squawk Box commentator

Information, incentives and strategies for investing in Asia.

10:05 am -
11:30 am

The Future of the Microprocessor: Multi-core Processor Technology and On-chip Communication

Introduction:
Nick Tredennick, Editor, Gilder Technology Report

Speakers:
Phil Hester, Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Micro Devices
J. Tom Pawlowski, Chief Technologist, Micron
Justin Rattner, Chief Technology Officer, Corporate Technology Group Director, Intel

Panelists:
Keith Diefendorff, Chief Microprocessor Architect, Apple Computer
Cary Gunn, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Luxtera
Fred Weber, President and Chief Executive Officer, MetaRAM

Moderator:
Nick Tredennick, Editor, Gilder Technology Report

11:30 am -
12:00 pm

Investing in Semiconductors: Analog vs. Digital

Introduction:
Jeff Stambovsky, Telecosm Master of Ceremonies

Speaker:
Paul McWilliams, Editor, NextInning Technology Research

Balancing risk and reward. Investment ideas for long-term wealth creation.

12:00 pm -
1:00 pm

Luncheon
1:00 pm -
1:40 pm
Luncheon Keynote: The Politics of Economics

Introduction:
Bret Swanson, Senior Fellow, Technology and Democracy , Discovery Institute

Speaker:
Robert Mundell, Nobel Laureate and International Economist; Professor of Economics, Columbia University
1:40 pm -
2:40 pm
The Future of Networking Silicon: Programmable vs. Hardwire

Panelists:
Eli Fructer, President and Chief Executive Officer, EZchip
Atiq Raza, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Raza Microelectronics

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

Commentator:
Nick Tredennick, Editor, Gilder Technology Report
2:40 pm -
3:30 pm
Combinatorial Software: Applying Silicon Design Technology to Produce Fail-safe, Modular Software

Speakers:
Mark Bereit, Director of Product Development, IRIS Technologies
Susan Kunz, President and Co-founder, Solidware
Larry Sweet, President, Euclid Transformational Automation

Moderator:
Brendan Dixon, Computational Biology Researcher, Biologic Institute

Addressing the problem of increasingly complex software.
3:30 pm -
3:50 pm

Refreshment Break

3:50 pm -
4:40 pm
Displaying the Future: High-def Visionaries and Virtuosos

Speakers:
Peter Bocko, Division Vice President and Director of Commercial Technology, Display Group, Corning
Alexander Tokman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Microvision

Moderator:
Charlie Burger, Senior Technology Analyst, Gilder Technology Report

Inspiring imaging innovation: Inside the world's most potent display technologies and imaging engines.
4:40 pm -
5:30 pm

Life After Television

Speakers:
Ken Lowe, Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Marketing , Sigma Designs
Sanjeev Challa, Chief Technologist, Ikanos

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

Meet the makers of the vibrant constellation of innovative Life After Television technologies.
5:30 pm -
6:30 pm
Farewell Dinner Reception
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
Understanding

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

Speaker:
Carver Mead, Internationally known author & educator; Holder of the National Medal of Technology; Foveon, Founder; Professor of Computer Science, CalTech
7:30 pm Closing Remarks

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