This week we get back into the tech conference season after the August hiatus, starting with the Office 2.0 Conference in San Francisco on Thursday and Friday. I will be moderating a panel on enterprise collaboration, which includes Scott Dietzen, president and CTO, Zimbra; Etay Gafni, director of the Technology Innovation Center at SAP; Sam Lawrence, chief marketing officer, Jive Software; Oliver Marks, senior project manager, Sony Computer Entertainment America; Paul Pedrazzi, Oracle AppsLab director; and Jay Simons, senior director of product marketing at BEA. The agenda includes several other panels and more than 50 companies will be demoing products.
This weekend I will be covering the Singularity Summit 2007, which tackles the challenges of a future in which machines with intelligence beyond human capacity inhabit the planet. Listen to my podcasts of some of the speakers:
Barney Pell: Pathways to artificial intelligence
Steve Jurvetson: AI, nanotech and the future of the human species
Can ‘friendly’ AI save humans from irrelevance or extinction?
Steve Omohundro: Building self-aware AI systems
Also coming up this month: Salesforce.com's Dreamforce 07 conference, TechCrunch 40 and Demofall 07.