The AT&T Foundry – along with Foundry sponsor Ericsson and Andrew Keen, author of Cult of the Amateur and Digital Vertigo – is hosting a series of salon-style discussions called FutureCasts at our Palo Alto Foundry. We’re bringing the brightest minds together in Silicon Valley to tackle the future of a wide array of technologies.
Each event will bring together more than 30 leading experts – enterprise executives, startup founders, academics, journalists and public officials – on a technology topic. Our goal: to vet, debate and ultimately spark ideas that will set the course for our collective technology future.
Our second FutureCast addressed the knowledge economy with keynote guest Vivek Wadhwa. More than 40 thought leaders came together to discuss and debate how, in an increasingly global economy, Silicon Valley and the American technology and innovation industries overall can maintain a leadership position. Participants agreed that a diversity of perspectives is necessary to create technologies for a diverse audience. The lively discussion aimed to identify systematic issues, corporate models that could be solutions, and delved into related topics pertaining to education, teleworking, and the future of the workplace. Watch highlight videos as well as the full conversation below.