• 5.21.15 17th Annual Top 10 Tech Trends

    2,026 views 1 month ago
    Bill Gurley, General Partner, Benchmark
    Steve Jurvetson, Partner, DFJ
    Jenny Lee, Managing Partner, GGV Capital
    Rebecca Lynn, Co-founder & General Partner, Canvas Venture Fund
    Shervin Pishevar, Managing Director, Sherpa Ventures
    Masters of Ceremonies:
    Rich Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes Magazine
    Bruce Upbin, Managing Editor, Forbes

    What new trends will emerge in the next several years with the potential for explosive growth in about five years' time? Find out at one of the Churchill Club’s most anticipated events of the year: the 17th Annual Top Ten Tech Trends debate. Be sure to get your seat as we welcome some of the leading, and most opinionated, technology & business luminaries as they evaluate predictions for the years ahead. Our distinguished panel will rate and debate their top 10 trends. And our live audience of Silicon Valley’s best and brightest—all with opinions of your own—will be asked to agree or disagree.

    1. On-Demand Ambient Computing
    On-Demand Ambient Computing driven by AI will usher in a world of invisible computing that will drive efficiencies across many industries. Growth will come from API's/algorithms across mobile platforms; AI will predict human intent and deliver items/information at the speed of human thought.
    [Shervin Pishevar]

    2. Traditional Banks Will Continue Losing Share to Startups while Bitcoin Fades in Relevance
    Financial-services institutions will continue to be disintermediated, and will either act as the back-end infrastructure or co-exist as they do in the Lending Club model. Meanwhile, Bitcoin as a currency and remittance solution will lose steam.
    [Rebecca Lynn]

    3. The Virtual Me
    Advances in hardware and sensors and the adoption of connected devices will create an explosion of personal data in the next 5 years. With increased data processing capabilities and smarter predictive software, all this data will be aggregated into personal digital profiles – the virtual you – which will know even more about you than you do.
    [Jenny Lee]

    4. The Skynet Economy: broadband access for the unconnected billions
    From thousands of satellites orbiting around the poles, and new airborne transponders, the entire Earth will be bathed in broadband, bringing an unprecedented influx of human talent to the global economy.
    [Steve Jurvetson]

    5. The End of the Auto Nation
    For the better part of a century, the United States has designed its cities around the notion of individual car ownership. This has resulted in massive waste, congestion, pollution, long commute times, remarkably underutilized capital assets, and over 30,000 deaths per year. Suburban sprawl reached its ultimate limit, and the trends are all rebounding around a new urbanization.
    [Bill Gurley]

    6. 5th Mode of Transportation
    5th Mode of Transportation will be unlocked in the next 5 years. Technologies like Hyperloop will skip over 19th and 20th century transportation modes and do what wireless mobile communication did to fixed line telecommunications in places like Africa.
    [Shervin Pishevar]

    7. Reemergence of Women in Tech
    In the next 5 years, 50% of computer-science students will be women – surpassing the previous high set in 1984. This means you’ll increasingly see more female technology startup founders and Fortune-500 CEOs.
    [Rebecca Lynn]

    8. The Economy of Me
    By 2020, mobile will bring the next 2 billion people online and make the online economy more powerful than the offline. This shift will breed decentralized business models. Commerce and services will skip the middle man and revolve around the individual consumer. Welcome to the personal economy.
    [Jenny Lee]

    9. Rise of the Robocars: Driven by a Machine
    By 2020 we will no longer debate the inevitability of autonomous electric vehicles when we first experience the convenience and efficiency of urban autonomous driving services.
    [Steve Jurvetson]

    10. The Native Mobile Application Platform Dominates the “Mobile Web”
    Consumers drastically prefer mobile applications to the mobile web because they are WAY better. The majority of incremental Internet users will be exclusively on smartphones. The aging search/browser platform will be stifled as a fertile ground for new innovation.
    [Bill Gurley]

    Forbes, Accenture, Deloitte, Luxembourg, Silicon Valley Bank, Zeno Show less
    Read more
  • Featured Videos Play all

    Churchill Club igniting conversations with speakers like Steve Ballmer, Ursula Burns, James Cameron, Michael Dell, Larry Ellison, Ari Emanuel, Peggy Johnson, Greg Maffei, Sheryl Sandberg, Eric Schmidt, Jeff Weiner, Ed Zander, and more!
    This item has been hidden
  • The Churchills Play all

    A Churchill Club premier annual event to inspire others by highlighting excellence in innovation, leadership, collaboration and societal benefit.
    This item has been hidden
  • Top 10 Tech Trends Play all

    What new trends will emerge in the next several years? Each year, at one of the Churchill Club’s most anticipated events of the year, some of the techno-industries’ leading, and most opinionated, luminaries as they evaluate predictions for the years ahead. The annual Top 10 Tech Trends debate includes a bit of wit, a bit of debate, with a look towards the future.
    This item has been hidden
  • World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, in conversation with Peter Thiel Play all

    Magnus Carlsen took the world by storm as a child prodigy, becoming an international Grand Master at 13. At 19, he was the youngest chess player to be ranked number one in the world, and at 22, in November 2013, he defeated five-time former world champion Viswanathan Anand. Now, at age 23, Magnus holds a record rating of 2872.

    Magnus was interviewed by entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel, former US-rated Chess Master with a lifelong passion for chess. Topics covered included Magnus’s views on the game, his experience winning the championship, and the role he believes chess can play in advancing young people’s critical thinking, social skills, and ability to achieve academically.

    Prior to the onstage program, Magnus played in a six-board simultaneous chess demonstration.
    This item has been hidden
  • Changing The Game 2013 Play all

    Churchill Club presented its third annual daylong conference dedicated to change and innovation. This exciting, day-long, interactive event presented a series of thought-provoking expressions of power, from personal, to organizational, to geopolitical. Hear from visionaries who are changing our world in the playlist below.
    This item has been hidden
to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...