Erik Brynjolfsson and I, with the great help of colleagues at the MIT Center for Digital Business and Sloan School of Management, are putting on a conference this Friday, January 18, in San Francisco. The theme is ‘MIT and the Digital Economy;’ we’re going to talk about work that’s been done at the Institute to understand how computers, networks, robots, code, mobile devices, and so on are changing our world.
The lineup is pretty fantastic (if I do say so myself). We’ll hear from Rod Brooks, Tim O’Reilly, Carl Shapiro, Tom Siebel, Vivek Ranadivé, MIT Sloan dean David Schmittlein, and many others (most of whom have some MIT affiliation). We’ll talk about innovation, entrepreneurship, employment, disruption, and other tech-related topics in panels, fireside chats, and keynotes. The full agenda is here. Registration starts at Noon, and cocktails begin at 5:45.
The conference is primarily intended for members of the MIT community, but the organizers tell me that we still have a few seats that we can offer to the public. So consider this the offer. And it’s a good one. For only $35, you’ll get a full afternoon of great geek content (having helped put it together, I am willing to vouch for its greatness) plus lunch and cocktails.
Folks, you can’t beat this. Do not delay. Sign up now.
See you there, I hope.