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Tim O'Reilly,
Founder and CEO, O'Reilly & Associates

Howard Rheingold, 
Author, Smart Mobs

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Emerging Technology



O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference
 April 22-25, 2003
Santa Clara, CA

Conference Overview

Hackers and other lead users are a great early warning system if you want to think about the future of technology. Because they are more capable with computers than most users, they do things today that everyone else will be doing in a couple of years.

But the conference isn't just for hackers. For investors and entrepreneurs, watching the alpha geeks is a lot like watching the water flow in a rainstorm before deciding where to dig your ditches.

Tim O'Reilly
Founder and CEO, O'Reilly & Associates

Tim O'Reilly is the founder and president of O'Reilly & Associates, thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. O'Reilly also publishes online through the O'Reilly Network ( and hosts conferences on technology topics

, Howard Rheingold, Author, Smart Mobs
Rheingold is the author of Smart Mobs: The Next Social Revolution, which asserts that “Smart mobs emerge when communication and computing technologies amplify human talents for cooperation. The impacts of smart mob technology already appear to be both beneficial and destructive.

Eric Bonabeau, Ph.D.
Founder and Chief Scientist of Icosystem Corporation
Eric Bonabeau, Founder and Chief Scientist of Icosystem Corporation, is one of the leaders in the field of swarm intelligence and has extensive experience in applying the concepts of swarm intelligence to real world problems: factory scheduling, telecommunications routing, distributed optimization and control problems. He sits on the advisory board of several companies, including a number of Fortune 500 corporations.




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