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Gartner Symposium Agenda 2018 is here

25 September 2018 by Michael Giffney 0 Comments

The agenda for the 2018 Gartner Symposium has been released with highlights being keynote speakers, Tom Griffith, Garry Kasparov and Genevieve Bell.

 Gartner Symposium 2018 Agenda


VoicePlus will be exhibiting at the Gartner Symposium at the Gold Coast, October 29 - November 1, 2018. 

VoicePlus is a Gartner Associate. We are committed to continuous learning to deliver innovation and competitive advantage to our customers. Our Atrium Managed Mobility solution has been cited by Gartner.



Guest Keynote:

Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins 
By Garry Kasparov
Chess Grandmaster and Author

Garry Kasparov is a Russian pro-democracy leader, global human-rights activist, business speaker and author, and former world chess champion.

Deep Thinking Garry KasparovBorn in Baku, Azerbaijan, in the Soviet Union in 1963, Garry Kasparov became the under-18 chess champion of the USSR at the age of 12 and the world under-20 champion at 17. He came to international fame at the age of 22 as the youngest world chess champion in history in 1985. He defended his title five times, including a legendary series of matches against arch-rival Anatoly Karpov. Kasparov broke Bobby Fischer’s rating record in 1990 and his own peak rating record remained unbroken until 2013. His famous matches against the IBM super-computer Deep Blue in 1996-97 were key to bringing artificial intelligence, and chess, into the mainstream.

 Kasparov is an accomplished author and his book ‘How Life Imitates Chess on strategy and decision-making’ is available in over 20 languages. His latest book is Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins. (May 2017) It details his matches against Deep Blue, his years of research and lectures on human and machine competition and collaboration, and his cooperation with the Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford.

“AI will transform everything we do and we must press forward ambitiously in the one area robots cannot compete with humans: in dreaming big dreams. Our machines will help us achieve them. Instead of worrying about what machines can do, we should worry more about what they still cannot do.”

Industry Opening Keynote:


In 2003, science fiction author William Gibson declared that “the future is already here, it is just unevenly distributed”. How might this provocative and still timely thought help us make sense of things like digital transformation and artificial intelligence? In this session, Genevieve Bell highlights significant technical innovations and their possible social, cultural and organisational impacts.

Dr. Genevieve Bell is an Australian-born anthropologist and researcher. As director of User Interaction and Experience in Intel Labs, Bell leads a research team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers and computer scientists. This team shapes and helps create new Intel technologies and products that are increasingly designed around people's needs and desires.

Genevieve Bell quote


Industry Closing Keynote:

Algorithms to live by Tom Griffiths
Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions 
by Tom Griffiths

Modern life is constrained by limited space and time, limits that give rise to a particular set of problems. What should we do, or leave undone, in a day or a lifetime? How much messiness should we accept? Tom will explain how to have better hunches and when to leave things to chance, how to deal with overwhelming choices and how best to connect with others. 





VoicePlus will be exhibiting at the Gartner Symposium in the Gold Coast October 29 - November 1. Our Atrium Managed Mobility Service has been cited by Gartner in 2017 and 2016.

VoicePlus leading Australian TEMS vendor Gartner Market Guide 2017


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