Ignite Vegas #3
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317 S 6th Street
Las Vegas, NV
May 29th, 2013
Presentations to Include
What is the most interesting fact you know?
by Chris Weiss
Inspired by a thread on a forum – 20 really interesting facts. Are they tied together? That’s just part of the mystery, wrapped in an enigma, wrapped in bacon.
The Age of the Platform: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Have Redefined Business
by Phil Simon
Buoyed by the success of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google, companies of all sizes are fundamentally rethinking how they do business. They are creating vibrant ecosystems, and in the process, reaping big rewards. I’ll talk about how the Age of the Platform has arrived. As a result, the world of business today is vastly different from that of even ten years ago. Today the most successful companies are operating under an entirely different business model–-one predicated on collaboration, rapid development, emerging technologies, and externally driven innovation.
In Conversation with Aliens
by Ciara Byrne
I believe in aliens and spend considerable time imagining what they are going to think of Planet Earth once they get here. I predict their biggest surprise about Planet Earth will be why one species is wiping out every other species on the planet. 30,000 species are going extinct every year due to the spread of one species, homo sapiens. 250,000 years ago homo sapiens didn’t exist , 10,000 years ago there were 1 million of them on the planet – today there are more than 7 billion… Anyhow, I’d like to have a chat with these aliens and hear what they have to say about us and our presence in the Universe.
How 3D Printing Will Change Your World
3D printing is one of the most exciting technologies to have appeared ever. If you’ve been paying attention to the news, 3D printing is every where. Join me to see how people are using and abusing the technology, how it will revolutionize manufacturing and day to day life, and what to expect in the future.
by Zach Ware
Most Ignite presentations are carefully prepared and well rehearsed by the presenters… this is not one of those presentations. Zach will never see the slides before presenting — they will be solicited from various members of his team, coworkers and loved ones. He’ll be expected to string together a semi-coherent 5 minute talk completely on the fly and before the judging eyes of the crowd. How did he let himself get talked into this? Bryce Murray did such a great job doing this at Ignite Vegas 1 that we had to bring it back.
It’s zombies! Zombies put to a practical use instead of just being scary. The presentation will quickly define what content is and then describe five types of content that are not achieving your goals – essentially content that rambles on, sucking the energy out of your audience. Finally, there are remedies for each type of content zombie as well as tips on preventing the spread of the disease.
At the intersections of tribes
by Monera Mason
I am a member of many groups or Tribes in Las Vegas and at these intersections magic happens.