He started his career at one of the original Kleiner Perkins startups, Tandem Computers. He’s invested in and been a contributor to a number of other startups, some you’ve heard of like WebEx, and others you’ve never heard of but were sold to companies like Cisco and Oracle. Recently he became the Chairman of the Alchemist Accelerator focusing on industrial IoT and has invested in a select group of young companies all focused in cloud computing, blockchain, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
In 1982, Tim was asked to teach a class at Stanford University. He taught introductory computer architecture for fifteen years and only stopped because he had to fly to Bali, do a sales kickoff and fly back in 24 hours to teach class. Since leaving Oracle he returned to Stanford, where he launched Stanford’s first course on cloud computing. Now in its 12th year the course has featured guest lectures by nearly 100 public company CEOs. Timothy has delivered keynote speeches on all six continents and recently launched another book, Precision: Principals, Practices and Solutions for the Internet of Things. The prime minister of Vietnam has called the book a “roadmap for the future of the economy”.
- Precision Planet
The World Economic Forum has said “In the next 10 years the Internet of Things revolution will dramatically alter manufacturing, energy, agriculture, transportation and other industrial sectors of the economy which, together, account for nearly two-thirds of the global GDP.” So what is the Internet of Things? In this talk we’ll first go thru a five-layer framework to help business and technical people understand the current and future state of the art in IoT software. While technology is interesting, how will it reshape enterprises that build machines and those that use machines? We’ll discuss how implementing an IoT strategy could easily double the revenues and quadruple the margins of any company that builds power, healthcare, agriculture, construction or transportation machines. Finally, precision machines promise to reshape our planet. Developing economies around the planet have the opportunity to leapfrog current solutions and build the farms of the future, or a distributed energy grid or a next generation healthcare system.
- Cloud Computing
You can’t go to through any airport, or watch any sporting event without seeing the word “cloud computing”. So what is cloud computing and why should I care? This talk will start by describing cloud computing in a way you could explain to your Facebook friends. He will cover six major categories starting at the network and moving our way up to the application layer. While it’s good to understand cloud computing, more importantly we’ll focus on how cloud computing will affect every industry from financial services to retail, from agriculture to power generation.
- Enterprise AI – The next Step in Analytics
Over the last year as consumers we’ve seen some significant advances in artificial Intelligence. Whether that’s Alexa voice recognition, Facebook facial recognition or seeing AlphaGo beat a human at Go ten years earlier than anyone predicted the change is faster than many ever expected. So why is this and what does this mean for the enterprise computing? This talk will start by identifying three significant changes that have enabled these amazing leaps. We’ll then give you a short tutorial on neural networks, deep learning and the machine learning lifecycle (which by the way is not the same as a software development lifecycle). Finally we’ll show you how the next generation of enterprise analytics will be based on AI and not BI.
- Next Generation Business Models
While software and hardware technology has evolved at a meteoric rate over the past three decades, the more significant changes have been driven by economics and the resulting creation of new business models. This talk will start by showing you seven key business models. These models have completely reshaped the software industry. As increasingly every business is becoming a software business we’ll conclude the talk to showing how these business models might change every industry from transportation to construction.
- Long Term Care Technology (can be customized to any industry)
By 2030, all baby boomers will be 65 or older; but is technology in the long-term care industry keeping pace with growing demand? This talk will focus on eight technologies that could reshape long term care: augmented reality, robotics, virtual reality, telemedicine, telepsychiatry, wearables, artificial intelligence and smart homes. What are they, how are they being used, and what does the future hold?