Events & Presentations

I love bringing people together for professional, social, creative, and charitable reasons, and I enjoy presenting/teaching, attending presentations, learning, and fostering/forging new collaborations. During the pandemic, I’ve been able to transition many events online, create new online events, and create a few outdoors events with proper social distancing. Now, I’m back to creating more in-person experiences but also trying to master hybrid experiences, starting with Austin Forum events. Below are some of the ppublic/open activities I’m either planning, hosting, organizing, presenting in, or attending for social/networking/fun. Not everything is listed here, but a lot is…

Upcoming

November 2022

30th: hosting an in-person meetup on metaverse technologies, applications, and potential at argodesign for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

December 2022

6th: emceeing the presentation on using tech for create more fun for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

14th: hosting an online discussion of the best tech books of 2022 for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

17th: hosting a brandy testing (and Christmas tinged) event!

21st: hosting an in-person meetup on misinformation & disinformation issues, technology challenges, and possible technology solutions for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

January 2023

10th: presenting on tech trends for 2023 for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.


Recent

November 2022

2nd: emceeing event on the future of electricity for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

3rd: hosting a special whiskey tasting event with Still Austin, Trifecta, and the amazing Lasaan Georgeson.

11th: emceeing the Dell HPC Community Meeting in Dallas at SC22

11-14th: presenting and speaking for Dell with customers at SC22 in Dallas TX.

22nd: hosting an online discussion of “The Chaos Machine” and how social media may be altering our brains for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

October 2022

26th: co-moderating an online discussion on AI & ethics for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

September 2022

26th: co-moderating an online discussion on AI & ethics for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

August 2022

2nd: emceeing an event on crytpocurrency (more details soon) for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

July 2022

12th: emceeing an event on health tech (more details soon) for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

16th: hosting another whiskey tasting event (more details soon).

25th-28th: speaking in and emceeing the Dell Technologies HPC Community Meeting in Austin, TX at the Sonesta Steven F. Austin Hotel.

June 2022

May 30th-June 2: many activities at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany.

7th: emceeing an event on the Texas energy grid and cryptocurrency mining (more details soon) for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

May 2022

4th: hosting an online book discussion of “Exponential: How Accelerating Technology Is Leaving Us Behind and What to Do About It” for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

10th: emceeing an event on the metaverse (more details soon) for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

29th: speaking, teaching a workshop, and emceeing at the Dell Technologies HPC Community Meeting in Hamburg, Germany,

30th-June 2: many activities at the International Supercomputing Conference in Hamburg, Germany.

April 2022

26th: co-moderating an online discussion on AI & ethics for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

29th: co-teaching “An Accelerated Introduction to AI/Machine Learning” for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

March 2022

February 2022

January 2022

December 2021

2nd: leading the Texas Smart Cities Summit

7th: Emcee for Austin Forum on Technology & Society event on misinformation and disinformation

And so many Christmas events!!! Did you make the Nice Lists? (Santa’s, and mine.)

2nd: Emcee for Austin Forum on Technology & Society event on quantum computing

3rd: hosting opening night of the Couch Potato Film Festival!

13th: the whiskey tasting series is back, and the coolest location yet…

15th-18th: attending, presenting, customer meetings during SC21

25th: the best Thanksgiving/Friendsgiving returns to 360 Condominiums after a one-year hiatus!

October 2021

5th: Emcee for Austin Forum on Technology & Society event on microprocessors

14th: Smart Cities Networking Happy Hour

September 2021

7th: Emcee for Austin Forum on Technology & Society event on smart cities

August 2021

3rd: Emcee for Austin Forum on Technology & Society event on space

11th: moderate for Austin Forum on Technology & Society event on COVID

July 2021

13th: Emcee for Austin Forum on Technology & Society event on bitcoin

June 2021

1st: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

12th: finally, after 16 months, the famous whiskey tasting parties are making a comeback!

15th: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

May 2021

4th: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

18th: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

April 2021

6th: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

13th: emceeing for AI Applications & Impact: How Everything Will Change at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

20th: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

22nd: hosting Back to the Movies

28th: hosting AI & Whiskey Chat for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

29th: co-teaching an Intro to AI class

March 2021

2nd: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

9th: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society Austin Forum on Technology & Society

30-31: running the Dell Technologies HPC Community Meeting

February 2021

2nd: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

January 2021

Every Wednesday: emceeing for Dell Technologies HPC Community online events

5th: presenting on “Technology Trends for 2021 (and Beyond!)” for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

21st: AI & Whiskey Chat for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society .

December 2020

December 2nd, December 9th, and December 16th: hosting for the Dell Technologies HPC Community online vents

1st: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

15th: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society 

Hosting various Christmas events (did you make the Nice List?) and outdoor movie nights this month…

November 2020

Wednesday 4th and Wednesday 11th: emceeing the Dell Technologies HPC Community online events

3rd: Blue Wave Election Watch Party (online)

10th: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

Hosting various outdoor movie nights...

October 2020

Wednesdays at 10am: hosting for the Dell Technologies HPC Community Online event

6th: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

20th: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

September 2020

Every Wednesday 10am: hosting for the Dell Technologies HPC Community Online event

1st: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

22nd: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society – may be an ONLINE event

August 2020

Every Wednesday 10am: hosting for the Dell Technologies HPC Community Online event

4th: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

18th: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

July 2020

Every Wednesday 10am: hosting for the Dell Technologies HPC Community Online event

24th: supporting the Belldiver EP launch / SIMS Foundation Fundraiser!

7th: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

21st: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society 

June 2020

2nd: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society – ONLINE event

May 2020

5th: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society – ONLINE event

20th: leading the kickoff for the new Dell Technologies HPC Community Online

21st: Panel: A Framework for AI in the Enterprise – ONLINE event

April 2020

7th: emceeing for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society. – now be an ONLINE event

March 2020

Most of my March events were canceled due to concerns about COVID-19.

5th: emceeing for the tech + art event at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

9-12th: emceeing and presenting at the Dell Technologies HPC Community Meeting in Austin, Texas.

13-20th: many events during SXSW, including

22nd-26th: attending the NVIDIA GTC Conference in Silicon Valley, California.

February 2020

4th: emceeing for the Health Tech event for the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

15th: hosting 22nd whiskey tasting event.

26th: co-hosting the Austin AI Ecosystem Initiative second organizational meeting at Capital Factory. More info soon.

28th: co-hosting the Smart Cities Funding Workshop for Austin CityUP. More info on Austin CityUP web site soon.

January 2020

7th: presenting for Tech Trends for 2020 (and Beyond) at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

December 2019

3rd: emceeing for Social Impact/Social Good at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

Plus, several Christmas/Holidays activities to be shared separately…

November 2019

12th: leading the Austin Civic Solutions Showcase & Expo for Austin CityUP. More soon.

12th: emceeing for Internet of Things (IoT) at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

16th-21st: Present at the Dell HPC Community meeting in Denver, Colorado as part of SC19.

October 2019

9th: teaching Accelerated Introduction to Machine Learning at Capital Factory. More info soon.

9th: co-hosting the Austin AI Ecosystem Initiative exploratory/organizational meeting at Capital Factory. more info soon.

15th-16th: speaking at the Commonwealth Computational Summit in Lexington, Kentucky. More soon

17th: emceeing for Evolution of Energy at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

22nd: leading a second Civic Solutions Reverse Pitch for Austin CityUP.

September 2019

7th: co-hosting Tastes of Americana whiskey tasting & live music event with Jason Shepherd.

12th: attending Dell Technologies Forum in Washington DC and meeting with certain folks…

17th: emceeing for Data, AI,Privacy & Ethics at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

18th: leading the Civic Solutions Reverse Pitch for Austin CityUP.

August 2019

6th: emceeing for Space & Humanity at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

July 2019

9th: emceeing for Robotics at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

June 2019

11th: emceeing for Artificial Intelligence at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

15th: emceeing the Dell EMC HPC Community event in Frankfurt, Germany.

June 16-20: meetings, presentations, etc. at ISC 2019

May 2019

12th: emceeing for 5G: The Wireless Communciations Technology That WIll Tranform Society at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

21st: Leading and hosting the Texas Smart Cities Summit, more soon…

25th: 20th Whiskey Tasting Special Event!

April 2019

2nd: presenting at the Dell: Unlock the Value of Data event in Vancouver.

9th: emceeing for Tech Idea to Tech Startup at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

23rd: presenting at the Dell: Unlock the Value of Data event in Toronto.

29th-May 2nd: attending Dell Technologies World, and hosting a Whiskey Tasting and AI Visionaries panel event (yes, you read that correctly) on May 1 at 5PM. Let me know if you want an invitation.

March 2019

5th: emceeing Reaching & Engaging Millions of People with Technologies for Immersive Experiences at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

10th: SXSW: participating on a panel on AI Hype vs Reality and the Music Industry in The Experience: the Dell Technologies Venue at SXSW.

11th: Co-hosting the first Future of [___]_ event!

12th: co-teaching an Accelerated Introduction to Machine Learning workshopat SXSW! This will be very cool for developers who want to get into AI, but need to understand it from data prep to deployment.

20th-21st: attending the Nvidia GTC 2019: Deep Learning & AI Conference in San Jose, CA.

25th-28th: attending, presenting, and delivering an AI workshop at the Dell EMC HPC Community meeting.

February 2019

12th: emceeing at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

20th: AI panel at KMPG (Toronto) with Google, SAP, LG, and Dessa.

23rd: Working for the Rise Against Hunger event for the Rotary Club of Austin. Join us!

23rd: Whiskey Tasting – Rye

January 2019

8th: Top Tech Trends for 2019 & Beyond: emceeing and presenting at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

17th: presenting in the Dell IoT & AI Roadshow (Calgary).

December 2018

4th: Cities & Technology: Living with IoT, 5G, AI, Drones & More: emceeing and presenting at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

6th: The annual Elf Movie Party!

November 2018

1: Cheers for Charity 2: great causes, awesome people, friendly bartenders (me and Makenna Hatter)

8th: Transportation: emceeing at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society

10th: Whiskey Tasting: this time, it’s Japanese whisky.

12th: Dell EMC HPC Community meeting.

12th-15th: SC18: attending for Dell EMC to talk with lots and lots of customers about what they need from future HPC and AI soltuions.

October 2018

2nd: Energy & Austin: emceeing at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

22-23rd: Cognite2018: particpating on behalf of Dell EMC

September 2018

4th: Cybersecurity: emceeing at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

12th: HPC on Wall Street: attending to determine tech strategy in FSI for AI, HPC

19-20th: AI Summit: attending and evaluating for Dell EMC opportunities

26th: The Trading Show: attending to determine HPC and AI strategy for FSI

August 2018

7th: Gene Editing and Manipulation: emceeing at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

11th: Bourbon whiskey tasting: Hosting another edition of the famous Whiskey Tasting series, this time celebrating the culmination of American ingenuity and taste: bourbon! Amber Allen is the wonderful host for this event. RSVPs are required.

July 2018

27th: Smart Cities: judging at the Smart Cities $100K Challenge

18th: Cheers for Charity: bartending a special event at Alimentari 28 to benefit Austin Pathways and Front Steps.

10th: Blockchain: emceeing at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

June 2018

24-28th: International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) 2018: presenting for Dell EMC, talking to customers, participating in Dell EMC HPC Community meeting, etc.19th: Civic Solutions Design Workshop: more info coming soon. Hosted by Austin CityUP.

7th: Deep Learning Workshop for Beginners: hosting Nvidia’s workshop with presenter Alex Sabatier

5th: Internet of Things: emceeing at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

May 2018

6th-8th: Advanced Scale Forum: presenting on Data, Devices & Decisions: The Importance of Speed & Scale, and meeting customers who have need for advanced scale computing capabilities and new solutions.

8th: Social Media & Society: emceeing at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

19th: Irish whisky tasting: Hosting another edition of the famous Whiskey Tasting series, with a return to Irish whiskey and special co-hosts: Adrian Farrell, the Irish Consul General to Austin, and Anthony Dina, Level-3 Whiskey Sommelier

22nd: Civic Priorities Workshop: more info coming soon. Hosted by Austin CityUP.

April 2018

April 29-May 3: Dell Technologies World: moderating an AI customers panel, talking to analysts, more..

3rd: Drones: Changing Business, Agriculture, Security, and More: emceeing at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society.

March 2018

26-29th: Nvidia GTC: attending, presentation role TBD

20th-22nd: Dell HPC Community March 2018 Meeting: presenting Dell EMC AI strategy, and co-teaching AI workshop with many other (smarter) people

13th: Smart Cities Experiences, Solutions & Plans Meetup at SXSW Interactive 2018: hosting with Jen Sanders

13th: AI, IoT & Blockchain Lounge: hosting party/networking event during SXSW Interactive at Idean. More details soon…

11th: Smart Cities Lounge: hosting party/networking event during SXSW Interactiveat RCR Wireless/Arden Media. More details soon…

6th: AI: How Machine Learning Will Transform (Almost) Everything: presenting at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society, co-presenting with Jeff Kirk.

1st: Smart 2nd Street Living Lab for Austin CityUP, co-presenting with Sherri Greenberg & Jenell Moffett

February 2018

28th: Emerging Technologies Keynote Panel at Dell FRS Meeting, co-presenting (focusing on AI) with several wonderful people…

22nd: 360 Condominiums Art Show: co-organizing (and maybe contributing…)

13th: VR, AR, and Mixed Reality: Coming to Your Eyes in 2018 at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society: emceeing for Patrick Curry and Frank Roan.

3rd: Scotch whisky tasting: Hosting another edition of the famous Whiskey Tasting series, with a return to Scotch.

January 2018

10th: Top Tech Trends for 2018 (and Beyond) at the Austin Forum on Technology & Society: emcee, with speakers Jay Williams and Haydn Shaughnessy