CASCON 2016 will feature five plenary keynote sessions. All sessions take place in the Conference Center 1 and 2.
This talk will give an overview of General Motors move to disrupt itself with its focus on autonomous vehicles, connectivity and the sharing economy. General Motors is making these moves and re-inventing its 100 year old business model and structure. These changes will rely heavily on software and hardware solutions very much aligned to the conference theme of Cognitive Computing and Cyber-Physical Systems. I will share with you our vision for the future of Personal Mobility to enable you to put in perspective the foundational role that cognitive computing and cybersecurity play in that future.
Conversational bots have become a popular addition to many mainstream platforms and software engineering has adopted them at an almost dizzying pace across every phase of the development life cycle. Bots reportedly help developers become more productive by automating tedious tasks, by bringing awareness of important project or community activities, and by reducing interruptions. Developers "talk to" and "listen to" these bots in the same conversational channels they use to collaborate with and monitor each other. However, the actual impact these bots have on developer productivity and project quality is still unclear. In this talk, I will give an overview of how bots play a prominent role in software development and discuss the benefits and challenges that can arise from relying on these "new virtual team members". I will also explore how bots may influence other knowledge work domains and propose a number of future directions for practitioners and researchers to consider.
In this session Mac Devine explains how just surviving the explosion of data and devices via Cloud Services is not enough. You need to thrive by riding the tidal wave of BigData, Cloud and IoT technology via an embrace of MicroServices, Continuous Delivery/Operations and Composable Services. More large customers are finding collaborations with Universities are a great way to navigate the Perfect Storm and develop the right Surthrival Guide for their particular industry segment so they can make objective business decisions based on FACTS (Fast, Accurate, Complete, Trusted and deployed at Scale).
Software applications have changed both so much and so little in the past twenty years. We now carry around many applications in our pockets on mobile devices. We can sometimes seamlessly move from using an application on one device to continuing our work with the application on another device. Yet, in other ways, applications have changed so little; email applications still make it hard to find messages of interest, completing a task can require using multiple unconnected applications, most applications provide one interface regardless of the expertise of the user, to name just a few. In this talk, I will argue that the lack of context in the software applications we use has led to a situation where all too often, the human works for the application instead of the application working for the human. Drawing largely from examples in software development tools, I will show how the explicit capture and use of context can enable applications to become more human-centric. I will also argue that the capture and use of appropriate context offers great rewards, but also presents great challenges.
Whether we are industry professionals or academic researchers, the innovation space is filled with pressure to perform. Often the greatest pressures are those we place on ourselves. The need to keep up with the latest research and technology. The challenges of coaching, motivating and mentoring our teams, and the hard conversations that sometimes arise. The stresses in our complex and often contradictory choices of collaborating and/or competing with others. In the busyness of everyday, we can forget that being intentional about how we work has a massive impact on what we accomplish. Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry will discuss and apply insights from his research into human behavior from his NY Times bestselling book, Performing Under Pressure, The Science of Doing Your Best When it Matters Most that can help us perform at our best.... as innovators, collaborators and leaders.
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