2017 Future Forum – Recap

Northern Santa Barbara County economic stakeholders gathered Thursday, November 9, 2017 for the EconAlliance annual dinner and Future Forum this year at Hotel Corque. Program highlight this year was a panel on Artificial Intelligence (“AI – For Better or For Worse?”) featuring Foresight Institute President Steve Burgess as moderator, with three distinguished panelists. Dr. Terence Yeoh is Asst. Principal Director, The Aerospace Corporation, and also the lead for the Aerospace team participation in the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE. Paul Cook is Chief Information Officer for CoastHills Credit Union. Dr. Ryan Jenkins is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Sr. Fellow, Ethics & Emerging Sciences Group, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Digital West CEO Tim Williams presented “Broadband-State of the Art Globally, Locally”.

The event was attended by a variety of business, industry and government stakeholders, including several North County mayors and council members, and also featured the EconAlliance 2017 Innovation Awards.

Click to view the 2017 Innovation Awardees
Click to view the 2017 Future Forum Program

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