IEEE TTM in San Diego, California, USA

Conference Overview

The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. –Arthur C. Clarke, Author
The IEEE Technology Time Machine (TTM) is IEEE’s flagship symposium on future technology directions. The overall theme of TTM 2016 is “Making the Future.” Building upon IEEE’s major technology initiatives, TTM 2016 will bring together high level renowned experts from research and industry to provide an overview of these technologies and explore how they may be leveraged towards “making the future” through their research, products and services.  Participants will not only get a glimpse into that “future” but also see its relevance to “today.”
Are you ready to set your eyes on the future and explore the reality of the impossible?
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Theme of the Conference

The areas chosen for TTM cover a wide synergistic range of business, social, political, and educational areas. TTM 2016's theme is on Making the Future. Additional topics include:
  • Women “making the future” panel
  • Tech Super Stars panel
  • Dinner after the first day while young entrepreneurs discuss making the future in lightning style.
Insights from the Experts:


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Alicia Abella
Alicia Abella, Keynote Speaker, AVP, AT&T, Cloud Technologies and Services Research Organization
Clint Andrews
Clint Andrews, Professor and Associate Dean for Planning and New Initiatives; Director, Rutgers Center for Green Building
Karen Bartleson
Karen Bartleson, 2016 IEEE President-elect
Marc Bracken
Marc Bracken, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., Vice President and General Manager, Echologics, LLC.
AJ Bubb
AJ Bubb, US lead for Accenture’s Wearables and Internet of Things Practices
Ritu Chadha
Ritu Chadha, Senior Research Director at Applied Communication Sciences, or Vencore Labs
Vincent Chan
Vincent W. S. Chan, the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Professor of EECS, MIT
Yen-Kuang Chen
Yen-Kuang Chen, Principal Engineer at Intel Corporation, and Associate Director of Intel-NTU Connected Context Computing Center
Tom Conte
Tom Conte, Professor in the Schools of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology
Celia Desmond
Celia Desmond, TTM 2016 DEP Chair, Lead Project Manager at Echologics and Owner, World Class – Telecommunications
David Dodd
David Dodd, Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Stevens Institute of Technology
Stu Elby
Stu Elby, Senior Vice President, Data Center Business Group at Infinera Corporation
Jack Gallant
Jack Gallant, Chancellor's Professor of Psychology at the University of California Berkeley
Paulo Gargini
Paulo Gargini, Chairman of the IEEE International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS)
Kathy Herring Hayashi
Kathy Herring Hayashi, Senior Staff Engineer, Qualcomm, Senior Member of IEEE
Joe Herkert
Joe Herkert, D.Sc., Visiting Scholar at the Genetic Engineering and Society Center, North Carolina State University
James R. Kozloski
James Kozloski, Ph.D., Research Staff Member, Master Inventor, IBM Research Division, Thomas J. Watson Research Center
Roberto Minerva
Roberto Minerva, IEEE IoT Initiative Chair, Telecom Italia
Jan Rabaey
Jan Rabaey, Ph.D., Professor, UC Berkeley, Scientific Co-Director BWRC, Director Ubiquitous Swarm Lab
Paul Sajda
Paul Sajda, Professor and Director of the Laboratory for Intelligent Imaging and Neural Computing at Columbia University
Roberto Saracco
Roberto Saracco, President of EIT ICTLABS Italy and Italy Node Director of EIT Digital, IEEE Future Directions Chair
Barry Shoop
Barry Shoop,Professor and Department Head, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, U.S. Military Academy, IEEE President
Antonio Skarmeta
Antonio Skarmeta, Professor Computer Science, University of Murcia, Spain
Sherry Turkle
Sherry Turkle, Keynote Speaker, Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT
Jeffrey Voas
Jeffrey Voas, Computer scientist, Computer Security Division, Information Technology Laboratory, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Bob Voigt
Bob Voigt, Northrop Grumman Fellow, Product Area Architect for Transformational Computing
Charlene Walrad
Charlene Walrad, Chair, Professional Activities Board, IT Committee IEEE Computer Society
Joe Weinman
Joe Weinman, Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines
Stan Williams
R. Stanley Williams, Senior Fellow and Director of the Foundational Technologies group at Hewlett- Packard Enterprise Labs

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Conference Venue

IEEE TTM 2016 is held at:

Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
1775 East Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA, USA

20-21 October 2016

Important Dates

  • 1 September 2016: Deadline for discounted registrations
  • 20-21 October 2016: Dates of Conference

Organizing Committee

Doug Zuckerman, General Chair

Mahmoud Daneshmand, Program Chair

John Barr, Treasurer

Celia Desmond, DEP Chair

Tom Coughlin

Upkar Dhaliwal

Kathy Grise

Bichlien Hoang

Kathleen Kramer

Fabrizio Lombardi

Roberto Saracco

William Tonti

Elie Track

Yu Yuan