As the range of technology increases, a new layer of connectivity, automation, and intelligence emerges. The convergence of the digital and physical worlds – in cryptocurrencies, gamification, 3D printing, and the Internet of Things- signify a greater integration of technology into our lives. The benefits of these patterns are tangible - with access to life changing devices, as well as intangible – individual and organization have improved tools to better analyze and understand our world.
The 2014 Kellogg Tech Conference provides a platform for different perspectives on how these trends may enhance the experience of human-technology interactions, and eventually implications for the individual, organization, and society at large. Our aim is to explore how this paradigm shift will change our modern lives and how greater access to data is revolutionizing interactions between organizations and consumers.
Join us as we engage with thought leaders, entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, and organizational leaders on the impact of The Digital–Physical convergence.
Michael J Redding
An accomplished executive with a track record of applying technology innovation to address business challenges, Mike Redding is the Global Managing Director for Accenture Technology Labs, the dedicated technology research and development (R&D) organization within Accenture.
Leading a diverse team of technology experts across the globe, Mike directs strategic programs that identify and translate new and emerging technologies into Accenture business solutions, providing tangible business results for large enterprises. Mike oversees Labs operations in five key locations: Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA); Washington, D.C.; Beijing, China; Sophia Antipolis, France; and Bangalore, India. The Accenture Technology Labs have five key R&D streams: Digital Experiences, Data Insights, Software Engineering, Infrastructure & Systems, and Security.
Mike’s passion for bold ideas that produce game-changing results has been a constant theme over his 20+ years with Accenture. Mike has incubated and launched technology innovations to clients across multiple geographies and industries including Banking, Mortgage Lending, Insurance, Digital Advertising, Retail, Consumer Packaged Goods, Telecommunications and Public Sector Agencies (Defense, Postal). Mike speaks frequently on the impact of emerging technology on large organizations across various client, industry, and media forums.
Mike has sponsored a number of programs globally in partnership with Accenture’ Corporate Citizenship programs to improve the communities in which Accenture Technology Labs works and lives and serves on the Board of Directors of the Accenture Foundation.
Mike received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University in 1988 and a Master’s in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University in 1991. Mike lives in Silicon Valley with his wife, Pam.
Iqbal oversees the development of leading-edge mobile technologies, architecture, system design and products. He has successfully led development of Moto X, Droid, RAZR, and iDEN PTT product lines. He is also responsible for numerous innovations powering Motorola devices including low power Mobile Computing System, 4G chipset and MAXX battery technology. Previously, as the CVP of innovation products, Iqbal led company’s most ambitious startup effort to bring the original Droid product line to market. He has also served as the VP & GM of Motorola Europe products. Iqbal holds a BSEE from University of Miami and a master’s of engineering management from Northwestern University. He also serves on Northwestern’s MEM executive advisory board.
Amol Patel is Senior Director, Mobile at PayPal. He leads Mobile, Device and Platform partnerships for PayPal globally and also heads Business Development for PayPal in Asia. His past responsibilities have included expanding PayPal’s mobile footprint across Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, and defining mobile-led market entry strategies for emerging markets. He led mobile product innovation at PayPal by launching its Global Mobile API platform. Previously, Amol was Founder & CEO of ConvergeLabs, a global mobile VAS company that launched India’s first mobile ticketing and payments service. He has held senior marketing and engineering positions at Intel Corporation, Cirrus Logic, Sun Microsystems, and ADC Telecommunications. Amol has authored several patents in the Mobile, Internet and Payments space. He holds a BS (Honors) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley, MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.