Futurist author to highlight Infomesa Summit

John Naisbitt and other tech visionaries will address the first International InfoMesa Summit in Santa Fe August 27-30

An upcoming conference in Santa Fe will attempt to bring the wonders of the complexity science to business leaders. The International InfoMesa Summit will be held August 27-30.

Organizers hope technology-oriented companies as well as more traditional businesses will benefit from the conference, which aims to bridge the gap between the business and the oft-misunderstood discipline of complexity science.

The conference is being organized and supported by a number of companies and associations, including the New Mexico Information Technology and Software Association, Applied Biosystems and Los Alamos National Labs. Santa Fe is an appropriate location for the event; a small but vibrant cluster of complexity science software developers, also known as informatics companies, are gaining momentum in the state’s high-tech industry.

To highlight the event, John Naisbitt, futurist and author of “High Tech/High Touch” will speak to the conference on Thursday, August 30. The former executive with IBM and Eastman Kodak is best-known nowadays for books like “Megatrends”. His books have sold more than 14 million copies worldwide. His newest book, “High Tech/High Touch” is the result of a collaboration with his daughter Nana Naisbitt and the artist, Douglas Phillips. It was published in the U.S. in the fall of 1999 and has since been published in 16 other countries.

Other speakers include Andy White, director of the computer and computational sciences division at Los Alamos; John Casti of Complexica and Usama Fayyad of digiMine, Inc.

Informatics experts say complexity science allows them to study complex systems that have numerous, varied and simultaneously interacting parts. These systems can range from biological models like bacteria, to the interaction of individuals and businesses within a country’s economy. In short, when you’ve got a complication market analysis to make, informatics-oriented software can get the job done.

By: Shea Andersen

Source: NM Business


Leave a Reply