RealComm|IBcon 2017 General Session Conference Kickoff: Technology – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – The Pace Increases!

Keynote speaker Larry Smarr gave a humorous and mind-blowing summary of technology’s past, present, and future. Larry is the founding Director of the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), a UC San Diego and UC Irvine Partnership. He began his research career nearly 50 years ago in relativistic astrophysics and in 1985 became the founding director of the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) at UIUC, birthplace of NCSA Mosaic which drove the Web. He has served on the NASA Advisory Council to four NASA Administrators, was chair of the NSF Advisory Committee on Cyber Infrastructure. He is currently the Principal Investigator on the NSF Pacific Research platform.

ControlTrends had the opportunity to assist with the RealComm Conference Live 2017 and we are honored to announce that Eric Stromquist and Ken Smyers won the prestigious Julie Devine IBcon Digie Award for Digital Impact! Our heartfelt appreciation to Jim Young, Howard Berger, and Lisa Woods.

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