Engines of Decentralization

June 29, 2022, 4pm-7:30pm
SRI International, Menlo Park

The decentralization of enterprises and industries has been ongoing for twenty years, and it is the cause of dramatic changes and opportunities.  and it was  been accelerated by the pandemic. In this session we will discuss societal, economic and technology trends that are accelerating decentralization in a variety of industries. We will examine how they are linked and explore opportunities and challenges for industry disruption and organizational transformation

We will discuss:

  • supply chain challenges
  • hybrid and remote work
  • decentralization in energy production and storage
  • Web3, the Metaverse, and the future of the Internet
  • decentralization in financial services
  • localization of manufacturing and agriculture
  • Edge Computing and autonomous systems
  • transformation challenges for large enterprises
  • decentralization as an investment opportunity

Program

4pm-5:30pm Reception, networking
5:30pm Opening Remarks
535pm Decentralization Everywhere (keynote)
6pm: Panel discussion 
7pm: Q&A

Speakers TBA

Wine, beer, sodas, and light snacks will be served.