PDX Keynote: The Fight for the Future: The Internet, Censorship, Surveillance, and You

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In this video, Andrew McLaughlin of Betaworks presents: The Fight for the Future: The Internet, Censorship, Surveillance, and You.

How is Moore’s Law, ever-cheaper computing, and interconnectedness affecting our world? Activists, individuals, and governments are using digital technologies like social media as powerful forces for change.

From 2009-2011, Andrew McLaughlin was a member of President Obama’s senior White House staff, serving as Deputy Chief Technology Officer of the United States. In that role, Andrew was responsible for advising the President on Internet, technology, and innovation policy, including open government, cybersecurity, online privacy and free speech, spectrum policy, federal R&D priorities, entrepreneurship, and the creation of open technology standards and platforms for health care, energy efficiency, and education.

Recorded at the Portland Digital eXperience 2012 Workshop.

PDX Panel: Magically Customizing Your User’s Experience

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In this video, Jared Wiener from PDC moderates a discussion on customizing the user experience. Speakers include Tom Byrnes from 4-Tell and Andre Wolper from Embodee.

4-Tell:

As the dividing line between online and offline retailing continues to blur, 4-Tell provides an integrated suite of products that allows merchants to deliver individually personalized product recommendations to shoppers across all channels – web, e-mail, mobile, CRM, and in-store. Our next-generation technology enables retailers of all sizes to increase conversion, sales and profits while providing a more engaging shopping experience at a compelling price point.”

Embodee:

We created the visual effects for movies like The Matrix. Now we’ve pioneered a compelling way for apparel brands to offer interactive, personalized experience for their products via any web-enabled device online or in-store.”

Recorded at the Portland Digital eXperience 2012 Workshop.

Portland PDX Event Could be the Next SXSW

Over at Fortune, John Patrick Pullen writes that the Tech world may have just found the next SXSW.

Called Portland Digital eXperience (PDX) and running Sept. 6–8, the programming will be feature discussions and presentations from international speakers as well as locals. Along the lines of regional events like Big Omaha and Thinc Iowa, MusicFestNW/PDX is designed to be more intimate than SXSW, and will only have one track of — and therefore no competing — events.

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