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David Smith

Austin Breakfast Meeting

"Austin and the Future of Texas,
As Seen Through the Lens of Technology Law"

David Smith
Vice President
Technology Futures Inc., Austin, TX

Sponsored by Technology Advisors Group

Friday, October 28, 2005, 7 a.m.

In this presentation, David Smith views Austin through the technology trends lens, providing a yardstick to place and mark the changes, growth, and future of technology activity in our city. Community and business impacts will be discussed in reference to three key laws of technology: general technology drivers, key transitions driving technology, and the process of convergence at the local, national, and international levels. The world is changing dramatically. Austin must be ready to change with it or be left behind.


David Smith is a noted futurist and technologist with over 30 years experience. He offers expertise in technology transfer, strategic and technology planning, communications, road mapping, consortia startup and management, and collaborative alliances. Since joining Technology Futures in 1996, he has assisted in creating and implementing strategic plans for such organizations as Boeing, the CIA, Coca-Cola, the Department of Defense, Embraer, Hughes, Intel, Compaq, Kodak, Kyocera, Lockheed Martin, the National Security Agency, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (formerly NIMA), and Sun Microsystems.

Recent keynote speeches include the U.S. Senate Conference on Emerging Technology, Information Management Forum, CIO Leadership Conference, 7-11, the Chevron-Texaco Visioning Conference, and the Lockheed-Martin Technology Leadership Conference. Recent broadcasts of National Public Radio (NPR) and issues of BusinessWeek, American Demographics, and Intelís Circuit News prominently featured his views on technology trends.

David has held key positions at SEMATECH and the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC), and is a senior research fellow at UTís IC2.

The Austin Club, 110 E. 9th Street (@ Congress), 2nd Floor Dining Room, Austin, Texas.
Street or garage parking available

Make your reservation online or call (512) 473-3837 before 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 26. Breakfast is $20 with reservation and $25 at the door.