Supernova 2008, a conference on the decentralization of business and technology organized by Kevin Werbach, takes place next week in San Francisco on June 16th at the Mission Bay Conference Center and June 17th & 18th at Wharton West.
Business, technology, and social interactions are decentralizing, tearing apart industries with the force of a supernova. Intelligence is moving to the edges, through networked computers, empowered users, fluid digital content, distributed work teams, and powerful communications devices. Business models are under pressure as end-users gain greater control, computing becomes a commodity, and companies collaborate across geographic boundaries. At the same time, new opportunities are emerging through social software, pervasive wireless networking, massively multi-player virtual worlds, and distributed e-commerce, among other trends.
Supernova is offering Laughing Squid readers a $200 discount on the conference registration, just enter the code “gd08” when you register.
They are also hosting a video contest for startups, giving away three registrations.
photo by Scott Beale