In this one-hour keynote, I share a three to eight year timeline of future of technology ranging from display, medical, social, VR/AR and many others.

The objective of this session is to open the eyes of the attendees of what is possible and to spark their individual creativity to come up with game-changing innovations for the their respective organization.

NAB describes the event as:

Prepare to immerse yourself in this invitation-only event for senior-level NAB member executives showcasing the latest technology and ideas to benefit your business.

This two-and-a-half day invitation-only conference takes place at a legendary venue, The Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach. This environment will remove you from your day-to-day routine and facilitate fresh thinking. You will explore a world of fast-paced innovation and discover potential new opportunities for your business.

Date: November 1, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Event: NAB Futures Conference
Topic: The Near Future
Sponsor: NAB - National Association of Broadcasters
Venue: The Inn at Spanish Bay
Location: Pebble Beach, CA
Registration: Click here to register.

Pioneer Education Africa | Building A School In Rwanda

We had so much fun last year so we’ve decided to host another dinner for all of us to get together and to update you on Pioneer Education and the school in Rwanda.

Our mission for Pioneer.Education is to ensure that kids growing up in developing countries get an excellent education that will prepare them to compete in the global creative/innovation economy.

Note: By supporting Pioneer Education Africa, Inc. (a US 501(c)3 non-profit charity) — you help prepare a generation to take on the task of self-reliance. 100% of the proceeds received goes directly to the project. 100% of the overhead to operate the non-profit is covered by others.

Please register for this important fund raising event so that we can get an accurate count as to how many will be there.

Thanks ..

Phil & Michelle McKinney

p.s. We are still working on the location … options: in DC or Northern Virginia??

Date: December 8, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Event: Pioneer Education Fundraiser
Topic: 2016 Fundraiser for Pioneer.Education
Sponsor: Phil & Michelle McKinney
Venue: TBD
Location: Washington, D.C.
Public: Public

This is an annual event where we bring leading CEO’s to Las Vegas for CES and take them on to the show floor for a tour of the latest innovations coming in to the market.

Date: January 5, 2017
Time: 8:00 A.M.
Event: CEO Tour
Topic: CEO Tour of CES
Sponsor: CableLabs
Venue: International Consumer Electronics Show
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Public: Private

I annually attend the TED conference. If you are planning to attend TEDT 2017 and want to connect, I would love to meet up. Drop me an email directly or use the mobile app provided by TED to connect.

This years topic …

A week to explore the deepest scientific and psychological insights, the latest medical advances, the neatest inventions, all mixed with a dose of ancient wisdom, to ask the questions about ourselves that we often don’t have time for.

Date: April 24, 2017—April 28, 2017
Event: TED 2017
Topic: TED 2017 - The Future You
Sponsor: TED
Location: Vancouver, BC
Public: Private

To help move from theory to reality, I have resurrected a course I created a number of years back titled, “Innovation Boot Camp”. Participants have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the practices, behaviors, and culture that have made Silicon Valley an innovation cauldron for 70+ years.

innovation boot camp workshop by Phil McKinney

The Innovation Boot Camp is 5-day hands-on workshop structured to help participants quickly improve their innovative thinking while immersing themselves in activities that will help them practice new innovation skills on real opportunities.The Boot Camp will provide participants:

  • Lectures from seasoned, experienced innovators who can speak to the real-world issues and scenarios.
  • Discussion opportunities with Silicon Valley thought leaders and experienced innovation practitioners working closely in small teams
  • Innovation best practices that will give participants the skills to generate innovative ideas, determine which of those ideas are impactful, and what it takes to change them into game-changing innovations.
  • Hands-on exercises and team activities designed to effectively apply what they’ve learned.
  • Strategic storytelling to help participants create a compelling overview of their idea in order to gain stakeholder support
  • Ongoing access to an innovation community of peers.

Date: October 17, 2016—October 21, 2016
Time: 09:00 a.m.
Event: Innovation Boot Camp
Topic: Innovation Boot Camp
Sponsor: CableLabs
Venue: University of Colorado Boulder
Location: Boulder, CO 80309
USA
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

NOTE: This talk on the Future of Technology was rescheduled to Oct 27th as a result of Hurricane Hermine that hit Florida. Times are the same.

In this one-hour keynote, I share a three to eight year timeline of future of technology ranging from display, medical, social, VR/AR and many others.

the future of technology wict keynote by Phil McKinney

The objective of this session is to open the eyes of the attendees of what is possible and to spark their individual creativity to come up with game-changing innovations for the their respective organization.

Date: October 27, 2016
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Event: The Future of Technology
Topic: The Future of Technology
Sponsor: WICT Florida
Venue: Florida Polytechnic University
Location: Lakeland, FL
USA
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Given my involvement in the maker movement via the Maker Faire in Silicon, I’ve been asked by the organizers of the Rocky Mountain Makerspace Conference to give a talk about the role of makerspaces and innovation.

sparking innovation via makerspace

The Rocky Mountain Makerspace Conference describes their event as a place where: …  new and seasoned leaders will share best practices, learn from talented presenters, and have a great time with our unique community. While the highlight of the weekend will be the time learning from each other, we are also pleased to have special presentations/session including:

  • Phil McKinney, President and CEO of CableLabs. In this capacity he heads the research and development organization responsible for the global cable industry’s technology and innovation roadmap.
  • A Tour of TinkerMill – followed by Beer and Barbeque
  • Sessions dedicated to Youth Maker Programs with a hands-on demonstration from Share Fair Nation
  • A Tour and Sunday Brunch with SparkFun Electronics
  • Ashley Kazyaka of the Colorado State Library Maker Program and Nate Stone of DPL’s IdeaLab

Date: July 16, 2016
Time: 08:00 a.m.
Event: Sparking Innovation via Makerspaces
Topic: Sparking Innovation
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Makerspace Conference
Venue: Longmont Museum & Cultural Center
Location: 400 Quail Road
Longmont, CO 80501
USA
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Annual BBQ Celebration

I don’t know about you, but the summer is going by fast. Before it slips away, please join us for a BBQ at our ranch in Colorado on Saturday, August 27th starting at 4:00PM.

Michelle and I would love to have you join us and enjoy the views, reconnect with old friends and make new friends.

The BBQ is to celebrate our progress on Pioneer School in Rwanda. The land is purchased and cleared and construction is well underway. While we still have more to do, it’s been the support of friends who have helped us to build this school.

Pioneer School in Rwanda

Please join us for some great BBQ!

If you can join us, please RSVP at http://bit.ly/PEBBQ

Thanks …

Phil & Michelle McKinney

Date: August 27, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Event: Annual BBQ Celebration
Topic: Celebrate the Pioneer School in Rwanda
Sponsor: Pioneer.Education
Venue: The McKinney Ranch
Location: Longmont, CO
USA
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

At each of the CableLabs Conferences (Summer and Winter), I give an update on the innovations we are working on along with a look out as to what is coming in the next three to eight years. In the case, I will be sharing what I am calling the “Near Future”.

new future keynote at keystone for CableLabs

While we get excited about Buck Rogers-type projects, this keynote will address what is right around the corner in order to ensure the audience is prepared to take advantage of these changes to their benefit.

If you wish to attend, you will need to register as a vendor for the event. You can register over at CableLabs.

Date: August 8, 2016
Time: 08:00 a.m.
Event: The Near Future
Topic: The Near Future: Network Innovations That Will Change Broadband
Sponsor: CableLabs
Venue: Keystone Resort
Location: 21996 U.S. 6
Dillon, CO 80435
USA
Public: Private
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.