Open Technologies

How can the blockchain solve digital rights? What are the ways drones are being used in the Hudson Valley? How are 7 counties and 1.3 million residents utilizing open data to create a hub of innovation and opportunities for researchers, governments, businesses and entrepreneurs? These topics and so much more are being explored in exciting talks and discussions on both days of the Conference.

Sessions

Monetization of Drone Video

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Talk
Room 
Classroom 3
Building 
OU Boces
Session Leaders 

Drone Video and how to Monetize with Metadata and Media Asset Management through use of the VRmeta Video Meta Hub (SaaS) which offers In Frame Time Based Descriptive Metadata and capability of a media asset management solution.

4th industrial revolution

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:30pm
Talk
Room 
Classroom 3
Building 
OU Boces
Session Leaders 

Mission-Driven Infrastructure?

The dawn of the 4th Industrial Revolution is here, and the world has an opportunity to create infrastructure for equity. This session will focus on how a collective mission-driven strategy brings focus to how local and global collaboration can unify rather than divide citizens. The key to thriving in this new industrial revolution is preparing and leading. That requires both disruptive technology and to develop talent that can make the most of it.  Learn the 5 key components that can usher in an equitable 4th Industrial Revolution.

Music Data and The Blockchain: A Perfect Marriage?

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Talk
Room 
Classroom 2
Session Leaders 

Who owns the rights to this song? This question has always been complicated to answer properly, and in today's digital music economy, answering that question systematically is more imperative than ever to ensure the right creators and copyright owners get paid accurately and quickly. This talk will provide a brief overview of how a blockchain anchored solution and leveraging machine learning techniques can modernize how rights management data can be managed properly, and why this is critical for the growth and sustainability of the creator-driven businesses in media. 

Open Source Quantum Computing 101

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm
Talk
Room 
Classroom 2
Building 
OU Boces
Session Leaders 

"We are at the beginning of the era of Quantum computers. No longer are they are thing of theory and imagination, but they exist, and you can even access them today over the cloud.

Join us on a journey of discovery that’s the basics of Quantum information theory, what a Quantum computer actually does and looks like, and how you can start playing with quantum systems in Jupyter notebooks and python. We’ll look at the Qiskit open source project, which provides a programming model, an open source quantum simulator, and a way to run jobs on a real quantum system.

Hudson Valley Regional Data Center - An Information Intermediary to help people find and use information to improve the communities they call home

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Talk
Room 
Classroom 2
Building 
OU Boces
Session Leaders 

This talk will be an overview of HV's open data initiative (ODI) and efforts towards the formation of a regional data center to serve the mid-Hudson Valley's 7 counties, 15 cities, 235 municipalities and 1.3 million residents. We'll cover the role of the HV Regional Data Center as an information intermediary, the players associated with HV's open data ecosystem, and the innovation opportunities available for app/dev, analysts and publishing professionals, government officials & NGO leaders, academic researchers, and entrepreneurs. 

Promoting Open Data: A Case Study

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Talk
Room 
Classroom 2
Building 
OU Boces
Session Leaders 

What does promoting Open Data look like in practice. We'll examine a large research organization was having trouble getting its researchers to comply with their open data policy. An in-depth process involving focus groups, one-on-one interviews, a technology audit, and review of policies and procedures identified factors that were discouraging compliance with the open data policy. This review led to recommendations for policy and procedure changes that will encourage researchers to follow the policy in the future.

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