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Yearly Archives: 2012

Things you can see at Blur

cross-posted from the Blur blog…if you’re not registered for Blur, see below and join us.

We’ve finalized the floor plan for Blur (the agenda will be updated shortly; it’s finalized as well), and it is DAMN exciting. Without further delay, the things that you’ll see at Blur:

Orbotix: the robotic ball you control from your smartphone […]

Defrag Morning 1

Right about this time every year, I like to take a preview of the Morning 1 keynotes – just to get a sense of what’s ahead. As a side note, I’m locking down the agenda this week, so you’ll have a full view of what’s on the board by the end of the week […]

One Month to Defrag and Blur

We’re now officially one month out from Defrag and Blur (ok, 29 days, but yesterday was a Sunday).

Over the next few weeks, we’ll lock down our few remaining speakers, sign our last one or two sponsors, announce a few surprises, and get ready to give every attendee a copy of Brad Feld’s and […]

Defrag: The Wired Edition

The current issue of Wired magazine perfectly encapsulates the bookends for this year’s Defrag.

Our opening keynote this year is Kevin Kelly. Kevin’s, quite simply, a superstar. He’s the founding editor of Wired Magazine, one of the creators of the WELL (youngins – look it up), and – oh by the way – he […]

Early Bird Ends Friday

Defrag’s early bird rate expires on Friday. Normally, what follows that sentence would be a laundry list of hyped up speakers, topics, parties and reasons that you simply must be at the “can’t-miss” event of the year.

But I’m not gonna do that. Instead, I’d like to talk, just briefly, about the single most […]

Identity at Defrag

I have a fairly long and storied history in the area of identity management. I was employee #1 at Ping Identity (back when all of its funding was 50k; disclosure: I still have equity in Ping), and one of the owners/organizers of Digital ID World (which, for a time, was the largest identity management-centric […]

The UI Change

(note: I’m conflating UI/UX a bit here. Please forgive.)

This weekend, I had occasion to watch “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” Once I made it past those nasty things Ricardo Montalban puts in people’s ears (yea, that always freaked me out a bit), the thing that struck me was what the user interface […]

Defrag Keynoters

It’s not all published yet, but the first raft of Defrag keynoters is starting to come together. Confirmed keynote speakers now include:

Kevin Kelly (founding editor, Wired Magazine)
Paul Kedrosky (of Bloomberg, Kauffman Foundation and SKV)
Abhinav Keswani (Trineo)
Peter Levine (Andreesen Horowitz)
Laura Merling
Kristen Galliani (Meshin)
TA McCann (RIMM)
Jay Simons (Atlassian)
Alan Lepofsky (Constellation Group)
Jeff Ma (author, The House Advantage […]