The Compute Midwest event in Kansas City will be held at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on November 2nd. A number of innovative people will come to Kansas City to discuss the technologies transforming our world while sharing the challenges they faced while creating their innovations. Compute Midwest is getting national exposure from Inc. magazine where the annual Kansas City-based conference was just highlighted as one of the eight best tech conferences in 2016. This will be the sixth year of this one-day event and will feature eight speakers which so far include:
Bibop Gresta, COO of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, which wants to build a tube-based transit system between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The system ideally would cut travel time down to 30 minutes.
Danny Cabrera, CEO of Biobots, a 3-D printer for living tissue, with potential applications for replacement organs.
Jordan Evans, engineering and ops manager of NASA’s Mars 2020 project.
In past years, presenters have included Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit; Rodney Brooks, founder of iRobot; and Chris Kemp, the former CTO for NASA.