TALKS & PODCASTS

Selected Talks

T. McConaghy, "A Public Blockchain Database for the Planet", InfoShare, Gdansk, Poland, May 18, 2017 [slides] [video] [event]

T. McConaghy, "An Introduction to AI DAOs", BigchainDB & IPDB meetup, Berlin, April 5, 2017 [slides][video]

T. McConaghy, "AI, Blockchain, and Humanity," Rise of AI, Berlin, May 11, 2017 [slides] [event] [video]

T. McConaghy, "Estonia E-Residency: Country as a Service", BDB & IPDB meetup, Feb 1, 2017 [slides] [event] [video]

Podcasts

"Blockchains and Government" (with Kaidi Ruusalepp), State Change, interviewed by Arthur Falls, June 13, 2017 (interview date) [link] 

"Block to the Future", One World Identity podcast, interviewed by Cameron D'Ambrosi, June 13, 2017 [link]

"AI DAOs, Blockchains, eRes", Governing the Future, ep. 1, interviewed by Hampus Jakobsson, June 11, 2017 [link]

"IPDB – The Interplanetary Database and its Applications in AI" (with Fred Ehrsam), Epicenter, EB184, Interviewed by Sébastien Couture, May 23, 2017 [link]

"AI DAOs and more", Convergence VC, ep. 1, interviewed by Jamie Burke and Lawrence Lundy, Apr 30, 2017 [link]

"BigchainDB and AI DAOs", Future Tech Podcast, Jan, 2017

"Scalable Public Distributed Databases With BigchainDB", Epicenter Bitcoin, EB126, Interviewed by Meher Royand Sebastian Couture, April 13, 2016 [link]

"Ascribe And The Internet Of Ownership", Epicenter Bitcoin podcast EB78, Interviewed by Brian Fabian Crain and Sebastian Couture, podcast, May 11, 2015 [link]

All Tutorials and Invited Talks

(includes upcoming talks)

T. McConaghy, "TBD", innogy Machine Economy UnConference, Berlin, Sep 28, 2017

T. McConaghy, "Music and the blockchain", panelist, c/o Pop - Cologne Music Festival, Cologne, Germany, Aug 18, 2017 [event]

T. McConaghy, "Blockchains for AI II", PyData Berlin, Berlin, June 30, 2017 [event]

T. McConaghy, "A Canadian startup in Berlin", Embassy of Canada, Berlin, June 14, 2017

T. McConaghy, "Blockchains for AI II", Machine Learning Group Berlin, Berlin, June 12, 2017 [slides][event

T. McConaghy, "Tech is influencing society – for better or worse", #DisruptPopulism, Berlin, Germany, June 1, 2017 [slides][event]

T. McConaghy, "Blockchains for AI [incl self driving cars exchange]", Consensus 2017, New York, USA, May 22-24, 2017 [slides][video][event

T. McConaghy, "A Public Blockchain Database for the Planet", InfoShare, Gdansk, Poland, May 18, 2017 [slides] [video] [event]

T. McConaghy, "AI, Blockchain, and Humanity," Rise of AI, Berlin, May 11, 2017 [slides] [event] [video]

T. McConaghy, "A conversation about blockchain for a good planet", Breaking Bright, Berlin, May 9, 2017 [event]

T. McConaghy, "BigchainDB, Blockchains, and AI", private C-Level enterprise event, Berlin, Apr 20, 2017

T. McConaghy, "AI DAOs", BigchainDB & IPDB Meetup, Berlin, Apr 5, 2017 [event] [slides] [video]

T. McConaghy, "Introduction to AI, By Example", BigchainDB & IPDB Meetup, Berlin, Apr 5, 2017 [event] [slides]

T. McConaghy, "Blue Ocean Databases", panelist, OpenOcean CEO Summit, London, Apr 4, 2017 [event]

T. McConaghy, "AI, Blockchain, and Humanity: The Next 10 Billion Years of Human Civilization", Convoco 3.0 - AI and the Common Good, Berlin, Apr 1, 2017 [slides] [video] [Convoco]

T. McConaghy, "Tools to Help *You* Rewire Music: COALA IP | IPDB | BigchainDB", Open Music Initiative, New York City, Mar 10, 2017 [slides] [event]

T. McConaghy, "BigchainDB - a Blue Ocean, Blockchain Database", BigchainDB Hackfest, Feb 28, 2017 [slides] [video] [event writeup]

T. McConaghy, "Estonia E-Residency: Country as a Service", BDB & IPDB meetup, Feb 1, 2017 [slides] [event] [video]

T. McConaghy, panelist, "Convergence, hosted by Outlier Ventures", Berlin, Jan 31, 2017 [event

T. McConaghy, "A Public Database for the Planet", MongoDB User Group, Berlin, Jan 18, 2017 [event]

T. McConaghy, "Blockchains for Real Estate", Berlin Blockchain for Real Estate, Berlin, Jan 12, 2016 [event][slides]

T. McConaghy, "A Public Database for the Planet," Riga Blockchain meetup (remote), Riga, Latvia, Jan 10, 2017 [event]

T. McConaghy, "Blockchain + Copyright Panel," USPTO HQ, USA, Dec 9, 2016

T. McConaghy, "Blockchains for AI," Big Data (Data Natives) meetup, Berlin, Dec 15, 2016 [event][slides]

T. McConaghy, "A Public Database for the Planet," BigchainDB // IPDB Meetup, Berlin, Dec 7, 2016 [slides][event]

T. McConaghy, "T. McConaghy, "Blockchains for AI," ESMT, Berlin, Dec 2, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "An Example-Based Intro to AI, and Possible AI Futures", private c-level audience, Nov 29, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "A Public Database for the Planet," Blockchain meetup, Geneva, Nov 23, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "A Public Database for the Planet," Blockchain meetup, Zurich, Nov 22, 2016 [slides][video]

T. McConaghy, "Big Data Blockchain Databases For the Enterprise," ABBL, Luxembourg, Nov 8, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "Blockchains for Artificial Intelligence," Machine Learning Group, Berlin, Nov 7, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "Unlocking Enterprise Blockchain Applications with Big Data Thinking," EFMA, Barcelona, Oct 24, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "Panel on convergence of AI, VR, blockchain", Convergence meetup hosted by Outlier Ventures, London, Oct 17, 2016 [event]

T. McConaghy and M. McConaghy, "Blockchain: Decentralizing the Internet", emerce eday, Amsterdam, Oct 6, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "The Blockchain Transformation for the World", emerce eday executive session, Amsterdam, Oct 6, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "A Public Database for the Planet", darefest, Antwerp, Aug 24, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "Reflections of a Recovering Bio-Narcissist on the Singularity", riseof.ai, Aug 18, 2016, Berlin [slides][video]

T. McConaghy, "Is it a blockchain? Is it a database? When worlds collide", Strange Group, July 28, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "Blockchains and Open Data", Open Edu Hackathon, July 23, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "BigchainDB: A Scalable Blockchain Database", invited talk, Fintech Storm Summit, London, July 14, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "Blockchains in a Big Data World", invited talk, Tech Open Air (TOA), Berlin, July 13, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "AI, Blockchains, and DAOs", invited talk, Algorithms & Data Challenges, Berlin, July 11, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "BigchainDB: A scalable blockchain database", invited talk, BIP001, Odessa, July 7, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "Blockchains in a Big Data World", invited talk, Big Data Beers, Berlin, June 24, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "Upgrading the Internet, for Creators", invited talk, DACS, London, June 22, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "BigchainDB: a scalable blockchain database", Dutch Blockchain Conference, Amsterdam, June 20, 2016 [video] [slides]

T. McConaghy, "ascribe, BigchainDB, and IPDB in Decentralization Moonshot", panel moderated by W. Hanamura, Decentralized Web Summit, Internet Archive, San Francisco, June 8, 2016 [video]

C. Lundquist, T. McConaghy, J. Benet, "Rewiring the internet for decentralization", panel moderated by L. Siele, Decentralized & Encrypted, Berlin, June 1, 2016 [video]

T. McConaghy, "IPDB: A Public Database for the Planet", invited talk, Decentralized & Encrypted, Berlin, June 1, 2016 [slides][video]

 T. McConaghy, "BigchainDB: A Scalable Blockchain Database, in Python" PyData Berlin, May 20, 2016 [slides][video]

T. McConaghy, "A Celebration of Berlin & Blockchain", keynote, GTEC Blockchain Innovation Ceremony, May 17, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy,  "BigchainDB: A Scalable Blockchain Database," invited talk, Blockchain Tech Lab, hosted by Coinsilium, Apr 13, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy,  "The Web & Intellectual Property," invited talk, Blockchain Tech Lab, hosted by Coinsilium, Apr 13, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy,  "BigchainDB: A Scalable Blockchain Database," invited talk, Bitcoin Wednesday, Amsterdam, Apr 6, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy,  "Provenance & Digital Art," invited talk, Blockchain Workshops, NYC, Apr 4, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy,  "BigchainDB: A Scalable Blockchain Database," invited talk, Blockchain Workshops, NYC, Apr 4, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "BigchainDB: A Scalable Blockchain Database," invited talk, Blockchains Berlin, Mar, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "BigchainDB: A Scalable Blockchain Database," invited talk, d10e Amsterdam, Feb, 2016 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "Blockchains and Big Data", invited talk, Data Natives 2015, Berlin, Germany, Nov 20, 2015 [link]

T. McConaghy, "Cognitive Enhancement and Artificial Intelligence", invited talk, Zeppelin University, Berlin, Nov 12, 2015 [link] [pdf]

T. McConaghy, Smart Contracts and Alternative IP Systems", Panel member, Blockchain Workshop, Hong Kong, China, Oct 13, 2015 [link]

T. McConaghy, "Towards an ownership layer for the internet, via blockchain and machine learning", invited talk,  AltConvention, Batumi, Georgia, Oct 9, 2015 [link]

T. McConaghy, "The Futurist CTO: Moore’s Law and Cognitive Enhancement as Career Planning Rails", invited talk, CTO Circle, Berlin, Germany, Oct 8, 2015 [link] [pdf]

T. McConaghy, "Rewiring the Internet, for Creators", invited talk, IFA + Summit, Berlin, Germany, Sept 8, 2015 [link] [report]
T. McConaghy, "Towards an Ownership Layer for the Internet", invited talk, Bitcoin Wednesday Conference Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sept 2, 2015 [link]
T. McConaghy, "Rewiring the Internet for Ownership with Big Data and Blockchains", invited talk, COSIC Seminar, KU Leuven, Belgium, July, 2015 [link]
T. McConaghy, "AMA on ascribe", Zapchain, July 29, 2015 [link]
T. McConaghy, "Enhancing Humans with Artificial Intelligence and Emotional Intelligence", July, 2015 [link]
 

T. McConaghy, "Fast Design Sweep - A New Approach to Reconcile Manual and Automated Circuit Design", MICAS Seminar, KU Leuven, Belgium, July, 2015 [link]

T. McConaghy, "Rewiring the Internet for Ownership with Big Data and Blockchains", keynote, PyData Berlin, May 30, 2015 [slides] [video]

T. McConaghy,"The Original Hypertext, and the Future Internet", Singularity Meets Self Improvement Berlin, May 5, 2015, Berlin, Germany [link]. 

T. McConaghy, "Copyright on the Blockchain: SPOOL Protocol Specification and Reference Application", April, 2015 [slides]

T. McConaghy,"Copyright, the Internet, and the Blockchain", Bitcoin Startups Berlin, Mar 24, 2015, Berlin, Germany [link]. 

T. McConaghy, "MARS: Insights from Carts, Insights for Nets", Berlin Machine Learning Group [link], Feb 2, 2015, Berlin, Germany

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T. McConaghy, "Singularity Group: Will Humans Win the Race Against the Machines?", Panel chair and speaker, Online Educa Berlin [link], Dec 4, 2014 

T. McConaghy, "Genetic Programming and Symbolic Regression", invited talk, Algorithms & Data Challenges, Nov 27, 2014, Berlin, Germany [slides]

T. McConaghy, "Massively Shallow Learning with FFX", invited talk, Algorithms and Data Challenges, Nov 27, 2014, Berlin, Germany [slides]

T. McConaghy,"Blockchain, Throughput, and Big Data", Bitcoin Startups Berlin, Oct 28, 2014, Berlin, Germany [slides]

T. McConaghy, "Computers that are Creative", SMSI meetup, Berlin, October, 2014.

T. McConaghy, "Driving Moore's Law with Python-Powered Machine Learning", invited talk, PyData Berlin, July, 2014 [slides] [video]

T. McConaghy, "Artificial Intelligence and Symbolic Regression", invited talk, Data Science Retreat / Hacker Retreat, Microsoft Ventures, Berlin, July 2014 and Oct 2014 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "Positive Singularity Scenarios", SMSI, Berlin, July 7, 2014

T. McConaghy, "A Farmboy's Guide to (Dinging) the Galaxy", invited talk, Data Science Retreat / Hacker Retreat, Microsoft Ventures, Berlin, June, 2014

T. McConaghy, "Bayesian Global Optimization and Knowledge Extraction for Active Predictive Analytics", invited talk, Machine Learning meetup, May, 2014, c-Base, Berlin, Germany

T. McConaghy, "Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Cognitive Enhancement", invited keynote, Data Science Day, May, 2014, Berlin, Germany [slides]

T. McConaghy, "Predicting Black Swans for Fun and Profit: High-Dimensional Estimation of Low Failure Rates for Memory Design", invited talk, Algorithms meetup, February, 2014, co-up Networking, Berlin, Germany [slides

T. McConaghy, "The Singularity via Cognitive Enhancement", invited talk, Future-Tensing meetup, January, 2014, co-up Networking, Berlin, Germany [slides]

T. McConaghy, "Analog Behavior in Custom IC Variation-Aware Design", invited talk, International Conference on Computer-Aided Design, November, 2013, San Jose, CA, USA [paper][slides]

T. McConaghy, "AI and Moore's Law", Singularity Meets Self Improvement, October, 2013, Berlin, Germany [slides]

T. McConaghy (with D. Nenni, G. Gielen, Y. Cao, and T. Ku), "Winning in Monte Carlo: Managing Simulations under Variability and Reliability", Tutorial, Design Automation Conference (DAC), June, 2013, Austin, TX, USA

T. McConaghy, "Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust: Trust in Analog Computer-Aided Design", Invited Lecture, Frontiers in Analog CAD (FAC), Berkeley, USA, Feb, 2013 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "Cognitive Enhancement via Electronics and Artificial Intelligence," Invited Lecture, BrainTalks@UBC, Vancouver, May 10, 2012 [slides]

T. McConaghy, "A Unified Methodology for Fast, Accurate, Variation-Aware Design", Invited Lecture, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, April, 2012

T. McConaghy, "A Unified Methodology for Fast, Accurate, Variation-Aware Design", in Tutorial "Advances in Variation-Aware Modeling, Verification, and Testing of Analog ICs", Design Automation and Test Europe (DATE), March, 2012

T. McConaghy, "Fast, Parasitic-Aware PVT Design and Verification", Nanometer Verification Workshop, Sept, 2011

T. McConaghy, "Modern Statistical Methods for Variation-Aware Modeling, Analysis, and Design", CMOS Emerging Technologies Workshop, Whistler, BC,  June, 2011

T. McConaghy, "Solido and variation-aware design", In panel "DAC headaches", John Cooley, moderator, Design Automation Conference, San Diego, CA, June, 2011

T. McConaghy, "Fast and familiar variation-aware design", In panel "Process variability: challenges and solutions", Design Automation & Test Europe (DATE) conference, Grenoble, France, March, 2011

T. McConaghy, "Techniques in industrial-scale variation-aware custom IC design", ESAT-MICAS, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, March, 2011.

T. McConaghy, "The future of adaptive hardware is what you make it", In panel "Architectures and design in the context of future adaptive hardware solutions", Adrian Stoica, moderator, NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems (AHS), Anaheim, CA, June, 2010

T. McConaghy, "Ask the tough questions first", In panel "Real challenges in evolvable hardware", Andy Tyrell, moderator, International Conference on Evolvable Systems (ICES), Prague, Czech Republic, September, 2008

T. McConaghy, "Statistical knowledge extraction in analog circuit design", In tutorial "Robust AMS Design", Design Automation Conference (DAC), Anaheim, CA, June, 2008.

T. McConaghy, "New approaches to hierarchical design methodologies, for design of complex analog circuits," University of Venice ECLT, Venice, Italy, 2007.

T. McConaghy, "The payoff of domain knowledge, with application to industrially relevant analog circuit design", ProtoLife Inc., Venice, Italy, 2007.

T. McConaghy, "How evolutionary algorithms provide a fresh perspective on analog circuit designs", MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, Boston, USA, 2006.

G.G.E. Gielen and T. McConaghy, "Analog CAD research at KU Leuven: Challenges, developments, and outlook", Philips Semiconductor, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, 2005.

T. McConaghy, "Efficient optimization for industrial analog circuit design", ESAT-MICAS, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, 2003.

T. McConaghy, "Industrial-scale analog synthesis", Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, USA, 2003.

T. McConaghy, "Efficient optimization for industrial analog circuit design", University of Cincinatti, Cincinatti, USA, 2003.

T. McConaghy, "Efficient optimization for industrial analog circuit design", State University New York, Cincinatti, USA, 2003.

T. McConaghy, A" multi-objective hierarchical methodology for synthesis of large scale electronic designs", 3rd NASA/DoDWorkshop on Evolvable Hardware, Long Beach, CA, 2001

T. McConaghy, "Rewiring the Internet, for Creators", invited talk, IFA + Summit, Berlin, Germany, Sept 8, 2015 [link] [report]T. McConaghy, "Towards an Ownership Layer for the Internet", invited talk, Bitcoin Wednesday Conference Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Sept 2, 2015 [link]