Blogging, collaborative work tools and the drawbacks of social software took center stage at this year’s Supernova.
The third annual tech-in-the-workspace conference — “Where the decentralized future comes together!” — drew more than 150 technology thought leaders, software startup CEOs and other heavy hitters (alas, fewer than 20 of them women) to the Westin Hotel in Santa Clara, Calif., on June 24-25, 2004.
“Decentralization continues to be an explosive force in tech-driven industries,” said Supernova organizer Kevin Werbach, who has just accepted a faculty position at Penn’s Wharton School. “Intelligence is moving out to the edges, with powerful connected devices empowering users. Challenges such as voice-over-IP and peer-to-peer networks pose both threats and opportunities to established industries.”