Northern Virginia Technology Council | Press Room | Micron CEO Steve Appleton Talks Technology Mega-Trends at Last Friday’s NVTC Titans Breakfast

December 19, 2011
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Micron CEO Steve Appleton Talks Technology Mega-Trends at Last Friday’s NVTC Titans Breakfast

On Friday, December 16, more than 400 attendees gathered at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner for the second NVTC Titans breakfast of the 2011-2012 season. The event featured Micron Chairman and CEO Steve Appleton discussing “The Memory of Human Interaction.”

Micron Chairman and CEO Steve Appleton addressing more than 400 attendees last Friday.
Micron Chairman and CEO Steve Appleton addressing more than 400 attendees last Friday.

In his video-packed presentation, which included 8mm footage from his youth as well as recent Internet and video clips, Appleton discussed how the improved quality and quantity of data and memory capture is changing how we go about our lives and run our businesses. Citing the proliferation of unfiltered online information sources, he suggested that transparency should be considered a corporate best practice in order to ensure the accuracy of publicly available information. Appleton also described society’s preference for visual interaction as a current technology mega-trend impacting various sectors of the economy from space exploration to medical science.

Ending his keynote, Appleton emphasized the need for more federal investments in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, arguing that science and technology will be the engines of the economy in the future.

Titans gift presentation to Appleton. (L-R) Signature Platinum Sponsor Latisys Chief Sales Officer Randal Thompson, Micron Chairman and CEO Steve Appleton, and NVTC Chairman and Salient Federal Solutions President and CEO Brad Antle.
Titans gift presentation to Appleton. (L-R) Signature Platinum Sponsor Latisys Chief Sales Officer Randal Thompson, Micron Chairman and CEO Steve Appleton, and NVTC Chairman and Salient Federal Solutions President and CEO Brad Antle.