Convergence was the theme of Michael Steep’s General Session Keynote Address at CAMX 2022.

“We are experiencing what can only be characterized as a revolution – a renaissance in technology development globally,” said Steep, executive director of the Disruptive Technology & Digital Cities Program in Stanford University’s School of Engineering. “We are seeing converged technologies across the board.”

When Steep entered the technology business more than 35 years ago, companies had a singular vision to develop a piece of hardware or software or networking solutions. “But never in our thought process was the idea that all of this – everything from hardware technologies to analytics and data – would be combined in a continuously connected world,” he said.