Technology will be part of the solution to our greatest human problems, from fighting hunger and disease to alleviating traffic and the energy crisis. How can we encourage more purpose-driven innovation around these pressing global challenges? Meet some of the leaders attempting big solutions for our biggest problems.
Note: This is an invitation-only event open to TR35 honorees.
2012 TR35: Please meet in the WinterGarden area at 10:15am.
During this special networking event, you will get a chance to collaborate with your counterparts in the distinguished 2012 class of TR35 honorees. Through a facilitated process, you will collaboratively identify opportunities to learn from each other’s challenges, insights and solutions. Whatever your area of expertise, we think you will be surprised by how much there is to learn from your shared experience in nurturing an idea from concept to TR35 recognition.
Hosted by Shell GameChanger
Shell’s GameChanger program has incubated ideas from a variety of proponents both inside and outside of Shell, providing angel funding and coaching to take ideas to proof of concept.
Ensuring Optimal User Experience: The Path to a 1000x Increase in Capacity for Mobile Networks
Users will drive a new wave of mobile devices, data-intensive content and applications creating an unprecedented demand in global networks. Leading industry players now plan for 1000x capacity growth. Matt Grob, CTO of Qualcomm, will discuss key issues and solutions in addressing this challenge.
Presented by Qualcomm
Emerging Technology Trend: The Personal Implications of Big Data
The impact that emerging technologies are having in our world will inevitably affect our personal lives. How is the convergence of big data and "social" technologies changing how we live and work? What are the implications?
EmTech Prism: Powering our Future
The world will need new investing approaches and business models if emerging renewable energy sources are to reach grid scale. We'll examine some of the main issues.
Matthew Desch, Desch, CEO, Iridium Communications
Joe Coray, Vice President, Technology & Life Science, Renewable Energy and International business at The Hartford, will speak to future trends in the world of technology industry, with a perspective of risk in the vortex of innovation. Areas of discussion include data and the implication of tracking, software, cyber risk and privacy issues.
Presented by The Hartford
Each year, the editors of Technology Review honor 35 young innovators whose inventions and research we find most exciting. Listen as the 2012 honorees describe their revolutionary and inspiring work during short presentations onstage.
As it becomes easier to access movies, television and games anytime and anywhere, from a wide variety of mobile devices, the complexity of producing and delivering entertainment has increased dramatically. How are new technologies being deployed to enhance our entertainment experience?
Charles Dages, Executive Vice President, Emerging Technology at Warner Brothers, will host a look back at a dramatic decade of change in the technology behind our favorite movies, shows and games.
A conversation with Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab on investing in ideas.
Healthcare is Getting Personal
Emerging technology will allow personal quantification to scale.
Beyond Gene Sequencing — Decoding the Data
More widespread use of gene sequencing technologies is redefining medicine by making personal genomics medicine a reality.
Lawrence Lessig, Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, on the impact of emerging technologies in politics this U.S. election year
Addressing our world's most pressing challenges requires innovative thinking, but that is only the start. For innovative ideas to reach the marketplace, they must be supported by an ecosystem of investors and advisors to navigate the challenging road to commercialization.
This interactive session with Shell GameChanger Mandar Apte will explore common roadblocks to innovative thinking and creativity, proven behaviors and skills needed to overcome these challenges, and the role that employees play in the social process of innovation.
Presented by Shell GameChanger
Steve Herrod, CTO of VMWare, on the company's plans to redefine networking and power the future of cloud computing
Emerging technologies are democratizing education and rapidly expanding the availability and affordability of education around the globe.
Sophie Vandebroek, CTO of Xerox, on fostering creative collaboratoin in a global organization
This special onstage presentation honors this year’s TR35 award recipients and Ren Ng, founder of Lytro, the 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year.
Reception to follow in the WinterGarden area.
The Innovation Imperative: Innovate or Die
Featured Speaker: Ken Morse, Chairman, Entrepreneurship Ventures, Inc.
Veteran serial entrepreneur and business leader Ken Morse will share new insights on how companies, large and small, can organize themselves to achieve both incremental and radical innovation. Ken's revelations are gleaned from successful organizations in Silicon Valley, Route 128, and other innovation clusters around the world. This workshop will offer proven techniques for fostering innovation, examining the key roles and beliefs that successful entrepreneurs share.
Register now: http://kenmorseworkshopemtech.eventbrite.com/
Note: This workshop is included in your EmTech registration. Advance registration is required as seating is limited.
EmTech MIT attendees may select one of the tour options.
Options include The Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD), the Broad Institute ChemBio tour, and the Broad Institute Genomics Platform.
Please register in advance at: http://emtechtours.eventbrite.com
*ALL TOURS MEET AT THE MIT MEDIA LAB, 6th FLOOR AT 10:30 AM*