Breakfast & Registration
Attendee Registration: 1st Floor Lobby
Press and Speaker Registration: 6th Floor
Breakfast: WinterGarden, 6th Floor
EmTech Prism: Reigniting Innovation
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.
- Rodney Brooks, founder of Rethink Robotics, on his vision for incorporating robots into the global workforce
- David Keith, Harvard professor of applied physics and public policy, on new thinking about using technology to combat climate change
- Helmuth Ludwig, CEO, Siemens Industry North America on the global collaboration that led to the successful Curiosity landing on Mars this year
Founder, Chairman and CTO, Rethink Robotics
A mathematics undergraduate in his native Australia, Rodney received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford in 1981. From 1984 to 2010, he was on the MIT faculty, and completed his service as the Panasonic Professor of Robotics. He was also the founding Director of the Institute's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and served in that role until 2007. In 1990, he co-founded iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT), where he served variously as CTO, Chairman and board member until... Read More →
and Professor, Harvard University, President, Carbon Engineering
David Keith has worked near the interface between climate science, energy technology and public policy for twenty years. He took first prize in Canada's national physics prize exam, won MIT's prize for excellence in experimental physics, and was listed as one of TIME magazine's Heroes of the Environment 2009. David’s academic appointments are at Harvard where he serves as the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and Professor of... Read More →
CEO, Siemens Industry Sector
As chief executive officer of the Industry Sector in North America, Helmuth Ludwig is responsible for all business activity and executive management of the Siemens Industry Sector business in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Central America. In his 20 years with Siemens, Helmuth has held a broad range of strategic leadership positions.
2012 TR35: Meet in WinterGarden for Closed Networking Event
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.
Qualcomm on Ensuring Optimal User Experience
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
Matt Grob is executive vice president and chief technology officer for Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, he is responsible for the oversight of Qualcomm's technical path, the coordination of R&D activities across the company and the development of next-generation wireless technologies. Grob also leads Corporate R&D and provides oversight to Qualcomm Corporate Engineering Services.
Emerging Prism: The Personal Implications of Big Data
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?
- Andrew Fiore and Eytan Bakshy, of Facebook, on the social implications of our growing connections online
- Duncan Watts, of Microsoft, on using the web for experimental social science
- Shane Green, of Personal, on how individuals can take control of their personal data and realize the value it holds
Data Scientist, Facebook
Eytan Bakshy is a researcher on the Data Science team at Facebook. His work broadly examines information diffusion and influence in online networks through the use of large-scale field experiments and observational studies. His current interests include causality in social networks, political media consumption, and information distribution. Before Facebook, Bakshy conducted research on quantifying influence on Twitter at Yahoo! Research, and the diffusion of user-created... Read More →
Data Scientist, Facebook
Andrew Fiore studies the social psychology of online communication as a data scientist at Facebook and a lecturer at the UC Berkeley School of Information, where he co-developed and co-teaches the graduate course on Computer-Mediated Communication. Previously, he was a visiting assistant professor at Michigan State University. Fiore has examined relationship formation through online dating, designed and prototyped novel interfaces for online social interaction, and analyzed social... Read More →
President and CEO, Personal
Shane Green is President and CEO of Personal and has been building and leading startups since the early 1990s. In 2009, Shane co-founded Personal, a company that gives individuals the tools to create a private, personal network with trusted individuals, companies and organizations in their lives. Built on a secure data vault, Personal’s platform allows individuals to organize, search, and control access to their digital information and online... Read More →
Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research
Duncan Watts is a principal researcher at Microsoft Research and a founding member of the MSR-NYC lab. From 2000-2007, he was a professor of Sociology at Columbia University, and then, prior to joining Microsoft, a principal research scientist at Yahoo! Research, where he directed the Human Social Dynamics group . He has also served on the external faculty of the Santa Fe Institute and is currently a visiting fellow at Columbia University and at Nuffield College, Oxford.
Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:35am - 12:30pm
EmTech Prism: Powering our Future
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.
- William Banholzer, CTO, Dow Chemical Company
- Nathan Myhrvold, founder of Intellectual Ventures, on investing in scalable alternative energy sources
- Chris Norris, CEO of Alta Devices, on the path to commercial success for renewable energy startups
CTO & EVP, Dow Chemical Company
William Banholzer is an Executive VP at Dow responsible for Venture Capital, New Business Development, Licensing and is the company’s Chief Technology Officer. As CTO, he manages Dow’s $1.7 B per year global research and development portfolio. He chairs Dow’s Innovation Committee, which controls venture capital investing for the company. He serves on the board of Dow Corning, Dow Kokam, and the Dow Foundation, and on Dow AgroSciences members committee. ... Read More →
Founder and CEO, Intellectual Ventures
Nathan Myhrvold founded Intellectual Ventures after retiring from his position as chief strategist and chief technology officer of Microsoft Corporation. At Intellectual Ventures, Myhrvold is focused on a variety of business interests relating to the funding, creation and commercialization of inventions. During his 14-year tenure at Microsoft, Dr. Myhrvold held various positions within the company and was responsible for founding Microsoft Research and numerous technology groups that... Read More →
President and CEO, Alta Devices
Chris Norris is President and CEO at Alta Devices. He joined the company in 2008 at its founding when he realized the potential of Alta’s technology to change the way energy is generated from the sun. Since that time, Alta has raised over $100 million in financing and set world records for both cell and module efficiency based on its flexible solar cell technology. Chris was previously the CEO of MicroDisplay and a Venture Partner at the investment firm Blue Run Ventures. ... Read More →
Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 3:30pm
EmTech PreView: Next Generation Communications
Matthew Desch, Desch, CEO, Iridium Communications
CEO, Iridium Communications
Matt Desch is chief executive officer of Iridium Communications, the only satellite communications company that offers truly global voice and data coverage. He has been responsible for leading Iridium’s innovation and growth, taking the company public on NASDAQ and preparing for the launch of Iridium NEXT, Iridium’s next-generation satellite constellation. President Barack Obama appointed him to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, and he serves on the board... Read More →
Risk in the Vortex of Innovation
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
The Hartford, VP of the Technology and Life Science Practice and Renewable Practice
Joe Coray is the Vice President, The Hartford's Technology & Life Science Practice and the Marine Practice. In this capacity, he is responsible for all execution activities of the group, including overseeing field sales, underwriting and strategy for the practice, including Life Sciences & Medical Technology. Combining Middle Market, Small Commercial and Professional Liability, the Technology Practice has over $400 Million in written premiums and is growing as an industry... Read More →
Meet the 2012 TR35
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.
Emerging Technology in Entertainment
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.
EVP of Emerging Technology, Warner Bros.
As Executive Vice President, Emerging Technology, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group, Charles L. Dages is responsible for identifying new transformational technologies for Warner Bros. and applying them to improve, reinvent or create new methods of production and distribution of the Studio's content, including feature films, television programming and video games. He is also responsible for identifying new business opportunities these technologies provide for Warner Bros. as well as... Read More →
Opening Remarks and Investing in Ideas
A conversation with Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab on investing in ideas.
Director, MIT Media Lab
Incoming Media Lab director Joi Ito is a leading thinker and writer on innovation, global technology policy, and the role of the Internet in transforming society in substantial and positive ways. A vocal advocate of emergent democracy, privacy, and Internet freedom, Ito is board chair (and former CEO) of Creative Commons and sits on the boards of the New York Time Company, The MacArthur Foundation, The Knight Foundation, the Mozilla Foundation, and Witness. In Japan, he was a founder of... Read More →
EmTech Prism: Healthcare is Getting Personal
Healthcare is Getting Personal
Emerging technology will allow personal quantification to scale.
- David Icke, CEO of MC10, on developing ultrathin, high-performance electronics that conform to the body, providing for superior biofeedback for the everyday athlete
- Tony Stubblebine, CEO & cofounder of Lift, on a new application that aims to improve health through habit tracking and community-based support
Dave Icke joined mc10 as CEO in March 2009. Before joining mc10, Dave spent almost twenty years in the semiconductor industry in marketing, process and product development, applications, and general management roles with Cypress Semiconductor, KLA-Tencor, and Teradyne. While at Teradyne, a leading supplier of automated test equipment, Dave ran the Wireless and Consumer Business Units within the Semiconductor Test Division, with responsibility for annual sales of up to $500M. Before... Read More →
CEO and Cofounder, Lift
Tony co-founded Lift on the idea that positive reinforcement and community support could be deployed universally to help people achieve their goals. In it's first month after launch, Lift has helped 100,000 people achieve 10,000 different goals.
EmTech Prism: Beyond Gene Sequencing
Beyond Gene Sequencing — Decoding the Data
More widespread use of gene sequencing technologies is redefining medicine by making personal genomics medicine a reality.
- Alexis Borisy, Cofounder of Foundation Medicine and a partner at Third Rock Ventures, on the remarkable pace of progress that genomic information is making possible in treating diseases such as cancer
- Heidi Rehm, Scientific Advisory Board for Knome, on creating software that translates raw geonomic data into usable reports for doctors
Chairman and Cofounder, Foundation Medicine
Alexis Borisy is a successful biotechnology entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience building and operating innovative science-based organizations. Mr. Borisy joined the life sciences venture capital firm Third Rock Ventures in 2009 to focus on the formation of new companies. He co-founded Foundation Medicine and served as the company’s first CEO and currently as its Chairman, co-founded Blueprint Medicines, and launched and is serving as interim CEO of Warp Drive Bio. ... Read More →
Director, Laboratory for Molecular Medicine, Partners Healthcare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine, Knome
Heidi Rehm, Ph.D. was recruited in 2001 to build the Laboratory for Molecular Medicine at PCPGM and serves as its Laboratory Director. She is a board-certified clinical molecular geneticist and Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School with appointments at BWH, MGH and Children’s Hospital Boston. Her undergraduate degree is from Middlebury College, her graduate degree in Genetics is from Harvard University and her postdoctoral and fellowship training was at HMS... Read More →
Emerging Technology in Politics
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
Director, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University
Lawrence Lessig is the Director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and a Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Prior to returning to Harvard, Lessig was a Professor of Law at Stanford Law School (where he was founder of Stanford's Center for Internet and Society), Harvard Law School (1997-2000), and the University of Chicago Law School. Lessig clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on... Read More →
Thursday October 25, 2012 11:15am - 11:45am
France as an Incubator of Innovation
Minister Delegate with responsibility for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Innovation and the Digital Economy, France
Fleur Pellerin was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1973. She is a graduate of the ESSEC business school, Paris's Institut d’études politiques, and the ENA (National School of Administration). She is a former public auditor to the Cour des comptes (Government Audit Office). In addition to her other duties, she served in Iraq, New York and Geneva as an external auditor to the United Nations between 2001 and 2007. In 2007, she was appointed rapporteur to the Committee on Professional... Read More →
Creating a Culture of Innovation
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
GameChanger, Shell International
Mandar Apte works in Shell’s global GameChanger team, an innovation program that invests in people in or outside of Shell to help mature their breakthrough energy ideas to proof of concept. Mandar has a MS in Petroleum Engineering from Univ. of Tulsa and has been in Shell since 1999 where he has done various roles in chemical engineering, R&D, technology strategy before joining GameChanger. Mandar volunteers his time as a faculty member for the International Association for Human... Read More →
EmTech Preview: Redefining Networking
Steve Herrod, CTO of VMWare, on the company's plans to redefine networking and power the future of cloud computing
Steve Herrod is the Chief Technology Officer and SVP of R&D at VMware, driving the company's broad technology strategy, working with VMware’s engineering teams towards continued delivery of innovative products. Steve provides leadership around technology collaborations between engineering, partners, and customers. He also plays an integral role in VMware's acquisition strategy, serves on the EMC Technical Advisory Board and as chairman of VMware's InnoLabs board. Steve was named... Read More →
EmTech Prism: Education and Learning
Emerging technologies are democratizing education and rapidly expanding the availability and affordability of education around the globe.
- Nicholas Negroponte, Founder of One Laptop per Child, on his latest experiment with the democratization of education - can children teach themselves to read?
- Idit Harel Caperton, Founder and President of the World Wide Workshop, on how social learning networks and communal coding of videogames can break down barriers to success for underprivileged youth worldwide
- Brian Waniewski, Managing Director of Institute of Play, on incorporating gaming technology to completely revamp middle school curricula
- Anant Agarwal, President of edX, on the MIT's new online learning initiative with Harvard and the implications of free online access to an Ivy League-caliber education
Anant Agarwal is the President of edX, an online learning initiative of Harvard and MIT. He has served as the director of CSAIL, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and is a professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Agarwal holds a Ph.D. from Stanford and a bachelor's from IIT Madras. Agarwal won the Maurice Wilkes prize for computer architecture, and MIT’s Smullin and Jamieson prizes for teaching. He holds a Guinness World Record for... Read More →
Founder and President, World Wide Workshop
Dr. Idit Harel Caperton is an Israeli-American entrepreneur, innovator and futurist of global learning systems. She is founder and president of the World Wide Workshop, building visionary global platforms for learning. The Workshop’s flagship product, Globaloria, teaches students digital literacies, STEM & Computing knowledge and global citizenship through game design. As a student at Harvard Graduate School of Education & MIT Media Lab, Idit pursued pioneering R&D work... Read More →
Founder and Chairman, One Laptop per Child
Nicholas Negroponte is founder and chairman of the One Laptop per Child non-profit association. He was co-founder and director of the MIT Media Lab, and the Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Technology. A graduate of MIT, Negroponte was a pioneer in the field of computer-aided design, and has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1966. Conceived in 1980, the Media Lab opened its doors in 1985. He is also author of the 1995 best seller, Being Digital, which has been translated into more... Read More →
Managing Director, Institute of Play
Brian is Managing Director at Institute of Play, where he is responsible structuring operations and for the cultivation of key strategic relationships. For over fifteen years, as a futurist and strategy, communications and management consultant, Brian has helped top organizations identify emerging opportunities, develop new visions and realize new possibilities within existing structures. Organizations Brian has worked with include Unilever, PepsiCo, Philips, Fidelity Investments... Read More →
IT Innovation on a Global Scale
Sophie Vandebroek, CTO of Xerox, on fostering creative collaboratoin in a global organization
Sophie Vandebroek is chief technology officer for Xerox and president of the Xerox Innovation Group. She is responsible for overseeing Xerox’s research centers in Europe, Asia, Canada, and the U.S. as well as the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC). She is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers, a Fulbright fellow, and a fellow of the Belgian-American Educational Foundation. She holds 12 U.S. patents. In 2011 she was inducted into the Women in Technology... Read More →
Thursday October 25, 2012 4:15pm - 4:45pm
TR35 Awards Ceremony and Reception
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.
Breakfast and Registration
Attendee Registration: Lobby on 1st Floor of Building E14
Press and Speaker Registration: 6th Floor of Building E14
Breakfast: WinterGarden, 6th Floor of Building E14
The Innovation Imperative: A Workshop on Entrepreneurship with Ken Morse (Advance registration required)
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.
Chairman, Entreprenuerialship Ventures Inc.
Ken Morse was a co-founder of six high-tech companies; five had successful IPOs or mergers; one was a disaster. They included 3Com Corporation, Aspen Technology, Inc., a China trade company, a biotech venture, and an expert systems company. Ken was either the CEO or responsible for part or all of the sales organization in each of these new enterprises. In the thirteen years (1996 – 2009) that Ken served as Founding Managing Director of the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, the number of... Read More →
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