2011 Agenda

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

MEDIA LAB - 75 Amherst Street, Building E14, 6th Floor, Cambridge, MA
Innovation Stage Tech Theatre
8-9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM

Lessons in Innovation

Steven Johnson, Writer

Johnson, the best-selling author and New York Times columnist, will discuss his latest research into the natural history of innovation, or what sparks truly great ideas.

Does Manufacturing Matter?

Willy Shih, Professor of Management Science, Harvard Business School; Suzanne Berger, Professor of Political Science, MIT;
Christine Furstoss, Global Technology Director,
Manufacturing & Materials Technologies, GE Global Research;
David Rotman, Editor, Technology Review (Moderator)

This panel will discuss the provocative and timely topic of the role of advanced manufacturing in the innovation value chain and its impact on global competitiveness.

9:10
9:20
9:30 AM

TR35 Pitches: Computing

In this fast-paced four-minute pitch format, Technology Review’s Young Innova- tors will discuss some of the most exciting directions in computing, from software that can’t crash to a common language for robots. Presenters: June Andronick, Brian Gerkey, Noah Snavely, Jernej Barbic, Gert Lanckriet.

9:40
9:50

The Age of the Life Code

Juan Enriquez, Managing Director, Excel Venture Management

Enríquez, also the former founding director of the Life Sciences Project at Harvard Business School, will address the game-changing social and impact of the life sciences.

Mobile Device Video Teleconference

Jeff Rodman, Cofounder, Polycom

Rodman will demo groundbreaking video conferencing for mobile devices, which will allow workers to make enterprise-grade video calls on any device, over any network, as easily as telephone calls.

10:00 AM
10:10

BREAK & NETWORKING

10:20
10:30 AM

TR35 Pitches: Cloud and Web

Technology Review’s Young Innovators will discuss some of the most exciting de- velopments in the areas of cloud and web, from research into what drives online collaboration to cloud security. Presenters: Judd Antin, Alina Oprea, Jeff Hammerbacher, Jesse Robbins, Umar Saif

TR35 Q&A Session: Computing

In this interactive 40-minute Q & A session, five of Technology Review’s 35 Young Innovators will answer audience questions and discuss in depth fascinating directions in computing, from software that can’t crash to a common language for robots. Presenters: June Andronick, Brian Gerkey, Noah Snavely, Jernej Barbic, Gert Lanckriet.

10:40
10:50

Disruptive Funding

David Lee, Managing Member, SV Angel

In this onstage interview with Technology Review’s Jason Pontin, David Lee discusses his controversial Start Fund and the dramatic shift in the way he and his partners, Ron Conway and Yuri Milner, are funding new startups.

11:00 AM
11:10

Data Privacy: User-Centric Identity

Tom Dignan, Vice President of Research, Reputation.com

Fertik, also a member of the World Economic Forum Agenda Council on Internet Security, will discuss the “data privacy vault,” a data privacy model that not only compensates individuals for mining their data, but also inspires a new technosystem of profitable services and applications.

11:20
 

TR35 Pitches: Making Things Smarter

Young innovators will discuss some of the most exciting emerging technologies, from replacing silicon with graphene to robots that learn from people. Presenters: Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Aishwarya Ratan, Dan Berkenstock, Pieter Abbeel.

11:30 AM
11:40

Untethered TV

Shadman Zafar, Senior VP of Product Development, Verizon

Zafar will demo the next-generation TV experiences, untethered from the home and living room, making every device a TV-set-top box.

 

A Smarter Grid

Dario Gil, Worldwide Program Director, IBM Smarter Energy Research

Dario Gil, the worldwide program director of IBM’s Smarter Energy Research program, will discuss the latest developments and the emerging technologies in smart-grid initiatives around the globe.

11:50
12:05 PM

LUNCH

2:00 PM

The Triumphs and Tensions of Technology

Andrew McAfee, Author and Principal Research Scientist,
MIT Center for Digital Business

The recent advances and benefits brought by digital technologies have been nothing short of astonishing. However, as the world digitizes, we now face difficult choices between algorithms and intuition, focus and distraction, employment and displacement. McAfee will highlight both recent progress and immanent problems in the age of the smart machine.

Next-Generation 3-D

Jim Mainard, Head of Production Development, DreamWorks Animation; Ellen McGirt, Senior Writer, Fast Company

In a discussion with the CNN contributor and Fast Company’s columnist, Ellen McGirt, Jim Mainard, who heads production at DreamWorks, the studio behind some of the highest grossing animated hits of all time Antz and Shrek, will cover the application of the studio’s ground-breaking 3D technologies to a variety of entertainment, business and scientific fields.

2:10
2:20
2:30 PM
2:40

TR35 Pitches: Materials

Technology Review’s Young Innovators will discuss some of the most exciting developments in materials, from smarter wireless networks to solar cells that see more light. Presenters: Alexandra Boltasseva, Jennifer Dionne, Riccardo Signorelli, Fengnian Xia, Solomon Assefa.

Communicating Directly With the Brain

Gerwin Schalk, Research Scientist, Wadsworth Center

Schalk, a computer engineer at Wadsworth Medical Center, will discuss his laboratory’s pioneering methods for interacting with computers using thoughts instead of muscles.

2:50
3:00 PM

Gestural Interface Demo

Aviad Maizels, President and Founder, PrimeSense

Witness the newest gestural interface demo from the company that gave us the 3-D sensing technology behind Xbox 360 Kinect.

Cloud: What Is It and Can You Trust It?

Simson L. Garfinkel, Author

We all use the cloud, but should we trust it? Will the cloud be there when we need it? Is there a way to make the cloud more reliable, or is the cloud already more reliable than our desktop systems, which it is fast replacing? Garfinkel will discuss the security, reliability and privacy issues that arise from using the cloud, and how we can make cloud-based services more trustworthy and reliable.

3:10
3:20

BREAK & NETWORKING

3:30 PM
3:40

Fostering Innovation

Joi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab

This onstage interview is a conversation between Technology Review’s Jason Pontin and the Media Lab’s new director, an influential angel investor and a leading thinker and writer on innovation, global technology, and the role of the Internet in transforming society.

How to do Business with Google

Kristen Morrissey, Principal, New Business Development, Google

Morrissey will discuss Google's work with for-profit and non-profit partners.

3:50
4:00 PM

TR35 Q&A Session: Cloud and Web

In this interactive 40-minute Q&A session, five of Technology Review’s Young Innovators will answer audience questions and discuss in depth some of the most exciting developments in the areas of cloud and web, from reBriefs search into what drives online collaboration, to cloud security. Presenters: Judd Antin, Alina Oprea, Jeff Hammerbacher, Jesse Robbins, Umar Saif

4:10
4:20
4:30 PM

Data Security in the Cloud

Craig Gentry, Researcher, IBM

A 2011 TR10 winner, Gentry is working on an encryption system that could eliminate the security risks currently keeping many organizations from using cloud computing to analyze and mine data.

4:40

Teaching Elephants to Dance:
The Corporate Innovation Imperative

Ken Morse, Chairman, Entrepreneurship Ventures

Today’s market leaders face a tsunami of global competition. What should major corporations do to overcome the “innovator’s dilemma” and increase the pace and effectiveness of their innovation initiatives? In this interactive presentation, Morse will give examples of how Japanese, European and American firms turned around their decline and fought back to the #1 spots in their chosen markets. He will then suggest ways ways your firm can organize to embrace the innovation and corporate venturing imperative better.

 

Next-Generation Energy Companies

Eric Toone, Deputy Director for Technology, ARPA-E

Toone will present case studies of a number of agency funded startups and their game-changing technologies, which might redefine the economics of renewable energy sources.

4:50
5:00 PM
5:10
5:20

The Next Generation of Innovators

Bill Miller, Director, FIRST Robotics Program
5:30 PM

2011 TR35 Awards Ceremony

This special onstage presentation honors this year’s TR35 award recipients and the Humanitarian of the Year.

5:40
5:50
6:00 PM

Reception and Kind of Blue Jazz Tribute

Bookending our innovation theme, which starts with the author of Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson, we pay tribute to the most influential jazz album of all time, Miles Davis’s ground-breaking Kind of Blue, performed by the Mark Harvey Trio.

6:10
6:20
6:30 PM
8:00 PM

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

  MEDIA LAB - 75 Amherst Street, Building E14, 6th Floor, Cambridge, MA
  Innovation Stage Tech Theatre
8-9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 AM

Innovations in Health Care Technology

Greg Sorenson, CEO, Siemens Healthcare

Sorenson will discuss the company’s corporate innovation culture, which helps Siemens anticipate trends in health-care technology. He will also focus on how the company is engineering tools to help improve clinical processes.

Personalized Medicine, Here and Now

Alexis Borisy, Partner, Third Rock Ventures

A 2003 TR100 winner, Borisy will discuss personalized medicine as it is currently unfolding, including the emerging enabling technologies, the changing rules of the game, disruptive business models, societal costs, and health economics.

9:10
9:20
9:30 AM
9:40

Disruptive Energy Q&A

Bill Joy, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers

In this onstage interview with Technology Review’s Jason Pontin, Joy will discuss the role of disruptive technologies in achieving long-term energy goals. Joy oversees a portfolio of nearly 60 green startups.

Collective Intelligence on Sustainable Energy

Robert Heffernan, Associate Partner Business Analytics
Optimization, IBM Global Business Solutions

Based on IBM Cognos Advanced Analytics, which uses AI to scan and evaluate social media, this special presentation will highlight the collective intelligence on sustainable energy, including key individual influencers, major online communities and the most discussed technologies.

9:50
10:00 AM

TR35 Q&A: Making Things Smarter

In this interactive 40-minute Q&A session, five of Technology Review’s Young Innovators will answer audience questions and discuss in depth some of the most exciting emerging technologies, from replacing silicon with graphene to robots that learn from people. Presenters: Bhaskar Krishnamachari, Aishwarya Ratan, Dan Berkenstock, Pieter Abbeel.

10:10
10:20

The Cloud-Connected Car

Venkatesh Prasad, Group and
Senior Technical Leader, Vehicle
Design and Infotronics, Ford Research & Innovation

In this special presentation, Ford Motor Co. will present the Evos concept vehicle, which will showcase the company’s future design direction and technology vision, including cloud connectivity and driver experience.

10:30 AM
10:40

BREAK & NETWORKING

10:50
11:00 AM

Extruding Innovation: Making Cleantech a Commercial Reality

Scott Elrod, VP and Director, PARC, a Xerox company

PARC, a XEROX company, has turned its attention to making cleantech a commercial reality. Elrod will discuss borrowing from the practices of the printing industry to enable higher-efficiency solar cells, to producing affordable energy storage for EVs without the typical power-energy tradeoffs.

Measured-Life Demo & Q&A

David Marvit, VP, Fujitsu Labs of America; Jef Holove, CEO, Basis; Brian Bergstein, Deputy Editor, Technology Review (Moderator)

In this fast-paced demo session, two of the most “disruptive” emerging tech pioneers will demo technologies that are changing the way we approach health care. Audience Q&A will follow.

11:10
11:20

Solar at the Price of Coal

Ely Sachs, CTO, 1366 Technologies

Sachs will discuss his company’s drive to produce solar electricity at a price of coal, through revolutionizing the current manufacturing processes while building on the existing silicon PV supply chain.

11:30 AM
11:40

TR35 Pitches: Biomedicine

Technology Review’s Young Innovators will discuss some of the most exciting developments in biomedicine, from reprogramming stem cells to tailoring polymers for biodegradable implants. Presenters: Christopher Bettinger, Andrew Phillips, Yemi Adesokan, Miriah Meyer, Fan Yang.

Preparing for the Electric Vehicle Revolution

Ron Ambrosio, Global Research Executive, IBM Research

Ambrosio will discuss building the relevant ecosystem for the upcoming electric vehicle revolution, including demand management, distributed generation, and distributed storage technologies.

11:50
12:00 PM

LUNCH SESSION - Silverman Skyline
Risky Business: Taking Invention to Innovation
Sponsored by: The Hartford

Joseph A. Coray, VP, The Hartford

A short presentation discussing the role of insurance in supporting emerging technologies. The presentation will include real life examples of three companies The Hartford is working with, including a manufacturer of charging stations for electric cars, a developer of a prototype wind turbine, and a manufacturer of radio frequency identification readers.

2:00 PM

Sustainable Energy and Scale

Bryan Hannegan, VP of Environment and Renewables, EPRI; Jeff Miller, Partner, The Tremont Group;
Alex Tkachenko, President and Cofounder, Siluria;
William R. Gould, Jr., CTO, SolarReserve;
Ernie Moniz, Director, MIT Energy Initiative (Moderator)
, Henry Kelly, Acting Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for EERE, US Department of Energy

Moniz will moderate a panel of energy experts addressing cleaner energy sources, including solar, wind, and biofuels, and examine how likely they are to be economically competitive when used at a scale large enough to significantly replace fossil fuels.

TR35 Q&A: Materials

In this interactive 40-minute Q & A session, five of Technology Review’s Young In- novators will answer audience questions and discuss in depth, some of the most exciting developments in materials, from smarter wireless networks to solar cells that see more light. Presenters: Alexandra Boltasseva, Jennifer Dionne, Riccardo Signorelli, Fengnian Xia, Solomon Assefa.

2:10
2:20
2:30 PM
2:40

The Future of TV

Deb Roy, Founder and CEO, Bluefin Labs

Roy will discuss Bluefin’s technology platform, which analyzes social media commentary to measure real-time audience response to TV ads and shows.

Business of Innovation: The ZocDoc Story

Cyrus Massoumi, Cofounder and CEO, ZocDoc

Massoumi will recount the rise of this eureka moment startup to what Forbes calls “the fastest growing health information technology company.” ZocDoc offers patients free online scheduling of doctor appointments.

2:50
3:00 PM

Doubling the Range of EVs with Solid State Batteries

Anne Marie Sastry, Founder, Sakti3

A 2011 TR10 winner, Sastry will discuss her quest to double the 100-mile range of a typical electric car by producing solid-state batteries systems one half to one third the size of conventional ones.

3:10
3:20

BREAK & NETWORKING

3:30 PM
3:40

Economic Success and Environmental Performance

Mark Vachon, VP, GE Ecomagination

Vachon will discussthe company’s innovative approach to transformational emerging technologies in the areas of healthcare and energy, as well as the company’s strategic approach to advanced manufacturing.

TR35 Q&A: Biomedicine

In this interactive 40-minute Q & A session, five of Technology Review’s Young Innovators will answer audience questions and discuss in depth some of the most exciting developments in biomedicine, from reprogramming stem cells to tailoring polymers for biodegradable implants. Presenters: Christopher Bettinger, Andrew Phillips, Yemi Adesokan, Miriah Meyer, Fan Yang.

3:50
4:00 PM
4:10

TR35 Pitches: Health

Technology Review’s Young Innovators will discuss some of the most exciting emerging technologies in health care, from networking patients to combat chronic diseases to letting consumers analyze their sleep. Presenters: Paul Wicks, Ben Rubin, Ajit Narayanan, Piya Sorcar.

4:20

I’d Put My Money on the Sun

Christopher Norris, President & CEO, Alta Devices

Norris will discuss harnessing the sun’s energy at a scale and cost to compete effectively with fossil fuels.

4:30 PM

The Effects of Desktop DNA Sequencing on Personalized Medicine

Jonathan Rothberg, Founder, Ion Torrent

Rothberg will discuss how the ability to cheaply sequence large volumes of DNA will revolutionize personal medicine, agriculture, and energy.

4:40

BREAK & NETWORKING

4:50

BREAK & NETWORKING

5:00 PM

Mobile Healthcare

Don Jones, VP, Qualcomm

Jones, also the founder of the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance, will discuss how ‘smart’ sensor technologies, combined with wireless, will create major transformations in the way we deliver health care and will profoundly change the quality and cost structure of medicine.

TR35 Q&A: Health

In this interactive 40-minute Q&A session, five of Technology Review’s 35 Young Innovators will answer audience questions and discuss in depth some of the most exciting emerging technologies in health care, from networking patients to combat chronic diseases to letting consumers analyze their sleep. Presenters: Paul Wicks, Ben Rubin, Ajit Narayanan, Piya Sorcar.

5:10
5:20

User Experience Design for Disruptive Tech

Gianfranco Zaccai, Founder and Chief Design Officer, Continuum

Zaccai will discuss the critical role user experience design plays in the adoption of “disruptive” technologies.

 

The Quantified Self

Gary Wolf, Cofounder, Quantified Self

Wolf will discuss the global phenomenon of supplementing self knowledge with quantitative tools and his ideas about what the concept of “the macroscope” (the distributed data aggregation) might mean for health and health care.

5:30 PM
5:40
5:45

Check regularly for 2011 program updates.

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