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September 22-24, 2009. MIT Campus

EmTech@MIT 2009 Agenda

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Event Locations:

Kresge Auditorium: http://whereis.mit.edu/?selection=W16&zoom=17
MIT Stratton Student Center: http://whereis.mit.edu/?selection=W20&zoom=17

 

Tuesday, September 22, 2009: Lab to Market Workshop

12:15 p.m. — 1:00 p.m.
KRESGE LOBBY

Workshop Registration

Shuttle from the Liberty Hotel: 12:15 p.m.
1:00 p.m. — 1:15 p.m.
KRESGE AUDITORIUM

Workshop Opening Remarks

1:15 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.
KRESGE AUDITORIUM

Opening Keynote

Wim Sweldens, Vice President, Alcatel-Lucent Ventures

A past TR100/35 recipient, Sweldens leads Alcatel-Lucent Ventures, the business incubator and investment part of Alcatel-Lucent, Bell Labs. In this role, he oversees internal, joint, and external ventures.

2.00 p.m. — 2:15 p.m. BREAK
2.15 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session A

LA SALA
2nd Floor
MIT Student Center

Innovation = Invention + Commercialization

It usually takes an entrepreneur, working with the inventor, to bring novel technology from the cool comfort of the laboratory to the cruel crucible of the marketplace. The entrepreneur/intrapreneur is an important part of the equation in successfully guiding an innovation from the lab to the marketplace.

Presented by: Kenneth P. Morse, Founding Managing Director, MIT Entrepreneurship Center; Chair, Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Competitiveness, Delft University of Technology; Chairman, Entrepreneurship Ventures.

Session B

KRESGE AUDITORIUM

IP/Tech Transfer

Is a recession the best time to start a company? How do I make my product attractive in a world of limited IP?  How do I license myself to a big company? This session will explore solutions to common challenges in technology transfer and provide guidance to streamline the commercialization process.

Moderator: Leon Sandler, Executive Director, MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation
Panelists: Jeffrey Andrews, Venture Partner, Atlas Venture; Catherine Oyler, Senior Director of Emerging Technologies, Johnson & Johnson; Jack Turner, Associate Director, MIT Technology Licensing Office.

3.30 p.m. — 3:45 p.m. BREAK
3.45 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session A

KRESGE AUDITORIUM

Pitch and Funding

Turbulent economic times can offer entrepreneurs the greatest obstacles as well as the greatest opportunities.  How do you wrap your idea up to be attractive to investors? How do you raise money in a down economy? This session will help entrepreneurs optimize their pitch for funding and offer practical advice for technology startups.

Moderator: Simeon Simeonov, Founder, FastIgnite
Panelists: William Aulet, Acting Managing Director and Senior Lecturer, MIT Entrepreneurship Center; David Frankel, Founder, Founder Collective; Jeffrey Glass, Managing Director, Bain Capital Ventures; Richard W. Levandov, Managing Member, Avalon Ventures.

Session B

MEZZANINE LOUNGE
3rd Floor
MIT Student Center

i-Teams

i -Teams brings together motivated graduate students to work collaboratively with course faculty, researchers in MIT labs and advisors from the local business and venture community. i-Teams projects focus on assessing the commercial feasibility of scientific and engineering breakthroughs (in both economic and social terms).  Join the i-Teams to learn how cutting-edge MIT inventions are guided from the lab to the marketplace.

Presented by: Luis Pérez-Breva, Research Scientist, MIT; Lecturer, MIT School of Management 
5.00 p.m. — 5:15 p.m. BREAK
5.15 p.m. — 6:00 p.m.
KRESGE AUDITORIUM


Global Broadcast

Closing Keynote

Robert Langer, Institute Professor, MIT

 

Creating and Implementing Breakthrough Medical Technology

Named one of the 100 most important people in America in 2001, Langer is the most cited engineer in history. Dr. Langer will examine a series of case studies in terms of the process and excitement of discovery, initial resistance by the scientific community to the discovery in some cases, the way very broad patents were received, how the technologies were transferred to companies, and the way they have been or are trying to be commercialized.

6.00 p.m. — 8:00 p.m.
KRESGE LOBBY & TENT

Opening Night Reception and Networking

Shuttle to the Liberty Hotel: 8:00 p.m.

 

 

Wednesday, September 23, 2009: The Connected World

7:30 a.m. — 8:30 a.m.
KRESGE LOBBY & TENT

Registration and Breakfast

Shuttle from the Liberty Hotel: 7:10 a.m. & 7:40 a.m.
8:30 a.m. — 8:45 a.m.
KRESGE AUDITORIUM

Opening Remarks

Susan Hockfield, President, MIT

8:45 a.m. — 9:25 a.m.
KRESGE AUDITORIUM

Keynote

Ben Verwaayen, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent

9:25 a.m. — 9:35 a.m.
KRESGE AUDITORIUM

2009 TR35 elevator pitches

Each year, the editors of Technology Review honor the TR35, a set of 35 young innovators whose inventions and research we find most exciting.  Listen to the 2009 TR35 honorees describe their revolutionary and inspiring work – in 90 seconds or less!

9:35 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
KRESGE AUDITORIUM

New! Preview Sessions


Short demonstrations of powerful emerging technologies – straight from the innovators themselves.


Chris Blizzard, Evangelism Director, Mozilla
Ronald Dixon, Director, Virtual Practice Project, Massachusetts General Hospital
Joseph Kim, CEO & Director, Inovio Biomedical; Chairman, VGX International
Steve Perlman, Founder and CEO, OnLive

10:45 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. BREAK
11:00 a.m. — 11:40 a.m.
KRESGE AUDITORIUM

Keynote

Bill Moggridge, Founder, IDEO

Expanding Contexts for Design in a Connected World
You can design for people at a personal level, for environments at an architectural scale, and for sustainability for the whole planet. All of these contexts are expanding in our increasingly connected world, offering new challenges and opportunities for design. Bill will show examples to illustrate these changes.

11:40 a.m. — 11:50 a.m.
KRESGE AUDITORIUM

2009 TR35 elevator pitches

Each year, the editors of Technology Review honor the TR35, a set of 35 young innovators whose inventions and research we find most exciting.  Listen to the 2009 TR35 honorees describe their revolutionary and inspiring work – in 90 seconds or less!

11:50 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.
KRESGE AUDITORIUM

Fireside Chat

Jason Pontin with Mike Schroepfer, Vice President of Engineering, Facebook
12:15 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.

Lunch Option 1 (hot buffet):

LA SALA
2nd Floor
MIT Student Center

 

Lunch Keynote:

Michael Idelchik, VP, Advanced Technologies, GE Global Research

Idelchik will discuss how the growth in renewables and the push for higher efficiency are redefining the energy sector. He will highlight key technology initiatives GE is pursuing around these two important trends and how breakthroughs will create new business opportunities and address key environmental challenges.

Lunch Option 2 (box lunch):

KRESGE LOBBY & TENT

 

Emerging Technologies Showcase

 

 Ice cream provided by MooBella

1.30 p.m. — 2:40 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session A

KRESGE AUDITORIUM

Augmenting Reality

As more and more computing power and sensors are packed into mobile phones, developers have begun to realize the potential of augmented reality, the merger of virtual information with images and data from the real world. Already, users can overlay information about landmarks and businesses on live images on their phone’s screens. But can such technologies provide more information than a phone equipped with a Web browser? And are there uses beyond travel and entertainment?

Moderator: Stephen Cass, Senior Editor, Special Projects, Technology Review
Panelists: Steven Feiner, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Columbia University; Alexander Ingelsboeck, CEO, Mobilizy; Pattie Maes, Associate Professor, Program of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT; Ville-Veikko Mattila, Research Manager, Nokia Research Center

Session B

LA SALA
2nd Floor
MIT Student Center

Greening IT

Data centers are a significant and growing part of any discussion on energy issues: by 2011, they are projected to consume 3 percent of all electricity produced in the United States. With operational budgets under pressure, environmental concerns escalating, and energy prices increasing, equipment makers and consumers are placing new emphasis on improving the energy efficiency of server farms. Leaders in the effort to make IT greener discuss the problem, as well as solutions both immediate and future.

Moderator: Will Knight, Online Managing Editor, Technology Review
Panelists: Kenneth G. Brill, Founder and Executive Director, The Uptime Institute; Jon Haas, Director of Eco-Technologies, Intel; Jonathan Koomey, Project Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Chris Malone, Thermal Technologies Architect, Google; Scott Noteboom, Director of Data Center Operations, Yahoo.

Session C

MEZZANINE LOUNGE
3rd Floor
MIT Student Center

TR35: Biotechnology and Medicine

A panel of past and present TR35/TR100 honorees discusses advances in biotechnology and medicine.

Moderator: Emily Singer, Senior Editor, Biomedicine, Technology Review
Panelists: Utkan Demirci, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Sciences and Technology, Harvard Medical School; Michelle Khine, Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering Department ,University of California Irvine; Jose Gomez Marquez, Program Director, MIT’s Innovations in International Health initiative; Shetal Shah, Assistant Professor of Neonatal Medicine, Stonybrook University Hospital.

2.40 p.m. — 3:00 p.m. BREAK
3.00 p.m. — 4:10 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session A

KRESGE AUDITORIUM

Ultimate Energy Storage

Effectively integrating renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power into the electrical grid will require better large-scale energy-storage devices. The ultimate energy-storage device will combine the capacity of batteries with the power of capacitors and will be the linchpin of the green grid. Experts at the forefront of the materials and nano research that’s aimed at building these devices explain why making batteries more like capacitors, and vice versa, is crucial to our energy future.

Moderator: Kevin Bullis, Energy Editor, Technology Review
Panelists:  Imre Gyuk, Program Manager, Energy Storage Research, U.S. Department of Energy; Dan Rastler, Director Energy Storage and Distributed Energy Resources, Electric Power Research Institute; Donald R. Sadoway, John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Joel Schindall, Associate Director, Laboratory for Electromagnetic and Electronic Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Session B

LA SALA
2nd Floor
MIT Student Center

TR35: IT

A panel of past and present TR35/TR100 honorees discusses advances in communications and information technology.

Moderator: Erica Naone, Assistant Editor, Technology Review
Panelists: Adam Dunkels, Experimental Computer Scientist, Swedish Institute of Computer Science; Kevin Fu, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Yael Maguire, CTO and Owner, Thing Magic; Pranav Mistry, Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, MIT.

Session C

MEZZANINE LOUNGE
3rd Floor
MIT Student Center

Presented by IEEE Standards Association

Serious Games, Solid Standards

Presented by IEEE Standards Association

Game and simulation technologies are playing an increasing role in training and learning in commercial, military, and academic settings. Broad interoperability is essential to realizing the potential of these tools, yet games are often still developed as software entities unto themselves. What standards are crucial for the widespread adoption of these transformative tools? What barriers to development and adoption exist that standards might eliminate?

Moderator: John Harauz, Independent Consultant and Vice President, Computer Society Standards Activities
Panelists: Jay Iorio, Technical Advisor, IEEE Standards Association; Sandra L. Kearney, Volunteer President, e426.org; Kyle Nikolich, Technical Activities Design Specialist, IEEE.

4.10 p.m. — 4:20 p.m. BREAK
4.20 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
KRESGE AUDITORIUM

TR35 Awards

A celebration of Technology Review’s award-winning young innovators, all under 35 years old, who exemplify innovation in business and technology. Their work--spanning medicine, computing, communications, electronics, nanotechnology, and more--is changing our world.

5.00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
KRESGE LOBBY & TENT

TR35 Reception and Networking

Shuttle to the Liberty Hotel: 6:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

 

 

Thursday, September 24, 2009: Limited Resources, Limitless Potential

7:30 a.m. — 8:30 a.m.
KRESGE LOBBY & TENT

Registration and Breakfast

Shuttle from the Liberty Hotel: 7:10 a.m. and 7:40 a.m.
8:30 a.m. — 9:50 a.m.
KRESGE AUDITORIUM

Keynote Panel

The Future of Energy

Commercializing new energy sources and environmentally cleaner technologies presents immense challenges. Large corporations, venture-backed startups, and the federal government will each play a vital role in our energy future; how can these groups best collaborate to reinvent our sources of energy?  We will hear perspectives from the DOE's chief financial officer, a leading clean-tech venture capitalist, and two research directors on how they can work together to reinvent our sources of energy.

Moderator: Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief and Publisher, Technology Review
Panelists: Uma Chowdhry,
Senior Vice President and Chief Science and Technology Officer, DuPont; David Eyton, Group Head of Research and Technology, BP; Steve Isakowitz, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Energy; Jim Matheson, General Partner, Flagship Ventures.

9:50 a.m. — 10:05 a.m.
KRESGE AUDITORIUM

2009 TR35 elevator pitches

Each year, the editors of Technology Review honor the TR35, a set of 35 young innovators whose inventions and research we find most exciting.  Listen to the 2009 TR35 honorees describe their revolutionary and inspiring work – in 90 seconds or less!

10:05 a.m. — 11:20 a.m.
KRESGE AUDITORIUM

New! Preview Sessions

Short demonstrations of powerful emerging technologies– straight from the innovators themselves.

Daniel G. Nocera, Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry, MIT
Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts, U.S. House of Representatives
Anthony J. Sinskey
, Professor of Microbiology and Health Sciences and Technology, MIT

11:20 a.m. — 11:35 a.m. BREAK
11:35 a.m. — 11:50 a.m.
KRESGE AUDITORIUM

2009 TR35 elevator pitches

Each year, the editors of Technology Review honor the TR35, a set of 35 young innovators whose inventions and research we find most exciting.  Listen to the 2009 TR35 honorees describe their revolutionary and inspiring work – in 90 seconds or less!

11:50 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.
KRESGE AUDITORIUM

Keynote

Victoria Hale, Founder, Institute for OneWorld Health

12:30 p.m. — 2:00 p.m.

Lunch Option 1 (hot buffet):

LA SALA
2nd Floor
MIT Student Center

 

Lunch Keynote:

George Sullivan, CTO, Me4Sure

Presented by Me4Sure

In today’s connected world security is more important than ever. While cloud computing applications offer greater freedom and cost savings, they heighten concerns about privacy and identity theft. Sullivan will review the security landscape and discuss new biometric technologies that address this growing problem.

Lunch Option 2 (box lunch):

KRESGE LOBBY & TENT

 

Emerging Technologies Showcase

 

 Ice cream provided by MooBella

2.00 p.m. — 3:10 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session A

KRESGE AUDITORIUM

The Energy Agenda

The U.S. Congress is seriously considering a bill designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. A panel of experts will consider what it will take to get it right. How can government policy best support the innovations needed to reduce emissions?

Moderator: Kevin Bullis, Energy Editor, Technology Review
Panelists: Alex Kinnier, Partner, Khosla Ventures; Henry Lee, Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University; Richard Schmalensee, Howard W. Johnson Professor of Economics and Management, MIT; Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research,  MIT; Ken Zweibel, Director, GW Solar Institute, George Washington University.

Session B

LA SALA
2nd Floor
MIT Student Center

TR35: Nanotechnology and Materials

A panel of past and present TR35/TR100 honorees discusses advances in nanotechnology.

Moderator:  David Talbot, Chief Correspondent, Technology Review
Panelists: James Carey, Principal Scientist & Co-Founder, SiOnyx; Ranjan Dash, Chief Technology Officer, Y-Carbon Inc.; Cyrus Wadia, Postdoctoral Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Session C

MEZZANINE LOUNGE
3rd Floor
MIT Student Center

Coloring the Future of E-Readers

Amazon’s Kindle e-reader and wireless delivery network have converted readers and critics alike into e-book believers. At the same time, new distribution modes hold increasing appeal for struggling publishers. But many believe that engineers must find affordable ways to bring color and video to these easy-on-the-eyes readers before they can truly supplant print or the Web. Display companies are using technologies from color filters to photonic crystals to build prototypes of color video displays. Which will win the race to turn lab novelty into reliable products?

Moderator: Erica Naone, Assistant Editor, Technology Review
Panelists: Andre Arsenault, Chief Technology Officer, Opalux; Jim Cathey, Vice President of Business Development, Qualcomm; Asad Khan, Chief Technology Officer, Kent Displays; Lawrence Schwartz, Product Director, E Ink; David Weir, Journalist, BNET.

3:10 p.m. — 3:30 p.m. BREAK
3.30 p.m. — 4:40 p.m.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session A

LA SALA
2nd Floor
MIT Student Center

The Future of Data Storage

Magnetic disk capacity has grown exponentially over the past 20 years, shaping personal computing, the development of the Internet, and the evolution of personal electronics. Consumers now continually demand more storage at a lower price per bit—but magnetic storage will hit fundamental physical limits within the next five years. When engineers can no longer decrease the size or cost of hard drives, what technologies will take their place in our laptops and data centers in 10 years.

Moderator: Stephen Cass, Senior Editor, Special Projects, Technology Review
Panelists: Ed Doller, Chief Technology Officer, Numonyx; Saied Tehrani, Chief Operating officer, Everspin Technologies

Session B

MEZZANINE LOUNGE
3rd Floor
MIT Student Center

Mastering Memory

The search for drugs to treat Alzheimer’s and other dementias has been slow and difficult. But recent research has shown that epigenetic processes—heritable changes that do not alter the sequence of DNA—play a huge role in memory and brain development. In mouse studies, drugs directed at such processes have enhanced animals’ short- and long-term memory and even allowed them to recall lost memories. Scientists plan to begin testing some drugs in humans within a year, and the hunt for new drugs continues.

Moderator: Emily Singer, Senior Editor, Biomedicine, Technology Review
Panelists: Michael Ahlijanian, Vice President, Research, EnVivo Pharmaceuticals; Karim Nader, Associate Professor, McGill University; Joe Tsien, Professor, Medical School of Georgia.

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