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Tuesday, September 25, 2007*
Women in Technology Workshop

11:00 am — 11:15 am

Opening Remarks:

Susan Hockfield, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

11:15 am — 12:00 pm

Opening Keynote:

Robert J. Birgeneau, Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley
Although not the first such study, the effort led by Nancy Hopkins in the School of Science at MIT has led to a national and international focus on the careers of women in science and technology. As former dean of the MIT School of Science, Birgeneau shares his perspective on this important topic.

12:00 pm — 1:20 pm

Lunch and Networking

1:20 pm — 2:40 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session A

Leadership Management: Power and Politics
A good leader must be a persuasive strategist and a subject-matter expert. What factors limit a woman’s ability to be a good leader? How does gender fit in?

Moderator: Atefeh (Atti) Riazi, Senior Partner and Worldwide CIO, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide

Panelists: Martha Heller, Managing Director, IT Leadership Practice, ZRG; Deborah M. Kolb, Deloitte Ellen Gabriel Professor for Women and Leadership, Simmons School of Management; Founder and Co-Director, Center for Gender in Organizations, Simmons College; Joan Rall, Senior Partner, Ernst and Young

Session B

Entrepreneurship and Breakthrough Innovations

How do you go the independent route? An examination of the process, from patenting to startup to commercialization, as well as a celebration of successful women entrepreneurs in the technology fields.

Moderator: Fiona Murray, Associate Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School

Panelists: Allison M. Atsiknoudas, CEO, Investment Instruments Corporation; Angela Belcher, Germehausen Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Biological Engineering, MIT; Maria Cirino, Co-Founder and Managing Director, .406 Ventures

Session C

Workplace Culture

An interactive session exploring the workplace culture, particularly the factors that women value most within organizations. What do technical women value in their jobs and in their work environment? What changes can organizations make to be more responsive to female employees’ needs, thus retaining qualified women longer?

Moderator: Ilene H. Lang, President, Catalyst

Session D

Choices and Change

A discussion of women’s options when considering a career change or reentering the workplace after an extended absence. What effective programs are in place to recruit and retain talented technical women, both in the academic and the corporate areas?

Moderator: Lotte Bailyn, Professor of Management (Behavioral and Policy Sciences), MIT

Panelists: Jessica DeGroot, President and Founder, ThirdPath Institute; Marie Wieck, VP of Middleware Services, IBM Global Technology Services

2:40 pm — 2:55 pm

Break

2:55 pm — 4:15 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session A

The Global Picture

From a global perspective, where are the women in technology? Which countries appear to have higher representations and why? How can companies capitalize on the unique strengths of women to compete more effectively in the global economy?

Moderator: Telle Whitney, President and CEO, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology

Panelists: M. Bernardine Dias, Founder and Director, TechBridgeWorld; Research Scientist, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; Ying Li, General Manager, Applied Research and Data Mining, Microsoft; Claudia Morrell, Executive Director, University of Maryland’s Center for Women and Information Technology; Claudia Bauzer Medeiros, Professor of Computer Science, University of Campinas (UNICAMP);

Session B

Skills for Growth: Promoting Your Accomplishments

An in-depth examination of the skills a woman must possess to succeed in male-dominated technical industries. In this interactive session, we will take a look at some of the key components, such as developing personal skills, cultivating relationships with mentors, managing your professional image, and claiming credit for your accomplishments.

Moderator: Heidi Grenek, Hulk Asset Program Manager, Xerox Office Group

Session C

Encouraging Girls to Enter Technological Fields

What messages are given to girls from childhood with respect to technical careers, and how do we overcome negative influences? How can we capture girls’ interest at a young age and nurture their ambitions?

Moderator: Betty Shanahan, Executive Director, Society of Women Engineers
Panelists: Thea Sahr, Associate Director, Educational Outreach WGBH Educational Foundation

Session D

Is Technology a Meritocracy?

Is professional advancement in the technological fields based solely on personal achievements, regardless of gender? Do professional accomplishments act as an "equalizer” between the genders?

Panelists: Nina Bhatti, Senior Research Scientist, HP Labs; Nora Denzel, Senior Vice President, Hewlett-Packard Software Division, Retired; Mary Finlay, Deputy CIO, Partners HealthCare; Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College

[Moderator: Kate Greene]

4:15 pm — 4:30 pm

Break

4:30 pm — 5:15 pm

Closing Keynote:

Sophie V. Vandebroek, Chief Technology Officer, Xerox; President, Xerox Innovation Group
Innovation, the successful transformation of an idea into breakthrough customer value, requires creativity and entrepreneurship. Successful innovation requires leaders to include the right people in a project, understand customers' dreams, form strong partnerships, not be afraid, and have fun. Vandebroek will address specific challenges women innovators face in the technology industry and offer suggestions on how to overcome them.

5:15 pm — 7:00 pm

Opening Reception, 2007 EmTech


Wednesday, September 26, 2007*

7:30 am — 8:30 am

Breakfast & Registration

8:30 am — 8:40 am

Opening Remarks

Susan Hockfield, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

8:40 am — 9:40 am

Keynote Panel: Game Changers

Founders of some of today’s most exciting Web startups unveil what’s next for their companies and reveal the impact it could have on yours.

 

Garrett Camp, Founder and Chief Product Officer, StumbleUpon; Tariq Krim, Founder, Netvibes; Kevin Rose, Founder and Chief Architect, Digg

[Moderator: Jason Pontin]

9:40 am — 9:50 am

Meet the TR35

9:50 am — 10:05 am

Break

10:05 am — 11:15 am

Keynote Panel: What’s the Big Idea?

Distinguished leaders from top global companies discuss recent and future breakthroughs in emerging technology that could change your business.

Andrew A. Chien, Vice President of Research, Intel; Guido Jouret, Chief Technology Officer, Emerging Markets Technology Group, Cisco Systems; Prith Banerjee, Senior Vice President, Research, and Director, HP Labs

[Moderator: Erika Jonietz]

11:15 am — 11:25 am

Meet the TR35

11:25 am — 11:55 pm

Keynote Presentation

Charles Simonyi, Co-founder, Intentional Software
Simonyi’s work at Microsoft revolutionized technology as we know it. Can he do it again with Intentional Software?

11:55 am — 12:25 pm

Keynote Discussion

Charles Simonyi and Bob Metcalfe, General Partner, Polaris

12:25 pm — 1:45 pm

Lunch and Emerging Technologies Showcase

1:45 pm — 3:00 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session A

Second Earth: Virtual Worlds, Amazing Maps, and the Future of the Metaverse
Social virtual worlds such as Second Life and mapping tools such as Google Earth and Microsoft's Virtual Earth are beginning to overlap, perhaps foreshadowing the advent of an immersive, 3-D “metaverse” similar to those described in the science fiction of Neal Stephenson and William Gibson. How do today’s projects relate to the ultimate vision of an information-rich metaverse, and how could that metaverse change the way we do business?
Panelists: John Lester, Boston Operations Director, Linden Lab; John Hanke, Director, Google Earth and Maps; Gur Kim Chi, Software Architect, Microsoft Virtual Earth; Jerry Paffendorf, Cofounder, WelloHorld

[Moderator: Wade Roush]

Session B

Metagenomics: Uncovering the Microbial World
Microbes make up more than 60 percent of earth’s biomass. They govern global chemical cycles and play vital roles in our health. Yet earth’s microscopic inhabitants remain largely unknown to us. A new generation of faster DNA-sequencing technologies is enabling researchers to study this vast, untapped resource. Cataloguing microbial genes could revolutionize new fuels, help us diagnose and treat disease, and monitor the health of our planet.

Panelists: Edward Delong, Professor, Biological Engineering & Civil and Environmental Engineering, MITAlan Dobson, Director, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork; George Weinstock, Professor, Departments of Molecular and Human Genetics and Molecular Virology & Microbiology; Co-Director, Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine

[Moderator: Emily Singer]

Session C

Women in Technology: Workshop Recap
Speakers present highlights from the preconference workshop.
Panelists: Atefeh (Atti) Riazi, Senior Partner and Worldwide CIO, Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide; Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College

[Moderator: Telle Whitney]

3:00 pm — 3:15 pm

Break

3:15 pm — 4:30 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session A

Tomorrow’s Chip
Recent rapid advances in everything from cheaper semiconductor lasers to new materials enabling nanoelectronics are on the verge of reinventing the integrated circuit. These innovations in materials science will dramatically transform how we use and think about computing devices.

Panelists: Marc Baldo, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, MIT; Erik Bakkers, Project Leader, Philips Research Laboratories; Mario Paniccia , Director of the Photonics Technology Lab, Intel

[Moderator: David Rotman]

Session B

The New Space Race

Many of today’s most interesting new space technologies are coming not from governments but from private companies; even NASA is turning to outside firms to design the next generation of vehicles to supply the space station. How will this shift affect the future of space?

Panelists: Eric Anderson, President and CEO, Space Adventures; Franklin Chang Díaz, Chairman and CEO, Ad Astra Rocket; Frank Taylor, Space Technology Program Manager, SpaceDev; George T. Whitesides, Executive Director, National Space Society; Senior Advisor, Virgin Galactic

[Moderator: Brian Hughes]

Session C

TR35: Synthetic Biology
A panel of past and present TR35/TR100 honorees discuss advances in biomedicine.

Panelists: Christopher Anderson, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley; Kristala L. Jones Prather, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT; Neil Renninger, Cofounder and Vice President of Development, Amyris Biotechnologies; Ron Weiss, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University

[Moderator: Erika Jonietz]

4:30 pm — 5:00 pm

TR35 Awards

A celebration of Technology Review’s award-winning young innovators, all under 35 years old, who exemplify innovation in business, technology, and the arts.

5:00 pm — 7:00 pm

TR35 Reception


Thursday, September 27, 2007*

7:30 am — 8:30 am

Breakfast & Showcase

8:30 am — 8:35 am

Opening Remarks

8:35 am — 9:15 am

Opening Keynote

Sky Dayton, CEO, Helio

Dayton, an Internet revolutionary since the age of 23, now heads Helio, a dynamic mobile company that focuses on personal connectivity with a creative flair unmatched in today’s ever-changing mobile market. Find out how his vision for the future of the mobile world will affect multiple industries.

9:15 am — 9:20 am

Meet the TR35

9:20 am — 10:00 am

Keynote Presentation

Gilberto Gil Moreira, Minister of Culture, Brazil
How can technology influence and strengthen culture? Minister Gil addresses topics like Brazil ’s commitment to “free culture,” open-source software, and the $100 laptop.

10:00 am — 10:05 am

Meet the TR35

10:05 am — 10:20 am

Break

10:20 am — 11:30 am

Keynote Panel: Creating Media

From personal Web pages and blogs to podcasts and video sharing, what’s next in personal publishing? Leaders from the top content-creation companies discuss their technologies, with live demonstrations.
Di-Ann Eisnor, CEO, Platial; Carlos Garcia, CEO, Scrapblog; Guillaume Cohen, Founder and CEO, Veodia

[Moderator: Wade Roush]

11:30 am — 11:35 am

Meet the TR35

11:35 am — 12:15 pm

Fireside Chat

Ann Winblad, Partner, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners with Jason Pontin

Learn how Winblad’s 25+ years of expertise can help you grow your business. This author, advisor, and cofounder of Hummer Winblad Partners has been a key player in launching some of the most successful software companies.

12:15 pm — 1:30 pm

Lunch & Showcase

1:30 pm — 2:45 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session A

P2P: The Future of Networking?
The growth of video distribution and the rise of rich virtual worlds on the Internet threaten to overwhelm the system’s capacity. Best known as a tool for software and content pirates, peer-to-peer networking allows limited bandwidth to be used more effectively and could give the Net greater resiliency. Could a technology that was cast as a villain in the Internet’s past come back to save it?
Panelists: Klaus Mochalski, CEO, Ipoque; Roger Dingledine, President and Cofounder, The Tor Project; Robert Morris, Associate Professor of Computer Science, MIT
[Moderator: Peter Wayner]

Session B

Biofuels: Reality Check

Biofuels promise to help wean us from our dependence on oil, but corn-grain ethanol provides only 25 percent more energy than it takes to produce—and its growing use in the United States will have unpredictable effects on food and commodity markets. Are we going about biofuel development in the best way? Which options are best in the long run?

Panelists: David Berry, Principal, Flagship Ventures; Jason Hill, Research Associate, University of Minnesota; Lee Lynd, Professor, Dartmouth College; Cofounder, Director, and Chief Scientific Officer, Mascoma; Michael Raab, Founder and President, Agrivida; Gregory Stephanopoulos, Professor of Chemical Engineering, MIT

[Moderator: David Talbot]

Session C

TR35: Frontiers in Nanotechnology
A panel of past and present TR35/TR100 honorees discuss breakthroughs in nanomaterials.
Panelists: Adam Cohen, Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry, Harvard University; Babak Parviz, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Washington; Abraham Stroock, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University; Mehmet Fatih Yanik, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, MIT;

[Moderator: David Rotman]

2:45 pm — 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm — 4:30 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Session A

Engineering the Brain
New technologies are enabling scientists and doctors not only to view the brain in unprecedented detail, but to “read” it and even manipulate it more precisely than ever before. These amazing tools could produce a new wave of treatments for intractable neurological and psychiatric diseases.

Panelists: Ed Boyden, Assistant Professor, MIT Media Lab; Robert F. Kirsch, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University; Brian V. Mech, Senior Director of Business Development, Second Sight Medical Products; Timothy Surgenor, President and CEO, Cyberkinetics

[Moderator: Emily Singer]

Session B

Metamaterials: Invisible Revolution
Engineers and scientists are finding that combining two or more materials in precise, often microscopic patterns transforms the way the resulting “metamaterial” interacts with light and other forms of electromagnetic radiation. This unprecedented technology could speed up telecommunications, increase data storage density, and make it possible to cheaply and efficiently harvest light from the sun.

Panelists: Nader Engheta, H. Nedwill Ramsey Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering, University of Pennsylvania; David R. Smith, Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University; Marin Soljacic, Assistant Professor of Physics, MIT

[Moderator: Kevin Bullis]

Session C

TR35: Security and Privacy
A panel of past and present TR35/TR100 honorees discuss innovations in IT.
Yoshi Kohno, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington; Anna Lysyanskaya, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Brown University; Ivan Krstić, Director of Security Architecture, One Laptop per Child; Paul Q. Judge, Chief Technology Officer, Secure Computing

[Moderator: Kate Greene]

4:30 pm — 5:00 pm

Closing Performance - Ensemble Robot

A unique blend of musicians and robotic instruments creates music that pushes acoustic instrumentation beyond traditional boundaries.

* Schedule subject to change.

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