2003 Summit & Awards

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The 2002 World Technology Summit & Awards

Award Winners & Finalists

Winners are in RED

Arts

  • Ms. Kitsou Dubois - Choreographer and researcher in dance, KI Productions
  • Mr. Masaki Fujihata ­ Artist
  • Ms. Lynn Hershman Leeson - Artist/Professor, University of California, Davis
  • Mr. Michael Naimark - Independent media artist and researcher, Institute of Advanced Media Arts and Sciences
  • Mr. Marko Peljhan ­ Director, Projekt Atol

Biotechnology

  • Dr. Leonard Adleman ­ Professor, University of Southern California
  • Dr. Ruedi Aebersold ­ Professor, Institute for Systems Biology
  • Dr. Peter Schultz ­ Professor, The Scripps Research Institute
  • Dr. Marc Van Montagu - Professor Emeritus, Ghent University
  • Prof. Shigeyuki Yokoyama - Project Director, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) & Department of Biophysics & Biochemistry, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo

Communications Technology

  • Mr. John Gage - Chief Researcher, Sun Microsystems
  • Mr. Kenji Kosaka - (former) Senior Vice-Minister for Public Management, Home Affairs, and Posts and Telecommunications of Japan
  • Dr. Dennis Ritchie & Mr. Kenneth Thompson - Bell Laboratories
  • Dr. Ronald Rivest, Dr. Adi Shamir & Dr. Leonard Adleman ­ MIT
  • Mr. Linus Torvalds ­ Creator, Linux

Design

  • Prof. Ron Arad ­Professor of Design Product, Royal College of Arts & Desginer, Ron Arad Associates Ltd.
  • Dr. Santiago Calatrava ­ Architect, Callatrava Valles SA
  • Mr. Jonathan Ive - Vice-President of Industrial Design, Apple Computers
  • Mr. Bill Moggridge ­ Director, IDEO
  • Mr. Karim Rashid - Industrial Designer, Karim Rashid Inc.

Education

  • Mr. Tak-Wai Chan ­ Professor, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Central University, ROC
  • Dr. Pedro Hepp ­ Professor, Unversidad de La Frontera
  • Dr. Roy Pea - Professor of Education and the Learning Sciences, Stanford University
  • Dr. Sreedher Ramamurthy - Director, Electronic Media Production Centre, Indira Gandhi National Open University
  • Mr. Allan Weis ­Founder and CEO (retired), Advanced Network & Services, Inc.

Energy

  • Dr. Ashok Gadgil - Senior Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Dr. Nasim Khan ­ Chairman, National Commission for Alternative Energy
  • Dr. David Mills - Principal Research Fellow & Head of Solar Energy Group, School of Physics, University of Sydney
  • Mr. Alan Thomson ­ CEO, Wavegen
  • Mr. Greg Yurek ­ CEO, American Superconductor

Entertainment

  • Mr. Dan Farmer ­ Network Security Administrator, EarthLink
  • Mr. Bill Gates - Chief Technology Architect, Microsoft Corporation
  • Mr. Shawn Hardin & Chris Swain - Governors, Interactive Media Peer Group, Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
  • Mr. Pekka Palin ­ Founder, OpenMobile Corporation, Finland
  • Mr. Michael Robertson ­ CEO, Lindows.com

Environment

  • Mr. Francis E. K. Britton ­ MD, EcoPlan International
  • Mr. Mohamed El-Kassas - Emeritus Professor, University of Cairo
  • Dr. Keto Mshigeni - Pro Chancellor for Academic Affairs Research, University of Namibia
  • Dr. Rosa Maria Valdebenito Sanhueza ­ EMBRAPA (Brazilian National Agricultural Research Organization)
  • Prof. Jianghong Zhao ­ Director, Department of Industrial Design, Hunan University

Ethics

  • Prof. Dan Brock - Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics, Brown University
  • H. Exc. Mrs. Vigdis Finnbogadottir ­ (former) President, Republic of Iceland
  • Prof. Deborah Johnson ­University of Virginia
  • Dr. Alain Pompidou ­ Professor of Medicine, University Rene-Descartes
  • Prof. Ren Zong Qiu - Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Finance

  • Prof. Paul Gompers - Harvard Business School
  • Mr. William Hambrecht - Founder, Chairman & CEO, WR Hambrecht & Co.
  • Mr. Jeff Maggioncalda - President & CEO, Financial Engines, Inc.
  • Prof. Robert Shiller ­ Yale University
  • Prof. Jeremy Siegel - Russell E. Palmer Professor of Finance, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Health & Medicine

  • Prof. Bruce Beutler ­ The Scripps Research Institute
  • Dr. Carl J. Brandt ­ Founder & Medical Director, NetDoktor A/S
  • Sir Paul Nurse ­ Head, Cancer Research UK
  • Dr. James Thomson ­ Professor, University of Wisconsin
  • Dr. Elias Zerhouni - Executive Vice Dean, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine & Director, National Institutes of Health

IT - Hardware

  • Prof. Leonard Adleman ­ University of Southern California
  • Mr. David Ditzel - Vice-Chairman, CTO and VP Marketing, Transmeta Corporation
  • Prof. Shuji Nakamura ­University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Mr. Jon Rubinstein ­ SVP, Hardware Engineering, Apple Computer
  • Mr. Gary Starkweather - Architect & Senior Researcher, Microsoft Corporation

IT - Software

  • Mr. Cheolsoo Ahn - President & CEO, Ahnlab, Inc.
  • Dr. Gerard Berry - Chief Scientific Officer, Esterel Technologies
  • Mr. Grady Booch - Chief Scientist, Rational Software
  • Prof. Gregor Kiczales ­ University of British Columbia
  • Mr. Elon Musk ­ Chairman, Musk Foundation
  • Mr. Ray Ozzie - Chairman & CEO, Groove Networks

Law

  • Mr. Thomas Bruce & Prof. Peter Martin - Co-Directors, Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School
  • Prof. Graham Greenleaf, Mr. Andrew Mowbray & Mr. Philip Chung - Co-Directors, Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII)
  • Hon. Randall Rader - Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit & & Professor, George Washington University Law School
  • Mr. Marc Rotenberg - Executive Director, EPIC
  • Mr. Elliot Spitzer - Attorney General, New York State

Marketing Communications

  • Mr. Francesco Ciccolella - Senior Vice President, LEGO Company
  • Mr. Zhang Ruimin - Founder & CEO, Haier
  • Mrs. Sivan Tafla ­ Founder, Ad4ever interactive Technologies, Inc.
  • Dr. Daniel Vasella - Chairman and CEO, Novartis
  • Mr. Donald Wisniewski ­ President, Cybiko

Materials

  • Dr. Angela Belcher - University of Texas & Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Prof. Charles Lieber ­ Harvard University
  • Dr. Richard Martel, Dr. Phaedon Avouris & Dr. Joerg Appenzeller - Research Staff, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
  • Dr. Wim Richter & Dr. Michael Thomas - CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
  • Prof. Reshef Tenne ­Weizmann Institute of Science

Media & Journalism

  • Mr. John Brockman ­ Editor, Edge Foundation
  • Mr. Neil Budde - Publisher, The Wall Street Journal Online, Dow Jones & Co. Inc.
  • Mr. Jean-Marie Colombani ­ Director, Le Monde
  • Mr. Gerhard Peter Moosleitner ­Editor-in-Chief (retired), Gruner & Jahr AG.
  • Mr. Walter Mossberg - Personal Technology Columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Policy

  • Dr. K.Y. Amoako, Dr. Karima Bounemra Ben Soltane & Ms. Aida Opoku-Mensah ­ United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
  • Dr. Sophia Huyer - Executive Director, Gender Advisory Board, UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development
  • Mr. Jonathan Lash ­ President, World Resources Institute
  • Prof. Lydia Makkubu - Vice Chancellor, University of Swaziland
  • Dr. Karl Pister - Chancellor Emeritus, University of California

Social Entrepreneurship

  • Ms. Yitamben Gisèle ­ President, ASAFE (Association pour le Soutien et l'Appui a la Femme Entre (ASAFE)
  • Mr. David Green - Executive Director, Project Impact
  • Mr. Bunker Roy ­ Director, The Barefoot College
  • Mr. Noah Samara - Chairman & CEO, WorldSpace Corporation
  • Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy ­ Chairman, Aravind Eye Care System

Space

  • Prof. Jacques Blamont - Chief Scientist and Adviser to the Director General, CNES (Centre National Etudes Spatiales)
  • Prof. Roger-Maurice Bonnet - Directeur General Adjoint for Science, CNES (Centre National Etudes Spatiales)
  • Mr. Eddy Hartenstein - Chairman and CEO, DIRECTV, Inc.
  • Mr. Gerd Hirzinger ­ Director, Institute of Robotics and Mechatronics, DLR German Aerospace Center
  • Dr. Edward Weiler - Associate Administrator for Space Science, NASA

WTN 2002 CORPORATE FINALISTS

Biotechnology

  • Celera Genomics
  • Genencor International
  • Geron Corporation
  • Grain BioTech Australia Pty Ltd
  • Invitrogen

Communications Technology

  • EZchip Technologies
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs
  • Nokia
  • NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
  • QUALCOMM
  • SimbaNet (T) Ltd.

Energy

  • Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
  • FuelCell Energy, Inc
  • Hydrogenics
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Toyota

Environment

  • ALL Species Foundation
  • Botswana Technology Centre
  • Las Gaviotas (Colombia's Model City)
  • Development Alternatives
  • Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies
  • Toyota
  • Unilever

Finance

  • Battery Ventures
  • Financial Engines
  • Financial Technology Ventures
  • Gate2Growth
  • The Markle Foundation

Health & Medicine

  • Advanced Tissue Sciences
  • Affymetrix
  • Applied Digital Solutions, Inc.
  • Given Imaging
  • WorldSpace Corporation

IT - Hardware

  • Apple Computer
  • IBM Corporation
  • Juniper Networks
  • Research In Motion, Limited
  • Sony Computer Entertainment Corp.

IT - Software

  • Apple Computer
  • Esterel Technologies
  • ILOG
  • PayPal, Inc.
  • Tmax Soft Co., Ltd.

Materials

  • Carbon Nanotechnologies, Inc.
  • IBM Corporation
  • Iljin Diamond Co., Ltd.
  • Nanomix
  • Nano-Tex, LLC

Space

  • Chinese Academy of Space Technology (CAST)
  • MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
  • NASA/Industry Team: International Space Station Assembly
  • SaTReCi
  • XM Satellite Radio