Program & AGENDA



AGENDA / PROGRAM (subject to change)

DAY 1: Wednesday, July 15, 2009

(NOTE: Registration desk opens at 7:00am. Please register immediately upon arrival.)
8:45AM - 9:40AM "How to Save the Future (and how to think about the future)"
James P. Clark, Founder/Chairman, The World Technology Network
9:40AM - 10:05AM "Did You Know?" (a thought-provoking look at the world as it really is today)
Scott McCleod, co-creator of the "Did You Know" viral internet phenomenon
10:05AM - 10:35AM Coffee break and exhibitions
10:35AM - 11:30AM DEMOS (from the stage)
David Post, Founder and Chairman, Next Island LLC
Jeremiah D. Jackson, Senior Principal Engineer, Kleinfelder
Rick Shaughnessy, NLR Darkstrand
Erica vanderLinde Feidner, President/CEO, Piano Matchmaker LLC
Usman Haque, Director, Haque Design + Research Ltd; Founder, Pachube & Adam Somlai-Fischer, Cofounder, Prezi.com
11:30AM - 12:15PM "Changing the World: NGOs, International Development, and the Internet" (panel discussion)
Moderator: Sarah McCue, Founder/Chairman, BluMail/BluWorld
Panelists include: Shamina de Gonzaga, Co-founder, what moves you? Timothy Anderson, President, World Computer Exchange
12:15PM - 1:15PM Co-Chairs - overviews of different fields represented by the WTN membership
Co-Chairs:
Design - Ron Nabarro , Designer
Education - Richard Baraniuk
Founder, Connexions (Rice University)
Environment - Dean Cameron, Founder, Biolytix
Biotechnology - Ulf Nehrbass, CEO, Institut Pasteur Korea
Finance - Rebecca Fannin, Author, "Silicon Dragon: How China is Winning the Tech Race" and International Editor, Asian Venture Capital Journal (AVCJ)
Health & Medicine - Frank Volke, Head of NMR/MRI-Group, Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering (IBMT)
IT Hardware/Software- Ian Sands, Director of Envisioning, Microsoft
Arts - Julien Maire, Artist
1:15PM - 2:45PM Luncheon
2:15PM - 2:45PM Luncheon Speaker "Where's My Jetpack?: A Guide to the Science Fiction Future that Never Arrived"
Daniel H. Wilson, author
2:45PM - 3:30PM "How to Save the Future: The Future Needs Solar"
Zhengrong Shi, Founder/Chairman/CEO, Suntech Power Holdings (China); "The Sun King"
3:30PM - 4:15PM "Innovation: Is this the best or worst of times?" (panel discussion) Moderator: Stephanie Mehta, Global Editor, Fortune magazine Panelists include: Lowell McAdam, CEO, Verizon Wireless
Peter F. Volanakis, President and Chief Operating Officer, Corning
4:15PM - 4:25PM Mini-Break
4:25PM - 5:10PM "Social Networks & Societal Revolution: what happened/is happening in Iran?"
Moderator: Lily Mazahery, Founder/President, Legal Rights Institute
Panelists include:
Reza Sayah, CNN Correspondent, Mark D. Drapeau, AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, The Center for Technology and National Security Policy, The National Defense University
5:10PM Day One Closing Remarks
James P. Clark, Founder/Chairman, The World Technology Network
Evening Delegates are free for the first evening. Recommendations are available for activities/restaurants/theater, etc.

 



DAY 2: Thursday, July 16, 2009

(NOTE: Registration desk opens at 7:00am)
8:45AM - 9:15AM Day Two Opening Remarks
James P. Clark, Founder/Chairman, The World Technology Network
9:15AM - 9:55AM DEMOS (from the stage)
Bunker Roy, Founder, The Barefoot College
Christofer Toumaz & Keith Errey, Toumaz Technology
Andrew Beck, Vice President for Public Affairs, PetroAlgae
Ian Sands, Director of Envisioning, Microsoft
John Maraganore, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
9:55AM - 10:25AM Coffee Break and exhibitions
10:25AM - 12:25AM THE UNDER-RECOGNIZED: A Scenario Planning Exercise
Leader: Art Kleiner, Editor, "Strategy+Business" magazine;
author, "The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management"
10:25AM - 10:55AM PART 1: Setting the Stage
10:55AM - 11:40AM PART 2: Breakout sessions
11:40AM - 12:25PM PART 3: Preparing for the Future
12:25PM - 1:45PM Luncheon
1:10PM - 1:45PM Co-Chairs - overviews of different fields represented by the WTN membership
Co-Chairs:
Space - Peter Smith, Principal Investigator and Project Leadership, Phoenix Mars Mission
Entertainment - Bruce Howard, Co-Founder, Lightglove
Ethics - Johannes Britz, Dean and Professor, School of Information Studies/ Interim Dean, College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Law - Irah Donner, Partner, WilmerHale
Materials - Pratibha Gai, Yorkshire Forward Professor of Electron Microscopy and Nanotechnology, Co-Director of the York JEOL Nanocentre, University of York
Energy - Scott Faris, CEO, Planar Energy Devices
Social Entrepreneurship. - Stephen Augustin, Industrial Designer, BMW; Inventor, The Watercone
1:45PM - 2:15PM "ICT for Development" (from Africa's Leading Policy Innovator) President Paul Kagame (Rwanda)
2:15PM - 3:00PM "The Future of Media in a Socially Networking World" (panel discussion)
Moderator, Jessi Hempel, Writer, Fortune magazine
Panelists include:
Patrick Keane, CEO, Associated Content; Former CMO, CBS Interactive; Former head Ad Sales Strategy, Google Brad Burnham, Partner, Union Square Ventures
John Borthwick, CEO, betaworks; former Senior Vice President of Alliances and Strategy, Time Warner, Inc.
3:00PM - 3:20PM Coffee Break and exhibitions
3:20PM - 4:00PM DEMOS (from the stage)
James Potter, Director, Mayo Clinic Medical Devices
Gerry Elman, Attorney at Law and Patent Attorney, Elman Technology Law, P.C.
Ulf Nehrbass, CEO, Institut Pasteur Korea
Philip G. Warner, President & CEO, Eden Park Illumination
4:00PM - 4:15PM Summit Closing Remarks & Instructions/Reminders for the Awards evening
4:15PM - 6:30PM Prepare for Awards Evening ("black tie")
6:45PM - 7:30PM Pre-Awards Reception
7:30PM - 10:30PM THE WORLD TECHNOLOGY AWARDS ceremony (including dinner)
Opening Remarks: James P. Clark, Founder/Chairman, The World Technology Network
Host's Welcome: Brendan Ripp, Vice President, Advertising Sales, TIME magazine
Welcome: Bob McCooey, Senior Vice President, The Nasdaq Stock Market
Co-Masters of Ceremonies: Ali Velshi, Chief Business Correspondent, CNN James P. Clark, Founder/Chairman/The World Technology Network

 

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