Oct 25 - Oct 26, 2011
Time & Life Building
New York, USA
1271 Avenue of the Americas
(50th Street and 6th Avenue)
THE 2011 WORLD TECHNOLOGY AWARD FINALISTS AND NOMINEES
(scroll down to see all 20 categories.)
These Award finalists are those individuals (in 20 categories) and companies/organizations (in 10 categories) who are -- in the opinion of the WTN Fellows and Founding Members, through Awards voting process -- doing the innovative work of "the greatest likely long-term significance" in their fields. They are those creating the 21st century.
The Winners will be announced from the stage at the UNITED NATIONS* at the World Technology Awards gala/ceremony on the evening of October 26th, at the conclusion of the World Technology Summit conference held at the Time & Life Building on Oct. 25th/26th
Scott Hessels- Associate Professor, School of Creative Media
Chris Jordan - Photographic Artist, Chris Jordan Photography
Julie Kaganskiy -Editor, The Creators Project
Marco Tempest - Technoillusionist
Trimpin - Artist
Pamela Z - Composer/Performer/Media Artist, Pamela Z Productions
Nina Czegledy - Independent Media Artist
Kelly De Lay - Photographer, Clouds 365 Project
David Louis Edelman - Novelist/Bogger/Web Programmer
Luca Forucci - Composer/Performer/Sound Artist
Andrew Gregory - Founder, The Gregory Brothers
Phil Kline - Composer, Ivory Bill Music
Heather Knight - Robotics Entertaiment, Creator of Marilyn Monrobot
Norene Leddy - Artist, Nobetty Studios
Anthony Martin - Artist
Julie Newdoll - Owner, Brush with Science
Gurpan Rau - Artist
Trudy Myrrh Reagan - Artist
Tom Sachs - Artist
Eric Singer - Artist/Technologist, LEMUR
Tami Spector - Professor, Univ. of San Francisco
Alexander Tsiaras - Founder/CEO, theVisualMD
James J. Collins - Investigator and University Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Boston University
Paul Greengard - Founder and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board, Intra-Cellular Therapies
H. Robert Horvitz - Co-Founder, Epizyme, Inc.
Gustavo Stolovitzky - Manager, Functional Genomics and Systems Biology, IBM Research
Yi Zhang - Howard Hughes Medical Institute, UNC-Chapel Hill
Anthony Atala - Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Allan Bradley - Founder/Consultant, Kymab Ltd.
Han Cao - Chief Scientific Officer, BioNanomatrix, Inc.
Debbie Corazzelli - Director of Marketing, Pathwork Diagnostics
Shoukat Dedhar - Professor, University of British Columbia
Karl Deisseroth - Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Stanford University
John Dimos - Scientific Director, iPierian, Inc.
Marija Drndic - Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Mark C. Enright - Research Director, AmpliPhi Biosciences
Bernadette Fendrock - Co-founder, President/CEO, Hepregen Corporation
Dr. Claude E. Gagna - Professor, Scientist, New York Institute of Technology
Hans Loibner - Apeiron Biologics
Tassos Nicolaou - President and CEO, Deplor, Inc.
Svante Paabo - Director of the Department of Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Tannishtha Reya - Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology, Duke University Medical Center
Reshma Shetty - DNA hacker, Ginkgo BioWorks
Samuel Sia - Associate Professor of Bioengineering, Columbia University
Warren Warren - James B. Duke Professor/Chair of Chemistry, Duke University
454 Life Sciences (Roche)
ARCA Biopharma, Inc.
Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc.
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Myelin Repair Foundation
NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sirna Therapeutics, Inc.
University of Rochester Medical Center
Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (INDIVIDUAL)
Gabriel Charlet - Researcher, Bell Labs Inc.
Chris Cox - Vice President of Product, Facebook, Inc.
Harald Haas - Professor, University of Edinburgh
Jessica Mah - Co-Founder/Architect/CEO, inDinero, Inc.
Kevin Systrom - CEO, Instagram
Prabhakar Raghavan - Chief Strategy Officer, Executive VP, and Head of Yahoo! Labs
Sam Zaid - CEO, Getaround
Reza Behnam - Founder/CEO, ADZ Central
Eunice Chou - Founder, Flavorize
Stephan Durach, - Head, BMW Technology Office, BMW
Anja Feldmann - Professor, PH D
Jacques-Antoine Granjon - Founder, Vente-Privée, Inc.
Laura Hudson - Director of Operations, Frontline SMS
Brett Martin - CEO, Sonar
Mark Miller - Vice President, Chief Technical Officer, Co-Founder of ViaSat Inc.
Rachel Sterne - Chief Digital Officer, City of New York
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (CORPORATE)
Sudhanshu Jain & Rajeev Ranjan
TerreStar Networks, Inc.
Third Rail Mobility
Hussein Al-Attar - Designer
Jan Chipchase - Executive Creative Director of Frog Design
Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg - Designer/Artist/Writer
Philip Letts - Founder/CEO, blur Group
Nicole Vanderbilt - CEO, mydeco.com
Dr. Ronald Blum - PixelOptics
Eric Chan - Designer, ECCO Design
Benoit Collette - Industrial Designer, TEAGUE
Bill Collis - CEO and Founder, The Foundry
Leigh Cosentino - Industrial Designer
Vuk Dragovic - Industrial Designer, Nera Design, Inc.
Liam Ferguson - Industrial Designer
Naoto Fukasawa - Industrial Designer, Naoto Fukasawa Design
Roland Heiler - Managing Director of Porsche Design, Porche
Ola Larsén - Senior Manager, Research In Motion, Inc.
Anil Laul - Architect, Anangpur Building Centre
Harc Lee - Industrial Designer, Ryan Harc
Igor Lobanov - Industrial Designer
Chris Mullin - President, Dynamic Eye, Inc.
Tino Schaedler - Production Designer, NAU
Damjan Stankovic - Industrial Designer
Tony Cann - Founder/Vice Chairman, Promethean, Inc.
Salman Khan - Founder/Executive Director, Khan Academy
Sandy Khaund - Founder/CEO, Irynsoft
Milica Paranosic - Owner/Composer, BrukaProduction
Mitchel Resnick - LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and Head of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group, MIT Media Lab
Michael Chasen - CEO/President/Director, Blackboard, Inc.
Dawn Danby - Sustainable Design Senior Program Manager, Autodesk
Bill Goodwin - CEO , Discovery Education
Mbeh Gilbert & Patrick H. Baboga - EDUCAF
Eli Luberoff - Founder/CEO, Desmos Inc.
Matt MacInnis - Founder and CEO, Inkling, Inc.
Ron Packard - CEO, K12 Inc.
Manuel Perez - Co-Founder DYMO/Mimio
Osman Rashid - Co-Founder/CEO, Kno, Inc.
Alaa Sadik - Assistant Professor, Sultan Qaboos University
Chris Sprague - CEO/ Co-Founder, Open Study, Inc.
Michael Staton - CEO, Inigral, Inc
Collis Ta'eed - CEO/Founder, Envato, Inc.
Linda Tsantis - Associate Professor, The Johns Hopkins University School of Education
Stacey Bent - Professor of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
Andrew McClaine - CTO, Safe Hydrogen, LLC
Lars Müller-Messkampf - Research Staff, Institute of Applied Photo Physics, Technical University of Dresden.
Daniel Nocera - Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy/Professor of Chemistry, MIT
Professor Rod Ruoff; Meryl Stoller - Ruoff Research Group, University of Texas at Austin - with Dr. Xin Zhao; Materials Scientist, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab)
Jonathan Goldstein - Founder/President/Chief Scientist, 3G Solar Photovoltaics, Ltd.
Steve Hassell, Baz Khuti and Steven Geffin
Andrés Lasagni - Research Scientist/Group Leader, Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology
Mike Layton - COO, Hydrovolts, Inc.
Joseph Menapace - Chemist/Researcher, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory
Bryan Roberts - Co-Founder , Sky Windpower Corporation
Rodney Ruoff - Professor, The University of Texas at Austin
Emanuel Sachs - CTO, 1366 Technologies, Inc.
Thomas Tao - Founder/CTO, CellTech Power, LLC.
Satoshi Uchida - Associate Professor, University of Tokyo
Jun Xu - Staff Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
1366 Technologies, Inc.
Axion Power International, Inc.
Babcock-Thermo Carbon Capture LLC
Ballard Power Systems, Incorporated
Bosch Solar Energy, Corporation
ETV Motors, Ltd.
Harvest Power, Inc.
Jadoo Power, Inc.
Lightwave Power, Inc.
Promethian Power Systems
Q-Cells SE Corporation
Raser Technologies, Inc.
ReGen Power Systems, Inc.
Sapphire Energy, Inc.
See Algae Technologies AG
See-O-Two Biotech GMBH
Siluria Technologies, Inc.
Solar and Environmental Technologies Corp.
Solar Enertech, Inc.
Sundrop Fuels, Inc.
Tremont Electric, Inc.
Daniel Ek - Co-Founder/CTO, Spotify, Inc.
Nam Do H - Founder/CEO, Emotiv Systems Inc
Kati London - Director of Product, Zynga
Seth Priebatsch - Chief Ninja (CEO), SCVNGR
Peter Vesterbacka - Chief Marketing Officer, Rovio Mobile, Ltd.
Oliver Bao - Head of Research & Development, Depth Analysis
Rio Caraeff - President/ CEO, Vevo, LLC.
James DeJulio - Co-Founder/President, Tongal, Inc.
Prerna Gupta - CEO, Khush
Alex Iskold - Founder/CEO, GetGlue, Inc.
Kim Jung-Joo - Founder, Nexon, Inc.
Kati London - Director of Product, Zynga
Gabe Newell - Founder/Managing Director, Valve Software Corporation
Celia Pearce - Director, Experimental Game Lab, Georgia Institute of Technology
Shahrzad Rafati - CEO, Broadband TV Corporation
Michael Robertson - Founder/CEO, DAR.fm
Timothy Schaaff - President, Sony Network Entertainment
Ben Silverman - Founder/CEO, Electus, Inc.
Kevin Systrom - CEO/Co-Founder, Instagram, Inc.
Sam Tarantino, Josh Greenberg - Founder/ CEO, Grooveshark, Inc.
Hong Thai Nguyen, Ee Ping Ong, Zhiyong Huang, Arthur Niswar, Farzam Farbiz, Susanto Rahardja
Ann Hand - CEO, Project Frog
Edward Harwood - CEO/Founder, Aero Farm Systems, LLC
Alisdair McGregor - Principal, Arup
Bridgette Shannon - Development Scientist, Corning, Inc.
Ursula Sladek - Founder/President, Schönau Power Supply
Felisa Wolfe-Simon - Microbial Geobiologist/Biogeochemist, NASA Astrobiology Institute
Ray Anderson - Founder/Chairman, InterfaceFlor, Inc.
Roger Ballentine - Founder President, Green Strategies, Inc.
Tim Binnion - Product Design Engineer
Tim Schaaff - President, Sony Network Entertainment
Tom Szaky - Founder, TerraCycle, Inc.
Wang Shi - Co-Founder/CEO, TerraCycle, Inc.
Center for Popular Education and Social Formation
Siemens Water Technologies
Anguil Environmental Systems, Inc.
Anthroterra Pty, Ltd.
Astrium GEO Information Services
Atlantic Biomass Conversions, Inc.
Biochar Solutions, Inc.
(DNV) Det Norske Veritas, Inc.
Full Circle Solutions, Inc.
Future Farm, Inc.
General Electric Company
General Motors Company
Honda Motor Company, Ltd.
Lehigh Technologies, Inc.
Serious Energy, Inc.
Tata Motors, Inc.
Telsa Motors, Inc.
Soraj Hongladarom - Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
Keith Miller - Schewe Professor of Computer Science, University of Illinois, Springfield
John Sullins - Associate Professor, Sonoma State University
Vivian Weil - Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions/Professor of Ethics, Illinois Institute of Technology
Paul Wolpe - Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Bioethics/Director, Center for Ethics, Emory University
Peter Asaro - Assistant Professor, The New School University
Nicholas Ashford - Professor, Technology and Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John Crowley - Chief of Section/Chief Editor of the International Social Sciences Journal, UNESCO
Adam Finkel - Executive Director, Penn Program
Jonathan Glover - Philosopher
Leon Kass - Addie Clark Harding Professor, University of Chicago
Prof. Dr. Maosen LI
Patrick Lin - Director, Ethics + Emerging Sciences Group, California Polytechnic State University (SLO)
Glenn McGee - John B. Francis Endowed Chair in Bioethics, Center for Practical Bioethics
Vivienne Nathanson - Director of Science and Ethics, British Medical Association
Thomas Pogge - Director of the Global Justice Program/Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University.
Alain Pompidou - Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, UNESCO
Bernd Stahl - Professor of Critical Research in Technology, De Montfort University
Felix Weil - Managing Partner, QUIBIQ
Steve Anderson - Founder, Baseline Ventures, Inc.
Eric Benhamou - Founder/CEO, Benhamou Global Ventures, LLC
Chris Dixon - Co-Founder, Hunch, Inc.
Esther Dyson - CEO, EDventure Holdings
Fred Wilson - Founder/Partner, Union Square Ventures
Stephen Fleming - Founder, Atlanta Technology Angels
Bing Gordon - Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Inc.
Justin Hall-Tipping, CEO, nanoholdings
Reid Hoffman - Executive Chairman/Co-Founder, GreyLock; LinkedIn
Yuri Milner - Founder/CEO , Digital Sky Technologies, Inc.
John Moussouris - Managing Partner, VenEarth Group LLC
Naval Ravikant - Co-Founder, AngelList, Inc.
David Rose - Board of Directors/ Chairman, NY Angels, Inc.
Band of Angels
Charles River Ventures
Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers
New York Angels
Union Square Ventures
Ascension Health Ventures
tVen Earth Group
HEALTH & MEDICINE (INDIVIDUAL)
Anthony Atala - Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Joseph DeSimone - Chancellor's Eminent Professor of Chemistry, UNC-Chapel Hill/William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Chemical Engineering, NC State University
Alfred E. Mann - Chairman of the Board/CEO, MannKind Corporation
Mark D. Pegram - Professor of Medicine/Associate Director for Clinical Research, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Hospitals and Clinics
Martin Wesian - General Manager, Helioz Research and Development GmbH
Gordon Bishop - Vice President, Research & Development and Co-Founder, Direct Flow Medical, Inc.
Wiliam Cohn - Director, Minimally Invasive Surgical Technology, Texas Heart Institute
O.H. Frazier - Chief, Center for Cardiac Support, Texas Heart Institute
Per Gjorstrup - Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer, Resolvyx Pharmaceuticals
David Glanzman - Professor and Researcher, UCLA Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology - William Jacobs Professor of Microbiology/ Immunology/Molecular Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Kanchan Koya - Co-Founder, SwitchBiotics, Inc.
John Parker - Chief Technology Officer, Implant Technologie, National ICT Australia, Ltd.
Tracy Robson - Professor/Researcher, Queen's University Belfast/Almac Discovery Group, Ltd.
Bob Wang - Founder, U-Systems, Inc.
Warren S. Warren - James B. Duke Professor/Chair, Department of Chemistry, Duke University
William F. Weitzel - Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School
Yi-Tao Yu - University of Rochester
HEALTH & MEDICINE (CORPORATE)
Institute of Microelectronics, Singapore
Second Sight Medical Products
Aveo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Biogen Idec, Inc.
Envoy Medical Corporation
Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Invention Labs, Inc.
Kinex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
St. Bakhita Health Centre
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.
xDx Expression Diagnostics, Inc.
Brent Burroff and Evan Lindquist - Founders, ZionEyez
Jack Dorsey - Founder, Twitter, Inc.
Peter Freer - President/Founder, Freer Logic, Inc.
Scott Hassan - Founder, Willow Garage, Inc.
Kia Silverbrook - CEO, Silverbrook Research, Inc.
Steve Teig - Co-Founder, Tabula, Inc.
Limor Fried - Founder/Engineer, Adafruit Industries
Alex Kipman - Project Manager, Microsoft Company
Yu-Ming Lin - Researcher, IBM Thomas. J. Watson Research Center
Jon Moeller - Design Engineer, Interface Ecology Lab, Texas A&M Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Radhika Nagpal - Associate Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University
Joel Pollack - Executive Vice President, Nouvoyance, Inc.
Steven Swanson - Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego Computer Science & Engineering
Martin Wilke - Cientist, Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration
AsusTek Computer, Inc. (for Eee Pad Transformer)
Barnes and Noble, Inc. (for Nooks)
Control 4, Inc.
Dawning Information Industry Company, Ltd.
DLR Portal, Inc.
Fujitsu Global, Inc. (for K Computer)
Mavizon Technologies, Inc.
Microdrones GmbH, Inc.
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (for Atrix phone)
National Supercomputer Center (China)
Panasonic Corporation of North America
Samsung, Inc. (9 series laptop)
Sony Electronics, Inc. (for 3D Camcorder)
XBox - Microsoft Corporation
Jack Abraham - CEO & Founder, Milo.com
Scott Guilfoyle - Senior Vice President of Platform Services/CTO, PayPal, Inc.
Otavio Good - Co-Founder, Quest Visual, Inc
Tara Sainath - Speech Recognition Specialist
Jamie Shotton - Researcher, Microsoft Research
Sean Gourley - CTO, Quid, Inc.
Prerna Gupta - CEO, Khush, Inc.
Aaron Levie - Co-Founder/CEO, Box.net, Inc.
Marc Levoy - Professor, Computer Science, Stanford University
Sebastian Thrun - Professor, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Marcos Weskamp - Head of Design, Flipboard
Microsoft Research Cambridge
Plex Systems, Inc.
Red Hat, Inc.
Sony Network Entertainment
Sony, Inc. (for Smart AR)
The Meltwater Group
Dan L. Burk - Founding Faculty, University of California-Irvine School of Law
Julie Cohen - Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
F. Scott Kieff - Professor, George Washington University Law School
Mark Lemley - William H. Neukom Professor, Stanford Law School
Arti K. Rai - Elvin R. Latty Professor of Law, Duke University
Naomi Assia - Managing Partner/Founder, Naomi Assia & Co
Alexander Blumrosen - Partner, Bernard-Hertz-Béjot
Andrew P. Bridges - Counsel, Winston & Strawn LLP
Christian Frank - Partner, Taylor Wessing LLP
Richard Horning - Counsel, SNR Denton LLP
Peter Huppertz - Partner, Hoffmann Liebs Fritsch & Partner
Douglas Jamison - Chairman of the Board/Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director, Harris & Harris Group, Inc.
Brian Kahin - Senior Fellow, Computer and Communications Industry Association
Stephen Maebius - Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Nigel Miller - Partner, Fox Williams, LLP
Jeffrey D. Neuburger - Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP
Chinh H. Pham - Attorney, Greenberg Trauig LLP
Gregor Pryor - Partner/Digital Media Specialist, Reed Smith LLP
Rory Radding - Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP
Richard Raysman - Partner, Holland & Knight, LLP
Andy Getsey, Co-Founder; Rebecca West, Senior Vice President; James Hannon, Co-Founder - Atomic Public Relations
Sabrina Guttman - Deputy Practice Chair, Burson-Marsteller US Technology Practice.
Margaret Healy - Manager, Strategic Partnerships, YouTube, LLC
Aedhmar Hynes - CEO, Text 100 Public Relations
Melissa Waggener Zorkin - CEO/President/Founder, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Inc.
Andy Berndt/ Robert Wong - Google Creative Lab,
Jeffrey Bezos - Founder/CEO/Chairman of the Board, Amazon, Inc.
B. Bonin Bough - Director, Social Media, PepsiCo., Inc.
Jack Dorsey - Founder, Twitter, Inc.
Trevor Edwards - VP, Global Brand/Category Management, Nike, Inc.
Bob Greenberg - Chairman/CEO/Global Chief Creative Officer, R/GA, Inc.
Neil Heymann - Creative Director, Droga5, Inc.
John Jay - Global Executive Creative Director, Wieden+Kennedy
Jason Morris - Executive Vice President, Schwartz Communications, Inc.
Peter Pedersen - Chair, Global Technology Practice, Edelman
Melissa Waggener Zorkin - CEO/President/Founder, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, Inc.
Susan Westre - Executive Creative Director, Ogilvy & Mather
Andrew Barron - Welch Chair of Chemistry/Professor of Materials Science, Rice University
Michael Haag - Chief Technology Officer, Universal Nanotech Corporation
Evelyn Hu - Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Michelle Khine - Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, Assistant Professor (Joint Appointment), Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering, University of California, Irvine
Werner Kuhr - Vice President Research & Founder, ZettaCore, Inc.
Charles M. Lieber - Mark Hyman Professor of Chemistry, Harvard University
David J. Bergman - Professor of Physics, Tel Aviv University
Dr Zhikuan Chen - Department Head/Senior Scientist, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering
Jeff Chin - Founder/CTO, Integrated Surface Technologies, Inc.
Lee Cronin - Professor/Founder, The Cronin Group
Elanor Huntington - Program Manager, School of Engineering & Information Technology University, College of UNSW
Benny Freeman - Kenneth A. Kobe and Paul D. and Betty Robertson Meek & American Petrofina Foundation Centennial Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Joseph Jacobson - Board Member, Kovio, Inc.
Matthew Kanan - Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Daniel Nocera - The Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry, MIT
M. Grant Norton - CTO, GoNano Technologies, Inc.
Ho Bum - Park Assistant Professor - Chemical Engineering (& Energy Engineering), Hanyang University
Daniel Resasco - Founder/Chief Scientist, Southwest Nanotechnologies, Inc.
Mark Stockman - Professor, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Jun Xu - Researcher, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Nano Science Labs
Advanced Diamond Solutions, Inc.
Chiral Quest, Inc.
Everspin Technologies, Inc.
MBA Polymers, Inc.
Molecular Imprints, Inc.
Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
NanoScape AG, Inc.
QD Soleil, Inc.
QD Vision, Inc.
Spatial Photonics, Inc.
Strem Chemicals, Inc.
MEDIA & JOURNALISM
James Gleick - Author
Rebecca MacKinnon - Journalist/Free Speech Activist, Global Voice Online, Inc.
Dennis Meredith - Author/Consultant
Athar Osama - Publisher/Editor/Columnist, Muslim-Science.Com
Marcia Stepanek - Multimedia Journalist/New Media Strategist/NYU Faculty/Author, Contribute Media
Padma TV - South Asia Regional Coordinator, SciDev.Net
Raphael Godlove Ahenu - CEO, Global Media Foundation
Esra'a Al Shafei - Founder/Director, Mideast Youth
Rory Cellan-Jones - Technology Correspondent, BBC
Robert X. Cringely - Journalist and Author
Josh Fox - Founder and Director, International WOW Company
Yali Friedman - President, thinkBiotech
Ben Goldacre - Author and Epidemiologist
Brian Hill - Managing Director, Century Films
Mark Hurst - Author and Entrepreneur, Creative Good, Inc.
Hepeng Jia - Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Science Bi-Weekly
Martin Nowak - Professor, Author
Frank J. Ohlhorst - Journalist, Professional Speaker and IT Business Consultant
Randy Olson - Filmmaker, Prairie Starfish Productions
Erik Qualman - Author; Global Vice President of Online Marketing, EF Education
Courtney Radsch - Freedom of Expression Officer, Freedom House
Mariko Takahashi - Science Editor, Asahi Shimbun, Inc.
Rob Atkinson - President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Nigel Cameron - President/CEO, Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET)
John Clippinger - Director/Research Scientist, Harvard Berkman Center -MIT Media Lab
Alex Dehgan - Science and Technology Adviser to the Administrator, US Agency for International Development
Kenji Higuchi - Photographer, Activist
Daniel Sarewitz - Co-Director, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes/Associate Director, Center for Nanotechnology in Society/Professor of Science and Society Professor, School of Life Sciences and School of Sustainability
Julian Assange - FounderEditor-in-Chief, WikiLeaks
Wan Gang - Minister, Science and Technology Policy
Wael Ghonim - Head of Marketing, Google Middle East and North Africa
John P. Holdren - Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science
and Technology , White House Office of Technology
Alozio Mercadante - Minister, Science and Technology (Brazil), xx
Paul Nurse - President, Royal Society
Naledi Pandor - Minister, Science and Technology, xxx
Nobuo Tanaka - Executive Director, International Energy Agency
Ken Banks - Founder, kiwanja.net/FrontlineSMS
Perry Chen - CEO, Kickstarter, Inc.
Mike Feinberg - Co-Founder, KIPP
Stephanie Hankey, Co-Founder/Executive Director; Marek Tuszynski, Co-Founder - Tactical Tech
Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu - Executive Director, The Smallholders Foundation
James Taylor, Debbie Aung-Din Taylor - Founders/Directors, Proximity Designs
Howard Weinstein - Social Entrepreneur, Solar Ear
Anil Dash - Co-Founder/ Managing Director, Activate, Inc.
Bill Drayton - Founder/CEO , Ashoka, Inc.
Matt Evans - Co-Founder, Imgaine H2O, Inc.
Christopher Fabian - Co-Lead, UNICEF Innovation Unit, NYHQ, UNICEF
Aaron Foss - Co-Founder, Joinable.org
Scott Harrison - Founder, Charity Water
Alex Hofmann - Co-Founder/CEO, Changents
David Kobia - Director of Technology, Ushahidi Inc.
Cyrus Massoumi - CEO/Co-Founder, ZocDoc
Melinda Moiree - CEO, BIO Ventures for Global Health
Aleph Molinari - President, Fundación Proacceso ECO
Ken Ramberg - Co-Founder, GoodSearch, Inc.
Almir Narayamoga Surui - Activist/Tribal Leader
Rambod Yadegar - Founder, GiveBackMail
Franklin Chang-Diaz - CEO, Ad Astra Rocket Company
Christine Charles - Professor of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University
Steven Howe - Director, Center for Space Nuclear Research, Universities Space Research Association
Edward Montgomery - Beam Control Lead Engineer, US Army Space & Missile Defense Command/ARSTRAT
Gwynne Shotwell - President, SpaceX Technologies, Corp
Elwood Agasid - Nanosatellite Project Manager, NASA Ames Research Center
Jason Andrews - Co-Founder, Andrews Space, Inc.
Jeff Bezos - Founder, Blue Origin
Robert Bigelow - President/ Founder, Bigelow Aerospace, Inc.
Loretta Jackson - Co-Founder/Chief Technician, XCOR Aerospace, Inc.
Glenn Martin - Founding Director, Martin Aircraft Company, Ltd.
Peter Madsen and Kristian von Bengston - Co-Founders, Copenhagen Suborbitals
Elon Musk - Co-Founder/Chairman/Product Architect/CEO, Telsa Motors, Inc.
Leik Myrabo - Chairman/CTO, Lightcraft Technologies, Inc.
Thomas B. Pickens - CEO/ Chairman of the Board, Astrotech Corporation
Garrett Smith - Founder/President/COO, Cosmica Spacelines
Kristian von Bengtson - Founder/CEO, Copenhagen Suborbitals
Canadian Space Agency
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Pratt & Whitney