EmTech08 Conference at MIT (EmTech08)

Venue: MIT Campus

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 23, 2008 End Date/Time: Sep 25, 2008
Registration Date: Sep 20, 2008
Early Registration Date: Jul 31, 2008
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Join hundreds of business leaders, VCs, academics, technologists, and innovators as they come together to explore the emerging technologies that are going to change the way we live and do business.

This annual three-day summit is packed with groundbreaking presentations, interactive breakout sessions, and intense networking with our senior-level audience.

2008 Program Highlights:



Gina Bianchini, CEO, Ning
Ning just might be the most exciting thing out there in social networking. Hear about what sets this company apart from the rest.

Gururaj “Desh” Deshpande, Chairman, Sycamore Networks, A123 Systems, and Tejas Networks
Following his success founding Sycamore Networks, Deshpande created the Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation at MIT to serve as a catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship. Hear his take on how collaboration among entrepreneurs, young companies, and academics drives innovation.

Craig Mundie, Chief Research & Strategy Officer, Microsoft

Mundie is one of two senior Microsoft executives chosen to take over the company’s technical leadership when Bill Gates retires from his day-to-day role in July 2008. Mundie will describe the company’s long-term road map, discuss some of its big technology bets, and share demos of some of its most exciting projects.

Sophie V. Vandebroek, CTO, Xerox; President, Xerox Innovation Group

Sophie Vandebroek directs Xerox’s worldwide research centers, which spearhead the company’s innovation efforts. Hear about her vision of innovation and some of the new technologies emerging from Xerox’s labs.


Green Transportation

Leaders from companies that are transforming transportation discuss how emerging technologies will enable more environmentally friendly planes, trains, and automobiles.

The Future of Mobile
Top technologists discuss how more-powerful sensors, increasing processing power, cheap memory, fast wireless networks, and innovative software are radically changing the capabilities of handheld devices.

E-Voting Debate
Electronic voting systems have spread throughout the United States since the 2000 presidential election, in part to increase the security, accuracy, and simplicity of voting. Yet serious questions remain about these systems. Experts and stakeholders discuss the security and benefits of e-voting, with particular focus on how it may affect the 2008 U.S. elections.


Cloud Computing
Personal Genomics
Parallel Computing
Predictive Software
Connecting Chips with Light
Web 2.0/Web 3.0 Mashup
Open-Source Hardware
Electronic Health Records
Is There a Clean-Tech Bubble?
Plus: TR35 Panels

For a complete agenda and breakout-session descriptions, visit www.technologyreview.com/emtech/08/schedule.aspx.


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