MIT Technology Review Announces Visionary Speakers and Agenda for 2014 EmTech MIT Event
CAMBRIDGE, Mass – July 30, 2014: Today, MIT Technology Review announces featured speakers and initial agenda for its annual EmTech MIT, a dynamic conference serving as an access point to the innovative people and companies changing the face of business and society as a whole. This year’s event will be held September 23–25, 2014, at the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Mass.
Each year, EmTech focuses on the emerging technologies that matter most–those with the greatest potential to change our lives. The event this fall examines emerging trends in neuroengineering, clean resources, the economics of technology, precision medicine, robotics, cognitive computing, and the Internet of things, plus MIT Technology Review magazine’s 2014 list of Innovators Under 35 and more.
MIT Technology Review events bring the editorial mission of the publication to life. “Every day in our websites and magazines, we write about the innovations that will likely be a part of the solution to civilizational challenges our species faces,” said Jason Pontin, MIT Technology Review’s editor in chief and publisher. “But nothing matches the magic of seeing first-hand a young innovator on stage speaking passionately about how she will make the world a better place.”
Featured speakers include Erik Brynjolfsson, director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, discussing technology’s role in inequality; Francis deSouza, president of Illumina, on the arrival of precision medicine; Molly Jahn, professor at the University of Wisconsin Madison Global Health Institute, on engineering food security; Aaron Levie, cofounder and CEO of Box, discussing next-generation computing and mobility; Christof Koch, chief scientific officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, on cracking the brain’s codes, Marc Raibert, Founder and CEO, Boston Dynamics; and Astro Teller of Google[x], discussing moonshot thinking and purpose-driven innovation.
EmTech MIT event partners include Citrix, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, Lemelson-MIT Program, Lewis PR, MIT CSAIL Alliance Program, MIT Professional Education, MIT Sloan Executive Education, and Sagentia.
To learn more about EmTech and to see the full speaker list as schedule, visit www.EmTechMIT.com.
About MIT Technology Review
MIT Technology Review leads the global conversation about technologies that matter. An independent media company owned by MIT, it produces publications read by millions of business leaders, innovators, and thought leaders around the globe, in six languages and on a variety of platforms. The company publishes MIT Technology Review magazine, the most respected technology magazine; daily news features, analysis, and opinion; and Business Reports, which explain how technologies are transforming industries. It produces live events such as the annual EmTech MIT, international EmTech conferences, Summits, and Salons. The company’s entrepreneurial community organization, MIT Enterprise Forum, informs, connects, and coaches early-stage technology entrepreneurs so they can succeed faster.
David W.M. Sweeney
MIT Technology Review