Posted: September 23, 2008

EmTech08 conference at MIT explores next-generation technologies

(Nanowerk News) Technology Review, Inc. is hosting its eighth annual Emerging Technologies Conference, EmTech08, September 23-25th at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. EmTech08 is the premier event for exploring next-generation technologies and their impact on business and society.
The EmTech08 agenda was carefully crafted by the team at Technology Review and addresses a broad range of topics in information technology, biomedicine, energy, the Internet, and nanotech. Keynote presenters include Atefeh Riazi, Senior Partner and Chief Information Officer, Ogilvy and Mather; Lisa T. Su, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Freescale Semiconductor; Vinod Khosla, Founder, Khosla Ventures; Gina Bianchini, CEO and Cofounder, Ning; Craig Mundie, Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft; and Sophie V. Vandebroek, Chief Technology Officer, Xerox and President, Xerox Innovation Group.
“EmTech08 provides a unique opportunity for to explore the next-generation technologies and business issues that are shaping the world around us,” said Jason Pontin, editor in chief and publisher of Technology Review.
EmTech08 highlights include:
  • A half day workshop on Women in Technology designed to examine the issues faced by women working in technological fields (September 23, 2008).
  • Featured panel sessions on today’s hottest technology topics, including pathways to entrepreneurship, green transportation, the future of mobile, personal genomics, cloud computing, e-voting, and more.
  • A celebration of the 2008 TR35—an elite group of leading innovators under the age of 35—through a series of presentations and receptions.
  • The Emerging Technologies Showcase and demonstration area.
  • Sponsors of Technology Review’s EmTech08 Conference include Alcatel-Lucent, Bluehouse, CMEA Ventures, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and nTAG Interactive. For additional information about Technology Review’s EmTech08 Conference at MIT, please visit
    About Technology Review, Inc.
    Technology Review, Inc., an independent media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is the authority on the future of technology, identifying emerging technologies and analyzing their impact for leaders. Technology Review’s media properties include Technology Review magazine, the oldest technology magazine in the world (founded in 1899); the daily news website; and events such as the annual EmTech Conference at MIT.
    Source: Technology Review
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