EmTech India, the third India edition of prestigious emerging
technologies conference by Massachusetts Institute of Technology's
(MIT's) Technology Review begins at Bangalore March 22.
A platform for innovative ideas and
technologies, the two-day conference will see over 50 of
celebrated scientists, tech visionaries and innovators from the
world of energy, networking, architecture and medicine sharing and
discussing their disruptive innovations aimed at offering
solutions to the greatest challenges facing humanity.
Organised by Cambridge Massachusetts based Technology Review, the
oldest technology magazine in the world, it's being held in India,
for the third year in succession, in association with CyberMedia.
The conference will cover a range of topics-Regenerative Gene,
Ubiquitous Technologies, Location Aware Networks, Smart Computing
Techniques, Clean Energy - and the role they can play in revving
up the high growth trajectory that India has set for itself.
Among MIT speakers, Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry
at MIT, Dr. Daniel G. Nocera's session on 'Future of Energy'
promises to be of great interest in view of the rising global oil
prices. His group pioneered studies of energy conversion with
focus on the generation of solar fuels.
Dr. Nocera, named as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential
People in the World, has recently accomplished a solar fuels
process that captures many of the elements of photosynthesis
outside of the leaf.
This discovery of artificial photosynthesis sets the stage for the
large scale, distributed, deployment of solar energy.
A keynote on 'Next Generation Regenerative Medicine' by MIT's
celebrated faculty, Dr. Jeffrey M. Karp, Director of Advanced
Biomaterials & Stem-CellBased Therapeutics Lab and Harvard Medical
School, will set the tone for a discussion on activating the
innovation gene by Indian scientists.
Legendary architect Kent Larson, known for experimenting with
living areas to achieve zero-energy, mass customised, scalable
Urban Housing, will touch upon use of technologies and interfaces
to understand and respond to human activity.
Larson, who directs the Changing Places Research and MIT Living
Labs Initiative, will share his experiences of using GPS (Global
Positioning System) location of occupants and a context-aware
tunable LED (Light Emitting Diodes) lighting among others.
A keynote on Enterprise 2.0 by Andrew McAfee who authored a book
by the same name will touch on the ways that information
technology affects businesses.
McAfee believes that emergent social software platforms like wikis,
blogs, prediction markets, Facebook, and Twitter are now being
used within and between organizations, and are delivering novel
capabilities and powerful results.
A session on 'Location-Aware Wireless Networks' by Moe Win of
Aeronautics and Astronautics Lab at MIT would dwell on how
scientists deploy ultra-wide bandwidth (UWB) systems, optical
transmission systems, and space communications systems.