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Emerging technologies conference at Bangalore from March 22

Sunday March 13, 2011 03:57:12 PM, IANS

Washington: 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.








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