Monday, March 21, 2011

element14 contracts me to cover EmTech India 2011!

Friends, it is my pleasure to inform all of you that element14 has contracted yours truly to cover the EmTech India 2011 show — to be held at the ITC Royal Gardenia on March 22-23. May I add that my entire coverage — around eight sessions and four interviews — will be available for everyone to access on element 14′s website, exclusively!

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EmTech India 2011 starts on March 22, at 9am, with the inaugural session on India Innovates. This will be followed by several plenary sessions, the first being the Future of Energy, presented by Daniel G. Nocera.

This will be followed by a plenary on Next Generation Regenerative Medicine by Jeffrey M. Karp, Assistant Prof., Medicine and Health Sciences and Technology and Director, Laboratory for Advanced Biomaterials and Stem-Cell-Based Therapeutics, Harvard Medical School Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

There will be a panel discussion titled ‘Activating the Innovation Gene’, to be moderated by Prof D Balasubramaniam. Participants in the panel discussion include Dr Chetan Chitnis, principal leader, Malaria Group, ICGEB (malaria), Dr Udaykumar Ranga, Prof. JNCASR Bangalore (HIV), Dr Kumaravel Somasundaram, Associate Prof., IISc. (cancer stem cells), Dr Annapurni Rangarajan, Associate Prof., NCBS, TIFR (potential and cancer stem cells).

Post lunch, the sessions continue with a plenary on Location-Aware Wireless Networks by Moe Win, Associate Prof. of Aeronautics and Astronautics Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems, MIT, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

This will be followed by a panel discussion on Global Communications & Collaborations — the Future of Mobile Technology (LTE/4G). Day 1 concludes with the India TR35 awards ceremony.

Day 2 starts with with an EmTech 2011 Roundup on INDIA INNOVATES. This willl be followed by plenary sessions, with the first one on Ubiquitous Technologies by Kent Larson, director of the Changing Places research group at the MIT Media Lab.

This will be followed by a plenary on ‘Fueling the Future’, where biofuel/bio energy innovations shoud come up. Next, there will be a panel discussion on ‘Energy Mix of the Future’, where the panel will look at some of the emerging trends. The panelists include Prof. Ambuj Sagar, Prof. J Srinivasan and Dr Ajay Mathur.

Post lunch, day 2 will feature a plenary on the ‘Future of Computing,’ which will be followed by a panel discussion on the ‘Future of Search.’ The late afternoon will feature an R&D panel on ‘Lab to Market: Success is Not Final, Failure is Not Fatal.’ The concluding keynote will be on Enterprise 2.0 presented by Andrew McAfee.

There is a disclaimer, which advices patrons to please note that all times, topics, and speakers are subject to change. The organizers would also add several new parallel sessions including technology demonstrations.

Hope to see you there and stay tuned at the elenent14 website for my live posts! ;)

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