New York, NY (PRWEB) October 09, 2012
The World Technology Network (“The WTN,” http://www.wtn.net) announced today the names of the 50 corporate Finalists (in 10 categories) and 100 individual Finalists (in 20 categories) for the prestigious World Technology Awards, presented by the WTN in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS, and Technology Review. The Finalists join the WTN membership — a roster of organizations (Corporate Members) and individuals (WTN Fellows) from over 60 countries around the world.
The World Technology Awards have been presented by the WTN since 2000, as a way to honor those in 20 different categories of science and technology and related fields doing “the innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance.” Nominees for the 2012 World Technology Awards were selected by the WTN Fellows (winners and finalists from previous annual Award cycles in the individual Award categories) through an intensive, global process lasting many months.
The WTN is a curated membership community comprised of the world’s most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields. The WTN and its members – those creating the 21st century — are focused on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies.
The winners of the World Technology Awards will be announced during a ceremony at the Time-Life Building on the evening of October 23rd at the close of the World Technology Summit, a two-day “thought leadership” conference (Oct. 22/23) also held at the Time-Life Building and presented by the WTN in association with TIME magazine, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS, Technology Review, and others. Most of the delegates to the Summit will be 2012 Award nominees, current WTN members (winners and finalist from previous Awards cycles), as well as other leaders from business, technology, and industry.
The theme of this years event is NOTHING WILL EVER BE THE SAME AGAIN. Says James Clark, Founder and Chairman of the World Technology Network, Advances in technology and science have utterly and profoundly changed our world. And with exponential growth only expected to continue, technology has become the single most important force in human affairs. This year we are more eager than ever to pay tribute to the talent and innovation of our individual and corporate honorees. Clark continues, “Each year, this event gains momentum and prestige making it the ultimate global platform to honor visionary contributions in the science and technology arenas. The World Technology Awards program is not only a very inspiring way to identify and honor the most innovative people and organizations in the technology world, but it also is a truly disciplined way for the WTN membership to identify those who will formally join them, as WTN Fellows, as part of our global community. By working to make useful connections among our members, we are helping create our collective future and change our world.
About the World Technology Network
The WTN exists to “encourage serendipity” — the happy accidents of colliding ideas and new relationships that cause the biggest breakthroughs for individuals and institutions. The WTN works to accomplish its mission through global and regional events for its members and extended audience, to help make connections among them, and to examine the likely implications and possible applications of emerging technologies.
For more information about the World Technology Network, or to attend the WTN Summit and Awards, please contact:
Director of Events and Operations
World Technology Network
646 246 1081 (mobile)
WORLD TECHNOLOGY AWARDS 2012 FINALISTS
Mark Coniglio – Composer/Media Artist, Co-founder Troika Ranch
Joe Davis – Artist & Research Affiliate, Department of Biology at MIT & George Church Laboratory at Harvard Medical School
Markus Kayser – Markus Kayser Studio
Aaron Koblin – Artist & Designer, Data Arts Team in Google’s Creative Lab
Golan Levin – Director of the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry and Associate Professor of Electronic Time-Based Art at Carnegie Mellon University
Payal Agarwal – Associate Professor of Pharmacy, Notre Dame of Maryland University
Dmitry Bulavin – Associate Professor, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR Singapore
Michael Danquah – Chemical and Bioprocess Engineer, Monash University
Donald Ingber – Founding Director, Wyss Institute and Core Faculty Member Platform Leader, Biomimetic Microsystems
Miriah Meyer – Assistant Professor, School of Computing, University of Utah
Richard Wilson – Director, The Genome Institute at Washington University
David Young – Senior Lecturer, Musculoskeletal Research Group, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University
Loh Yuin-Han – Principal Investigator at the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR Singapore
Fibrocell Science, Inc.
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (INDIVIDUAL)
Ranveer Chandra – Senior Researcher, Mobile Computing Research Center, Microsoft Research
Sir Richard Friend – Cavendish Professor at the University of Cambridge and Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor at the National University of Singapore
Paul E. Jacobs – CEO, Qualcomm
Jun Murai – Professor, Faculty of Environmental Information, Keio University (Japan)
Deb Roy – Director, MIT Media Lab’s Cognitive Machines Group
Anton Zeilinger – Professor of Physics, University of Vienna and Director, Institute of Quantum Optics and
Quantum Information of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (CORPORATE)
David Kelley – Co-founder, IDEO
Dick Powell – Co-founder, Seymourpowell
Andrew Slorance – Founder, iimaginedesign.com & Creator of Carbon Black wheelchair
Scott Summit – CEO & Founder, Bespoke Innovations
Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby – Founders, Barber Osgerby
Cathy N. Davidson & David Theo Goldberg – Founders, HASTAC/MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competition
Michael Karnjanaprakorn – CEO/Co-Founder, Skillshare
Emma Mercier – Research Associate, SynergyNet: Multi-touch in Education, Durham University
Chip Paucek – Co-Founder, 2tor
Suneet Singh Tuli – CEO, Datawind
Alexander Balandin – Professor of Electrical Engineering and Founding Chair of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Riverside
Amit Goyal – ORNL Distinguished Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Tennessee
Andy Hamiltion – Engineer, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Lars Jeuken – Reader in Biophysics, University of Leeds
Laurence Kemball-Cook – Director, Pavegen Systems
Zheng Liu – Research Scientist, Rice
Torrey Hills Technologies, LLC
Chris Aiken – Head Developer and President, AikenLabs – Immersive Motion
David Helgason – CEO and Co-Founder, Unity Technologies
Todd Howard – Game Director and Executive Producer, Bethesda Game Studios