DECEMBER 1, 2016
Virtual and augmented reality are together growing to be arguably the hottest topic in technology today. Their effect on culture has been described as anything from a new kind of cinema to a computational medium that will completely change and replace our interactions in the world as we know it.
Presenters & Panelists: – Justin Hendrix
– Sophia Dominguez
– John George Golfinos, M.D. Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery
– Ken Perlin
– Debra Anderson
– Jennifer Holland
– Dr. Donato Pacione, MD
– Dr. Anat Lubetzky
NOVEMBER 16, 2016
Smart Contracts are a new wave of innovation enabled by Blockchain technology. Quite simply, these Smart Contracts are self-executing and self-enforcing code, triggered by data that automatically executes agreement terms and stores the agreements on an immutable Blockchain. These computer instructions that execute the terms of an agreement can simplify transactions.
Organizer: – Cristina Dolan Chair, MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC
Hosted By: – Beth Kramer Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Group: Fund Formation and Investment Management
– Scott Naidech Partner, Chadbourne & Parke LLP, Group: Fund Formation and Investment Management
PANEL: – Andrew Lippman Associate Director, MIT Media Lab, Senior Research Scientist, Co-Director, MIT Communications Futures Program Group:
Viral Communications, Communications Futures Program
– Todd McDonald Co-Founder, COO R3
– Kelly Mathieson Product Manager, Digital Asset
– Robert Palatnick Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect, DTCC
– Pramod Achanta Partner, Financial Services Blockchain Practice Leader for North America, IBM
NOVEMBER 7, 2016
Cyber-attacks are back in the news with the hacking of the Democratic National Committee’s emails, Colin Powell’s email server, and the realization that the attack against Yahoo! in 2014 was far more damaging than previously reported. With the proliferation of mobile devices and cloud services, the number of paths through which cyber attacks can occur have increased exponentially, putting every corporation, government agency, and individual at much greater risk than ever before.
Moderator: – Steven B. Roosa, Fellow Emeritus at the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) at Princeton University
PANEL: – Joe Jarzombek, PMP, CSSLP, Former Director for Software & Supply Chain Assurance Department of Homeland Security
– Howard Shrobe, Director of Cybersecurity, Principal Research Scientist MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL)
– Kalyan Veeramachaneni, Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) Co-Founder, PatternEx
– Deena Coffman, Managing Director, Technology Advisory Services, BDO Consulting Technology
OCTOBER 18, 2016
Digital trends in the 21st century are rapidly reshaping how, where, and even why we invest. Disruptive innovation and the development of new tools and financial platforms are teaching the next generation all about investing, while allowing them to put their money where their hearts and minds already are.
KEYNOTE: – Dr. Miklós Gábor Dietz, Senior Partner, Global Banking & Finance Group at McKinsey & Co. Leader, McKinsey Panorama
PANEL: – Dustin Lucien, Chief Operating Officer Betterment
– Charles Birnbaum, Investment Team Bessemer Venture Partners
– Tom Ryan, Head of Anthemis North America Anthemis
– Sunny Parikh, Director Partnership Fund for New York City
– Adi Levanon, Venture Investor
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016
The world is aging at an unprecedented rate. We are fundamentally unprepared as a society to address the growing needs of our aging population.The number of people over the age of 65 is expected to triple over the course of the next 30 years. The Longevity Economy, defined by AARP as “representing the sum of all economic activity serving the needs of Americans over 50″ is expected to reach 13.5 trillion by 2032. The convergence of aging, technological innovation and healthcare reform creates significant and timely opportunities to invest in the technology products and services that will transform aging as we know it.
Open Remarks: – Khristian W. Hawver-Scott, Senior Vice President, Retirement and Life Services Transformation Executive
Keynote: – Sarah Lock, Senior Vice President for Policy, AARP
Moderator: – Surya Kolluri, Managing Director, Policy and Market Planning Global Wealth and Retirement Solutions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Panelists: – Nora Super, Chief, Programs and Services, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging – Crispin Baynes – Aging 2.0 – Unity Stoakes, Co-founder & President, StartUp Health – Richard McLeer, SVP of Business Development, Eversafe – Michael W. Hodin, Ph.D., CEO, Global Coalition on Aging, Managing Partner, High Lantern Group
JUNE 9, 2016
Just as Uber has forever changed the way we view the experience of hailing a cab, a number of trailblazing startups are aiming to change the way we interact with our healthcare system. Our healthcare system is at pivotal juncture moving from traditional care settings to a more decentralized care model. Providers, payers, pharmaceutical companies and employers are seeking new ways to engage patients in healthcare across the continuum.
Keynote Speaker: – Steven Krein, Co-founder & CEO, StartUp Health
Panel Speakers: – Todd T. Pietri, Partner and Cofounder, Milestone Venture Partners – Naveen Paladugu, Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives Group, Horizon BCBSNJ – Howard Morgan, Partner and Cofounder, First Round Capital – Wen Dombrowski, MD, MBA, Resonate Health – Karin M Hehenberger, LYFEBULB
MAY 5, 2016
The focus at the 2016 Awards Ceremony is “Engineering Solutions from Social Good to Entertainment.” The event will feature panels of entertainment and technology industry luminaries including Kevin Mayer, senior executive vice president and chief strategy officer of The Walt Disney Company and John Underkoffler, CEO and founder of Oblong, who is known for his innovations in UI-centered design, technology and commercial vision having served as a science advisor to films including Minority Report, The Hulk, Aeon Flux and Iron Man.
APRIL 5, 2016
Malcolm Gay, an award winning journalist who writes for The Boston Globe, The New York Times and other major publications, recently published an exciting account of one of the critical scientific quests of our time, entitled “The Brain Electric: The Dramatic High-Tech Race to Merge Minds and Machines”. His book chronicles the saga of several scientific leaders, their labs, startups and careers, and their perseverance and vision in leading the world towards an era when lost limbs and paraplegias are only obstacles of past generations. He regales us with stories of competition, winning and loss, high financial stakes and government involvement, and massive payoffs when the reward is proving that neurological implants can actually be wired to control prostheses, or to communicate when patients have lost their ability to do so on their own. Who is going to be the superstar that will end up as the leader of this pursuit? It’s not yet clear, but Malcolm’s book gives us a heady account of the drama and key players involved.
Panel Moderator: – Winslow Burleson, Associate Professor, NYU College of Nursing
Panel Speakers: – Dr. Shahin Farshchi, Partner, Lux Capital Management – Malcolm Gay, Journalist and Author
MARCH 2, 2016
More than 88 guests joined us at the MIT Enterprise Forum of NYC for this sold-out event to explore how technology is transforming the financial services landscape. Representatives from Betterment, CommonBond, Quovo and Symphony showcased how these innovators are disrupting the way financial services are developed, delivered and consumed.
Panel Moderator: – Jonathan Shieber, Senior Editor, CrunchBase
FEBRUARY 9, 2016
Many have heard of Bitcoin – the digital currency that uses peer-to-peer payment technology but involves no central authority or bank. But few realize how prevalent it has become… Consider that entire towns and countries are using Bitcoin to make payments – large and very small – locally and globally. Bitcoin and its infrastructure, blockchain, continue to attract the interest of major VCs, governments and NGOs. This standing room-only event brought together leading figures shaping the direction of Bitcoin and blockchain. Our panel explained their vision of a Blockchain World – how it will unfold and the impact it will have both on traditional financial institutions and on individuals.
Panel Moderator: – Michael Casey, Senior Adviser, Blockchain Opportunities, Digital Currency Initiative, MIT Media Lab
Panel Speakers: – Marco Santori, Partner, Pillsbury Law – Fredrik Voss, Vice President, Blockchain Innovation, Nasdaq – George Prokop, Managing Director, Strategic Threat Management and Corporate Intelligence, PwC – John Burnett, Vice President, Global Strategy; Emerging Technologies at State Street
JANUARY 26, 2016
An enormous – and growing – challenge for every marketer and advertiser is engaging with targets through the small screens that highly goal-oriented individuals (with short attention spans) use to organize and manage their lives. In addition, these consumers don’t want to be “marketed to,” unless the experience naturally serves their goals or resonates with them personally. In this environment, how can marketers deliver relevant content to the right consumers, at the right moments? More than 110 guests participated in this sold-out event, where four early-stage ventures, vetted by our team of industry experts, showcased the technology-based solutions that attempt to address this very challenge. Dozens of VCs, major media players and marketers who attended the event received a first-row view into these groundbreaking innovators and the visionaries behind them.
Panel of Judges: – Neil S. Carty, Senior Vice President, Innovation Strategy at MediaLink – John Elton, Partner at Greycroft Partners – Ross H. Goldstein, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Gotham Ventures – Geoff Judge, Partner at iNovia Capital – Robert Jones, Director, Research & Insights at Rocket Fuel, Inc.
NOVEMBER 19, 2015
“If you don’t have a patent, you don’t have a prayer on Shark Tank,” stated John Oliver as he began his diatribe on the problems with patents. Black humor with questionable substance? Perhaps… but never has there been such widespread and deep confusion about patents, from the man on the street, to the press, the courts, Congress, the Supreme Court and even President Obama. Joking aside, how should entrepreneurs think about patents? At this standing room-only event, we assembled a panel of entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated the “intellectual property waters” and shepherded companies through the lifecycle of seeking and using patents, in collaboration with investors and licensees. Our panel also included IP legal experts who added clarity and context to the legal turmoil playing out.
Panel Moderator: – James R. Klaiber, Counsel, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Panel Speakers: – Catriona Collins, Special Counsel, Cowan Liebowitz & Latman, P.C. – Orin Herskowitz, Columbia University, Vice President of Intellectual Property and Tech Transfer – Alex Mashinsky CEO, Novatel Wireless – Richard Reisman, President, Teleshuttle Corporation. – Richard A. Robbins, CEO, TherapServices LLC.
NOVEMBER 18, 2015
This sold-out event brought together educators, technology developers, entrepreneurs and many others interested in creating solutions to tackle adult illiteracy. As the kickoff event for this XPRIZE in NYC, several teams formed, with the help of the CYNK-powered ‘MIX & MATCH’ platform, to design educational apps.
Panel Speakers: – Stephanie Dua, Founder & CEO of Homer – Paul Gollash, CEO of Voxy – Jonathan Harber, Co-founder at EDge Edtech, LLC – Michael Preston, Executive Director CSNYC – Jake Schwartz, Co-Founder and CEO of General Assembly
NOVEMBER 5, 2015
More than 90 guests joined us for this provocative exchange of ideas, where MIT Sloan Fellow Michael Schrage facilitated a panel discussion on how the next generation of “gig/sharing economy” business models can deliver value to customers, participants and investors alike. Leaders of Axial, Fiverr, PRIV and Handy shared their insights, successes, stumbles and lessons learned.
Panel Moderator: – Michael Schrage, Research Fellow, MIT Center for Digital Business Visiting Fellow, Imperial College Dept. of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Panel Speakers: – Umang Dua, Founder and COO at Handy – David Manela, Chief Revenue Officer at Fiverr – Allison Tepley, SVP Marketing & Business Development at AXIAL.net – Joseph Terzi, Co-Founder/CEO at PRIV – Bruce Bachenheimer, Executive Director, Entrepreneurship Lab
SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
From devices that monitor and enhance wellness – heart rate, sleep patterns, footsteps and the like, to early experiments on how we see and connect to the world, such as Google Glass. The wearable technology revolution has started and will continue to transform our ideas about wellness and medical treatment, how we work, experience entertainment, shop and what we wear. The stage has been set: trillions of new sensors are coming on line each year and more than 3 billion people are connected to the Internet. How will this play out? How do we keep data safe while also staying on the leading edge of technology? More than 110 guests joined the MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City and our panel of experts as we explored the ecosystem that is emerging from the wearables revolution. Our speakers – visionaries in neuroscience, virtual reality, social interaction, art and music – helped our guests understand what’s possible today and to imagine how the future is likely to play out.
Panel Moderator: – Dan Rosenbaum, President & Editor-in-Chief, Center Ring Media, Publisher of Wearable Tech Insider
Panel Speakers: – Cori Lathan, Board Chair and CEO at AnthroTronix – Vickie Nauman, Principle and Owner, CrossBorderWorks Consulting & Advisory Firm – Ken Perlin, Professor of Computer Science, NYU Media Research Lab, Director, Games for Learning Institute – Jocelyn Scheirer, Founder, CEO at Bionolux, LLC
APRIL 30, 2014
Problem solving with computer science leads to entrepreneurship and employment. The competition attracted a diverse pool of high school and college students with 50% female participation for the 2nd year in a row. The awards ceremony attracted 600 attendees from across the country who came to hear successful entrepreneurs and engineers speak. The event was honored with The Trader Magazine Charitable Contribution Award and MIT Honor Roll. Dream it. Code it. Win it. alumni have won over $150K in prizes and launched 8 companies. The 3rd Dream it. Code it. Win it. will take place next April.
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