On November 30th and December 1st, 2010, at the TIME Conference Center in New York City, many of the most innovative people and organizations in the science and technology world came together for an historic gathering - the 2010 World Technology Summit & Awards, the eighth Summit and ninth Awards thus far! - to celebrate each other's accomplishments; to explore what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies; and to create the kinds of serendipitous relationships that create the future.
The majority of Summit participants were either current WTN members (primarily winners/finalists from previous World Technology Awards cycles, as selected by their peers as those doing the innovative work of "the greatest likely long-term significance") or 2010 World Technology Award nominees. A combination of keynote talks, panel discussions, and breakout sessions... and potentially-career-altering-networking opportunities over two days concluded with a gala black-tie Awards ceremony on the second night.
As Editor in Chief, Jason Pontin is responsible for the editorial direction of the award-winning magazine, Technology Review and TechnologyReview.com, published by MIT. Mr. Pontin also took on the role of publisher in September 2005, overseeing all aspects of the company's business, which includes: a rapidly expanding website; e-newsletters; international editions; and events such as EmTech, the annual emerging technologies conference at MIT.
From 1996-2002, Pontin was editor of Red Herring. He served as Editor in Chief of The Acumen Journal from 2002-2004, covering business, economic, and policy implications of discoveries in biotechnology and the life sciences. In 2006-2007, he wrote a regular column for The Sunday New York Times, Slipstream, about new ideas in technology.
He has written for national and international publications, including The Economist, The Financial Times, Wired, and The Believer, and is a frequent guest on television and radio, including ABC News, CNN, and NPR.