Life science, and all things bio, promise even greater revolutions for businesses, organizations, and countries than the digital age. Get the full bio-picture.
Mark has the best and most informed overview of opportunities and perspectives in the rising field of "bio". Bio being for the next decade what IT was for the previous. He has launched and leads the bioscience unit with Lux Research, a leading research company on emerging technologies that is active in more than 20 countries, servicing some of the largest corporate structures in the world. Mark took the jump from the role of a leading expert on IT, as principal analyst with Forrester Research, to BIO, as he could see that future IT innovations simply didn't match the potential of bioscience, where we move from programming software to essentially programming DNA. A regular guest with CNN, Nature, Financial Times and Wall Street Journal, Mark is an expert at getting the message across.
The NEXT 2011 Conference is a rare glimpse into the latest trends and innovations in food, green, design, health and digital. Cutting-edge and single track, the conference brings together a diverse group of speakers from a variety of industries and organizations, including AT&T, Time Inc., Google and Ferrari. This is a great chance to watch idea-driven leaders as they help shape the future of the world.
Mark Bunger, research director for Lux Research, presents examples of developmental biotechnology while questioning the morality of such experiments. Examples include an insect with eyes on its thorax and a rat with a fiber optic cable in its brain. "By understanding how other animals develop we can start to understand how we develop and start to prevent things like birth defects," explains Bunger.