MODERATED BY: JAMES P. CLARK
Founder/Chairman, The World Technology Network
Philip Letts, Founder, Blur group
Kati London, Director of Product, Zynga New York
Hussein al-Attar, Designer, e-bike, smart
The World Technology Summit & Awards, presented by the World Technology Network in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Technology Review, Science, and Kurzweil Technologies, among others, at the TIME Conference Center has been called a gathering of "the people creating the 21st Century" -- the most innovative people in the world in science and technology and related fields. The conference theme this year is "SURVIVE 2012, PREPARE FOR 2021." Speakers ranging from Ray "Singularity" Kurzweil to Dan "Back of the Napkin" Roam to James "The Information" Gleick to Susan "President of the ACLU" Herman to Art "Scenarios" Kleiner take on the toughest issues facing us today so we can figure out how to navigate to tomorrow. An assortment of on-stage "demos" by Finalists from this year's World Technology Awards ensures that the audience has its finger on the pulse of current technological innovation. Culminating in the World Technology Awards gala ceremony from the United Nations Delegate's Dining Room, the overall experience is a concentrated peek at the future.
Hussein al-Attar, Designer, e-bike, smart.
James P. Clark is founding chairman and CEO of the World Technology Network (www.wtn.net), a global association of over 1,000 of the peer-nominated, peer-elected most innovative people in science and technology elected annually through the World Technology Awards. The next Awards will be presented at the close of the 2011 World Technology Summit & Awards (WTSA), held on October 25/26, 2011, in association with TIME magazine, CNN, and Fortune, among others, in New York.
Educated at Wesleyan University and Cambridge University (UK), Clark has served in a wide variety of leadership roles across business, politics, technology, academia, and the non-profit sector. A serial entrepreneur, Clark's first venture, a clearinghouse for professional careers in the non-profit sector, was founded at Wesleyan University and then green-housed, by invitation, at Harvard University in the late 1980s, where Clark was appointed to the faculty.
In 1992, Clark next served as Director the Non-Profit Sector & National Service in Little Rock, Arkansas, for then-Governor Bill Clinton's successful Presidential campaign. During the Presidential Transition period after the election, Clark co-developed the Presidential Transition Roundtable Series, bringing experts together to examine key issues, including Northern Ireland, Entrepreneurship, The Politics of Inclusion, and Homelessness.
In 1993, he started one of the country's first Internet consulting firms, whose main client was another start-up called AOL, and which was focused on bringing online technology to the non-profit sector. In 1997, he founded the World Technology Network.
He has appeared on CNN, CNBC, BBC, and in many print publications over the years, and speaks regularly to a wide variety of audiences and has consulted to a wide variety of organizations through Cogito Strategy.
Philip Letts, Founder, Blur group.
Kati London designs, develops and builds opportunities for interacting with others whether that be for people and plants, residents of Gaza City and Tel-Aviv, or gamers playing tag with tiger sharks in the Great Barrier Reef.
Her collaborative projects have been featured in the Museum of Science & Industry, the Dutch Electronic Arts Festival, and the Design Museum of London. She frequently speaks on digital/physical hybridization at conferences like Burda Media's Digital Life Design Conference, The Institute for the Future, and is on the board of O'Reilly's Emerging Technology Conference.
London is currently the VP and senior producer at Area/Code Games where she works with clients that range from: the BBC, the Carnegie Institute/Girls Math and Science Project, Disney Imagineering, the UK's Department for Transport, Nike, Discovery Channel, CBS, MTV, and the Peter G. Peterson Foundation.