4 September 2014

EmTech Singapore 2015 now open for delegate registration

MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Singapore event, has been conceptualised to discuss the convergence of technology, business, and culture. It is a showcase for the technologies that matter and how they’ll change the face of business and drive the new global economy. To be held 27-28 January 2015 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, the event has opened for delegate registration. 

The key themes for EmTech Singapore for 2015 are: 

Digital Life

The Internet of Things (IoT), which marks a revolution in technological advancement, will be discussed alongside emerging platforms and a new era of computing. Topics also include wearable technology and the latest frontline innovation; how robotics is moving well beyond the factory; and how drones are interacting with humans and industry in new ways (agriculture, healthcare, and more).

Scott Farquhar, Co-founder and Co-CEO of Atlassian headlines this session alongside Marita Cheng, CEO, 2Mar Robotics Founder of Robogals; Jean-Christophe Baillie, Founder & President of Novaquark and Sonny Vu, Co-Founder of Misfit Wearables.

Healthcare & Life Sciences

Sessions under Healthcare & Life Sciences will examine the advancements that have occurred in the field of neuro-engineering; the future of genomics and medtech innovations that deliver cheaper, faster, more efficient patient care.

Speakers include Daniela Schiller, Assistant Professor, Neuroscience, Mount Sinai Hospital; Robert Nicol, Director of Sequencing Operations, The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard; and Alex Dickinson, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Illumina.

Space 3.0

Speakers for Space 3.0 will examine how satellite technology can impact everyday life; whether space tourism is a near future reality; and how Space 3.0 will exploit commercial applications. 

Steve Isakowitz, President, Virgin Galactic, Chris Boshuize, Co-Founder and CTO of Planet Labs Inc; Bonnie Dunbar, Director, UH STEM Centerm, University of Houston and Kay Soon Low, Director, Satellite Research Centre – Nanyang Technological University are speakers here.

Sustainable Innovations 

EmTech Singapore 2015 will examine how sustainable innovations are addressing real world challenges. These include responding to changing demands for renewables and low carbon technology; integrating emerging technology to feed a growing global population; plus next generation urban development and sensible cities.

Speakers for Sustainable Innovations include Leslie Dewan, Co-founder & Chief Science Officer, Transatomic Power; Carlo Ratti, Director, SENSEable City Laboratory, MIT; and Daniel Hastings, Chief Executive Officer and Director Singapore MIT Alliance for Research and Technology.

Associated with the EmTech conference is the hunt for 10 regional Innovators under 35 who exemplify the spirit of innovation in business and technology. Organised by MIT Technology Review since 1999, Innovators Under 35 competition has honoured Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, JB Straubel of Tesla, Silicon Valley veteran investor Marc Andreessen and Nobel laureate Konstantin Novoselov.

Nominations close 19 September 2014. Nominations for young researchers and entrepreneurs who are using technology to come up with creative and inspirational projects to provide solutions to global problems are encouraged. The 10 honourees are recognised not only for their advances in a field of research, but also for their capacity to make an impact on society as a whole, and to lead the future of technology. For details, visit the EmTech site.

*Pictures from EmTech.