Friday, November 12, 2010

fastforward 2010 - Session II: Emerging Technologies

Moderator Jeff Clark (TechAmerica) introduced the second panel with an overview of why and how emerging technology will continue to be an important engine for the Central Texas economy. Brewster McCracken (Pecan Street Project) outlined the challenges regarding electricity generation and energy efficiency, and how to take advantage of the opportunities of distributed generation, home automation, and a smart grid. Mitch Jacobson (ATI: Clean Energy Incubator) discussed his group's efforts to nurture nascent companies from concept to commercialization, and sometimes on to initial public offering.

Session II Panel

Dr. Timothy George (Pediatric Neurosurgery Center of Central Texas) talked about the ethical dilemma's facing doctors and scientific researchers, and the need to change thinking toward pathology and treatment. Finally, Paul Robbins (Austin Environmental Directory) advocated for various clean, green and sustainable energy policies to keep pace with California's progressive efforts.

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Live polling results:

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