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Edward Snowden to Speak at The 2014 World Technology Summit & Awards on Friday November 14th

Nov 13, 2014 - (iNewswire)

The World Technology Network (WTN) announces Edward Snowden (live from Russia),John Perry Barlow and Matthew Atwood discussing open loop in close loop systems of information, wealth, power and freedom at the World Technology Network’s Annual Summit and Awards Ceremony and Gala. This will be a live webcast on Friday, November 14th from 2:30 to 3:30pm EST.

Later that evening, the winners will be announced for the prestigious2014 World Technology Awards, presented by the WTN in association with Fortune and TIME at the World Technology Awards gala, November 14th at the TIME Conference Center in New York City. The Finalists and Winners will join the WTN membership – Individual “Fellows” and Corporate Members from over 40 countries. Many of the members, finalists, and winners will participate in the World Technology Summit during the day on November 13 and 14.

The World Technology Awards have been presented by the WTN since 2000, as a way to honor those in 20 different categories doing "the innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance."

Past individual winners have included Elon Musk, Daan Roosegaarde, Doris Sung, Perry Hoberman, Ron Nabarro, Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, Mark Zuckerberg, Craig Venter, Jonathan Ive, Esther Dyson, Gordon Moore, Larry Page/Sergey Brin, Al Gore, and Angela Belcher, with corporate Winners including Space-X, Apple, Tesla Motors, Thin Film Electronics, Betaworks, and many others… often well before they are on the public radar.

Finalists for the 2014 World Technology Awards were selected by the WTN Fellows (winners and finalists from previous annual Award cycles in the individual Award categories) through an intensive, global nomination and vetting process lasting many months.

The WTN is a curated membership community comprised of the world's most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields. The WTN and its members - those creating the 21st century - are focused on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies.

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For more information or questions about the World Technology Summit or Awards Gala, please contact K. Strantz at kstrantz@wtn.net or (646) 599.0331 or go to www.wtn.net.

2014 WORLD TECHNOLOGY AWARD FINALISTS ANNOUNCED – MEET THE FUTURE NOW

Presented by the World Technology Network, in association with TIME and Fortune.

About The World Technology Network:

The WTN is a curated membership community comprised of the world's most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields. The WTN and its members - visionaries creating the 21st century - are focused on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies. The WTN exists to "encourage serendipity" - to catalyze the happy accidents of colliding ideas and new relationships that cause the biggest breakthroughs for individuals and organizations.

The World Technology Awards exist as a way to honor outstanding innovators, and as a vetting mechanism to determine the newest WTN members - each year's Award Winners and Award Finalists.

Through our events and programs, we give our Members, Award Nominees and Sponsors the rare opportunity to reach and connect with many of the world's most influential innovators in order to extend and amplify their message and work.

This year’s Finalist include:

THE ARTS

Ai Weiwei

Amy Alexander

Carsten Nicolai

Joanie Lemercier

Julia Kaganskiy

Marta de Menezes

Nova Jiang

Yael Kanarek

BIOTECHNOLOGY (i)

George Church

David Weitz

Eric Topol

Feng Zhang

Sunney Xie

Xiaowei Zhung

 

BIOTECHNOLOGY (c)

QIAGEN

BGI

Celgene

Gen9

Moderna Therapeutics

 

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (i)

Robin Li

Cory Ondrejka

Holger Claussen

Marleen Stikker

Steve Mollenkopf

Valerie Wagoner

 

COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY (c)

LinkedIn

Hilton Worldwide

Qualcomm Incorporated

Snapchat

Uber

Waze

 

DESIGN

Tim Brown

Andy Zimmerman

Christian von Koenigsegg

Julian Walker

Nick Woodman

Philippe Starck

 

EDUCATION

Jimmy Wales

Christopher Pruijsen

Daphne Koller

Dennis Bartels

LeVar Burton

 

ENERGY (i)

Jayan Thomas

Elon Musk

Guangyuan/Seok Woo/Zheng Liang, Hyun-Wook /Kai/Hongbin/Haotian/Weiyang/Steven /Yi Zheng/Lee/Lee/Yan/Yao/Wang/Li/Chu/Cui

Hadi Ghasemi

Marin Soljacic

Takashi Yabe

Tod Hynes

 

ENERGY (c)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) National Ignition Facility (NIF)

ABENGOA BIOENERGY

BrightSource Energy

GE

Hanwha Q-Cells

NewCO2Fuels

 

ENTERTAINMENT

Markus Persson, Carl Manneh, and Jakob Porser, Minecraft

Jack Hattingh

Joe Letteri

Palmer Luckey

Thor Fridriksson

Yoshikazu Tanaka

 

ENVIRONMENT (i)

Jim Matheson

Bertrand Piccard

Callum Roberts

David Lobell

Lisa Jackson

Michael Biddle

 

ENVIRONMENT (c)

Enertiv

Liquid Robotics

Skipping Rocks Lab

SolarCity

ZenRobotics

 

ETHICS

Julian Savulescu

Nick Bostrum

Patricia Churchland

Sheldon Krimsky

Wendell Wallach

 

FINANCE (i)

Khaled Ismaeil

Dmitry Grishin

Jim Goetz

Paul Graham, Jessica Livingston, Robert Morris, and Trevor Blackwell

Perry Chen

 

FINANCE (c)

Founders Fund

500 Startups

Greylock Partners

New Enterprise Associates

ZhenFund

 

HEALTH & MEDICINE (i)

David Frakes

Anmol Madan and Karan Singh

Barbara Sahakian

Dean Kamen

Henry Markram

Jonathan Reeder

Robin Farmanfarmaian

Yukiyasu Kamitani

 

HEALTH & MEDICINE (c)

Proteus Digital Health

Grindhouse Wetwear

Nyxoah

Pixium Vision

TransEnterix

 

IT-HARDWARE (i)

Cynthia Brazeal

Danielle Applestone, Saul Griffith & Mike Estee

Junhao Lin

Kwabena Boahen

Rodney Brooks

 

IT-HARDWARE (c)

DARPA

Aldebaran Robotics

Google (Google Glass)

Made In Space

Prox Dynamics

 

IT-SOFTWARE (i)

Mark Zuckerberg

Christian Lanng

Jack/Laura Dangermond

Kira Radinsky

Vitalik Buterin

 

IT-SOFTWARE (c)

Red Hat

ekin Technology

Leap Motion

Nginx

Symantec

 

LAW

Jonathan Zittrain

Barbara van Schewick

Derek Khana

Paul Goldstein

Victor Mayer-Schönberger

 

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

Margit Wennmachers

Caryn Marooney

Krista Canfield

Leonard Tan

Rachel Whetstone

Scott Goodstein

 

MATERIALS (i)

Steven Chu

Andre Geim

Harry Atwater

Sharon Glotzer

Zhong Lin Wang

 

MATERIALS (c)

3M

Sigma-Aldrich

Ecovative

Graphene Frontiers

Parxplastics

 

MEDIA & JOURNALISM

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Kalle Lasn

Kara Swisher

Nate Silver

Shane Smith

Walter Isaacson

 

POLICY

Fred Krupp

Bill McKibben

Jane Goodall

Lester Brown

Stewart Brand

Vandana Shiva

 

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Andrew Youn

Benzi Ronen

Blair Glencorse

Isaac Mao

Scott Harrison

Stephen Friend

 

SPACE (i)

Elon Musk

Bob Richards

John Grotzinger & James Erickson

Robert Bigelow

William Whittaker

 

SPACE (c)

Sierra Nevada Corporation

Bigelow Aerospace

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

NASA - Advanced Exploration Systems Division

Orbital Sciences

 

 


 

The WTN Newsroom

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