SOURCE: MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge

MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge

April 18, 2011 09:00 ET

MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge Presents a Conversation With Bill Joy and Jason Pontin

"The Grand Challenges of Green Tech Innovation" Discussion Features the Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Co-Founder and Former Chief Scientist at Sun Microsystems With the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Technology Review

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2011) - On April 21, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will spotlight a fireside chat moderated by Jason Pontin, editor-in-chief and publisher of Technology Review, and featuring technology visionary, Bill Joy, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and the co-founder and former chief scientist at Sun Microsystems.

This special Innovation Series event will center around challenges in green tech innovation.

Special Guest:

Bill Joy joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2005 as a partner in their greentech practice. He helped develop KPCB's strategy of funding game-changing technologies broadly addressing the twin problems of climate change and sustainability. He works on ventures in areas such as wind, solar and thermoelectric power generation; low-cost electrical energy storage; renewable fuels and green chemicals from non-fuel sources; low-embodied-energy materials; energy-efficient electronics; and other areas. Prior to KPCB, Bill was a founder and chief scientist of Sun Microsystems, where he was a key designer involved with a number of Sun technologies, and in 1995 he installed the first city-wide WiFi network at his satellite research laboratory in Colorado. As an inventor, Bill is named on more than 40 patents.

Before co-founding Sun, Bill designed and wrote Berkeley UNIX, the first open source operating system with built-in TCP/IP, which became the backbone of the Internet. Bill's many contributions were recognized in a Fortune cover story which called him the "Edison of the Internet."

Moderator:

Jason Pontin is the editor in chief of the award-winning magazine Technology Review. He took on the role of publisher in 2005 and previously was the editor of the technology business magazine Red Herring. Most recently, he was editor in chief of the Acumen Journal, covering the business, economic, and policy implications of discoveries in biotechnology and the life sciences. He has written for many national and international publications, including The New York Times, The Economist, The Financial Times, Wired, and The Believer. He is a frequent guest on television and radio shows, including ABC News, CNN, and National Public Radio.

Program Organizers:

The event is sponsored by WilmerHale.

When:
Thursday, April 21, 2011
5:30-6:00pm: Event registration and snacks
6:10-8:00pm: Keynote and panel
8:00-9:00pm: Networking reception with food and drinks in the R&D Pub

Where:
MIT Stata Center (Building 32), Room 123, 32 Vassar St., Cambridge, MA

Registration and information: http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/events/innovation-series-with-technology-visionary-bill-joy-partner-at-kleiner-perkins-caufield-byers-and-founder-and-former-chief-scientist-at-sun-microsystems/

Pricing: Forum members: $25, Non-members: $45. Students from all universities are free with college ID. Pre-registration is encouraged.

Contact Information

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