SOURCE: MIT Enterprise Forum
CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Sep 26, 2012) - On October 9, 2012, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will present an Innovation Series event: "The Innovation Battle: Competing Visions for the Future in a Post-PC Era." An interactive discussion will look at whether the future is in mobile devices or enchanted objects. Mobile devices are rapidly becoming the way we interact with the world around us. In fact it is anticipated there will be 20 billion smart devices connected by 2020. Enchanted objects are designed to meet human needs and demands based on user analysis and computing connections. Including examples such as a refrigerator that tells you when to buy more milk, an umbrella that knows when it is going to rain, and health devices that automatically remind you to take medicine or other health activities.
The panel will discuss how each directional viewpoint will impact entrepreneurs in designing products and services for the future; provide tips in identifying the most promising areas for future growth, such as cloud/storage/analytics; and recommend strategies on moving forward to enter one of these exciting markets.
The list of panelists features:
- Ari Adler, Design and Community Lead, IDEO Boston;
- Michael Davies, Founder and Chairman, Endeavour Partners;
- David Rose, Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab's Tangible Media Group;
- Jennifer Lum, Co-Founder, Adelphic Mobile;
- Adam Laughlin, Lifelong Kindergarten, MIT Media Lab, now with ImpulseSave
The moderator will be Lora Kratchounova, Principal, Scratch Marketing + Media. Event Organizers are Lora Kratchounova and Barbara Ewen, Prinicipal, CHEN PR.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
5:30pm to 6:00pm: Registration and snacks
8:00pm-9:00pm: Drinks and networking in the R&D Pub after the event, 4th floor of the MIT Stata Center
Where: MIT State Center, Room 32-123, 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Registration and information:
Pricing: Forum members: $20, Non-members: $45. Students from all universities are free with college ID. Pre-registration is encouraged.
About The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge (http://www.mitforumcambridge.org/)
The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge is one of the 27 worldwide chapters of the MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc. The MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge builds connections to technology entrepreneurs and to the communities in which they reside. The Forum produces over 70 seminars, panel discussions, case studies and networking events yearly.