1. The Future of the Personal Genome - part 2

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    Genome sequencing has rapidly moved from costing a million dollars to sequence a human genome in 2007 down to close to $1,000 today. With the practicality of costs has come enormous amounts of data available for analysis to drive the development of more personalized medicine by predicting disease risk and more effectively treating devastating diseases such as Parkinson’s, Cancer and ALS. As better tools have been produced to interpret the complex data, new companies and opportunities have emerged, from biotech and diagnostic organizations, to personal genetics groups and testing laboratories. With these scientific breakthroughs comes a host of issues and opportunities – for example future technologies to enable new tools such as cell phone sequence monitoring; social engineering innovations to secure shared trait data and interpretation software; and the evaluation of cost and business models. This event will explore these and other topics with an esteemed panel of experts who are at the forefront of the Personal Genome opportunity.

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    • The Future of the Personal Genome - video part 1

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      Dr. George Church of The Personal Genome Project Colin Hill, CEO, Co-Founder and President, GNS Healthcare Jamie Heywood, Co-Founder and Chairman, PatientsLikeMe Dr. Michael Pellini, President and CEO, Foundation Medicine Moderating the panel will is Dr. Kevin Davies, Editor-in-Chief, Bio-IT World Author of new book The $1,000 Genome and founding editor of Bio-IT World and Nature Genetics. Videotaping and production by Larry Buckley and Patrick Burns, Sev One Media

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      • The Future of U.S. Solar Photovoltaic Technology Q & A - Tonio Buonassisi - MIT Club of Northern California

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        The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry continues to grow, despite intense international competition and recent margin compression. Can innovation in technology and manufacturing allow American companies to compete and ultimately thrive in this huge but challenging market? Professor Buonassisi will address these questions as he explores the outlook for American PV cell and module suppliers. He will begin by using an industry-validated bottoms-up cost model to compare the cost-reduction potentials of various innovative PV technologies, and how their successful development could influence manufacturing location decisions. He will also describe recent progress toward these innovative technologies, highlighting the new computational and experimental tools that have accelerated the cycle of discovery and product development — providing “sneak peeks” at the technologies that may grace rooftops in years to come. He will conclude by showcasing recent success stories of U.S. innovation. Join us as Professor Buonassisi explains how technology innovation will open up pathways for success in the U.S. solar PV industry. Tonio Buonassisi, MIT Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, heads an interdisciplinary research laboratory focused on photovoltaics (PV). He completed his Ph.D. in Applied Science & Technology at UC Berkeley, with additional research at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems and the Max-Planck-Institute for Microstructure Physics. He is author of over a hundred journal papers, and co-developer of a dedicated course on photovoltaics. Prof. Buonassisi invents, develops, and applies defect-engineering techniques over the entire solar cell process, from crystal growth to modules, improving the cost effectiveness of commercial and next-generation solar cells. Several of his PV innovations have been implemented in industry, including key contributions leading to the founding of solar start-ups and a research institute.

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        • The Future of U.S. Solar Photovoltaic Technology - Tonio Buonassisi - MIT Club of Northern California

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          The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry continues to grow, despite intense international competition and recent margin compression. Can innovation in technology and manufacturing allow American companies to compete and ultimately thrive in this huge but challenging market? Professor Buonassisi will address these questions as he explores the outlook for American PV cell and module suppliers. He will begin by using an industry-validated bottoms-up cost model to compare the cost-reduction potentials of various innovative PV technologies, and how their successful development could influence manufacturing location decisions. He will also describe recent progress toward these innovative technologies, highlighting the new computational and experimental tools that have accelerated the cycle of discovery and product development — providing “sneak peeks” at the technologies that may grace rooftops in years to come. He will conclude by showcasing recent success stories of U.S. innovation. Join us as Professor Buonassisi explains how technology innovation will open up pathways for success in the U.S. solar PV industry. Tonio Buonassisi, MIT Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, heads an interdisciplinary research laboratory focused on photovoltaics (PV). He completed his Ph.D. in Applied Science & Technology at UC Berkeley, with additional research at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems and the Max-Planck-Institute for Microstructure Physics. He is author of over a hundred journal papers, and co-developer of a dedicated course on photovoltaics. Prof. Buonassisi invents, develops, and applies defect-engineering techniques over the entire solar cell process, from crystal growth to modules, improving the cost effectiveness of commercial and next-generation solar cells. Several of his PV innovations have been implemented in industry, including key contributions leading to the founding of solar start-ups and a research institute.

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          • The Gideons - István Zsengellér

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            István Zsengellér was a successful businessman in Hungary. But a secret threatened to ruin his life until he discovered the truth about God's grace and forgiveness. For more information: http://www.gideons.org http://www.graceventure.org © 2014

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            • The Girl in the Photograph: An Animation Short

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              A class requirement accomplished by me and Jill Atas! Story is based on the creepypasta of the same title. Share what you think! ♥ Credits to the respective owners of the resources we have used. Thanks a lot. Cheers! :)

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              • The Global Literacy Project

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                There are nearly 800 million illiterate people on this planet. It is estimated that if we could reduce that number by 170 million we could remove 12% of the poverty on the planet. We are developing a platform using mobile computing to reach these populations with child -driven learning. The goal is to “Bring Literacy to 100 million by the end of the decade” and to have an impact in the next two decades sufficient to remove at least 12% of the world’s poverty.

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                • The Global Literacy Project (long version)

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                  There are nearly 800 million illiterate people on this planet. It is estimated that if we could reduce that number by 170 million we could remove 12% of the poverty on the planet. We are developing a platform using mobile computing to reach these populations with child -driven learning. The goal is to “Bring Literacy to 100 million by the end of the decade” and to have an impact in the next two decades sufficient to remove at least 12% of the world’s poverty.

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                  • The Guys

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                    • The Idea: Tips and Tools for Starting a Product Business

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                      The Idea: Tips and Tools for Starting a Product Business “Ultreo is the first power toothbrush to combine patented ultrasound waveguide technology with precisely tuned sonic bristle action. Ultreo’s bristles create micro-bubbles that are powerfully activated by nearly four million cycles of ultrasound energy per brushing channeled by a patented ultrasound waveguide.” Does that sound like the beginning of a promising product business? If you think so, you’d be shocked to learn that Ultreo is now bankrupt. How do you ensure that your new product idea makes it to market and thrives? Join this special MITEF Venture Lab, co-hosted by MIT Enterprise Forum and the Product Management Consortium, as we dive into a fascinating case study of the Ultreo toothbrush, and a nuts-and-bolts discussion of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to commercializing bright ideas. Our speakers include: Pierre Mourad, Ph.D., Inventor of the Ultreo Toothbrush, Principal Physicist and Research Associate Professor, Neurological Surgery and Pediatric Dentistry, Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington Dr. Mourad has conducted and published research in oceanography, atmospheric sciences, sonoluminescence, arctic and ocean acoustics, acoustic holography, and medical acoustics. He has generated more than 20 invention disclosures at the University of Washington, and is an inventor on three issued patents and another 13 patent applications related to diagnosis or treatment of diseases and disorders. His research has been incorporated into two recent start-up companies – Ratner Biomedical Group and PhaseRx. He also co-founded Allez PhysiOnix to develop and market an intracranial pressure measurement device based on his Doppler ultrasound research. He received a B.A. in Mathematics from Rutgers University, and MSc and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington. Dr. Mourad’s experience at the intersection of research, medicine and industry has yielded case studies from which any entrepreneur can benefit. His presentation will focus on the Ultreo toothbrush case study, a consumer product he co-developed, and a company he co-founded based on his ultrasound research. Linda Merrick, CPM, Co-founder and Partner, Pivotal Product Management, Advisory Board, Product Management Consortium Pivotal Product Management is a Redmond-based product management training and consulting firm that serves an international clientele of companies in a variety of industries. Merrick has served in Product Management and Marketing executive roles in several early-stage local companies, including Who’s Calling, N2H2, Captura Software and Traveling Software, where she led the planning and go-to-market efforts for dozens of products. She has served as lead instructor in the University of Washington Software Product Management Certificate Program, and as an Advisory Board member for the Seattle-based Product Management Consortium (PMC). TechFlash, the popular online feature of the Puget Sound Business Journal, acknowledged Merrick in its inaugural list of the top women in the Seattle tech industry. She also is the 2007 recipient of the Excellence in Product Management Education Award conferred by the Association of International Product Marketing & Product Management (AIPMM).

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