Friday, November 14, 2008

Shankar Sastry to discuss UC Berkeley's intiatives at its first Global Technology Leaders Conference

A press release came out yesterday in the Wall Street Journal's online MarketWatch announcing UC Berkeley as host of the inaugural A. Richard Newton Global Technology Leaders Conference on Thursday, November 20th.

The conference will bring together notable entrepreneurs, scientists and researchers to discuss the world's most overarching challenges and ascertain pathways to solution in the health sciences, energy and technology fields. Dean of UC Berkeley's College of Engineering, Shankar Sastry, will discuss Berkeley's initiatives in these areas. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at Berkeley, will deliver the keynote address, "The Future of the Future."

The conference is being held during Global Entrepreneurship Week and is sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the goal for the group is to develop a roadmap leading to new industries in energy, technology and health care.
"It is fitting to launch this annual series during a week that seeks to inspire young people to be innovative and entrepreneurial," said Lesa Mitchell, vice president, Advancing Innovation, Kauffman Foundation.

See complete story in MarketWatch.