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Recapture the Wonder. Remember the first time you were captivated by technology?

Maybe it was the sight of an airplane in flight. Or a rocket hurtling an astronaut into space. Or the actions of a computer named HAL.

If you still have that sense of wonder when you hear about a breakthrough innovation or new and disruptive technology, you’ll love our Innovation Forums.

Fascinated by breakthrough innovations or new and disruptive technologies? Then you’ll love our Innovation Forums, each of which features an existing scientific or technological advance.


Special MIT Enterprise Forum Pricing: EmTech MIT

September 23-25, 2014 | Cambridge, MA

 

 

Guest Post

Andrew Rogers
CTO and Founder, SpaceCurve

Prediction is the process of taking a measurement of reality and contextualizing it around a model of how the world works. Building models that attempt to approach the richness of the real world not only requires big data, it also requires working with data from diverse sources that capture the many aspects of reality.

 

More data means better decisions and smarter, more efficient processes. Right?

Isn’t that the point?

It’s an intriguing premise. And one it appears most people tend to believe. Just combine massive quantities of data with the requisite analytics and computing power and you get the right solution to the problem. Or the best answer to the question.

 

If so, you’d be wrong—and if you’re an entrepreneur looking for angel funding, the mistake could cost you dearly.


Guest Post
Bryan Brewer, Founder of Funding Quest

 


MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest
is run by committed volunteers. That means we typically have many opportunities for people who'd like to help us create and market great educational content and programming, including our Evening Forums, Venture Labs and DEMO competitions.

 

The potential for body-borne computers is mind-blowing. Think Google Glass, smart watches, contact lenses that monitor blood sugar levels or test for glaucoma, health monitors to track your caffeine intake, fitness trackers, smart eyelashes that open doors, even a ring that scans text and reads it aloud.

Augmented Self panelist and UW Medicine Dr. Heather Evans explains how Google Glass may change how health care is delivered in the near future and how it can be used as a teaching tool. A self-proclaimed tech geek and Google Glass early adopter, Dr. Evans will be a panelist at our March 19th event at the Tom Douglas Palace Ballroom.

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