Chair, Department of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute; Co-director, Center for Physiological Proteomics, The Scripps Research Institute
VP of Research and Special Initiatives, Google
Managing Director, D.E. Shaw and Co., L.P.
Senior health advisor for Esri
Near-Field Communications (NFC) is a technology that has been around for a number of years, but has been thrust into new prominence by an explosive growth in mobile phones, slated to reach five billion worldwide in 2011. With one chip, NFC enables trusted information sharing and secure business transactions to occur between paired devices. The resulting everyday applications – credit card, ID card, key card – could lead to real-life implications (from that of a wallet-less world to just-in-time target marketing) that were once the realm of movie makers and technology visionaries. The MIT Enterprise Forum of the Northwest will convene leaders in the field Sept. 28 at MOHAI. For more information, click here.