Bio 15

Mar 25, 2015 PT

Techonomy Bio is a big-picture exploration of the transformative global social and economic benefits driven by the rapid advances being made in the biological and life sciences. Powered by IT developments and spurred on by new collaborative and open-source thinking, these advances affect everything from manufacturing to medicine, food to fuel and business to buildings.

We’ll explore the continued growth of digital health; how big data and the life sciences are combining to feed a growing global population; bio-fabrication and manufacturing; construction and architecture; longevity; ethics; business; industrial biosciences; privacy; policy; security; and more. We’ll also address what this all means for industries, for government and regulators, for investors and ultimately, for us.

Join us at Techonomy Bio, where we will bring together cross-sector leaders from biotech, IT, science, healthcare, pharma, agriculture, academia, finance and the synthetic bio community for an open and dynamic dialogue on the fast moving ideas, solutions and opportunities generated by the growing confluence of tech, bio and business.

All Sessions

Play all 18 sessions


7:45 am

Registration Opens

8:30 - 8:40 am


David Kirkpatrick

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Techonomy

8:40 - 9:30 am

You Say You Want a Revolution?

Drew Endy

Associate Professor, Bioengineering, Stanford University

David Glazer

Director of Engineering, Google

Chris Waller

Director, Scientific Modeling Platforms, Merck

David Kirkpatrick

Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Techonomy

9:35 - 9:40 am
9:40 - 10:25 am

The Internet of (Bio)Things

Steve Axelrod

Chief Executive Officer, G-Tech Medical

Walter De Brouwer

Founder and CEO, doc.ai

Ajay Royyuru

Director, Computational Biology Center, IBM Research

Jennifer Tye

Vice President, Marketing and Partnerships, Glow

Stephanie Lee

Senior Technology Reporter, BuzzFeed News

10:25 - 10:50 am


10:50 - 11:25 am

Bio At the Scale of Architecture

Danil Nagy

Associate Designer, The Living

Joe Tarantino

Fermentation Biologist, Ecovative

Andrew Hessel

Distinguished Research Scientist, Autodesk

11:25 - 11:30 am
11:30 - 11:55 am
11:55 am - 12:05 pm

Stem Cells: What We Know and What We Don't

Jeanne F. Loring

Professor and Director, Center for Regenerative Medicine, Dept. of Chemical Physiology, The Scripps Research Institute

12:05 - 12:45 pm
12:45 - 1:45 pm


1:45 - 2:00 pm

Switch Break

2:00 - 2:55 pm

Techonomy Labs

Policy: Makers, Shakers, and Breakers

Eri Gentry

Technology Horizons Research Manager, Institute for the Future

Gregory C. Simon

Chief Executive Officer, Poliwogg

Edward You

Supervisory Special Agent, Weapons of Mass Destruction Directorate, Biological Countermeasures Unit, FBI

John Cumbers

CEO and Founder, SynBioBeta

Science, Fear, and the Communication Game

Ryan Bethencourt

Program Director and Venture Partner, Indie.Bio

Kristen Bole

Assistant Director, Public Affairs, University of California San Francisco

Ellen Jorgensen

Co-founder and Executive Director, Genspace

Theral Timpson

Host and Producer, Mendelspod

Who Owns Your Genetic Data?

Linda Avey

Co-founder and CEO, We Are Curious

Henry T. Greely

Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law; Director, Center for Law and the Biosciences, Stanford University

Elissa Levin

Head of Genomics and Integrative Health Innovations, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Ajay Royyuru

Director, Computational Biology Center, IBM Research

2:55 - 3:10 pm

Switch Break

3:10 - 3:25 pm

Techonomy Lab Reports

Encapsulation and a report back from the Techonomy Labs. Presented by McKinsey & Company

3:25 - 4:10 pm
4:10 - 4:15 pm
4:15 - 4:40 pm
4:40 - 4:45 pm
5:25 - 5:30 pm

Closing Remarks

5:30 pm



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