NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Technology Network (The WTN) announced that Dan Harden has been named a finalist for a prestigious 2013 World Technology Award in the Design category. Dan joins a roster of 50 corporate Finalists (in 10 categories) and 100 individual Finalists (in 20 categories) deemed by members of the WTN to be doing the "most innovative work of the greatest likely long term significance."
The World Technology Awards have been presented annually by the WTN since 2000, as a way to honor those in 20 different categories of science and technology, and related fields. Nominees for the 2013 World Technology Awards were selected by the WTN membership (spread over 60 countries) through an intensive, global process lasting many months.
"I am delighted to have been short-listed in the Design category for a 2013 World Technology Award, especially because one of my deepest passions is creating good design for technology. It is wonderful to be recognized by such an esteemed group of one's peers and by the leadership of the WTN itself," said Dan Harden.
The winners of the 2013 World Technology Awards will be announced during a ceremony at the historic Time-Life Building in New York City on the evening of November 15th at the close of the 12th Annual World Technology Summit, a two-day "thought leadership" conference (Nov. 14/15) held at the TIME Conference center and presented by the WTN in association with TIME magazine, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS, and others.
"This year we are more eager than ever to pay tribute to the talent and innovation of our individual and corporate honorees. This event is the ultimate global platform to honor visionary contributions in the science and technology arenas. The World Technology Awards program is not only a very inspiring way to identify and honor the most innovative people and organizations in the technology world, but it also is a truly disciplined way for the WTN membership to identify those who will formally join them, as WTN Fellows, and as part of our global community. By working to make useful connections among our members, we look forward to assisting Dan in continuing to help create our collective future and change our world," said James P. Clark, Founder and Chairman of the World Technology Network.
About Dan Harden
Dan is President, CEO, and Principal Designer of Whipsaw Inc., (www.whipsaw.com) a highly acclaimed design firm in the Silicon Valley that creates successful award-winning products and brands across the consumer, medical, and business product categories. Whipsaw's clients range from exciting start-ups like Dropcam, Livescribe and Apnicure to large corporations including Google, Nike, Samsung, Cisco, Dell, GE, Netgear, Avaya, Intel, and Olympus. Throughout his prolific 32 year career, Dan has designed hundreds of hit products, has won over 200 design awards and has been granted over 250 design and utility patents. Dan's views and work have been featured widely in the press and his work has been featured in the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Museum, the Chicago Athenaeum, and the Pasadena Museum of California Art. Prior to cofounding Whipsaw in 1999, Dan was the President of Frog Design, a designer at Henry Dreyfuss Associates, HP, George Nelson Associates, and Richardson Smith (Fitch).
About The World Technology Network (The WTN)
The WTN is a curated membership community comprised of the world's most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and design. The WTN and its members – visionaries creating the 21st century – are focused on exploring what is imminent, possible, and important in and around emerging technologies. The WTN exists to "encourage serendipity" – to catalyze the happy accidents of colliding ideas and new relationships that cause the biggest breakthroughs for individuals and organizations. The World Technology Awards exist as a way to honor outstanding innovators. Through our events and programs, we give our Members, Award Nominees and Sponsors the rare opportunity to reach and connect with many of the world's most influential innovators in order to extend and amplify their message and work.
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