HSM Group Introduces the World Science Forum in New York City

    NEW YORK, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The HSM Group, the world's foremost
 executive education organization, announced today that it will be hosting
 the groundbreaking World Science Forum on November 8th and 9th in New York
 City. Some of the world's preeminent scientists and technologists from the
 business community and academia will speak before an audience of 1,500
 business leaders.
     World Science Forum: The New Universe for Business launches an
 initiative by HSM to bring together top-rank academics and leading
 scientists at major corporations in a unique forum to openly exchange
 ideas, insights, opinions, and forecasts about the emerging scientific and
 technological trends that are radically changing the world.
     "Science and technology profoundly impact the economy, and the way we
 live, work, and do business," says Carlos Rohm, CEO of HSM in the United
 States. "This extraordinary meeting of pioneers in science and business
 will provide untold opportunities for the senior executives in attendance
 to profit from and understand the new business landscape."
     The leading minds from the world's most provocative science and
 technology heavyweights -- MIT, IBM, Columbia University, NASA, the
 National Human Genome Institute, and more -- will gather for the first time
 in this two-day program. Speakers include Susan Greenfield, Britain's
 foremost neuroscientist and head of the Royal Institution of Great Britain;
 Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute; Paul Horn of IBM Research;
 Francis Collins of The National Human Genome Project; Ray Kurzweil from the
 National Inventors Hall of Fame; Jeffrey D. Sachs of The Earth Institute at
 Columbia University; Stuart A. Kauffman, pioneer of the "complexity
 theory"; Marvin Minsky, legendary AI guru and founder of the MIT Artificial
 Intelligence Lab; James Hansen of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space
 Studies; Tom Leighton, cofounder of Akamai Technologies and MIT expert in
 applied math; Mike Roco, Senior Advisor for nanotechnology at the National
 Science Foundation; Andrew Lippman, founding member and associate director
 of the MIT media lab; and C.K. Prahalad, one of the world's most
 influential experts in corporate strategy.
     HSM's conference will address the key areas of science and technology:
 The Future of Energy, Neuroscience, Genomics, Longevity, Sustainable
 Development, Research & Development, Complexity, Artificial Intelligence,
 Global Warming, Mathematics, Nanotechnology, Communications, and Science &
 Strategy. The summit will also feature a special session on the impact of
 science education on the workforce.
     The conference has been developed in partnership with Scientific
 American. The Wall Street Journal and MIT Sloan Management Review also have
 signed on as media partners.
     For more information about the World Science Forum, visit
     About HSM
     HSM is an international firm that, since 1989, brings the world's top
 thought leaders and thinkers to analyze, debate, and help build future
 trends. Through conferences, print media, and online content, HSM
 introduces new parameters in business and believes that knowledge is the
 unique driver for change and development.
     CONTACT:  Susan Copperman
               (212) 812-9608


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