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
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
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
SOURCE The HSM Group