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Explore Innovation in Open Networks

December 6, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Donation

MIT 


The MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida 


&


The MIT Club of South Florida




 


invite you to:




Explore Innovation in Open Networks


An Evening with Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab

Friday, Dec. 6


7:00 PM Networking


7:30 PM Presentation



Professor Ito is the current director of MIT’s famed Media Lab. He is an influential proponent of open networks for innovation. He will discuss how this approach to innovation is being utilized at the MIT Media Lab. He has been a serial Internet entrepreneur and executive in Japan and an angel investor in many well known Internet companies.




Registration:
MIT Alums or Guests:   $15.00 per person
Click here to register:  
http://southflorida.alumclub.mit.edu/Ito120613



Professor Joi Ito’s background
Media Lab director Joi Ito is a leading thinker and writer on innovation, global technology policy, and the role of the Internet in transforming society in substantial and positive ways. A vocal advocate of emergent democracy, privacy, and Internet freedom, Ito has served as both board chair and CEO of Creative Commons, and sits on the boards of Sony Corporation, Creative Commons, Knight Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The New York Times Company, Mozilla Foundation, WITNESS, and Global Voices. 



In Japan, he was a founder of 
Digital Garage, and helped establish and later became CEO of the country’s first commercial Internet service provider. He was an early investor in more than 40 companies, including Flickr, Six Apart, Last.fm, Kongregate, Kickstarter, and Twitter. Ito’s honors include TIME magazine’s “Cyber-Elite”listing in 1997 (at age 31) and selection as one of the “Global Leaders for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum (2001). In 2008, BusinessWeek named him one of the “25 Most Influential People on the Web.” In 2011, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oxford Internet Institute. In 2013, he received an honorary D.Litt from The New School in New York City.



Location:




MIA Innovation Center at




U of Miami Life Sciences Center and Technology Park




1951 NW 7th Ave



Miami, Fl 33136




Registration:
MIT Alums or Guests:    $15.00 per person
Click here to register:  
http://southflorida.alumclub.mit.edu/Ito120613


Join or Renew membership in the MIT Club of South Florida:
Click on link to join:
http://southflorida.alumclub.mit.edu/membership

Details

Date:
December 6, 2013
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
Donation
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explore-innovation-in-open-networks-tickets-9631639493

Venue

U of Miami Life Sciences Center and Technology Park
1951 NW 7th Ave
Miami, Florida 33136 United States

Organizer

MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida
Website:
http://www.MITEFSFL.org/
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