Finalist for a prestigious World Technology Award

The World Technology Network (The WTN) has recently announced that I have been named a finalist for a prestigious World Technology Award for Communications Technology (individual), presented by the WTN in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS, and Technology Review.

The World Technology Awards have been presented by the WTN since 2000, as a way to honor those in 20 different categories of science and technology and related fields doing "the innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance". Nominees for the 2011 World Technology Awards were selected through an intense process by the WTN Fellows (winners and finalists from previous annual Award cycles in the individual Award categories) through an intensive, global process lasting many months. Winners will be selected from among the finalists with the input of a select group of prominent Advisors.

The Advisors for 2011 are:

  • Ray Kurzweil, inventor/futurist/author
  • Albert Teich, Director, Science and Policy Programs, American Association for the Advancement of Science/AAAS (retired, 2011)
  • Jason Pontin, Editor/Publisher, Technology Review
  • Lev Grossman, Senior Writer and book critic, TIME; co-author blog "Techland"
  • Oliver Morton (pending), Energy & Environment Editor, The Economist; former Chief News and Features Editor, Nature; Former editor, WIRED (UK edition)

The winners of the World Technology Awards will be announced during a ceremony at the United Nations on the evening of October 26th at the close of the World Technology Summit, a two-day "thought leadership" conference (Oct 25/26) held at the TIME & LIFE Building and presented by the World Technology Network in association with TIME magazine, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS, Technology Review, and others.

"I am very delighted to have been nominated in the Communications Technology Category of the 2011 World Technology Awards. It is wonderful to be recognized by such an esteemed group of one's peers."