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32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
617-253-8240 http://www.mitforumcambridge.org

September 2017

Emerging Applications of Blockchain for Supply Chains

September 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
$5 – $45

Pre-registration is required $25 Members; $45 Non-members: $10 for Students; $5 for Student memberes REGISTER  See Who's Registered As consumers, we want to know that the food we eat is safe and (in some cases, such as fine wines) that it’s provenance is authentic. We want to know with certainty that the gold, diamonds, and electronics we buy are not funding conflicts. And that the products we buy are not counterfeits. Supply chain managers want to track condition, location, and…

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February 2018

Ubiquitous Autonomous Vehicles: Upending Industries – Unlocking Entrepreneurial Opportunities

February 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

By 2040, we estimate that 95% of new vehicles sold, or 96.3 million cars, will be fully autonomous —a $3.6 trillion opportunity. Fortune 2017 You cannot go one day without hearing about how the large-scale deployment of autonomous vehicles will impact our lives and the numerous benefits to society. But what about the new industries that it will create and the entrepreneurial impact of AV deployment?  How about the implications for the industry, the built environment, data security, safety and energy?  Our panel will…

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March 2018

Advanced Tech: Autonomous & Drone Technologies

March 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Innovation continues to be a focus of strategic discussions within the Department of Defense as they increasingly confront nimble drone and autonomous technologies on the battlefield and are seeking advanced counter technologies to support our troops. Our panel of experts from Raytheon, the U.S. Air Force AFwerX, and Draper Labs will discuss how recent and future innovations in commercial detection, tracking, identification, characterization and mitigation technologies can and will benefit the military with quicker adoption and reduction in procurement prices. Following the panel discussion,…

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May 2018

Blockchain Technology: Patents vs. Open Source

May 30, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$5 – $20

A new frontier of innovation has arrived with the advent of cryptocurrencies and the myriad of blockchain use cases. Some folks believe open source and patents have no place together. However, both are integral to the commercialization of blockchain technology. As blockchain continues to be disruptive in a variety of industries, protecting these innovations value becomes essential. However, value means different things to different people. Some value blockchain technology based on the amount of money it can generate or save. Others value the…

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November 2018

The eSports Technology Revolution

November 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$25 – $45

Learn from a panel of entrepreneurs, innovators, and a patent attorney in the eSports technology community as they look into the future of eSports. Professional competitive gaming, also known as eSports, is the newest and most exciting frontier of innovation, as it embraces technological advances in broadcasting, content distribution and blockchain technologies.  eSports are professional video gaming events that attract massive real-world audiences with major tournaments selling out at top-tier venues.  The League of Legends World Championship in 2016, for…

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September 2019

Preparing for & Competing with the ‘Tech Titans of China’

September 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Last August, the Economist argued that there is a new geography of innovation in a cover story titled, “Peak Valley.” Looming large in this new geography is China. They’ve transformed their economy from that of a low-cost manufacturer to a cutting-edge innovator. With their “9-9-6” de facto weekly work schedule, China’s tech companies are relentless in their pursuit of success, and it shows. China has now achieved near parity with the US in venture capital investments, something inconceivable even 5…

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October 2019

2020: The Most Startup-Minded, Tech & Data-Driven Political Campaign…Ever.

October 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presidential campaigns are some of the fastest growing startup cultures in existence - doing more with less and scaling faster than ever both with talent, technology, and digital efforts. Deepfakes, foreign election meddling, and other incidents have highlighted how cutting-edge technology might be harming our democratic process...but it’s also helping.  Political campaigns on both sides are extraordinarily digitally savvy, using all means of technology available to learn about and reach voters, but also scaling to grow to an ever-changing daily…

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The Technical Revolution of Esports, Gaming, Gambling, and Blockchain

October 29, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In recent years, esports, gambling, and gaming companies have embraced technological advances in broadcasting, content distribution, and blockchain technologies. The technological expansion opportunities in tournaments, gameplay, merchandise sales, sponsorship, patent protection, and even skin trading have accelerated the esports and gaming industry’s expansion. The fusion of esports, gambling, and gaming with emerging blockchain technologies allows for unprecedented access to the management of electronic assets in a secure environment and long-term monetization. Take a deep dive with our panel of gaming,…

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