On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Gary Shapiro, head of the Consumer Technology Association. He’ll tell us what’s coming up at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. Then on BioTech Nation, Dr. Steve Mento, the CEO of Conatus Pharmaceuticals, talks about their efforts to treat NASH – Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, and Bill Newell, the CEO of Sutro Biopharma, fills us in on their strategic approach to treating cancer. Their first target? B-cell lymphomas.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with PBS Nova columnist ANIL ANANTHASWAMY about “The Man Who Wasn’t There … Investigations into the Strange New Science of the Self”. And on BioTech Nation, STEVE HURST, the President & CEO of Savant HWP. We hear about an emergent treatment for cocaine addiction, work in the tropical disease Leishmaniasis, and the unexpected link between addiction to dopamine in Parkinson’s patients.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Data Scientist Dr. CATHY O’NEIL about her book, “Weapons of ‘Math’ Destruction … How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy.” Then on BioTech Nation, a new approach to achieving health with a compromised immune system. Dr. DAVID JOHNSON is the Founder, President & CEO of GigaGen. And critically-ill newborns get the genetic information they need … and fast. GAVIN STONE is the Vice President for Marketing at EdicoGenome in San Diego.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DAN MOTE, the President of the National Academy of Engineering. They talk about the difference between technology and engineering. Then on BioTech Nation, SIR JOHN CHISHOLM, head of Genomics England and the 100,000 Genomes Project.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with ROSS KING, the author of Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lillies.
Then on BioTech Nation, upping the game for wearables – NOAH KONIG from Cambridge Cognition and BEN FEHNERT from The CTRL Group, talk about their new venture, Cognition Kit. Measuring cognition along with the impact of medications, and opening up these measurements for others to develop applications.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with AL RAMADAN, DAVE PETERSON, and CHRIS LOCHHEAD, the authors of “Play Bigger - How Pirates, Dreamers, and Innovators Create and Dominate Markets”. Then on BioTech Nation,GEORGE YEH, the President of Taiwan-based TLC Biotherapeutics, tells us about their efforts to make treatments for Aged-related Macular Degeneration last longer, and Dr. CHUCK SHERWOOD, President & CEO of Anika Therapeutics, on how Anika is bringing three Osteoarthritis treatments, approved in Europe, to the US market.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with ROBERT CIALDINI (“Chal-dee-nee”), Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University, and author, “Pre-suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade”. Then on BioTech Nation, DR. DANIEL KRAFT, the Chair of Medicine at Singularity University. He’s the Founder of Exponential Medicine, the annual fall conference each year in San Diego, which brings together people interested in the frontiers of medicine, and the technology that can drive it.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with DANIEL LEVITIN, Dean of Social Sciences at the Minerva Schools at KGI, and author of “A Field Guide to Lies – Critical Thinking in the Information Age”. Then on BioTech Nation, the second installment in our two-part series on Women in biotech venture capital. It’s WENDE HUTTON, NINA KJELLSON and JULIE PAPANEK, all from Canaan Partners.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with SHARON VOSMEK, the CEO of Astia, providing capital, connections, and guidance highly-innovative, women-led ventures around the globe. Then on BioTech Nation, the first of a two-part series on Women in biotech venture capital: DR. MARIANNE DE BACKER , the Vice President for Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Janssen Business Development.
On this week’s Tech Nation, Moira speaks with Stanford Professor HANK GREELY about “The End of Sex and the Future of Human Reproduction”. Then on BioTech Nation, the winner of BIO’s Future Maker 2016 Award - Dr. HOWARD JACOBS from the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology in Huntsville, Alabama.