Global Initiatives

Global Initiatives

These are coordinated, focused global efforts to improve the world through the appropriate application of technology. Most of these initiatives were seeded at the annual SNS FiRe conference, including INVNT/IP, SNS FiReFilms, SNS Project Inkwell, Nutritional Microanalysis, and more.

 

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  • The SNS Carbon Trifecta: Harnessing the Flow of CO2

    September 29, 2016

    With Ray Gibbs, CEO, Haydale Plc; Jon Myers, Founder, Graphene Technologies, NovaMetallix, and Neural ID; Soroush Nazarpour, President and CEO, NanoXplore; and Larry Smarr, Director, Calit2 (a UC San Diego / UC Irvine partnership), and SNS Ambassador for Pure Science; hosted by Mark Anderson


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  • The UnDx (Undiagnosed) Global Initiative

    September 29, 2016

    With Katia Moritz, Director, Undiagnosed (the documentary); Ryan Taft, Senior Director, Scientific Research, Illumina Inc.; John Ryals, CEO, Metabolon; and Robin Y. Smith, CEO, ORIG3N; hosted by Doug Jamison, CEO, Harris & Harris Group


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  • SNS FiReFilms: Documentaries That Change the World: Meet the Directors

    September 28, 2016

    With Chris Hegedus, Director, Unlocking the Cage; Geralyn Dreyfous, Co-Founder, Impact Partners Film Fund, Founder, Utah Film Center, and SNS Ambassador for Documentary Films; Adriana LaCorte, Director, Sniffing Out Cancer; and Ted Richane, Engagement and Impact Director, Vulcan Productions (The Ivory Game); hosted by Sharon Anderson Morris, SNS Programs Director and SNS FiReFilms Managing Director


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  • Building the Pattern Recognition Lab

    October 7, 2015

    SNS and UC San Diego create a new FiRe Lab: A Pattern Recognition Laboratory (PRL) based on brain-inspired processors and housed in Calit2's Qualcomm Institute With Larry Smarr, Founding Director, Calit2 (a UCSD / UCI partnership) and Mark Anderson Discussion: "Building the Pattern Recognition Lab": With Ken Kreutz-Delgado, Professor of Intelligent Systems, Signal Processing, and Robotics, Jacobs School of Engineering, UCSD; Akihiro Nakao, Professor of Applied Computer Science, University of Tokyo; and Mark Anderson


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  • Building Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

    September 6, 2015

    Bibop Gresta, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies’ Deputy Chairman and COO


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  • SNS: Special Letter: Undiagnosed: Why is the Future of Medicine Being Ignored?

    August 18, 2015

    Volume 18, Issue 31
    Week of August 18, 2015

    In This Issue
    Feature: Special Letter: Undiagnosed: Why Is The Future Of Medicine Being Ignored?
    • My Diagnostic Odyssey
    • Defining "Undiagnosed"
    • The Future of Medicine: Can Technology Save Us?
    • Medical Refugees
    • Hazards of an "It's All in Your Head" Diagnosis
    • How I Accidentally Became a Filmmaker
    • The CLARITY Undiagnosed Challenge
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    Publisher's Note: This week's discussion combines the most advanced areas of medical discovery with the personal challenges that come with living just beyond the edge of today's medical knowledge.When I first met Dr. Katia Moritz, and heard about her search for a diagnosis, I considered "The Undiagnosed" to be a small, unfortunate group of people who had somehow fallen through the cracks of modern medical practice. Now, I know better.Despite the money and time that has gone into today's medical toolbox, there are an unbelievably large number of people who are either un- or mis-diagnosed. A recent randomized study of those who die in US hospitals, conducted by the University of Michigan, found that about one-half die of diseases for which they had not been diagnosed or treated.As I learned more from Katia, I came to realize that "Undiagnosed" is a synonym for all that doctors today do not know. And unfortunately, there is a very great deal that fits this description. All of our members interested in the edge of medical knowledge will find Katia's tale fascinating, and not just a little frightening. - mra.


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  • SNS: Special Letter: The Maker Movement +

    April 16, 2015

    Volume 18, Issue 14
    Week of April 13, 2015

    In This Issue
    Feature: Special Letter: The Maker Movement [+]
    • The Maker Movement Commit, Then Figure It Out
    • Making Everything Not Impossible
    • The Simple Humble Thought
    • The Robot Walker
    • The Make-Your-Own Braille Printer
    • Tapping the Power of One
    • About Mick Ebeling


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    Publisher's Note: Too often, we leaders in the technology world become obsessed with what might someday be done on the bleeding edge of our engineering abilities, rather than focusing on what can be done tonight with the technology at hand. Mick Ebeling has made a life out of doing the opposite: taking existing tech and enriching lives around the world, always at an amazingly lower cost.It is hard to overestimate the effect of not just the Maker movement, but of Mick himself. While the rest of us make our living selling products, he has - to spotight just one example - enabled residents of a remote area of Sudan who have lost their limbs in civil war to make their own replacement limbs through localized 3D printing.Mick's views, and his work, give us all hope, and open many doors of a new possible worldview of success, enabled by technology, and driven by the human spirit at its best. - mra.


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  • Documentaries That Change the World

    May 22, 2014

    Meet the Directors: With Michael Rossato-Bennett, Writer, Director, and Producer, Alive Inside - winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for US Documentary; E. Katia Moritz, Creator and Co-Director, Undiagnosed: Medical Refugees, and Clinical Director, NeuroBehavioral Institute; Joe Piscatella, Writer, Director, and Producer, #chicagoGirl, Revolutio LLC; and Mick Ebeling, CEO, Not Impossible LLC; hosted by Geralyn Dreyfous, Co-Founder, Impact Partners Film Fund, Founder and Board Chair, Utah Film Center, and Co-Founder, Gamechanger Films


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  • In the Wake of the Mandiant Report: China IP Theft and the World Economy

    May 22, 2013

    "In the Wake of the Mandiant Report: China IP Theft and the World Economy": A conversation with Richard Marshall, CEO, X-SES; and Mark Anderson, Founder and Chair, INVNT/IP; hosted by Ed Butler, Senior Broadcast Journalist, BBC


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  • “Device Battles, IP Wars”

    July 11, 2012

    An SNS Weekly Report on Device Battles, IP Wars, including Inventing the Computer Industry; Smartphones: Strategic Fulcrum of the Computer Industry; Committing Strategic Hara-Kiri; Sidebar: Pirates and Trolls; Asia Moves In; Carriers: The Willing Accomplices; Device Battles Heat Up; and The IP Wars


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  • CTO Design Challenge: “Creating the New Field of ‘Nutritional Microanalysis’: Inputs for the Quantified Self”

    May 25, 2012

    The goal of the 2012 CTO Design Challenge: to create a new field of medicine and a research platform for understanding human health and disease, and their connection to the human genome, by evaluating the inputs on a chemical level and their effects on the body’s processes.


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  • “FiRe Films: A New Program Uniting Technology, Finance, and Documentaries”

    May 24, 2012

    Introduced by Sharon Anderson-Morris, Programs Director, SNS


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  • “Privacy Protection: Going Global”

    May 24, 2012

    A conversation with David Vladeck, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, U.S. Federal Trade Commission; hosted by Jonathan Ewert, President, TransforMedia LLC


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  • “Technology Addressing Human Trafficking: A New Global Rescue System”

    May 24, 2012

    Technologists are working with NGO leaders to create the first Global Rescue System for victims of human trafficking.


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  • “A New Global Consortium for IP Protection”

    May 23, 2012

    A discussion on a new international consortium, led by the leading technology firms in the world, and joined by government agencies on three continents, the INVNT/IP group is focused on Inventing Nations vs. Nation-sponsored Theft of Intellectual Property (www.invntip.com). With Steven Sprague, CEO, Wave Systems; Paul Ricci, Chair and CEO, Nuance Communications; and Mark Anderson, Founding Chair, INVNT IP; hosted by Don Budinger, Chair and Founding Director, The Rodel Foundation


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  • The AORTA Manifesto: “A Movement to Revolutionize Teaching and Learning”

    May 23, 2012

    This SNS Project Inkwell manifesto will be signed by NGOs and educators around the world, with the aim of forming the basis for accelerated policy change and creation of a new platform for the revolution needed in K12 in the 21st century. www.projectinkwell.org/manifesto.php


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  • “Huawei I and II, A Case Study”

    April 5, 2012

    An exclusive SNS Special Report on Huawei, including The National Broadband Network; Ren Zhengfei: The Invisible Man; Control vs. Ownership; Sun Yafang: The Missing Puzzle Piece; Follow the Money; Foreign Intellectual Property: Beg, Borrow, or Steal; Champions “Going Out,” or Market Killers?; Global Market Effects; Other Countries, and the Charm Offensive; and The Problem with Cyber Security


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  • “Beyond Broadband: Living AORTA”

    November 22, 2011

    An SNS Weekly Report on Living in an AORTA World; Social Issues; The Brain Extended; The Internet Assistant and AORTA; and Sensors in an AORTA World


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  • FiRe CTO Challenge: “Saving the Planet by Capturing Carbon”

    May 27, 2011

    Hosted by Larry Smarr, Director, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), UC San Diego and Irvine


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  • “Special Showing: Are We Loving Them to Death?”

    May 26, 2011

    A KCPQ-TV production: How SNS’ Orca Relief contributed to new federal protection for Killer Whales; with Pam Pearson, SVP/General Manager, KCPQ/KZJO-TV and Tribune Broadcasting Co.; hosted by Mark Anderson


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  • CTO Design Challenge: “Scaling Alternative Energy”

    May 15, 2010


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  • Dinner Presentation: “Scaling Alternative Energy: The Key to Survival”

    May 11, 2010

    Nathan Lewis, George L. Argyros Professor of Chemistry, California Institute of Technology


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