The Emerging Technologies Competition is the Royal Society of Chemistry’s annual innovation initiative, turning promising ideas into commercial reality. Participants were able to hear ideas and approaches about emerging technologies coming to market; learn about innovative green plumbing and mechanical concepts; view presentations; and engaged in timely discussions on how the water utility, manufacturing, engineering and trade industries have found solutions through emerging technologies in the water efficiency, plumbing and mechanical industries.
During three separate breakout sessions – dedicated to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), 5th generation wireless systems (5G) and the Internet of Things (IoT), and financial investment in emerging technologies – Federal and industry participants explored the policy implications of these technologies and their applications, including technological development, regulatory frameworks, and commercialization pathways.
He is on board of a number of non-profit organizations including The Mozilla Foundation, WITNESS () and Global Voices (). He has created numerous Internet companies including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan and was an early stage investor in Six Apart, Technorati, Flickr, SocialText, Dopplr, , Rupture, Kongregate, etology Inc and other Internet companies.
Roger assesses the aspects of embracing a new technology, attempting to shed some light on how those who accepted such innovation influence those who later use it. In this model, decisions are individualized, with no collective mind or authoritative influence; those within the social group must decide whether or not to adapt such technology by following this five-step process: 1) knowledge, 2) persuasion, 3) decision, 4) implementation, and 5) confirmation (Roger, 1995, p 162).
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