Carl Kesselman and W. Lewis Johnson were nominated in separate categories for the honor, which are presented annually by the World Technology Network in association with Nasdaq, Accenture, Microsoft, Genencor International, Dupont Textiles and Interiors, TIME magazine, Technology Review magazine, Science magazine, and Business 2.0 magazine.
Kesselman was a finalist.
According to WTN, “nominees for the Awards were identified through an intensive, global process in which current WTN members (primarily winners and finalists of previous Awards cycles) made their nominations and then voted their preferences based on who they think are most innovative and impactful within their particular field.”
Kesselman, director of the ISI Center for Grid Technologies, was nominated in the Information Technology Software category for his work in creating Grid Technology, allowing sharing of digital resources of all kinds. His status as a finalist means he will be able to nominate future candidates for the award.
Johnson, director of the ISC Center for Advanced Research in Technology for Education was nominated for his work creating robotic teachers for numerous applications, including medical instruction and counseling mothers of pediatric cancer patients.
The World Technology Network is a London-headquartered organization that was created to “encourage serendipity” – happy accidents – amongst those individuals and companies deemed by their peers to be the most innovative in the technology world.
Each year, WTN members are brought together through an ongoing global series of Roundtable Dinners, Chapter Meetings and other events. WTN also publishes “World Technology Intelligence”, a bi-monthly magazine about what is imminent, possible, and important in the technology world, written largely by its own members – the people driving the most significant innovations.
Published on July 3rd, 2003
Last updated on August 10th, 2021