Blackstone LaunchPad: Lunch Discussion with Alex Lightman

We are pleased to have a Lunch Discussion at the Blackstone LaunchPad featuring Alex Lightman, author, entrepreneur, and futurist, who has made significant contributions to the adoption of IPv6, served as CTO of the United Nations Intergovernmental Renewable Energy Organization, and has authored several books on technology and inventor and serial entrepreneur.
Wednesday, November 19; 12:00 – 1:00 pm
Covel Commons, Room 203
Please join us for an engaging lunch! Lunch is provided. 30 years experience in high technology innovation, including defining, design, developing and deploying new and novel hardware, software, communications, and Internet products, platforms, and protocols. Pioneer in wearables (wearable computing) in the 1990s, sparking global publicity via over 700 television appearances and 300 additional articles that has paved the way for public interest and demand for Google Glass and the wearable devices of The Quantified Self wave of innovation. Author of the first book on 4G (Brave New Unwired World, John Wiley, 2002). Producer of 108 wearable computer fashions shows held in six US states and 25 nations. Co-inventor of multiple patents for wearable computing and related communications, including some with Thad Starner, technical lead of Google Glass, Recipient, on behalf of my contribution to the innovation of 4G wireless, of the first Economist magazine Reader’s Award, Oct. 21, 2010 (after panel of judges and readers in 200 countries voted on “the innovation most likely to radically change the world over the next decade, 2010-2020”. Successfully proposed US government mandate for IPv6 and federal requirement of inclusion of IPv6 in all federal IT procurement, including testimony before US Congress, May 2005, that was directly responsible for the unprecedented mandate that all federal agencies become “IPv6-capable”. Provided the first two IPv6 transition plans for NATO, and one of the first two IPv6 transition plans for the US Dept. of Defense, via DISA, as well as the IPv6 Best Practices World Report, sponsored by Juniper, and used by numerous federal agencies. Author of first book on the costs and benefits of ending the 50 year US embargo of Cuba (Reconciliation, 2010). Since graduating from MIT in ’83 I have worked in high technology product development, customer support, sales, marketing, management, leadership, writing, forecasting, public relations, event production, and consulting. Specialties:Innovation, national policy to accelerate innovation, defense analysis, IPv6 business, 4G wireless broadband, visualization, augmented reality, wearable computers, mobile computing, US government Internet initiatives, mandate, Dept. of Homeland Security IPv6 mandate