Technology Innovations Committee Event

June 13, 2013

Ashish Jaiman
Director, Startup Strategy

Ashish Jaiman has more than 16 years of experience designing, developing and selling software. In his role at Microsoft, Jaiman enables startups, activates them on business, technology, and go-to market strategy, and accelerates the adoption of new Microsoft technologies and tools.

Jaiman is very passionate about communities and software startups. Before joining Microsoft, Jaiman helped to create and successfully exit two startups. Jaiman can be found online on www.ashishjaiman.com, or @ashishjaiman.

Dr. Anand Paul
Research Relationship Manager
IBM Global Government Industry

Dr. Anand Paul is the Research Relationship Manager for IBM Global Government Industry, and is with the IBM Research Division. He has more than 25 years of experience in developing research strategy and implementing new technologies for clients. He has published more than 50 technical papers. Paul holds a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

Patrick Tucker
Deputy Editor


Patrick Tucker is the deputy editor of THE FUTURIST magazine and content director for THE FUTURIST magazine online and WFS.ORG. He has written prodigiously on the topics of AI and AGI, information technology, cybernetics, nanotechnology, genetics and genetic ethics, invention, climate change and climate change mitigation, demography and neuroscience. His writing has appeared in various publications and on many sites, including THE FUTURIST magazine, The Wilson Quarterly, Encyclopedia Britannica online, the Utne Reader, and the Discovery Channel. He is in the process of writing a book for Current, an imprint of Penguin, on big data, the brain, and the future of prediction (due out in 2013).

As a science journalist and editor, he's interviewed such technologists, policy experts, and visionaries as MIT roboticist Rodney Brooks, Google research director Peter Norvig, military strategist Edward N. Luttwak, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, former CIA director Robert James Woolsey, tech guru Tim O'Reilly, environmentalist Lester Brown, flying car creator Paul Moller and inventor Ray Kurzweil on various topics related to technology and innovation.

His writing has been translated into Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese and Russian.

He also serves as the director of communications for the World Future Society and has been quoted as a futurist in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Globe and Mail, The Christian Science Monitor, Elle Canada, Wired.com, Smart Money.com and Voice of America, and has been a guest on such networks and programs as WTOP in Washington, the Dave Rutherford Show (770 CHQR Canada) The World Today and the Christy Clark show (980 CKNW Canada), the Joan Hamburg show (710 WOR New York), Russia Today, CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood and Science Fantastic with Michio Kaku.