It is a sincere privilege to announce the dynamic, change-aware
sponsors of Accelerating Change 2004.
We are grateful for their support of our conference and growing
community of strategic thinkers. To add your company's energy and
message to AC2004
see our sponsorships page
for more details.
Founded in 1972,
SAP is the recognized leader in
providing collaborative business solutions for all types of industries
and for every major market. With 12 million users, 79,800
installations, and 1,500 partners, SAP is the world's largest inter-enterprise
software company and the world's third- largest independent software
supplier overall. We have a rich history of innovation and growth
that has made us a true industry leader. Today, SAP employs nearly
30,000 people in more than 50 countries. Our professionals are dedicated
to providing high-level customer support and services.
Draper Fisher Jurvetson is the
premier early stage venture capital firm. Founded in 1985, Draper
Fisher Jurvetson has created a global network of affiliated venture
funds with approximately $3 billion in capital commitments and offices
in the major technology centers around the world. Headquartered
in Silicon Valley, the firm has proven expertise in identifying
and helping extraordinary entrepreneurs who want to change the world.
is building CCortex™, an simulation of the Human Cortex and
peripheral systems, running on a computer cluster. CCortex will
enable the development an array of systems and products that can
replicate, partially or completely, some of the primary characteristics
of Human Intelligence. Those characteristics include pattern recognition,
verbal and visual communication, knowledge acquisition, and conscious-approximate
decision-making capabilities. We plan to deliver a broad range of
commercial products that will enhance business relationships on
a global scale.
Incorporated is enterprise social software for collaboration.
Socialtext captures the best features of web-native tools called
"wikis" and "weblogs" and brings them inside
your enterprise to create a collaboration and knowledge tool that
works the way people do.
The Segway Human Transporter (HT)
is a unique self-balancing, electric-powered transportation device.
The new p series Segway HT was designed to easily navigate in congested
pedestrian environments, be taken on a train or subway, & operate
where bikes, cars, & people come together. Use it to run errands,
get to class, or commute to work faster and more conveniently. Come
take a ride on the future of short-distance urban transport.
IPv6 Summit is THE event to find out everything about the New Internet,
also called Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). Come see new products
and ideas. Come meet hundreds of procurement managers and decision-makers
from government, the military, and industry. Come meet strategic
partners for tomorrow’s business. Come see the future –
Today! Join us at the United States
IPv6 Summit 2004 (December 7 -10 in Reston, VA).
The Stanford Persuasive
Technology Lab creates insight into how computing products —
from websites to mobile phone software — can be designed to
change what people believe and what they do. Like human persuaders,
persuasive interactive technologies can bring about positive changes
in many domains, including health, business, safety, and education.
With such ends in mind, we are creating a body of expertise in the
design, theory, and analysis of persuasive technologies, an area
The Association of Professional
Futurists is a thriving community of professional futurists
committed to leadership and excellence in the futures field. Our
members provide a unique perspective to anticipate and influence
the future. We provide network and community building opportunities
for best practice sharing and professional growth. We are setting
the standard of excellence for professional futurists.
SofTECH, the North Bay Software and Information Technology Association,
is a non-profit trade organization based in the San Francisco Bay
area. SofTECH is committed to fostering communication, cooperation
and educational opportunities for the success of business and technology
professionals and companies in Marin and Sonoma counties. SofTECH
identifies and showcases technology leaders, and supports the technology
user community by developing programs, evangelizing community leaders,
and providing meaningful networking opportunities for its members.
SofTECH helps its technical and non-technical members master existing
tools and applications, and identify emerging technology opportunities.
Nova is a collaborative weblog experiment. It is about an emerging
social phenomenon called "virtual worlds" -- computer-generated,
persistent, immersive, and representational social platforms. Currently,
the most popular virtual worlds are massively multiplayer online
roleplaying games (MMORPGs), such as Everquest and Star
Wars Galaxies. However, there are many other old and new varieties
of virtual worlds.
provides users the ability to quickly and easily find targeted news
on the Internet. With thousands of news sources continually releasing
stories twenty-four hours a day, finding relevant news can often
be a time consuming task. Topix.net creates thousands of topically
driven, specific news web pages and populating each of those pages
with only news about that particular topic. Whether you are interested
in finding all the news about your community, your company, your
industry or even your favorite team or celebrity, Topix.net provides
an intuitive, easy solution.
features the big thoughts of today's big thinkers examining the
confluence of accelerating revolutions that are shaping our future
world, and the inside story on new technological and social realities
from the pioneers actively working in these arenas.
Now (NN) covers future sciences such as Nanotechnology, Molecular
Nanotechnology (MNT), MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), NanoElectroMechanical
Systems (NEMS), Nanomedicine, Nanobiotechnology, Nanoelectronics,
Nanofabrication, Computational Nanotechnology, Quantum Computers,
and Artificial Intelligence. NN was created to serve the
information needs of business, government, academic, and public
INTELLIGENCE has been published
monthly since May, 1984. INTELLIGENCE was the third newsletter to
appear covering AI (artificial intelligence) and robotics, and was
the first publication to report on commercial and research trends
and developments in neural networks. Current topics covered
in INTELLIGENCE include: acceleration, chips, code, convergence,
design, display, DNA & RNA computing, hardware, interface, invisibility,
molecular computing, nanotechnology, nets & grids, neural nets,
pattern recognition, power, privacy, property/IP, quantum computing,
robots, simulation, software, standards, storage, telephony, and
wireless communications. INTELLIGENCE, PO Box 20008, NY, NY 10025-1510;
(212) 222-1123; firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mission at NanoApex
Corp. is to support the development of nanotechnology and become
the leading resource for comprehensive nanotechnology information
online. We are a media and market research company specializing
in providing aggregated information, current news, and custom market
Oct 18-19, 2004
Serious Games are applications of interactive technology
that extend far beyond the traditional videogame market, including:
training, policy exploration, analytics, visualization, simulation,
education and health and therapy. The
number of non-entertainment games under development is rapidly increasing
and demand for ideas, skills and techniques are at an all time high.
An entirely new market has emerged. The Serious
Games Summit D.C. gives professionals from the public and private
sectors, policymakers, contractors, military personnel, government
administrators, educators and experts in the game development arena
an opportunity to meet and learn from successful serious games applications,
as well as forge links between the traditional videogame industry
and program managers for homeland security, state and local governments,
military agencies, and educational institutions.
RoboNexus is the largest
and most comprehensive robotics event ever produced in the U.S.
Focused on the fast growing intelligent mobile robotics marketplace,
RoboNexus has something for everyone!
• RoboNexus Consumer & Entertainment Program features
100's of robots, robot competitions, educational programs, and more!
• RoboNexus Exposition & Special Events features over
60 robotics exhibits, over 50,000 square feet of the hottest robotics
business and consumer products, new robotics technologies and applications
and robot competitions.
Click here for details.
• RoboNexus Professional Development Program features 4 full
day conferences for business professionals, entrepreneurs, investors,
hardware and software engineers, developers, researchers and hobbyists.