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27 April 2021
BioNTech founders to speak among 50 other tech leaders at EmTech Europe conference
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Key speakers unveiled for EmTech Europe 2021

MIT Technology Review’s flagship European conference will bring together technology leaders, researchers and innovators to discuss how tech can create an economy and society with sustainability and inclusivity at its core.

The two-day technology conference – which will be broadcast live from Belfast on July 1st and 2nd – will focus on artificial intelligence, health and sustainability under the themes of an intelligent future, a healthy future, and a sustainable future.

Those confirmed to speak at this year’s EmTech Europe include Kenneth Chien, cofounder of pharmaceutical company Moderna; Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO of Lucid Motors;  Dr Nora Khaldi, founder and CEO of Nuritas, the world leader in AI-based natural molecule discovery; and Marga Hoek, author of the ‘The Trillion Dollar Shift’, which is based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Tom Gray, lead curator, EmTech Europe, said: “As we look to explore how technology will continue to impact society through the lens of sustainability, health and artificial intelligence, we must turn to those who are on the cutting edge of their respective fields and are leading the way to push the boundaries of what technology can do in the post-pandemic world. 

“I’m looking forward to welcoming such high caliber speakers to our virtual Belfast stage to explore how we as a society can harness the innovative, practical and commercial ways to use the world’s cutting-edge technologies for the future.” 

Technology talks to watch out for

  • Kenneth Chien, cofounder of Moderna, will look at how health technologies are aiding governments’ transformation of healthcare around the world, especially in the current fast-moving environment of vaccines and COVID-19.
  • Peter Rawlinson, CEO and CTO of Lucid Motors, and formerly chief engineer of Tesla, will discuss the increasing demand for electric cars in Europe and how manufacturers and technologists are finding innovative solutions to accelerating this societal green shift.
  • Dr Nora Khaldi, dounder and CEO of Nuritas, will take EmTech Europe through the future of AI from inside research labs and universities, looking at what the next big steps are in the emerging technology field.
  • Author Marga Hoek will delve into the ethics of technology and invite participants to look at how their technological input could add value to the global economy and push the boundaries of what ethical tech looks like.

To find out more about EmTech Europe, click here.