Sunday, October 9th, was day two at Exponential Medicine Conference in San Diego. Some of the highlights were: From ‘Omics to Action Moira Gunn, PhD Host, NPR’s Biotech Nation Larry Smarr, PhD Professor, UCSD and Director, Calit2 George Poste, DVM PhD FRS Chief Scientist, Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative- Arizona State University Mobile, Connected, Digital Health David Albert, MD Founder, AliveCor Stanley Shaw, MD PhD Co-Director, MGH Center for Assessment Technology & Continuous Health Bakul Patel, MBA Associate Director of Digital Health, Food and Drug Administration/Center for Devices and Radiological Health Ulrik Wisløff Professor: Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology Innovating at Scale: John Mattison, MD CMIO and Assistant Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente
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Saturday, October 8th, I attended day 1 of the Singularity University Exponential Medicine Conference in San Diego at the amazing Hotel Del Coronado. The event was organized mainly by Will Weisman and the incomparable Daniel Kraft, MD (whom I met last year at the London Stock Exchange), both from Singularity University. The Conference was fully packed with activities. Morning activities started at 7am and included Yoga, Meditation, Art, and Beach Run.
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Saturday, September 17, was my last day in San Francisco, and the only one I had with some spare time. After breakfast, I went to but some gifts from Japan Town and then headed to Union Square, for the Korean Day (Chuseok) culture festival. Then I went to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts to check out Tom Sachs’ Space Program: Europa. As I feared, after the failure of _Sony Outsider,_ Tom Sachs’ obsession with demonstrating his hand-made “bricolage style” continues.
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On September 13, Mind the Bridge hosted a policy hackathon sponsored by Dell at the MTB Innovation Center in San Francisco. The Dell PolicyHack™ brought together entrepreneurs and U.S./EU policy experts to solve policy challenges. The goal is to productively brainstorm and to provide top-line thinking that can inspire and serve as basis to develop and implement full policies. My team was formed by: Sara R. Klucking (Section Chief, Innovation & Programs, Office of Science and Technology Cooperation, US Department of State) Bogdan Ceobanu (Policy Officer, Startups & Innovation, European Commission) David Hodgson (CEO, Hummingbird Labs) me The five teams had 75 minutes to come up with a policy solution to issue areas that impact entrepreneurs.
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During my flight to Boston I read “Regenesis”, the interesting genomic science book by Professor George Church, which was a gift from my friend Dr. Raminderpal Singh. On Wednesday evening I had a very interesting conversation in Boston with both of them. Neither of them needs an introduction in the genomics world, but for those of you outside the field: Raminder is Vice-president at Eagle Genomics and Advisor at Kanteron Systems.
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Walking towards my London Shoreditch office to meet the Swiss investor and his impeccable suit, leaving the City bankers’s coffee-holding fast pace behind, I notice the absence nobody seems to Where did he go? His sleeping sack and pillow still on the sidewalk as annoyingly positioned in the corner as always But he’s gone . I wonder and I worry his failing body, almost as absent as his lost gaze
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Yesterday we went to see a couple exhibitions at Somerset House, in London. The first exhibition we saw was “TINTIN: Hergé’s Masterpiece”. Basic but obviously appealing, it was too crowded to be enjoyable. The second one was “Big Bang Data”. While undoubtedly interesting, especially for someone who works in, teaches, and loves bid data and technology like myself, to me the most interesting aspect of this exhibition is that everyone who was there had already experienced the subject.
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Jorge Cortell

My blog in English

Serial entrepreneur (x8) and Art Curator - Founder & CEO, Kanteron Systems

Valencia (Spain)