Innovative Technologies, Distinguished Speakers Highlight Tech Showcase

Revolutionary products include oil-absorbing sponge and carpal-tunnel syndrome detection device

WHAT: The first Houston Technology Showcase, sponsored by Houston Technology Center (HTC) and Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership. The event features 20 HTC Client Company technologies and a lunchtime panel of distinguished speakers with varying perspectives on emerging technology trends.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 2003, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

WHERE: Gilruth Recreation Center, NASA/Johnson Space Center
Space Center Blvd., Gate 5

Panelists include:
  • Randy Stone, NASA JSC Deputy Director
  • Bernard Harris, NASA Former Astronaut and President, Vesalius Ventures
  • George Kelher, Manager of Fuel Cell Operations, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Dustin Lanier, Special Assistant for Technology, Office of the Governor
  • Ben Raimer, M.D., Vice President for Community Outreach, the University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston
  • Moderator: Paul Frison, President and CEO, Houston Technology Center
20 HTC companies will showcase revolutionary technologies such as:
  • A new super-absorbent polymer “sponge” that cleans 95 percent of land or water oil spills within five minutes of application.
  • E-compliance software that cuts costs and simplifies regulatory reporting by putting digital logic and government data in between new Internet technologies.
  • A new device that can detect carpal tunnel syndrome before it becomes debilitating, helping cut medical costs and reduce worker injury.
  • Technology that replaces the old "sound booth” for hearing assessments to deliver an increase in quality and reduction in cost.
  • See how innovative business intelligence automation software helped HP save $6 million by offering a quantum leap in current data-mining/knowledge-management systems.
Author: Becky Myers
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