The Tech Museum of Innovation honors international laureates and renowned Indian global humanitarian N.R. Narayana Murthy at The Tech Awards 2012
Signature program celebrates innovators who use technology to benefit humanity
SAN JOSE, CA – A dozen international tech visionaries and a renowned philanthropist will be celebrated Thursday before 1,500 technorati at the Silicon Valley’s pre-eminent awards program, The Tech Awards.
The Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials, will recognize Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana Murthy and 12 laureates who are using technology to benefit humanity in six categories: Intel Environment Award; Microsoft Education Award; Katherine M. Swanson Young Innovator Award; Nokia Health Award; Flextronics Economic Development Award, and Accenture Sustainable Energy Award.
Since the inception of The Tech Awards in 2001, the signature program of The Tech Museum of Innovation has recognized 257 laureates. Their pioneering work has included building a "solar suitcase" to provide emergency lighting and power for medical procedures, developing an eco-techniques toolkit that improves the living conditions in rural communities and the creation of a heat-sensitive label for vaccine vials to make sure people receive potent immunizations.
WHAT: After a specialized training for the laureates, the week culminates in The Tech Awards Gala 2012. The gala unfolds against the backdrop of an exhibition specially curated for The Tech Awards that includes some of the world’s most iconic photos - all donated by National Geographic. YouTube sensation Matt Harding, who “travels the world dancing badly” for his “Where the Hell is Matt?” series, will tap out a few steps with the laureates. And singer, songwriter Elizabeth Anker will perform along with keyboardist Dolores Duran-Cefalu to round out the program
WHERE: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA
WHEN: 6 p.m., Thursday, November 15, 2012