Important conference on US security predicted to reach new heights in 2013 as it returns to Boston area
Dallas (Jan. 14, 2013) – The IEEE International Conference for Technologies on Homeland Security is predicted to bring sunning advances in its return to Boston in 2013, as the science community awaits the next call for technical papers to be submitted for consideration.
The recent event in November, sponsored by Battelle and other major organizations such as IBM Rational Software Group, L3 Systems, and MassPort, drew attendees representing 9 countries from Israel, Germany, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, UK, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Canada, in addition to robust American participation. In all, over 184 difference companies, universities and government agencies.
Quantum corporation’s senior vice president of file systems and archive products, Janae Lee, said of this year’s conference “it’s always a great showcase for new solutions and capabilities, but it felt like this year a number of new exciting innovations really are picking up.”
“A lot of it is making sure you are meeting the right people, both in government and out” added Andrea C. Marsh, senior market manager at Battelle. “If you’re a small business that has a really neat innovative technology you really want to get out there.” Marsh says that in addition to meeting government contacts that can provide research funding, “you also want to make sure you’re meeting with technology focused venture capitalist or angel investors, or partner up with a company like Battelle.”
Both spoke recorded by phone on the ScienceNews Radio Network program broadcast today, the Promise of Tomorrow with Colonel Mason, Marsh from her office in Aberdeen, Maryland and Lee from her office in San Jose, California. The broadcast originates in Dallas, Texas, and is now archived and Webcast for its world audience.
The IEEE Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security (IEEE HST) is the leading international conference addressing the challenges of homeland security technology innovation gaps. Since conception, this annual conference has gained prominence and recognition for bringing together science and technology leaders from around the world.