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Today’s Gadgets & Emerging Technology Innovations

Mark Goldstein, President of International Research Center ( will showcase the latest and greatest new tech gadgets for business effectiveness, personal productivity, improving quality of living, and just plain fun. He’ll share a forward-looking view of emerging technology innovations and analysis of what they portent for information technology professionals, evolving market opportunities, and society at large from the present on into our future. Contemporary science fiction and that of the past often influences and anticipates the technological advances we see today and what we hope and fear for tomorrow. Come share a rollicking ride through the technology roller coaster of our times.

About the Speaker

Mark Goldstein is President of International Research Center (, providing consulting, custom research, and strategic support for business, legal and public policy clients across a variety of disciplines and arenas since 1992. IRC concentrates on clients' needs in the complex worlds of telecommunications, information technology, eCommerce, eContent, eLearning, the Internet, biotechnology and other domains by harnessing global information resources for informed decision making.

Mark is a technophile and technology visionary, activist, advisor, and entrepreneur with extensive experience and connections throughout myriad technology sectors. He is involved with a number of policy, economic development, professional, and trade groups, and a frequent speaker and trainer. Mark previously worked for 18 years in electronic and computer engineering including 12 years managing engineering teams and projects for Medtronic, a Fortune 500 biomedical device manufacturer. He worked in the mid-seventies for MicroAge in R&D at the beginning of the personal computer revolution.