Courtesy Joi Ito
Joi Ito is Director of MIT Media Lab—the innovation center that brought us the technologies behind Amazon’s Kindle and Activision’s Guitar Hero games. He is a creative entrepreneur whose path has led him from the foundation of Japan’s first Internet Service Provider to early investments in Flickr, Twitter, and many more. Today, Ito maintains his role as a leader both in investment and online creativity as the founder of Neoteny Labs and as a board member of many pioneering firms and foundations. Ito is a leading thinker and writer on innovation and global technology policy. In his keynote, he will examine the Untapped Capital of the internet as it continues to transform society in substantial and positive ways.