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Date:9/11/2012

he way for the successful mapping of the human genome. A pillar in the biotechnology field, Hood has played a role in founding more than fourteen biotechnology companies, including Amgen, Applied Biosystems, Darwin, The Accelerator and Integrated Diagnostics. He is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, the American Philosophical Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Hood, who holds 17 honorary degrees from around the world, is also a recipient of numerous awards including the Lasker Award for Studies of Immune Diversity, the Kyoto Prize in advanced technology, the Heinz Award for pioneering work in Systems Biology and, most recently, the coveted NAE 2011 Fritz J. and Delores H. Russ prize for automating DNA sequencing that revolutionized biomedicine and forensic science.

The final keynote address of the conference will be given by Dave Snowden, founder and chief scientific officer of Cognitive Edge, a research network focusing on the application of complexity theory in sense making. Snowden's work is international in nature and covers government and industry looking at complex issues relating to strategy and organizational decision making.  He has pioneered a science based approach to organizations drawing on anthropology, neuroscience and complex adaptive systems theory.

Well-known for his pragmatic cynicism and iconoclastic style, Snowden holds visiting Chairs at the Universities of Pretoria and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, as well as a visiting fellowship at the University of Warwick.  He is a senior fellow at the Institute of Defense and Strategic Studies at Nanyang University and the Civil Service College in Singapore.  His paper with Boone on Leadership was the cover article for the Harvard Business Review in November 2007 and also won the Academy of Management award for the best practitioner paper in the same
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