nancy j kelley keynote

The Century of Biology – Keynote by Nancy J Kelley

Early in this decade, two giants of biology and technology, Craig Venter and Steve Jobs made predictions for the coming century. “If the 20th century was the century of physics,” Craig Venter said, “the 21st century will be the century of biology.” Steve Jobs agreed. He said, “The biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology.”

Today, only a decade or so later, we are well into that shift. Many refer to the changes we are experiencing as a Fourth Industrial Revolution characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological realms. Consequently, the life sciences/healthcare market is dynamic, changing and evolving.

During this century of biology, the intersection of biology and technology plays to New York City’s strengths, creating a large economic opportunity that NYC should not miss. Let us develop an life science ecosystem truly reflective of all of NYC’s diversity and strength, utilizing all of NYC’s unique resources and potential.

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