World Technology Award 2011
Marco named the top honor at the World Technology Awards, held at the United Nations in New York.


NEW YORK, NY – October 27, 2011 - Marco Tempest Recognized for “innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance”

The World Technology Network has announced that Marco Tempest has been named the Winner of the prestigious World Technology Award for Arts, presented by the WTN in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Science/AAAS, and Technology Review. The World Technology Awards have been called "the Oscars of the technology world" in part because of their peer-review selection process. (WINNER) joins a roster of organisations and individuals from over 60 countries around the world deemed to be doing the most innovative and impactful work.

The World Technology Awards have been presented by the WTN since 2000, as a way to honor those in 20 different categories of science and technology and related fields doing "the innovative work of the greatest likely long-term significance." The annual World Technology Awards process is an intensive global one, lasting many months. The Award nominee pool this year was comprised of over 600 nominees

Finalists for the Awards were selected by the WTN Fellows who are eligible to vote for their top five preferences in order from within their own category. The collective preferences of the WTN Fellows determine the Finalists. The Winners were selected from among the Finalists with the input of a select group of prominent Advisors and were announced at the ceremony held in the United Nations Delegates Dining Room on October 26th.

The Advisors for 2011 were:
Ray Kurzweil, inventor/futurist/author
Albert Teich, Senior Policy Advisor, American Association for the Advancement of Science/AAAS
Jason Pontin, Editor/Publisher, Technology Review
Lev Grossman, Senior Writer and book critic, TIME; co-author blog "Techland"

The “black tie” Awards gala and ceremony occurred at the close of the World Technology Summit, a two-day "thought leadership" conference (Oct. 25/26) held in the TIME & LIFE Building. Most of the delegates to the Summit were 2011 Award nominees, current WTN members (winners and finalist from previous Awards cycles), as well as other leaders from business, technology, and industry.

Marco Tempest says: "I am delighted to have been selected as the Winner in the Arts of the 2011 World Technology Awards. It is wonderful to be recognised by such an esteemed group of one’s peers -- selected first as a Finalist and new World Technology Network member, and then announced by the WTN as the Winner.”

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