In June 2008 we had our first official meeting of the new Mprize Scientific Advisory Board and great discussions ensued. The MPSAB is one of core components of the Mprize and the value of having the experience and engagement of these individuals is clear. These are gentlemen who couple their expertise with the effective influence of a competitive prize to help push the need for aging research into the mainstream. Not everyone was able to make this inaugural event, but we look forward to having everyone in the same room in the future.
left to right:
Steve Spindler, Bill Vaughan, Elliot Bergman, Craig Cooney,
Huber Warner, Alan Cash, Tom Johnson, Aubrey de Grey,
Kevin Perrott (lower front)
bold indicates MPSAB Member
These are the individuals who have been with the Mprize from the beginning and we thank them for lending their assistance and help in those formative days when it was so crucial and without which we would never have made it this far. A debt of gratitude to these individuals is owed.
Z + Partners was founded by Andrew Zolli in 2001.
Andrew is a forecaster, design strategist and author, working at the intersection of culture, creativity, technology, and futures research. Andrew specializes in helping people and institutions see, understand and act upon complex change. He is also the Contributing Futurist at Popular Science magazine, and a regular contributor to Wired Magazine and NPR's Marketplace. He is also the Chair of the annual Pop!Tech conference.
Most recently, Andrew was the editor of the Catalog of Tomorrow, (QUE Publishing, 2002) which explores 100 trends and technologies for the next 25 years. His next book, In Good Company, about the complex relationship between companies and culture, will be published in 2004.
Andrew is the former Chief Marketing Officer of one of the world's leading brand and strategy consultancies, Siegel & Gale, where he helped develop new designs, businesses, products and services for companies such as The Weather Channel, Netscape, Kodak, American Express, AT&T, Toys R Us, Silicon Graphics, Lucent, Hewlett Packard, Forrester Research, Sappi, T. Rowe Price, The Industry Standard, and IBM, among many others. While at Siegel & Gale, Andrew was also instrumental in creating the CRAVE Conference, a design event exploring the nature of and craft of compelling design experiences.
In addition to our advisors, our sponsors and of course our donors, we are indebted to the following people who were involved in various ways in inspiring the Mprize: