During this past decade I have managed over 75 conferences and attended over 250 conferences. Yesterday the 5th Annual Livingston Nanotechnology Conference in NYC was my final nanotechnology conference of this decade and we finished the 00’s with an informal and exciting program.

John Chiang, California State Controller, delivered a Keynote speech providing his nanotechnology, green and clean vision for the State of California and our nation. I had the opportunity to have lunch (Sponsored by the Italian Trade Commission) with John. He is one of the most intelligent and enlightened elected officials I have ever met. John is a brilliant, highly educated public servant.

After lunch, we had a special presentation by Charles Gasparino, acclaimed Investigative Journalist and CNBC On-Air Editor. Charlie passionately spoke about his New York Times best-seller, “The Sellout.” http://www.amazon.com/Sellout-Government-Mismanagement-Destroyed-Financial/dp/0061697168/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1259604282&sr=1-1
Gasparino described Wall Street’s three decades’ love affair with risk. I have read “The Sellout” and it is required reading for every entrepreneur and Wall Street professional. Kudos to Charlie!

I moderated our afternoon Water Infrastructure panel. All four of my panelists

provided informative data on investing and the market size of the Water Industry. During the reception over a dozen people, who had enjoyed our water panel, asked me about becoming an individual member of the Water Innovations Alliance. Yes, you can become an individual member http://www.vincentcaprio.org/become-a-member for only $100.

We would like to thank our moderators:

  • Jeffrey Rosedale, PhD of Woodcock & Washburn
  • Leon Radomsky of Foley & Lardner
  • Stanley Goos of Harris Beach PLLC

Dave Arthur, CEO of Southwest Nanotechnologies http://www.swentnano.com/ offered a prize of an iPod Nano to the individual who came closest to the measured value of the viscosity of the V2V Ink Vehicle on display at his booth. And the winner was one of my favorite IP attorneys, Leon Radomsky of Foley & Lardner. Congratulations to Leon!

The final Keynote of our day was Scott Livingston, Founder & CEO of Livingston Securities http://www.livingstonsecurities.com/. Scott provided an analysis of this past decade’s nanotechnology start-ups and his vision for nanotechnology for the next decade.

I would like to thank all of the attendees, speakers and sponsors of my nanotechnology conferences from the past decade. The next decade looks promising for all of us in the nano and water communities.

Happy Holidays and see you in 2010!


Vincent Caprio “It’s Green, It’s Clean, It’s Never Seen – That’s Nanotechnology”
Sr. Vice President
NanoBusiness Alliance