Hybrid Program

GTM2023 Will be a “Hybrid” Event Consisting of Two Programs:

GTM2023 “Live” Forum May 26, 2023 12:00 – 4:30 PM (half-day)

Immediately following the Atlanta Conference on Science and Innovation Policy taking place in Atlanta, GA May 24-26, a GTM Forum will meet in-person to provide a professional venue for: sharing current text-analytic based research in progress, obtaining in-depth peer feedback on methods, matching approach to research type, data issues, etc., and building relationships for future collaborations. The “forum” will bring together active users of data science, tech mining, modelling and visualization methods who are applying these methods to science and innovation policy, technology transfer, technology intelligence, and technology and innovation. It will model the less formal, more interactive format of the GTM “forums” on Data Science, TechMining and Innovation held at the Manchester Institute of Innovation Research, University of Manchester in 2013, 2015, and 2018. Some portions may be recorded for presenting at the “virtual” conference in October.

Forum Themes

TechMining Guiding Theories: Do they still guide us? and Progress in AI Text Analytics: Current Approaches, Future Goals.

12:00 Lunch
12:45 Opening
1:00 – 2:30 Presentations

  • New approaches for text mining for public value expressions in patents – Sergio Pelaez
  • Network resources and the survival of innovative firms – Ming Goa
  • Identifying technological adoption in firms using NLP– Denilton Darold
  • Utilizing Large Language Models for Studying Creative Industries – Arash Hajikhani
  • Revealing Semantics: Exposure of Industries and Occupations to Emerging STI Areas – Tommaso Ciarli

2:30 – 3:30 PM Panel Discussion “AI for Tech Mining”

Moderator: Nils Newman
Panel Invitees: Caitlin Cassidy, Denilton Darold, Kevin Boyack

Anticipate continuing incremental gains – or Transformative change in how Tech Mining (or its successor) is conducted?
Will AI take us in new directions?
Generative AI analyzes and informs decision making re: Science & Technology based Innovation??

3:30 – 4:30 PM Panel Discussion “TechMining (TM) 3.0: Will our Indicators Still Serve Us?”

Moderator: Alan Porter
Panel Invitees: Jeff Alexander, Rainer Frietsch, Richard Klavans

TM seeks to inform management of tech innovation. Does this need to change?
TM modus operandi is to Generate indicators – to measure effectiveness; measure change; predict change; inform management of innovation, e.g., Tech diffusion, Interdisciplinarity of R&D, etc. Have we been effective?
What are barriers to effectiveness? Complexity vs. clarity?
What intelligence will provide strong value in the coming 5 years?
Who will generate valuable TM intelligence, people and/or AI?

GTM2023 – 4th “Virtual” Conference November 9-10, 2023 on Whova

The VP Institute will co-host the 13th Global TechMining Conference along with the Technology Policy and Assessment Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a program of oral presentations, panels, and power talks.

Program will be published September 2023