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2016 Yale Technology Summit

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Friday, October 28, 2016, Yale School of Management


  • Healthy Wearables Hackathon: Develop a health-related app for a wearable technology in this friendly competition, October 21-23. Projects and prizes presented at the Yale Tech Summit. Learn more and register
  • Keynote Speaker: Yale alum Eric Friedman YC '99, GSAS '00, chief technology officer and co-founder of Fitbit, will be the 2016 keynote speaker.
  • Register for Lunch: The event is free to the yale community, but you must register to receive a free boxed lunch.
  • More information: Look for updates about the 2016 summit, including the full session schedule, on this page.

The Event


Keynote audience at the Yale Technology Summit

The 2016 Yale Technology Summit is a celebration and showcase of innovative and emerging technologies used in teaching, research, and entrepreneurial and administrative activities at Yale University and beyond. Faculty, researchers, students, staff, and alumni will present their work and engage in debate and discussion at this day-long event that also will feature a technology expo and workshops. The annual event is open exclusively to the Yale community.

The summit takes place on Friday, October 28, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Yale School of Management's Evans Hall, 165 Whitney Ave., New Haven. Free and open to all members of the Yale community. Registration is not necessary to attend. Register here to receive a free boxed lunch.

The sessions will be grouped in the following tracks:

  • Connected Health: Medical professionals and entrepreneurs working to change the landscape of healthcare and patient data delivery through technology.
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation: Developers, researchers, project managers, and practitioners sharing experiences in the development, implementation, and use of technologies that enable collection, manipulation, processing, visualization, and analysis of data.
  • Internet of Things: Innovators using internet-connected everyday objects to gather and release data.
  • Scholarship & Research: Faculty and students conducting research or scholarly work focusing on or supporting new or interesting technologies.
  • Teaching & Learning: Professors, lecturers, practitioners, and others utilizing technology-enhanced pedagogical techniques in Yale classes.

Have a question? Please direct inquiries to techsummit@yale.edu.

Keynote Speaker

Eric Friedman

We are excited to announce that Yale alum Eric Friedman YC '99, GSAS '00, chief technology officer and co-founder of Fitbit, will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Yale Technology Summit.

Eric has served as an engineer manager at CNET Networks, as a co-founder of Wind-Up Labs, a founding engineer of Epesi Technologies, and a technical member of the Real-Time Collaboration Group at Microsoft Corporation. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in computer science from Yale University, and has served on Fitbit's board of directors since 2007.
Founded in 2007, Fitbit is a San Francisco-based company in the global wearables market whose devices track and record personal health metrics such as heart rate, activity level, calories burned, and sleep. Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals, according to the company's mission statement.

Healthy Wearables Hackathon

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Join other members of the Yale community for the Healthy Wearables Hackathon, an event focusing on applications for wearable technology. Co-sponsored by Yale ITS and Being Well at Yale, the hackathon will take place October 21-23, 2016, at the ITS Student Developer Space, 143 Elm St., New Haven.

For more information and to register, visit the Healthy Wearables Hackathon webpage.

Past Tech Summit Events

2015 Yale Technology Summit

2014 Yale Technology Summit


Crowd at the Yale Technology Summit

Speaker at the Yale Technology Summit

Crowd at the Yale Technology Summit