2016 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. The summit took place on Friday, October 28, 2016, at the Yale School of Management.
- Thank you to all who presented, attended, and volunteered to help at the 2016 summit. Your contributions made this year's summit a success.
- Read more about the summit in Yale News, Yale Daily News, and ITS Monday Morning News.
- Session videos: Watch recordings of 2016 Technology Summit sessions on Eli Scholar. (Note: Yale netID login may be required to view videos)
Yale alum Eric Friedman YC '99, GSAS '00, chief technology officer and co-founder of Fitbit, was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Yale Technology Summit. Eric spoke to an overflow crowd in the Zhang Auditorium at the Yale School of Management.
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.
Sessions & Events
The summit featured 23 sessions grouped in the following tracks: Connected Health, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Internet of Things, Scholarship & Research, Teaching & Learning. Descriptions of the 50-minute talks and information about the presenters are available online. The event also included poster sessions and a sponsor exhibition area.
Past Tech Summit Events
2016 Yale Technology Summit Advisory Committee
Jim Boyle, Managing Director, Yale Entrepreneurial Institute
Darice Corey-Gilbert, Director of Web and IT Planning, Yale College Dean's Office
William Culligan, President, Yale Graduate and Professional Student Senate
Kevin Glick, Head of Digital Information Systems and University Archives, University Library
Peter Huang, Yale College Council President
Ruth Montgomery, Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
Sanjana Singh, Center for Teaching and Learning
Erika Smith, Deputy Director, Yale Entrepreneurial Institute
Katie Thibodeau, Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts, Office of Development
Susan West, Associate Director, Office of the CIO, ITS
Ken Wieler, Chief Technology Officer and Director of Infrastructure, School of Management
2016 Yale Technology Summit Corporate Sponsors
Hewlett Packard (HP)