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2016 Yale Technology Summit

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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.

Announcements

  • 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)

Keynote: Eric Friedman, CTO & Co-Founder of FITBIT

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.

Watch videos of 2016 Techology Summit sessions

Past Tech Summit Events

2015 Yale Technology Summit

2014 Yale Technology Summit

2016 Yale Technology Summit

2016 Yale Technology Summit

2016 Yale Technology Summit

2016 Yale Technology Summit

2016 Yale Technology Summit

2016 Yale Technology Summit