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BU TechConnect 2020: Future Ready

Friday, February 21 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Join us for BU Questrom’s 6th Annual TechConnect Conference, an event that brings together a diverse audience of students & professionals.

How will mixed reality affect the consumer experience? How can we help prepare our workforce for increasing automation? Is Boston ready for self-driving vehicles?

The Graduate Biz Tech Club at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business is pleased to bring you TechConnect 2020: Future Ready. This year’s conference will focus on how technology is shaping the future of multiple industries, which we will explore through three lenses: as an individual, as a business, and as a society. Panels will cover a variety of topics including the Future of: The Consumer, Work, Gaming, and Mobility. Featuring speakers and demos from Amazon, Dell, Wayfair, City of Boston, MBTA, ADOREZ, Healthy Gamer, VYVID, and more.

Schedule (subject to change)

10:30am – 11:00am Registration

11:00am – 11:45am Opening Keynote

12:00pm – 12:45pm Future of the Consumer Panel

12:45pm – 1:30pm Networking Lunch

1:30pm – 2:15pm Future of Gaming Panel

2:30pm – 3:15pm Future of Work Panel

3:30pm – 4:30pm Future of Mobility Panel

4:30pm – 5:00pm Closing Remarks

5:00pm – 6:00pm Networking Reception

Keynote Speaker

David Taieb — Principal Engineer, Amazon


The Future of the Consumer

Michael Campbell — EVP & GM, Augmented Reality, PTC

Nina Keshavarzi — CEO and Co-Founder, ADOREZ TECH

Michael Mahoney — Head Of Engineering – XR, Computer Vision, 3D Visualization, Wayfair

Hakan Satiroglu — Founder, XR InLearning

The Future of Work

Jim French — Former Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Hill Holliday Advertising

Bin Gu — Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Professor and Department Chair, Boston University

Azadeh Keivani — Frontiers of Science Fellow, Columbia University

The Future of Gaming

Kruti Kanojia — Co-Founder, Healthy Gamer

Joseph Kwan — VP, BU Gaming Club

Stephanie Orme — Chair of the Game Studies Division, National Communication Association

The Future of Mobility

Eugene J. Berardi — Visiting Fellow, Decarbonization & Infrastructure Modernization, BU Institute for Sustainable Energy

Kris Carter — Co-Chair of the Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics, City of Boston

Dave Graham — Director of Global Messaging for Emerging Technologies, Dell Technologies

Sydney Levine — Postdoctoral Scholar, MIT

Diogo Lousa — Director Of Technology – Paratransit, MBTA

AR/VR Technology Showcase




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Friday, February 21
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Questrom School of Business
595 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA
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