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Cornell Technology Business Network: September Forum
Wednesday, September 15th| 11:30 am PDT/12:30 pm MDT
It’s never too late! If you have raised, are in the middle of a raise, or are an entrepreneur contemplating a capital raise, you need to attend this month’s CTBN Forum! (… or if you just want to know how it works!)
Raising money is both time-consuming and challenging. Finding the right partners is even harder!
Gain unfettered perspective from colleague and Cornellian Sam Sezak, ’98 BS, Hospitality Management and ’05 Georgetown MBA.
After starting his career with the US Peace Corps in Lviv, Ukraine, then Merrill Lynch and Blue Heron Capital, Sam is now co-founder and Partner at North Haven Capital as well as co-founder and Chairman of Red Bear Angels, a nationwide network of Cornell Alumni that invests in companies led or founded by Cornellians.
Cornell Technology Business Network: August Forum
Wednesday, August 18th| 11:30 am PDT/12:30 pm MDT
Gone are the days of grainy, dark video camera images. LiDAR and vision technologies coupled with Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics are ushering in a new way of seeing things in real-time…and predicting optimal activities for the future.
Welcome Sam Kamel, Cornell BSEE 1985 and Harvard Business School 1992. Sam is the President of CrowdVision Americas, a pioneer in the remote imaging and analytics space. CrowdVision is a leading automated pedestrian analytics and insights company. CrowdVision software shows what is happening to an entire pedestrian population, in real time. It enables infrastructure operators like airports, transport hubs, retail malls, convention centers and theme parks to act decisively to increase efficiency and profitability, both in the moment and in the future, while improving their customers’ experience. Check out CrowdVision in action…
We will be speaking with Sam about Remote Imaging Technology, leveraging the power of AI, and how it can be applied to improve safety in autonomous driving, productivity in manufacturing, and higher sales at airport retail shopping.
Cornell Technology Business Network: July Forum
Wednesday, July 21st| 11:30 am PDT/12:30 pm MDT
Supply chain disruption! Over the past 18 months, we've all experienced them in our daily lives: from toilet paper, to PPP, oil by-products, industrial chemicals, IC chips, pharma supplies, fuel supplies and even restaurant workers. Soon, some think we'll see the consequence of low supplies: inflationary pricing.
While Edwards Deming's TQA and Taiichi Ohno's "Just In Time" inventory management were the craft tools post WW-II, Supply Chain Management (SCM) recently has been operating within the context of more frequent disruptions, vastly complicated global networks, multi-layered regulation, taxation, security and traceability with faster and more fragmented direct-to-consumer deliveries.
Today, effective supply chain strategies and operations are a make or break proposition for executives in nearly every industry. What's the answer? Jamie Hintlian, COO of the Leavitt Corporation, will introduce “Supply Chain Agility – New Trends and Tech to Align Volatile Supply & Demand.”
Thursday, June 10 - Saturday, June 12, 2021
Check out our Engineering Reunion Page to see all the Department events for Reunion 2021.
Play Harder, Work Smarter - Lessons From a LEGO Design Master
Thursday, June 10th| 2 pm EDT
What comes to mind when you think about play? Maybe kids digging in a sandbox, or a pickup basketball game after school. But what about an office filled with adults who are allowed room for imagination so they can joyfully engage in their work? That’s also play, and it’s not just for kids.
Play helps adults learn, express creativity, improve productivity, and relax from the stresses of everyday life. During this session, Cornell alumni Mike and Karen Psiaki will share stories and insights from their time working at The LEGOⓇ Group — the largest toy company in the world — as well as ideas for incorporating play into your workplace. Get ready to think about play in a new way and follow along as the Psiakis demonstrate a few fun LEGO activities.
Don’t worry; we guarantee there is 0% chance you’ll step on a LEGO brick.
IIT/Cornell Engineering Virtual Alumni Gathering
Thursday, June 3rd| 5:30 pm EDT
The Indian Institutes of Technology and Cornell Engineering have produced some of the most productive and successful engineers of the past 50 years. For the first time, we will gather to celebrate alumni who came through IIT to pursue an Engineering Graduate degree at Cornell.
Speakers and Panelists:
Lynden Archer, Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering
Pamdasree Warrior, Founder and CEO Fable
Raj Gupta, Retired from Rohm and Haas
Ashok Bakhru, Retired from Goldman Sachs, Apollo Investment Corporation
Sridhar Tayur, Ford Distinguished Research Chair at the Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Jack Muckstadt, Professor Emeritus, Cornell ORIE
Cornell Technology Business Network: May Forum
Wednesday, May 19th | 11:30 am PDT/12:30 pm MDT
Are you caught up in driving or seeking to engage in "Digital Transformation" in your industry? Gain perspective on what is possible from two Cornellians leveraging digital channels to simplify patient access to specialty medications in the complex healthcare environment. Join the CTBN for "Digital Transformation Meets Specialty Medicine & Patient Access"
Cornell Space Tech Industry Day
April 23, 2021 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
New Opportunities in Space Technology, KK Wang Industry Day
Join Cornell University for a virtual symposium that merges industry and academia. The program will feature keynote talks, space presentations from academic and industrial leaders, and a poster competition. Find more information on the event here.
The Cheng Distinguished Lectureship featuring speaker Anne H. Chow '88, MEng '89, MBA '90, CEO AT&T Business
March 25, 2021 | 4:00 pm EST
Mei-Wei ’72, P’22, and Amy Cheng P’22 established the Distinguished Lecture in Technology at Cornell University to provide an intimate forum for CEOs and leaders of transformative companies to share their unique perspectives on the impact of technology on society, leadership, and innovation.
The first distinguished speaker, Anne H. Chow '88, MEng '89, MBA '90, CEO AT&T Business describes her "7 C's of Leadership" and shares her journey to becoming a trailblazing leader.
Cornell COVID-19 Testing Laboratory - Challenges, Implementation, and Lessons Learned
March 18, 2021 | 5:30 pm PT/8:30 pm EDT
"When people see success, they often miss the sacrifice, grit, sleepless nights, and long hours that made it possible," reported the Cornell Chronicle.
Cornell’s success in keeping COVID-19 positivity rates well below 0.5% during the Fall 2020 semester is due to the university-wide comprehensive testing, detection, and mitigation strategy. The Cornell Covid Testing Laboratory (CCTL) under the leadership of Professor Diego Diel, is a core pillar in the successful implementation of the strategy.
As a follow-up to Prof. Peter Frazier's November CCAZ presentation on "COVID-19 Math Modeling for Cornell's Fall (2020) Semester", the Cornell Club of Arizona is honored to host "Cornell COVID-19 Testing Laboratory - Challenges, Implementation, and Lessons Learned" with Professor Diel, DVM, MS, PhD.
Cornell Technology Business Network: March 2021 Forum
March 17, 2021 | 11:30 am PDT
In the digital age of 2021, why does foreign exchange (FX) move in an analog fashion on rails established in 1973? Is there a better way that is faster, less expensive, and far less risky? Guest speaker, Maryanne Morrow '88, founder and CEO of 9th Gear Technologies, and CTBN dive into digital transformation, explore how to harness distributed ledger technology, and discuss how COVID-19 is a catalyst for change.
Commitment to Sustainability: Earth Source Heat’s Promise for the Future
March 3, 2021 | 6:00 pm EDT
Earth Source Heat is Cornell's version of a geothermal system that will use the earth's internal heat to warm the Ithaca campus. This project is a multi-faceted collaboration across several academic departments along with campus facilities staff, and it is a major component of the university's goal of achieving carbon neutrality. 2021 will be a pivotal year in this process with the creation of the Cornell University Borehole Observatory (CUBO). This state-of-the-art observatory will allow researchers to study the physical, geological, seismic, and data science of the subsurface beneath campus. Watch the recording below to learn where we are today in reaching this goal.
Geoffrey Abers, Chair, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences; William & Katherine Snee Professor in Geological Sciences
Patrick Fulton, Assistant Professor and Croll Sesquicentennial Fellow
Teresa Jordan, J. Preston Levis Professor of Engineering
Richard Chuchla '78, Member of the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Advisory Board
Data-Driven Decision Making: How Cornell Successfully Opened Campus During a Pandemic
February 18, 2021 | 8:00 pm EDT
To successfully manage an in-person fall semester during a pandemic, Cornell only had to turn to its own School of Operations Research & Information Engineering for a solution. This real-world challenge found its way into the classroom where students worked alongside faculty to develop the protocols that would allow Cornell to safely open campus. Join us for an evening with the ORIE faculty and students that led the way in the fight against Covid-19.
Cornell Technology Business Network: February 2021 Forum
February 17, 2021 | 11:30 am PST
Robotics & AI – a Convergence Leading to Exponential Growth, discussing the state of the industry, key technologies, trends and career opportunities.
Everette Phillips '82, has nearly 4 decades of experience in the field of robotics which started when he first left Cornell. He has participated in many robotics projects over the years in diverse industries from cell phone production, auto components, Lab and genetics automation and Li-Ion battery production. Everette studied Bioengineering at Cornell and has a joint degree from CALS and the College of Engineering. Everette also has an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School.
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Alumni Town Hall with Dean Lynden Archer
December 16, 2020 | 12:00 pm PT
A virtual introduction and conversation with Lynden Archer, Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering; David Croll Director of the Energy Systems Institute; and James A. Friend Family Distinguished Professor in Engineering. Dean Archer will reflect on his first few months in this role, share his plans for the coming year, and discuss his strategic vision for the College - Cornell Engineering 2030.
I am a Cornell Engineer - Antonio Grillo '88
December 8, 2020 | 8:00 pm ET
What happens when a Cornell Engineer with over 20 years of experience in manufacturing, product development, and sales decides to make great tasting spirits with friends? A successful San Diego based distillery is created.
Now, Antonio “Tony” Grillo ’88 is a partner of Malahat Spirits and creates handcrafted, award-winning rum and whiskey like no other. Tony joined us to share his experience at Cornell Engineering, his career journey, and what his distillery did to support COVID-19 Relief efforts.
COVID-19 Math Modeling for Cornell’s Fall Semester An Alumni Discussion with Assoc. Professor Peter Frazier
November 12, 2020 | 6:30 pm MT
The Cornell Club of Arizona hosted Associate Professor Peter Frazier to explain the practical challenges, assumptions, model results, and on-going refinements driving one of the biggest decisions in recent history at Cornell. He will help us understand how even "imperfect simulations of reality" can engender confidence for decision-makers in challenging times, based on the team's paper COVID-19 Mathematical Modeling for Cornell’s Fall Semester published June 15, 2020.
Town Hall with Lynden Archer, Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering
November 10, 2020 | 3-4 pm ET
Lynden Archer, Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering; David Croll Director of the Energy Systems Institute; and James A. Friend Family Distinguished Professor in Engineering. Dean Archer will reflect on his first few months in this role, share his plans for the coming year, and discuss his strategic vision for the College - Cornell Engineering 2030.
CSV Presents: Students Solve Real-World Problems
October 13, 2020 | 5:00 pm PT
Cornell Engineering Student Project Teams mimic real-world engineering by bringing Cornell students, faculty, and staff together to solve complex problems in team-based settings. Project Teams provide students with a rich, multidisciplinary experience, working in diverse teams to tackle challenging, real-world problems. Many of the teams compete regionally, nationally, and internationally in engineering design and build competitions, others work with local and global community partners or develop open-source apps and data-driven solutions.
Megan Backus '22 | Team: CUAUV
Nikita Krishnan '21 | Team: Engineers in Action
Stephanie Lux '21 | Team: Engineers for a Sustainable World
Aaron Peng '22 | Team: Cornell Electric Vehicles
Matthew Schneider '21 | Team: Cornell Rocketry
Moderator: Lauren Stulgis, Swanson Director of Student Project Teams, Cornell University
I am a Cornell Engineer - Naren Shankar '84, MS '87, Ph.D '90
October 5, 2020 | 12:00 PM ET
When Naren Shankar left the Engineering quad he headed for Hollywood! Naren is currently the Executive Producer/Showrunner of The Expanse, an adaptation of the ‘Hugo Best Series’ award-winning novels of the same name on Amazon Prime. He was Writer-Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner of the most-watched show in the world, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He started his career as a writer and science consultant on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Naren has two Emmy nominations for Best Series and has received WGC and Saturn Awards for The Outer Limits, CSI, and Farscape. The Expanse won the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation - Short Form.
I am a Cornell Engineer - Renu Thomas '90
August 19, 2020 | 12:00 pm ET
Renu’s journey since leaving the hill has been nothing short of exceptional, she got her start at GE, has worked at NBC and MacNeil Lehrer Productions, and held several executive roles at Disney ABC Television. Renu and her husband are now launching Ruby Slippers, a company that will redefine the quality of aging, an entrepreneurial venture that grew from her own family’s experience.
Reunion 2020 College of Engineering Update from Dean Lance Collins
June 5, 2020 | 3:00 pm ET
Lance Collins, Joseph Silbert Dean of Engineering gives an update on the College and bids farewell as his tenth and final year as dean comes to a close.