Georgia Tech People and Technology Forum 2014 

Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology hosts its annual People & Technology Forum on November 11-12, 2014 at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.

This 2014 Forum will focus on “Connected Life” with keynotes and panel discussions providing thought-provoking discussions with insightful business leaders, brilliant researchers, and entrepreneurs examining how emerging technologies will shape the future of our society.  Panel discussions will focus on the future of smart cities and live, work, play communities; predictive and personalized healthcare; and connected cars and the future of driving.

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with over 100 startup, faculty, and student demos including a showcase of student innovations from the Convergence Innovation Competition’s (CIC) GT Journey competition, a highly successful Georgia Tech student competition designed to tap into the innovative thinking and technical expertise of GT students. The GT Journey initiative supports students who want to innovate new applications and services for the campus by providing: access to campus data; application development platforms, devices, and support; as well as a competition each fall (gtjourney.gatech.edu).

Past companies in attendance include: AT&T, Qualcomm, Panasonic, Steelcase, GM, Nielsen, Cisco, Coca-Cola, Cox Communications, Moxie, ESPN, Equifax, Hitachi, Humana, IBM, Invesco, Motorola Mobility, NCR, SunTrust, Turner, and UPS. Non-profit partners who attended the Forum included the City of Atlanta, Midtown Alliance, Emory University, Georgia State University, High Museum of Art, and The Ron Clark Academy. 

Previous speakers include: Babak Parviz (Creator, Google Glass), Ralph de la Vega (CEO of AT&T Mobility), Glenn Lurie (President, Emerging Devices, National Resale and Partnerships, AT&T), Michael Kelly (CEO and President, The Weather Channel Companies), Clyde Tuggle (Senior Vice President, Global Public Affairs & Communications, The Coca-Cola Company), and many more.

Since 2009, over 2,000 people have participated in this fusion of ideas and imagination.

Institute for People and Technology

Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) connects industry, government and nonprofit leaders with Georgia Tech’s world-class researchers and innovations to transform media, health, education and humanitarian systems. IPaT integrates academic and applied research through living laboratories and multidisciplinary projects to deliver real-world, revolutionary solutions that balance the needs of people with the possibilities of new technologies. For more information about IPaT visit www.ipat.gatech.edu

Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities, ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities. Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Management, and Sciences. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute. 

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