Disruptive technologies have enabled our society to become more and more intelligent, deeply impacting the way we live, work, learn and play. Internet of things, wearable technologies and smart machines have begun revolutionizing the communities we live in, the companies we work for and the way we interact.

These innovations, and many more, were at the heart of last year’s MIT Infinite Labs Tech Conference theme: Enabled Society. Through keynotes, three expert panels and an interactive tech competition, attendees explored how technology is:

Read a summary of the 2015 conference at MIT News


2015 AGENDA

8:15 to 9:00 am        Registration and Networking
        
9:00 to 9:40 am        Keynote: Brad Coffey
        
9:50 to 10:40 am      Panel: Enabling the Future of Work
        
10:50 to 11:30 am     Keynote: Ale Resnik
        
11:40 to 12:50 pm     Networking Lunch / Enabled Society Tech Competition
        
1:00 to 1:40 pm        Keynote: Jag Duggal 
        
1:50 to 2:40 pm        Panel: Enabling Human Connection
        
2:50 to 3:30 pm        Keynote: Sridhar Iyengar
        
3:40 to 4:30 pm        Panel: Enabling Urban Planning
        
4:30 to 5:30 pm        Networking / Drinks

Brad Coffey - VP of Product and Corporate Development, HubSpot

Brad is VP of Product and Corporate Development at HubSpot. Brad manages the product team where he is responsible for product strategy, user experience, pricing and packaging. Brad joined HubSpot in late 2007 as an mba intern, and had held positions in finance and operations prior to leading the product team. During Brad's time at the company, HubSpot has grown from $1m to over $77m in revenue. Prior to joining HubSpot Brad was a consultant concentrating on operational innovation at PRTM. Brad holds an MBA from MIT Sloan where he is an occasional guest lecturer. Brad also holds a B.A. in Computer Science from Amherst College.

Jag Duggal - Senior Vice President, Product Management, Quantcast 

Jag Duggal joined Quantcast in June 2011 and is charged with strategic positioning, development and management of the company’s targeted display advertising and audience measurement solutions. Prior, he spent five years in product management at Google where he was most recently the lead on Google’s display strategy and responsible for driving the company’s brand display product suite. Duggal also worked for a decade at Oliver Wyman, a leading management consulting firm, where he was a Principal in the Digital and Strategy practice. There, he advised Fortune 100 CEOs and executive teams on development of Internet and technology businesses. Duggal developed market strategy, product requirements and business plans for multiple new businesses that scaled to greater than $500m in revenues. Duggal holds his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Yale University. He left his Masters in Public Administration at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government after one year to join Google.

Dr. Sridhar Iyengar - Co-Founder, Misfit Wearables

Sridhar was the founder and former CTO of AgaMatrix, a consumer medical device company that develops and manufactures next generation blood glucose monitoring products and iPhone-based applications for the diabetes market. He is co-founder and Director of Misfit Wearables, maker of Shine. Sridhar obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge as a Marshall Scholar.

Ale Resnik - Co-founder and CEO, Beepi  

Alejandro “Ale” Resnik is an Argentinian-born, American serial entrepreneur who is the CEO and co-founder of Beepi, a peer-to-peer marketplace for buying and selling automobiles. Beepi raised $60 million in Series B venture funding in October of 2014, followed by $12.7 million in December, 2014. Investors included Foundation Capital, Redpoint Ventures, Sherpa Venture and various angel investors. Beepi is the first company to sell cars 100% online. Beepi is the fourth company founded by Resnik. He is the recipient of the MIT Legatum Fellowship for Development and Entrepreneurship for his work supporting Latin American Entrepreneurs.


How will technology innovation alter the workplace, and how will companies adapt to the changing environment?

 

FUTURE OF WORK PANELISTS

Deric Corwin - VP Client Services. Cogito

Deric brings more than a decade of experience leading technology-based innovation to Cogito, where he is responsible for overseeing successful delivery of commercial engagements. Prior to joining Cogito, Deric managed cross-functional teams at American Well to launch online telehealth solutions with health care and government clients. His background also includes roles at Monitor Group, Crimson Hexagon, Symantec, and Digital Equipment, leading client advisory projects across a mix of strategy, technology, and marketing topics, developing complex web-based decision-support systems, and facilitating interactive workshops and training. Deric received his M.B.A. from MIT Sloan where he won the Patrick J. McGovern Entrepreneurship Award. He also earned a B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Dartmouth College.

Lei Ding - Manager of Data Science, PayPal

Dr. Lei Ding leads the Data Science group for Marketing, Growth and Demand Generation at PayPal. In this role, he is responsible for the design, architecture, development, and quality of systems that operationalize data science at scale. Before, he led Data Science at Intent Media, an advertising startup headquartered in New York. He contributed significantly to online predictive systems that served millions of visitors each day on a number of premium e-commerce websites. Earlier in his career, he conducted applied R&D at several leading research labs including IBM Watson Lab. He received a PhD degree from Ohio State, and studied management at Stanford.

Michael Morris - GM of TopCoder

Joining TopCoder Software in 2002 as Vice President of Software Development, Michael P. Morris brings more than a decade of technology experience across vertical markets with diverse clients including AOL, Disney, ESPN, PayPal and Verisign among others. His proven expertise in disciplines such as Component Based Development and Mobile Web services have earned him industry recognition and conference speaking engagements.

Formerly, Morris was director of design and development for Tallán, where he successfully managed projects for companies such as Barnes & Noble, eBay, Bertlesmann and Loudeye. He was previously a project manager and consultant with Tallán as well. Prior to Tallán, Morris served as software programmer for Invensys, a developer of process automation and resource tracking software.


How is the advancement of technology impacting the future of city planning, living and transportation?

 

URBAN PLANNING PANELISTS

Anthony Vanky - Project Director, MIT Senseable City Lab 

Anthony Vanky is a project director and former partner strategist at the MIT Senseable City Lab, and a PhD candidate in Urban Studies and Planning at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Anthony holds prior degrees from the MIT and Tulane University. Trained as an urban designer and architect, he has worked on projects across the United States, and his design work has been exhibited widely, including at the Venice Architectural Biennale, the Dutch Design Week, Gwangju Design Biennale, and New Orleans DesCours.

Matt George - CEO, Bridj

Matt is the CEO of Bridj which is your everyday transportation system that adapts in real-time to where you live, work, and play. Powered by data, Bridj uses a network of express shuttles that offer efficient and flexible trips that are as dynamic as the city you call home. In college, Matt worked as a Critical Care Paramedic and served in the Obama Administration as a White House Intern. Matt has a degree in Biology from Middlebury College and lives in Cambridge, MA.

Adi Vaxman - Co-Founder, Tripda

Prior to co-founding Tripda, Adi held successful senior leadership roles in both startup and mature companies, combining technical and operational expertise with a passion for taking products all the way from rough idea to market success. Most recently, Adi worked as COO in the tech startup space and successfully launched the New York City based e-hailing app, Gett. Adi holds an MBA from Cornell University, a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology.

Michelle Lynch - Manager, Global Technology Project, American Red Cross