Dartmouth Innovation & Technology Festival
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

*Timing subject to change

Thursday May 12, 2022 

  • 3 - 4:30 p.m. One Dartmouth Start-Up Competition Semi-Finals: Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship 
    Jamie Coughlin, Director, Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship
    Location: Main Tent, Channing Cox Lawn 

Friday May 13, 2022 

  • 9:00 a.m.
    Registration Opens
    Location: West End Circle (in front of Cummings Hall)
  • 9:00 a.m. 
    Continental breakfast offering
    Location: Atrium, Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society
  • 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
    Welcome from President Hanlon
    The Future of American Innovation: A Conversation with Senator Rob Portman 
    **THIS SESSION WILL BE LIVESTREAMED**
    Philip J. Hanlon ’77, President, Dartmouth  
    Rob Portman ’78, United States Senator, U.S. Senate
    Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) is a co-sponsor of the Safeguarding American Innovation Act, bipartisan legislation to help stop foreign governments from stealing taxpayer-funded research and intellectual property. Senator Portman joins President Hanlon to discuss the critical role the next generation of leaders from Dartmouth will play in delivering innovation to build a sustainable future.
    Location: Cook Auditorium, Murdough Center 


    Keynote Event: Diversity as an Innovation Driver A Conversation with Freeman Hrabowski III  

    Philip J. Hanlon ’77, President, Dartmouth
    Freeman Hrabowski III, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County 
    Alexis Abramson, Dean, Thayer School of Engineering
    Freeman A. Hrabowski III is the retiring president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Under his presidency, UMBC became the leader in producing Black bachelor’s degree recipients who go on to earn PhDs in the natural sciences and engineering. Hrabowski is a leading voice on the importance of diversity in STEM. He chaired the National Academies’ committee that produced the 2011 report, Expanding Underrepresented Minority Participation: America’s Science and Technology Talent at the Crossroads. In 2012, he was named by President Obama to chair the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans.
    Location: Cook Auditorium, Murdough Center 

  • 11:00 a.m - 11:50 a.m.
    If the Future is Electric, There’s More to it Than Designing Cool Cars and Trucks 
    **THIS SESSION WILL BE LIVESTREAMED**

    Kristen Morrow Johnson ’92 TH’94 Business Operations & Implementation Manager, Ford Pro Charging, Ford Motor Company Interviewed by Bill Helman ’80, member Ford Motor Company board of directors and Advisory Partner, Greylock Ventures
    Auto industry experts say that electric vehicles will account for more than half of U.S. car sales by 2030. Ford has set the goal of becoming the biggest EV maker, but it is about much more than having more electric vehicles in the market. It requires clarity about the best use cases for electric vehicles across passenger, mass transportation, commercial and freight applications—and an ecosystem to support broad adoption. Johnson and Helman speak about the initiatives and strategies at Ford Motor Company to transform electric vehicles from Industrial to Digital products and participate more broadly in ecosystem/ infrastructure investments that are required to build a more sustainable transportation system. 
    Location: Barclay Classroom, Murdough Center

    Earth’s Digital Wallet: Is Crypto the Answer for the Sustainable Future of Global Commerce?  
    John Burnett TU’09,  Cofounder of Omniex (acquired by Gemini Trust Company)
    Christine Kim, Research Associate, Galaxy Digital
    Akin Sawyerr TU’03, Managing Director, Feleman Limited 
    Matt Slaughter,
    Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
    Blockchain – the technology powering cryptocurrencies – is set to transform our monetary system. Gartner predicts that 20% of large enterprises will use digital currencies by 2024. What does the future hold for cryptocurrency in the US and around the world? What are the ethical implications? How do you handle economic sanctions in a world of increasing crypto? And why do certain cryptocurrencies create such high energy demands? While the technology is here now, the ethical, regulatory and business strategies are unclear. This panel, led by Dean Matt Slaughter, the Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School of Business, will examine the interdisciplinary aspects of the global adoption of cryptocurrency. 

    Location: Cook Auditorium, Murdough Center 

  • Noon - 1:30 p.m. 
    Building Tours/Open House for the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and  Society 
    Tours feature opportunities for interactive experiences, research showcases, and faculty/student demonstrations 
    Location: Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society 

  • Noon - 1:30 p.m.    Short Talks on Big Ideas Theater (looping set of three videos)
    Location: Room 075, Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society 
  • Noon - 2 p.m.
    Dartmouth Innovation and Technology Festival Community Cookout

    Location: West End Circle 

  • 1:30 - 2:20 p.m.
    Putting Female-driven Innovation at the Center of an Equitable Healthcare System

    Richard Barth MD, Geisel School of Medicine, Co-founder of Cairn Surgical Inc. 
    Kaitlin Maier, ’14 TH’15,
    Cofounder & CEO, Reia  
    Amogha Tadimety GR’20 TH’20, Cofounder & CEO, Nanopath
    Samantha Truex, ’92 TH’93 TU’95 CEO, Upstream Bio
    Moderator:Sherri Oberg ’82 TU’86, President and CEO, Particles for Humanity
    As a society, we’ve not advanced the priority that “women’s rights are human rights” —in policy, with investments, or with innovation—and healthcare outcomes prove it. In fact, the United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any wealthy nation in the world, more than double the rate among nations with similar levels of income. Beyond maternal healthcare, women typically interact with the healthcare system more often than men, both as patients and as caregivers. Data demonstrates the positive impact of gender equitable policies on women’s health and wellbeing. Yet, women-specific health issues are not addressed on an industry-wide level. This inhibits innovation across all facets of healthcare systems. This panel brings together leaders in science and business who are addressing the innovation gap by delivering healthcare solutions designed specifically for women.
    Location: Cook Auditorium, Murdough Center

    Finding the Angels in Our Machines: How Can We Make AI Work for Humanity?

    Keith Dunleavy ’91, Founder and CEO, Inovalon, Inc.
    Andrea Reisman Johnson ’91,
    Cofounder and CEO Rally Reader  
    John Sargent ’93, Founding Partner, BroadReach Group 
    Eugene Santos, Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth
    Moderator: Daniel Rockmore, William H. Neukom 1964 Distinguished Professor of Computational Science

    Artificial Intelligence has come a long way since its first articulation at Dartmouth College in 1956. The technology now touches a range of industries, from business and healthcare to the public sector and defense operations, reducing costs and boosting efficiencies. Despite its broad reach, AI still lacks transparency and comes with inherent biases and ethical challenges. As we move into what’s come to be known as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” how can society enjoy the benefits of AI without the downsides?
    Location: Barclay Classroom, Murdough Center 

  • 2:30 - 3:20 p.m.

    Earth on the Rocks: What Space Ice Can Teach Us About Life on Our Planet 
    Kevin Hand ’97, Astrobiologist, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab 
    Colin Meyer, Assistant Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth 

    Laura Ray
    , Myron Tribus Professor of Engineering Innovation, Dartmouth
    Tracy Wolstencroft P’24, former partner Goldman Sachs, former CEO National Geographic
     
    How can looking at the Earth from different perspectives shape our view on climate change and open the door for new solutions? Icy worlds, like some moons of Saturn and Jupiter, are a top priority in the planetary science community. These environments open research to the possibility of extraterrestrial life and the habitability of other planets. What can space ice teach us about the current state of our planet and how best to protect it? How can environmentalists, astronomers and policy experts come together to turn these findings into actionable solutions?
    Location: Barclay Classroom, Murdough Center

    Prêt-à-porter? Is Wearable Health Tech the Panacea for Better Outcomes?

    Justice Amoh ’13 TH’13 GR’19 TH’19, Cofounder, Clairways Smart Lung Monitoring
    Jeff Bemowski TU’18, Cofounder,
    Clairways Smart Lung Monitoring
    George Boateng ’16, TH ’17,
    Cofounder and CEO, SuaCode.ai 
    David Kotz ’86, Provost, the Pat and John Rosenwald Professor in the Department of Computer Science, and the Director of Emerging Technologies and Data Analytics in the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health
    Maria Nyamukuru TH’24, PhD candidate

    The technology we wear has the potential to save our lives. However, there are privacy concerns that come with sharing data and personal information. How can scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and policy experts collaborate to deliver better patient outcomes? Wearable technology experts will explore the industry’s latest innovations and the ethical concerns preoccupying the space. 

    Location: Cook Auditorium, Murdough Center

  • 3:30 - 4 p.m.
    Dedication of the Class of 1982 Engineering and Computer Science Center & Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship
    Location:
    Class of 1982 Engineering and Computer Science Center 

  • 4 - 5 p.m.
    Class of 1982 Engineering and Computer Science Center Open House, tours, & student and faculty poster session, and hands-on experiences 
    Location: Class of 1982 Engineering and Computer Science Center

  • 8:30 - 11:00 p.m.
    Dartmouth Innovation and Technology Festival - Friday Night Celebration 
    Location: West End Circle 

Saturday May 14, 2022

  • 7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
    Fun Run with Joe Helble ’82a
    Fun Walk with Cheryl Bascomb ’82,
    Vice President for Alumni Relations, Dartmouth
    Location: Begin at West End Circle  
  • 9 - 9:50 a.m.

    Confronting the Climate Crisis: The Sustainability Triangle 
    Annie McLane Kuster ’78, United States Representative
    Abby Hopper ’93, President and CEO, Solar Energy Industries Association 
    Aly Jeddy ’93, Senior Partner and Consultant, McKinsey & Company  
    Moderator: Dan Reicher ’78, former US Assistant Secretary of Energy

    Technology, policy, and finance are interdependent in the fight against climate change. Each element of this “sustainability triangle” is essential but not sufficient to address the climate crisis. Technology must be broad—from energy efficiency, renewables, and storage, to natural gas, carbon capture, and advanced nuclear. Finance must be vast—with investments in the tens of trillions of dollars over the next three decades. And policy must be smart—implemented at the local, state, national, and international levels. In order to accelerate the speed and scale of our efforts to combat climate change, we must push hard to integrate all three elements of the sustainability triangle across the electricity, transportation, building and industrial sectors. 
    Location: Cook Auditorium, Murdough Center 

  • 10 - 10:50 a.m.

    Why Every Founder Needs to Know How to Write and Other Stories from Starting Up 
    Fireside Chat with Dave Girouard ’88 TH ’89, Founder and CEO, Upstart Interviewed by Brett Matthews ’88, Chairman and Chief Executive, Kate Farms 
    **THIS SESSION WILL BE LIVESTREAMED**
    Dave Girouard ’88 TH’89, Founder and CEO, Upstart 
    Brett Matthews ’88, Chairman and Chief Executive, Kate Farms 
    Dave Girouard ’88, Thayer ’89, is CEO of Upstart, a leading AI lending platform. Girouard was named to Goldman Sach's Top 100 Intriguing Entrepreneurs in 2020. In this fireside chat with Brett Matthews ‘88, Dave will discuss his background and his Dartmouth experience. He’ll give an overview of Upstart, its success and IPO and share advice for others considering an entrepreneurial life.
    Location: Main Tent, Channing Cox Lawn 

  • 10:30 - 12:30 p.m.
    Interactive Opportunities
    • Thayer and Computer Science student poster session
    • Computer Science interactives
    • Formula Hybrid + Electric Vehicle Showcase
    • Dartmouth Formula Racing Program Exhibit
    • Makerspace Open House
    • Design Initiative at Dartmouth
    • Montshire Museum experience
    • STEM Robotix
    • Irving Tiny Research Mobile Lab
    • DALI Lab interactives

      Location: Class of 1982 Engineering and Computer Science Center and Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society


  • 10:30 - 12:30 p.m.    Open Houses/Tours

  • 10:30 - 12:30 p.m.    Short Talks on Big Ideas Theater (looping set of three videos)
    Location: Room 075, Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society 
  • 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.  One Dartmouth Start-Up Competition Finals presented by the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship
    **THIS SESSION WILL BE LIVESTREAMED**
    Jamie Coughlin,
    Director, Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship
    Rick Magnuson ’79,
    Founder and Executive Managing Director, GI Partners


    Judges: 
    Errik Anderson ’00 TH’06 TU’07, Ulysses Diversified Holdings 
    Caroline Hribar ’00, COO, Bionic 
    Geoff Ralston ’82, President, Y Combinator
     
    Location: Main Tent, Channing Cox Lawn 

  • 11:45 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
    Thayer and Computer Science Student Research Poster Session Award Presentation
    Alexis Abramson,
    Dean, Thayer School of Engineering
    Devin Balkcom,
    Chair, Department of Computer Science
    Location: Main Tent, Channing Cox Lawn 


    Closing Remarks and Announcing of the
    One Dartmouth Start-Up Finalist
    Jeff Crowe ’78, 
    Senior Managing Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
    Location: Main Tent, Channing Cox Lawn 


  • 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. 

    Dartmouth Innovation and Technology Festival - Saturday Food Fest 
    Line up of bands/music and other things that activate
    Location: West End Circle and Tuck Drive 

At the Intersection of Disciplines

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Email us at innovation.fest@dartmouth.edu

We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and will provide pertinent updates as May nears closer. For information on the current guidelines, please visit the Visitor Guidance page covid.dartmouth.edu/visitor-guidance, and Face Covering Policy covid.dartmouth.edu/face-mask-policy. Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to seeing you at The Dartmouth Innovation & Technology Festival.