Automation and driverless cars are here. But how will they impact our lives, our economy and the environment? Join us for Driven: A Conversation with Robin Chase, where Asma Khalid, voice of WBUR’s Boston innovation spotlight, Bostonomix, will lead a discussion on what lies ahead for Boston and beyond. Robin Chase on February 16, 2017, 6pm at the UMass Club in Boston Tickets available here
The Isenberg School of Management proudly presents a new speaker series, Driven: A Conversation with ... . Several times each year, Driven will bring seminal business thought leaders to the UMass Club on One Beacon Street to share insights with Boston’s business community. Driven will draw its speakers from across the business spectrum. Our principal selection criterion: speakers will have excelled as change agents whose ideas are reshaping the landscape of business thought and practice.
As New England’s top-rated public business school, Isenberg is an increasingly valued resource for Boston’s business community. In that role, Driven aspires to catalyze the exchange of innovative ideas and business networking.
Robin Chase is an award winning entrepreneur in the areas of innovation, design, and environment, including TIME 100 Most Influential People, Fast Company Fast 50 Innovators, and BusinessWeek Top 10 Designers. She is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world; Buzzcar, a peer to peer carsharing service in France (now merged with Drivy); and GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. She is currently co-founder and board member of Veniam, a vehicle communications company building the networking fabric for the Internet of Moving Things. Click here for event details or to purchase tickets.
For its inaugural event, Isenberg presented Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer and chief scientist at Primary Data. A Silicon Valley icon for more than thirty years, Wozniak co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs in 1976, shaping the computer industry with his design of Apple I and II and influencing the popular Macintosh. In recent years, he has directed his passion for mathematics and electronics toward improving computer capabilities in schools and hands-on learning and creativity among students.
Isenberg would like to thank our partner WBUR and journalist, radio broadcaster Tom Ashbrook for moderating the Steve Wozniak event.