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Discovery Park Convergence and the Future of Research Conference

Discovery Park
October 6, 2017
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Burton D. Morgan, room 121


You're invited to the Discovery Park conference on “Convergence and the Future of Research” on October 6th. This half-day conference will include a series of “Voss Talks” (TED-style talks) presented by leading academic, business and government experts, and will be followed by a panel discussion on the future of research.

View news release in Purdue Today

The conference topics align with Discovery Park’s emphasis on transdisciplinary problem-solving around its strategic themes of global health, global security and global sustainability. Exponential technology trends -- from big data and quantum computing to precision agriculture -- are transforming society in fundamental ways that we’re only now starting to understand. This conference will help us further examine how the convergence of these advanced technologies and the related policy and business ramifications can create real solutions with impact to society.

The Voss Talks topics and speakers include:

  • Precision Agriculture: The Future of Agriculture -- Karen Plaut, interim dean, College of Agriculture, Purdue University.
  • Bionanotechnology: The Future of Healthcare -- Rashid Bashir, the Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering and head, Department of Bioengineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Connected and Autonomous Vehicles: The Future of Mobility -- Scott Corwin, managing director, future of mobility leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP.
  • The Continuous Technology Offset: The Future of Defense -- Ted Johnson, research manager, Center for Government Insights, Deloitte Services LP
  • AI, Machine and Deep Learning: The Future of Data Science -- Sanjay Padhi, manager of research and technical computing, Amazon Web Services.

The conference will run from 1:00pm to 6:00pm and take place at Discovery Park’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship (1201 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN). A reception with the distinguished speakers will follow the conference.

We hope to see you on October 6th.

Go to Convergence and the Future of Research website

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