INI 25th Keynote: Connected. How networks are transforming everything.

INI 25th Keynote: Connected. How networks are transforming everything.

Starts at: April 18, 2015 12:00 PM

Ends at: 12:45 PM

Location: McConomy Auditorium, Cohon University Center


The INI's 25th Anniversary kicks off with a fast-paced presentation on trends in networks and computing and what lies ahead. Entrepreneur Hooman Radfar (INI, 2004, MS14) will be the featured keynote speaker.

The lnformation Networking Institute (INI) was founded in 1989 as the nation's first interdisciplinary program dedicated to information networking. Since then, we have witnessed an explosion in the applications of networks. From the inception of the World Wide Web in 1991 to the creation of "Thefacebook" in 2004, networks have transformed the way we connect and share. In this talk, Radfar will discuss trends in networks, computing, and the tectonic shifts that lie ahead as we race toward the singularity. Hooman Radfar is an entrepreneur, business advisor and investor with expertise in social media platforms, big data and online marketing. He is a partner alongside the founders of Uber and Foursquare at Expa, a startup incubator in San Francisco. He is also the director of 10e9, a consulting company he founded in June 2013 and co-founder and chairman of AddThis, formerly Clearspring Technologies, whose widget became the largest content-sharing tool on the Web. He and Clearspring co-founder Austin Fath, also an INI alumnus, were named among BusinessWeek Tech’s Best Entrepreneurs, Top 30 Under 30 in America.

 Alumni should register for this event on the CMU alumni Spring Carnival website. For more information, visit the INI anniversary website.