SAVE the DATE TAPIA 2020 Dallas,TX September 16-19, 2020

2019 Tapia Conference

The Art of Innovation & The Pitch

Friday, September 20, 2019 — 10:40AM - 11:40AM


With the rapid evolution of computing into areas such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, the field has never been more multidisciplinary. For young, creative and diverse individuals looking to use computational tools to create potentially disruptive technologies, the ability to market themselves and their ideas is a valuable skill set. In this interactive workshop, we will focus on what defines a good innovator, providing participants with key tools to stimulate idea generation and peer collaboration. Given the challenge problem, “How would you design computational tools or devices that balance connectivity and privacy for our generation and beyond?”, attendees will ultimately refine their ideas and pitch it to an evaluation panel. The workshop, consisting of pre-identified leaders attending the conference with both academic and industrial backgrounds that have volunteered to serve as judges, will evaluate and provide constructive feedback on the presented concepts. This workshop is highly interactive, and is intended to build networking skills and sell ideas that one is passionate about.

Workshop Presenters:
Raoul Ouedraogo, Senior Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Crystal Jackson, Technical Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Todd Thorsen, Technical Staff, MIT Lincoln Laboratory