Innovation Speakers Series
Smart Cities: The Impact in Pittsburgh and Globally
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation
Shady Side Academy Senior School
423 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
The next wave of the Internet of Things brings a lot of promise. Smart cities can help solve the concerns citizens face every day, from traffic and public safety to aging infrastructure and utility costs. Hear local and global perspectives about how smart cities are solving some of the biggest challenges for citizens and cities today and what the future could hold.
Seating is limited. Please RSVP by April 26 using the form below.
6 p.m. - Registration and self-guided tours of the McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation
6:30 p.m. - Presentation and Q&A, Keefe Ellis Commons, McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation
7:30 p.m. - Conclusion
- How Platforms and Blockchain are Reshaping Business for Today and Tomorrow-Feb. 21, 2019
- The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Pittsburgh and Beyond - Oct. 9, 2018
Shady Side Academy hosted the second event in its new Innovation Speakers Series, How Platforms and Blockchain are Reshaping Business for Today and Tomorrow, on Thursday, Feb. 21, at the McIlroy Center for Science and Innovation on the Senior School campus.
Nearly 50 guests attended the event, which event featured two expert panelists from Carnegie Mellon University's Tepper School of Business: SSA parent Dr. Timothy Derdenger, associate professor of marketing and strategy, and Dr. Param Vir Singh, Carnegie Bosch associate professor of business technologies. The moderator was Ari Lightman, distinguished service professor of digital media and marketing at CMU's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy.
This is the second event in the new Innovation Speakers Series; a third event is planned for spring, with details TBD.
Shady Side Academy hosted the community event The Impact of Artificial Intelligence in Pittsburgh and Beyond, featuring a panel of experts exploring the promise of artificial intelligence and how it is shaping business, education and economics in Pittsburgh and beyond.Nearly 200 guests attended the event, which was moderated by author and Science magazine correspondent Ann Gibbons Scherlis, who is also an SSA trustee and past parent. The panelists included several members of the Shady Side Academy community working in the AI field:
- Dr. Tuomas Sandholm, Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University; SSA parent
- Dr. Shiv Rao '97, Executive Vice President, UPMC Enterprises; SSA alumnus
- Eben Adams '89, Vice President, Growth and Partnerships, LegalSifter; SSA alumnus and parent
- Dr. Katerina Fragkiadaki, Assistant Professor of Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University