2013 Capstone Design Showcase sponsored by
The 6th Annual Engineering Capstone Design Showcase is a culmination of senior undergraduate capstone design projects from all engineering disciplines. Individual students or student teams present their projects and selected findings to a team of judges comprised of industry and faculty. The 2013 Capstone Design Showcase is sponsored by the Engineering Education Innovation Center (EEIC) and ArcelorMittal.
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Keynote Speaker: Thornton May
We are privileged to have Thornton May as our
key note speaker for the Engineering Capstone Design Showcase.
Thornton May is an empirical futurist. Educated as a cultural
anthropologist and trained as a cognitive scientist he collects
data about how executives think and how organizations prepare for
the future. His forecasts of the impact of changing
technologies on humans and human institutions have been used
to create the national strategic plans for Korea and Singapore.
His projections have informed the 25 year scenarios for the
United States Navy and NASA. http://support.sas.com/publishing/authors/may.html
The title of the Keynote: The Heroic Age of With-Data Entrepreneurship
One of the data points futurists pay attention to is what are the Alphas and the Übers paying attention to. Creating value with data is definitely on the CEO radar screen. It is one of GE CEO Jeff Immelt’s “two big things we do this year.” In addition, for the first time at the Davos World Economic Forum, the conversation about extracting value from data was moved from an “offsite” remote location to a couldn’t-be-missed and must-be-attended main-tent session inside the Congress Center. Davos watchers believe this venue shift signals the arrival of data entrepreneurship and Big Data as a ready for “primetime” top-of-mind issue.
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