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Want a day of IRL PSFK inspiration? Come to our CXI 2018 conference!
That’s right, before you start filling up your calendars with conferences to spark your business innovation and personal growth this year, add CXI 2018 conference to your wish list! For its 12th year running, PSFK is hosting an intimate conference where emerging pioneers and established experts will take the stage to discuss all things innovation around the new consumer experience.
Yael Maguire is an engineering director for the Facebook Connectivity Lab and a visiting scientist at Harvard. He is the co-founder of Plum Labs, an early stage mobile innovation lab, and co-founder and former CTO of ThingMagic, Inc., a leader in bringing long-range RFID readers to the global market. At Facebook, Yael is directly responsible for identifying and developing ways to provide affordable internet in underserved communities around the world. He is leading Facebook and Internet.org’s efforts to develop lasers, high altitude long endurance planes and satellites to help provide the necessary infrastructure for connectivity to these areas. Prior to working on Internet.org’s initiatives, Yael and the Connectivity Lab worked on creating new Facebook-specific hardware to optimize their computing needs. Maguire completed his PhD at the MIT Media Lab in the area of near-field electromagnetic measurement. He also holds a master's in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT for his work towards scaling NMR quantum computing to table-top systems, and an undergraduate degree from Queen's University, Canada in Engineering Physics. While still a graduate student, he co-founded Design that Matters (DtM), a course at MIT designed to bring together engineering students to work on technical challenges posed by NGOs and governments to improve the quality of life for people in underserved communities around the world. The DtM course has been adopted by other educational institutions around the world, and its spirit flourishes in a NPO of the same name. He has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum 2009-2013, a MassHighTech All-Star in 2007, and one of Technology Review's "Top 35 innovators in the world under 35" in 2005.
At PSFK 2017, Peloton Co-Founder and COO Tom Cortese discussed how the company aims to utilize the power of Web 2.0 to marry the comfort of home fitness to the high-energy engagement of celebrity-run classes.