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. 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.
From his base in Singapore, Brian creates brand experiences for Western companies across Asia. He was the former head of marketing for MTVAsia, and now is a communication architect with his consultancy b-side. Additionally, he is involved in many other projects including RightClickA as a music and trends community expert, AWE50ME as a creative social network creator and DOPE as cool hunting reviewer and online retailer.
Courtney Lapin of Westfield Labs goes through the benefits of installing connected glass displays for a new kind of window shopping
David Blumenfeld of Westfield Labs goes through the benefits of installing one-touch, interactive displays for a new kind of window shopping