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.
Matt is a food fanatic, a computer scientist, and an entrepreneur, Matt’s worlds are happily colliding in the Food + Future coLAB. As Managing Director at IDEO coLAB, Matt is responsible for leading day-to-day efforts, specifically design and exploration, and helping teams create prototypes of new ventures. The Food + Future coLAB is a collaboration between Target, IDEO, and MIT Media Lab to explore new technologies and create new ventures that will tackle major food-related challenges on the horizon.