CHM Revolutionaries: Technion's President Peretz Lavie in Conversation with Museum CEO John Hollar

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[Recorded: March 12, 2014] This event highlights the Museum's ongoing commitment to showcasing computing history from around the world. The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology was founded in 1912 in Haifa and is the oldest university in Israel and the Middle East. The university offers degrees in science and engineering, as well as related fields such as architecture, medicine, industrial management, and education. Israel is known as the "startup nation" and much of that drive and brainpower comes from the Technion, located in the northern city of Haifa. The fusion of academics and industry there has created a unique entrepreneurial fusion, much as it has here in Silicon Valley. John Hollar will moderate a conversation with Professor Peretz Lavie, the Technion's 16th president. Along with Israel's penchant for innovation and entrepreneurship, they'll talk about the Technion's storied history, as well as Lavie's background and path to its presidency. Looking ahead, they'll discuss the Technion Cornell Innovation Institute, which will be located on Roosevelt Island in New York City. This event is part of the Museum's acclaimed Revolutionaries speaker series, featuring renowned innovators, business and technology leaders, and authors in enthralling conversations often with leading journalists. Our audiences learn about the process of innovation, its risks and rewards, and failure that led to ultimate success. Catalog Number: 102740103 Lot Number: X7132.2014

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