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Distinguished Speaker Series in Research and Innovation

Distinguished Speaker Series in Research and Innovation

Guest Speaker: Tom Chi
Founding Partner of At One Ventures
Previously Head of Product Experience at Google X

Creating a Net Positive Civilization
A plan for repairing the damage done to the climate and ecosystems since the industrial revolution, simply laid out, with a sneak peek at the transformative technology that may become a catalyst for creating a new restorative and generative relationship to nature.

Date: February 24, 2020
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 pm (appetizers and drinks to follow)
Location: UC Davis Conference Center
Cost: Free, however registration is required

About the Speaker

Tom Chi has worked in a wide range of roles from astrophysical researcher to Fortune 500 consultant to corporate executive developing new hardware/software products and services. He has played a significant role in established projects with global reach (Microsoft Outlook, Yahoo Search), and scaled new projects from conception to significance (Yahoo Answers from 0 to 90 million users).

Tom has pioneered and practiced a unique approach to rapid prototyping, visioning, and leadership that can jumpstart innovative new ideas as well as move large organizations at unprecedented speeds. These approaches have benefitted over a dozen industry-leading companies. He most recently served as head of product experience at Google X developing technology such as Google Glass and Google’s self-driving cars.

His current focus is working with social and environmental entrepreneurs around the globe, rebooting the fundamental frameworks of entrepreneurship itself, and coaching/teaching a limited number of values-aligned organizations and leaders.

About the Distinguished Speaker Series in Research and Innovation

The Distinguished Speaker Series in Research and Innovation will bring accomplished thought leaders from around the world to UC Davis to share their vision for the next generation of research and how it can transform our society.

Hosted by: Office of Research

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