Alumni

Conference with Bob Bishop

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of France

April 29, 2014: 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

We are pleased to invite you to a conference and cocktail dinner with Bob Bishop, President and Founder of the International Center for Earth Simulation

Where

Swiss Embassy
142, rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris, France

Event Details

Bob will discuss his projects at the ICES which provide enhanced decision support for current and future policy makers, with respect to the effect of climate changes, geo engineering, fresh water availability, food security, and public health & safety.

We will then see two presentations for innovation in the agricultural environment that aim to improve health

Cost

No Charge

Registration


Register By Email

Please include the following information when registering:

  • your full name
  • school and program attended
  • company and job title
  • phone number
  • full name of guest if relevant (you may bring up to 1 guest)

This information is necessary for the Swiss Embassy internal control.

Deadline: 4/23/2014

Program

6:30 PM-7:00 PM: Registration

7:00 PM-7:20 PM: Bob Bishop Conference

7:20 PM-7:50 PM: Innovation Presentations

7:50 PM-8:15 PM: Q&A followed by a Cocktail Dinner

Speaker Profiles

Bob Bishop (Speaker)
President and Founder, International Center for Earth Simulation

Bob Bishop spent 40 years in the technical, engineering and scientific computing business, and was responsible for building and operating the international aspects of Silicon Graphics Inc., Apollo Computer Inc., and Digital Equipment Corporation. He was Chairman and CEO of Silicon Graphics Inc from 1999 to 2005. Today, Bishop remains involved in a range of global initiatives: he is a Fellow of the Australian Davos Connection, an elected member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, and serves on the advisory boards for National ICT Australia (NICTA), EU's Human Brain Project and EPFL's Blue Brain Project. Previously he served on the advisory boards of the Multimedia Super Corridor in Malaysia, University Tenaga Nasional in Malaysia (Uniten), and UCLA's Laboratory for Neural Imaging (LONI). Bishop earned a B.S. (First Class Honors) in mathematical physics from the University of Adelaide, Australia, an M.S. from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, and received his D.S. honoris causa from the University of Queensland. In 2006, Dr. Bishop was awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal for his role in delivering simulation facilities that helped NASA's space shuttle fleet return-to-flight after the 2003 Columbia disaster. Bishop is Chairman & Founder of BBWORLD Consulting Services Sàrl and President & Founder of The ICES Foundation, both Geneva-based organizations.

Questions

Sandra Valmier, '11 (EXP-16) 

Other Information

The invitation has been extended to all member of the Alumni Alliance in France.

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