Day 2

Tod Loofbourrow

Tod Loofbourrow is CEO of digital video advertising powerhouse ViralGains. He serves as a Digital Fellow at the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, and on the board of Jobs for the Future, ViralGains, and Mobee. He has served as President of iRobot, Chairman and CEO of Authoria, and CEO of Foundation Technologies.

Randall Davis

Randall Davis received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth, graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa in 1970, and received a PhD from Stanford in artificial intelligence in 1976. He joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MIT in 1978 where he held an Esther and Harold Edgerton Endowed Chair (1979-1981). He has been a Full Professor in the Department since 1989.

Lavea Brachman

Lavea Brachman joined the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation in August 2016 as vice president of programs.

As a nationally recognized expert on urban policy and practice, with a focus on older industrial cities, Brachman’s knowledge will help guide the Foundation’s efforts in a variety of focus areas including healthy communities design and access, economic development, and working class families.

Maria T. Zuber

Maria Zuber’s research focuses on the structure and tectonics of solid solar system objects. She specializes in using gravity and laser altimetry measurements to determine interior structure and evolution and has been involved in more than half a dozen NASA planetary missions aimed at mapping the Moon, Mars, Mercury, as well as several asteroids. She was principal investigator for the Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) and as such became the first woman to lead a NASA spacecraft mission.

Sanjay Sarma

Sanjay Sarma is the Vice President for Open Learning. He also leads the Office of Digital Learning, which oversees MIT OpenCourseWare and supports the development and use of digital technology for on-campus teaching and massive open online courses (MOOCs). He is also the Fred Fort Flowers (1941) and Daniel Fort Flowers (1941) Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. 

Andrew Lo

Andrew W. Lo is the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor, a Professor of Finance, and the Director of the Laboratory for Financial Engineering at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Rusty Justice

Rusty is the co-owner of Bit Source LLC and an unapologetic hillbilly. He loves Jesus, his family, baseball, and all things Appalachia. He appreciates the opportunity to play a small part in establishing a rural tech company in the mountains.

Joel Mokyr

Joel Mokyr conducts research on the economic history of Europe, and specializes in the period 1750-1914. His current research is concerned with the understanding of the economic and intellectual roots of technological progress and the growth of useful knowledge in European societies, as well as the impact that industrialization and economic progress have had on economic welfare. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, and the Cliometric Society as well as the Italian Accademia dei Lincei and the Dutch Royal Academy.