Technology and Applications in an AI-Powered Future: A Conversation with Jensen Huang, President and CEO of Nvidia Corporation and Costis Maglaras, Dean of Columbia Business School

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Tue, Oct 3, 2023

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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Cooperman Commons - (645 W 130th St, Columbia Business School , New York, NY 10027, United States)
Geffen Hall, Cooperman Commons

655 W 130th St, Columbia Business School , New York, NY 10027, United States




The Silfen Leadership Series aims to enhance the shared access to intellectual capital between students and the leaders who drive organizations, societies, and markets forward.

The Digital Future Initiative focuses Columbia Business School’s world-class research and teaching on how technology is altering all industries and the fabric of daily life. We have come together to host a fireside chat between Dean Maglaras and a trailblazer in artificial intelligence.

Jensen Huang founded NVIDIA in 1993 and has served since its inception as president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors.

Starting out in PC graphics, NVIDIA helped build the gaming market into the largest entertainment industry in the world today. The company’s invention of the GPU in 1999 made possible real-time programmable shading, which defines modern computer graphics, and later revolutionized parallel computing. More recently, GPU deep learning ignited modern AI — the next era of computing — with the GPU acting as the brain of computers, robots and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world.

Huang is a recipient of the Semiconductor Industry Association’s highest honor, the Robert N. Noyce Award; IEEE Founder’s Medal; the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award; and honorary doctorate degrees from Taiwan’s National Chiao Tung University, National Taiwan University, and Oregon State University. He has been named the world’s best CEO by Harvard Business Review and Brand Finance, as well as Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year and one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people.

Prior to founding NVIDIA, Huang worked at LSI Logic and Advanced Micro Devices. He holds a BSEE degree from Oregon State University and an MSEE degree from Stanford University.

Note: Due to high demand and limited space capacity, we have reserved an overflow room for this event. Attendees will be directed to the overflow room once we have met capacity in Cooperman Commons. Admission will be on a first come first served basis.
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