Opening General Session
Founder and CEO of Zipline @KellerRinaudo
Sunday, September 30 • 10:15–11:30 am
Keller Rinaudo is a robotics and healthcare innovator who is showing the world how drone technology can be used to save lives. He is the CEO and co-founder of Zipline, which manages a system of custom robotic aircraft specifically designed to carry life-saving medical supplies to areas in need. Called a “visionary project” by the World Health Organization and “the new face of the aerospace industry” in The New York Times, Zipline uses cutting-edge technology to leapfrog the absence of preexisting infrastructure all over the globe and deliver medical necessities to healthcare professionals and their patients in the most remote parts of the world.
Rinaudo, a graduate of Harvard, is a robotics expert and a former TED main stage speaker. He will speak about how to test solutions quickly to effectively maximize output, how to discover simple solutions to complex problems, how to emerge as a leader in an industry dominated by monopolies, and what technology and robotics mean for the future of business and government.