Eric E. Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google Inc., will help launch Homecoming Weekend when he speaks as the university's 31st Hatfield Fellow in Economic Education.
A tech industry pioneer, Schmidt served as Google’s CEO from 2001-11, overseeing the company’s technical and business strategy alongside founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Under his leadership, Google dramatically scaled its infrastructure and diversified its product offerings while maintaining a strong culture of innovation. As executive chairman, he is responsible for all external matters, including building business partnerships, government outreach, and technology thought leadership, as well as advising the CEO and senior leadership on business and policy issues.
President David J. Skorton will introduce and moderate Q&A.
Can't make it to campus? The event will be live-streamed at www.cornell.edu/video/?videoid=2312
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