Dr. Homaira Akbari, AKnowledge Partners CEO, Confirmed for the Inaugural INTERSECT@CMU Conference

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Dr. Akbari to speak on Smart Home, Smart Car, Smart City together with Brian Olsavsky, CFO of Amazon, Anthony Foxx, 17th U.S. Transportation Secretary, Jay Apt, Professor and Co-Director of Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center

Dr. Akbari will speak on Smart Home, Start Car and Smart City

AKnowledge Partners, LLC, a global advisory firm providing high-impact consultative strategies, solutions and advice to the world’s leading executives, Fortune 1000 companies and private equity firms, today announced that its CEO, Dr. Homaira Akbari, will be presenting at the inaugural INTERSECT@CMU Conference: The Future of Business, Technology, and Society, which is being held on September 14, 2018 at the Carnegie Mellon David A. Tepper Quadrangle, Pittsburgh, PA.

Dr. Akbari’s panel, “At the Intersection of Technology and Business: Smart Home, Smart Car, Smart City,” will discuss how current and future projects on integrating intelligence into digital assistants, autonomous vehicles, and a new grid composed of 5G, IoT, edge-computing and electricity infrastructure, will converge to transform how we live. The panelists include:

  • Brian Olsavsky, CFO, Amazon
  • Anthony Foxx, 17th U.S. Transportation Secretary; Managing Partner & Founder, Related Infrastructure
  • Homaira Akbari, President and CEO, AKnowledge Partners, LLC
  • Jay Apt, Professor and Co-Director of Carnegie Mellon Electricity Industry Center, Carnegie Mellon University
  • (Moderator) Raj Rajkumar, Professor and Director of Metro21 Smart Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University

About INTERSECT@CMU Conference: The Future of Business, Technology, and Society
Presented by the Tepper School of Business, INTERSECT@CMU: The Future of Business, Technology, and Society is the first conference to be held at the new Tepper Quad. The inaugural cross-campus conference will take place during the grand opening of the David A. Tepper Quadrangle and will have discussions and panels on artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain and smart technology, and business.

About Dr. Homaira Akbari
Dr. Homaira Akbari is President and CEO of AKnowledge Partners, LLC, a global strategy advisory firm providing services to leading private equity funds and large corporations in the sectors of Internet of Things, Cyber Security, Big Data and Analytics, and Supply Chain Visibility. Dr. Akbari serves on the Board of Directors of several Fortune 500 companies including Banco Santander S.A., Landstar System, Inc., Gemalto N.V., and Veolia.

About AKnowledge Partners, LLC
AKnowledge Partners, LLC, is a global advisory firm providing high-impact consultative strategies, solutions and advice to the world’s leading executives, Fortune 1000 companies and private equity firms. AKnowledge Partners services have guided clients in the technology sectors of The Internet of Things (IoT), Security, Big Data and Analytics. For additional information, visit http://www.aknowledge.us

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