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Solve for X Kampala with the Google X Vice President

Outbox is organizing Solve for X Kampala on Thursday July 17th 2014, where we shall host the Vice-president of Google X Megan Smith from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

Megan is an entrepreneur, tech evangelist, engineer, catalyst and connector. At Google[x], Megan works on a range of projects including co-creating/hosting SolveForX to encourage and amplify technology-based moonshot thinking and collaboration. 

For nine years prior she led Google’s New Business Development team managing early-stage partnerships, pilot explorations, and technology licensing for Google’s global engineering and product teams. She led the acquisitions of Keyhole (Google Earth), Where2Tech (Google Maps) and Picasa, and also led the Google.org team transition to add more engineering with Google Crisis Response, Google for Nonprofits, and Earth Outreach. 

Prior to joining Google, Megan was CEO and earlier, COO of PlanetOut, the leading LGBT online community. Over the years, Megan has contributed to a wide range of engineering projects, including an award-winning bicycle lock, space station construction program, and solar cookstoves. 

She holds a bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT, where she now serves on the board. She completed her master's thesis work at the MIT Media Lab.  

Solve for X is a place to hear about and discuss radical technology ideas for solving global problems. Radical in that the solutions will empower millions or billions of people. It brings together people working on moonshots, which are technology initiatives that seem impossible.

Google X is Google's secret facility dedicated to making major technological advancements. Examples include the Google glasses, driverless cars etc.

The first of it's kind in Uganda, the event will bring together exceptional technologists, entrepreneurs, policy makers to discuss audacious science and technology initiatives/ideas that could change the world.


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