Google has recently become an important entity in the lives of students, faculty and staff at the University of Minnesota. The University of Minnesota is one of the first and leading adopters of Google applications in higher education. In fact, there are currently nearly 90,000 U of M Gmail account users!
Because of Google's impact on our campus, it was an especially great honor to welcome Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google to campus on November 30, 2011. Chairman Schmidt delivered a speech entitled "The Future of the High-Tech Economy: How Technology is Changing Business, Education and Government" at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on the University of Minnesota campus. His speech discussed technology's impact on our lives, and how it may affect the future.
The event was recently featured on Fox 9 news. Additionally, Schmidt's visit was featured in an article by Twin Cities Business, as well as by the Star Tribune. Both articles describe Schmidt's meeting with CoCo, a Minneapolis co-working firm, and Schmidt's praise of Minneapolis entrepreneurship. Watch the video below to see Schmidt's presentation at the University of Minnesota.