COVID-19 Lightning Talks

Emerging Innovation Series

Every month the FedEx Institute of Technology invites a leading innovator in emerging technologies to speak about what they are most excited about. Featuring researchers, local leaders, nationally-recognized innovators, and business luminaries, this series is designed to encourage conversation and engage the Memphis community. All talks are free and open to the public.

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COVID-19 Lightning Talks

Virtual Talks | July 2020

COVID-19 has changed the way we work, study, and take in the world on a day-to-day basis. Researchers and faculty at the University of Memphis are making an impact in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Past Events

Analytics Discussion with Dr. Naveen Kumar

Guest Speaker | July 16 2020

Analytics and data-driven decisions have become prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us as Dr. Naveen Kumar, faculty member at the University of Washington (and former faculty member at the University of Memphis) as he deep dives into the world of analytics, focusing on industry trends, how data-driven decisions are made, and how employers can motivate employees by using analytics.

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Economic Recovery Town Hall

Panel Discussion | June 19 2020

Countries, states and cities across the globe are beginning the process of reopening their economies. Now, more than ever, the intersection of the public and private sectors will be invaluable in ensuring not only a safe reopening, but also one that reflects how an event like COVID-19 can ultimately transform ideals, innovations and services to improve the lives of the citizens they serve.

The FedEx Institute of Technology brings together leaders from the University of Memphis, the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce and the City of Memphis for a discussion on local economic impact, the recovery outlook, and collaboration efforts that will nurture a resilient Memphis moving forward.

Telehealth for Vulnerable Populations

Webinar Series | June 2020

Learn how leading clinicians are using the latest technology to remotely serve their patients at home. Join us for a series of free, one hour webinars designed to instruct healthcare professionals, clinicians, and leaders of community-based organizations through the intricacies of enabling telehealth remote home visits.

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5 Questions With...

Interview Series

The FedEx Institute of Technology sits down with the cutting-edge researchers on the University of Memphis campus and industry leaders in the midsouth to answer 5 questions about their research, work, and experiences.

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