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SpaceX with IE Technology and Innovation Club

Written on December 17, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional

Winter holidays are just around the corner, and some time has passed since Summer… But what an exciting time for the IE Technology and Innovation Club !

Strong of its new team, our club has started this academic year with a new event serie dedicated to space exploration, with the collaboration of IE Corporate Relations and several other IE Clubs: IE Women in Business, IE Air and Space, IE Energy and IE Artificial Intelligence. We had the honor to welcome two high-profile guests to share their vision, their experience and their projects.

In Septembre, Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO of Space X, explained to a large audience how success usually implies failure(s), and the organizational challenges arising when a company increases its workforce to reach 7,000 employees.

In Novembre, James Murray, co-founder of OffWorld, presented his company’s mission: expand human civilization beyond Earth. With his team, he is developing a generation of industrial robots which will be first deployed in the mining sector to reduce heavy-load tasks usually operated by humans. He projects to send these AI-enabled machines to the Moon, asteroids and Mars and allow humanity to benefit from their invaluable resources.

Listening to our guests has been highly inspiring, on both technical and human aspects. If the ambitious projects of these two companies can sound colossal, we have been impressed by the humility and the accessibility of their leaders!

IE Technology and Innovation Club is now getting ready for 2019, with many events in the pipeline! Don’t miss out and follow us on your favorite social networks @ietechinnovclub!

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