Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Keynote lecture with Jeff Evenson, Chief Strategy Officer for Corning Incorporated
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Lecture
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Reception
Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5
Advance reservations REQUIRED by 5:00 p.m. on February 27
In a world that loves the simplicity of binaries, art and science are often cast as opposites. Yet they share many key ingredients including leaps of imagination, acts of creation, and the expansion of prior knowledge to forge new frontiers. As Chief Strategy Officer for Corning Incorporated and Chairman of the Corning Museum of Glass, Jeff Evenson sits at the intersection of high-technology and art. Moreover, the material at the center of his work—glass—embodies the synergies between the two, with its remarkable combination of technical and aesthetic properties. In this talk, Jeff draws upon his experience working with both glass artists and scientists to share his perspective on the creative process and how the combination of both art and science can produce innovations that enhance our lives with new technical capabilities, while also enriching our humanity with powerful emotional connections.
Jeff Evenson, Chief Strategy Officer for Corning Incorporated and Chairman of the Corning Museum of Glass
Jeff Evenson: Art + Science: A Secret of Innovation
About Jeff Evenson
Jeff Evenson joined Corning in 2011 and was named chief strategy officer in 2015. In this role, Evenson oversees corporate strategy, corporate communications, and analytics.
Prior to his current position, Evenson served as senior vice president and operations chief of staff. Previously, he spent seven years at Sanford C. Bernstein as a senior vice president and senior analyst focused on data networking companies. Earlier in his career, Evenson was a partner at McKinsey & Company, where he led technology and market assessments for early-stage technologies.
Evenson has a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is Chairman of the Corning Museum of Glass, a trustee of the Corning Foundation, and a member of the board of directors for View, Inc.