James R. Swartz Entrepreneurial Leadership Series

Founder and Vice President of Engineering
Nest Labs
From CMU Intern to Founder
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Rangos 1 
University Center
Abstract:

Come hear the story of Nest Labs and how it got started from Founder and VP of Engineering, Matt Rogers. Matt Rogers is founder and VP of Engineering at Nest Labs, creator of the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Protect: Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm. By applying modern design and technology, Nest aims to revitalize these stagnant - yet very important - industries. Matt is responsible for all product development at Nest, ranging from mechanical design to software to web services, and everything in between. Matt also serves on Nest's board of directors.

Prior to Nest, Matt was responsible for iPod software development at Apple, from concept to production. He was one of the first engineers on the original iPhone, and involved in the development of 10 generations of iPod, 5 generations of iPhone, and the first iPad. He earned his BS and MS degrees from Carnegie Mellon University.

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