Heard on Campus during Penn State Startup Week: Driving Digital Innovation

“I don’t need brick and mortar to reach hundreds of thousands of people … we’re in an age of disruption. Who here owns a car? In the future, you will be absolute luddites for owning a car. Someday, you’ll be able to share cars. The idea of shared, autonomous vehicles has the ability to upend an entire industry. … And startups have the ability to disrupt every enterprise in any industry.”

— Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMWare

“How many of you want to run your own company someday? You are going to hear from a lot of people this week who are doing just that. They will all tell you the same thing. They didn’t sit around dreaming about it — they did something to make it happen. We want you to dream big.”

— Joe Battista, CEO, Pragmatic Passion, LLC

“We need more and more people that understand coding and that can take requirements from the business and explain what it means. Understanding what can be done with technology, combined with the art. Learn how to code!”

— Jeff Almoney, global director of General Motors Information Technology

For more information on upcoming Penn State Startup Week events, visit startupweek.psu.edu.

Last Updated April 19, 2017