presidential Speaker Series

UPCOMING EVENTS  |  The Future of Driving: Chris Lambert, Chief Technology Officer of Lyft


Chris Lambert

Chief Technology Officer

As CTO of Lyft, Chris is a hands-on technical leader responsible for scaling the engineering organization. In addition to keeping the team productive, he helps out with everything from core algorithms to mobile development. Prior to joining Lyft in November 2012, Chris spent five years as a software engineer at Google, leading several engineering projects as part of Google Research, Google Mobile, and Google Maps. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Northeastern University.


The Future of Dating

A conversation with Christian Rudder, co-founder of OkCupid

February 11, 2016 It was Thursday afternoon just three days before Valentine’s Day, and OkCupid co-​​founder Chris­tian Rudder was speaking at North­eastern University. His talk—which included a brief overview of the irrev­erent dating site as well as a lengthy Q&A with Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun and mem­bers of the uni­ver­sity community—marked the first install­ment of “The Future of…,” a new pres­i­den­tial speaker series.

‘Explore what can big data teach us about dating’ news@Northeastern 02.12.2016

The Future of Food

A conversation with Chris Kimball, bow-tied chef, foodie media mogul, and creator and host of America’s Test Kitchen

February 25, 2016 “My job is to figure out what you are going to do with a recipe that we create in the kitchen,” Kim­ball said. “My job is to make you not fear failure. Because if I can do it, you can do it. I stand there for 25 sea­sons of our show and I rep­re­sent that audience.”

‘My job is to make you not fear failure’ news@Northeastern 02.26.2016

The Future of Media

A conversation with Marty Baron, Pulitzer Prize-winning editor and digital media innovator

March 31, 2016 In an address on the future of media, in a time of endless change, Marty Baron, a respected jour­nalist and Pulitzer Prize-​​winning editor, chose to begin his talk with some­thing he says must remain constant. A mission of truth telling.

‘The future of media is changing—and changing fast’ news@Northeastern 04.01.2016