EECS alumnus Eric Schmidt (M.S. ’79/Ph.D. ’82) will deliver the opening keynote address at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference in March 2018. Schmidt worked at Bell Labs and Xerox PARC before becoming president of Sun in the 1980s. Over the next two decades, Schmidt becamed the CEO of Novel and co-founded Google. He is currently the Executive Chairman of Alphabet. His keynote, titled “Technology for a healthier future: Modernization, machine learning and moonshots,” will discuss how technological advancements such as cloud computing and machine learning are transforming healthcare.