has been deployed at Duke University since 2017 across 2,000+ cameras to protect:(1)
Duke CIO, Tracy Futhey, spearheaded development of AI camera wellness verification software to
Duke Chief of Police, John Dailey, and the Duke University Police Department use this AI automated process.
As chief information officer (CIO) at Duke, Tracy Futhey presides over the university's information technology endeavors, which extend to a global network in support of Duke Kunshan University in China and various other international programs and sites.
Throughout her career as a technologist, Futhey has provided leadership in the use of commercial technologies within universities. In the 1990s this included pioneering the pervasive deployment of wireless networks and experimentation with early handheld devices at Carnegie Mellon University, where she spent 17 years prior to Duke.
Over her 35 year career she has influenced the higher education technology landscape regionally and nationally, leading the introduction of the nation’s first national research and education optical network and as an active member of regional and national higher education organizations. She is a frequent advisor to research projects, startups and Fortune 100 technology companies, has been Principal Investigator on numerous grants from the National Science Foundation, and has received awards regionally and nationally for her technology vision and leadership.
She holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics with a computer science concentration and a master's degree in industrial administration, both from Carnegie Mellon.
Kurt Schmidt, a Mentor-In-Residence with Duke New Ventures, has extensive experience in all stages of startup operations. From founder to successful exit, his tenure in the entrepreneurial ecosystem includes operational, advisory, and investor roles. He has served as a board member, chairman, and advisor to technology innovators from San Francisco to Sydney to Shanghai.
Kurt is a member of the Executive Committee and the President-Elect of Triangle Angel Partners, an angel fund that invests in technology startups. He serves on several boards, including the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Council for Entrepreneurial Development.
As a TRW Fellow, Kurt earned his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Southern California and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. At Duke University’s School of Law, he honed his skills in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, private equity, and entrepreneurial transactions.
Kurt is an adjunct professor in the Honors Carolina program at The University of North Carolina, as well as a guest lecturer at Kenan-Flagler Business School. Starting Fall 2018, he will teach entrepreneurship at Duke University.