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Monday, September 12 • 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Uber, Startups, and the Future of Tech with Brian McClendon

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Brian McClendon is the Vice President of Maps & Business Platform at Uber, where he oversees initiatives including Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center and mapping.

Prior to joining Uber in June 2015, McClendon was a Vice President with Google leading their mapping efforts for a decade. Among his most notable achievements, Brian was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2015 and received an honorary Doctor of Science in 2016.

He was a co-founder and angel investor in Keyhole, Inc., a geospatial data visualization company that was purchased by Google in 2004 to produce Google Earth. McClendon holds twenty issued patents, including several relating to KML, the XML-based language schema for expressing geographic annotation and visualization in two-dimensional maps and three-dimensional Earth browsers.

McClendon grew up in Lawrence, Kansas. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1982 and from the University of Kansas in 1986 with a degree in electrical engineering. He spent eight years with Silicon Graphics developing high-end workstation 3D graphics including GT, GTX, RealityEngine, and InfiniteReality, and then was Engineering Director with @Home Network.

Although he lives in California, he maintains close ties with his alma mater, the University of Kansas, serving on advisory boards for both the School of Engineering and the Department of Electrical Engineering and computer science.

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Brian McClendon

Vice President of Maps & Business Platform, Uber
Brian McClendon is the Vice President of Maps & Business Platform at Uber, where he oversees initiatives including Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center and mapping.  Prior to joining Uber in June 2015, McClendon was a Vice President with Google leading their mapping efforts for a decade. Among his most notable achievements, Brian was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2015 and received an honorary Doctor of Science... Read More →


Monday September 12, 2016 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Sprint Accelerator 210 W 19 Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64108