ABOUT THE EVENT
Watch Disruptive Technologists in Time Square with the latest LIVE IN-PERSON* panel and networking event! This free event was co-hosted by the Cal Alumni Association of UC Berkeley
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Microsoft in Times Square
Conference Room Floor
6th floor, Conference room “Central Park West”
11 Times Square, Manhattan, NY
Come for Education, Food, Drink, Inspiration & Networking either in person at Microsoft, NYC, or online from anywhere in the world.
5:00 PM Arrive and enjoy light bites and networking
5:15 PM Event begins with intros and panel discussion
6:15 PM Audience Q&A
6:25 PM Event ends and giveaways are handed out
WHAT IS NEUROTECHNLOGY?
“Neurotechnology” refers to any technology that provides greater insight into the brain or nervous system activity or affects brain or nervous system function. Neurotechnology can be used for research purposes, such as experimental brain imaging to gather information about mental illness or sleep patterns.
For a long time, the brain was this mysterious organ that we were trying to understand. And now that we know a little more about it, we’re starting to hack it.
In the simplest terms, think of neurotechnology as a direct connection of technical components to the nervous system. As fascinating as it can be, neurotechnology is also a very controversial field. What are the limits? How will they impact society? How and when will they be utilized? How will these new technologies change humans and society? And do we really know what is being marketed?
MEET THE PANELISTS
- Esther Dyson
Founder of Wellville, a 10-year national nonprofit project to achieve long-term, equitable, community wellbeing. Esther is also Director at BAMF Health, Director at Avanlee Care, entrepreneur, angel investor, and even cosmonaut – and that is just a sampling of her amazing accomplishments.
- Jim Hogan
Chief Innovation Evangelist at Google Cloud, Vice President of Accessibility in Technology for Google’s Disability Alliance. Jim is also a Neuroinclusion Pioneer, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Champion, Cube Solver, Human Rights Activist, and Keynote Speaker. Hear Jim’s podcast Kindness Fuels Innovation.
- Mariam Khayretdinova
Co-Founder & CEO at Brainify.AI. Mariam is an ALM in Neuroscience with the Dean’s Award for Excellence from Harvard. She also holds an M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics with 10 years of experience in tech and working on integrating science and technology to improve psychiatric healthcare for women.
- Mark Mattingley-Scott (Taking the place of Lorraine Marchand): A veteran of the IT industry and pioneer of IBM’s Quantum Computing program, Disruptive Technologists Board Member Mark Mattingley-Scott, and former Quantum Computing Architect for 30 years for IBM is currently General Manager EMEA for Quantum Brilliance.
- Adam Shoen
Partner and co-practice group leader of Brown Rudnick’s Global Life Sciences Practice Group. Adam has been in the life sciences industry for over twenty years. Prior to going into law he was a scientist of analytical chemistry.
- Special Guest: Rachel Loui
International Growth for US Customers for Google, former CEO and Founder of Innolab Digital Health Incubator, digital health investor, and board advisor. Rachel is also the author of Why the Chicken Crossed the World: 18 Surprising Secrets from China on Success, Wealth, and Happiness
Frank LaVigne, Data Scientist, Quantum Developer, ML Engineer & Red Hat – Data Cloud Services Leader
FIRESIDE CHAT MODERATOR
Jeff Paul, Ziotag and Jim Williams
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This event is co-hosted by CACNY, a chapter of the Cal Alumni Association of UC Berkeley
*MICROSOFT’S IN-PERSON REQUIREMENTS
Due to Microsoft’s continued focus on the health and safety of its visitors, Tech Accessibility Event attendees will need to have a negative test or covid vaccine document – no exceptions. To make this easier please use Microsoft’s Healthcheck. Then just bring a screenshot of the confirmation or the actual browser confirmation open on your phone. Visit https://msrtw.powerappsportals.com/en-US/ for more information.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2023
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Eastern Time