Session 3: Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship
- How has technology played a key role in dealing with COVID19?
- What are the role of Artificial Intelligence and data sharing? What are the implications in the protection of privacy?
- How will businesses survive being shut down? How can they adapt and pivot?
- What does post-COVID19 look like in technology and business?
- What can we do or create to tackle some challenges caused by COVID19?
Speakers & Bios:
- Kyle Keogh (US Auto Industry Director, Google) — With over 20 years experience working in and around the Tech and Media industry, Kyle is a seasoned veteran. He currently leads Google’s Media Sales relationships with the Automotive Industry, working with clients to drive sales, improve their Brand, and maximize product launches. Prior to joining the Auto Team, Kyle led Google Fiber’s Real Estate Partnership teams. He has also led Google’s Media Sales to the Telecom Industry, helping develop marketing solutions.
- Caroline Amaba (Software Engineer, Buzzfeed) — Caroline Amaba is a Staff Software Engineer at BuzzFeed. She has been a web developer and software engineer for almost 10 years. Currently, Caroline works on the AdTech team and has been focused on advertising for the past 8 years (previously at an advertising agency). Aside from developing new products and tech strategies for the media company, Caroline also helps develop team culture and advocates for women of color in Tech.
- Jessica Roberti (VP of PD & Supply Chain, Alo Yoga) — Jessica has 25 years of experience in Sourcing & Product Development, Operations and Organizational Process. She has held roles roles in Sourcing and Product Development at The Gap, Abercrombie & Fitch, Tommy Hilfiger and The Children’s Place. She spent over 4 years working in the Product Development & Sourcing practice at Kurt Salmon Associates, a global retail consulting firm. At KSA, her clients included JCPenney, Kohl’s, PVH and Saks Fifth Avenue.
- Jessie Jin (Managing Partner, V Star Capital) — Jesse is currently a Founding Managing Partner of V Star Capital. In 2008, she joined Silicon Valley’s well known VC fund GGV Capital as a Managing Partner, a role she held for 8 years. Mrs Jin has been engaged in investing in innovative technologies, especially in the field of healthcare since 2002. She has been recognized as a TOP100 Chinese Tech Investor and a TOP25 Best Female Investor in China in 2018 and 2019 by Forbes.
Session 4: Hackathon
What is a hackathon?
A hackathon is an event where innovative minds come together to design and create a prototype that would be beneficial to the human experience. Several teams compete to find the best solution to a real problem that the world faces today.
In our case, we will have teams explore ways to benefit lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. A hackathon is a perfect way to engage global communities in solving challenges that emerge alongside a crisis. Since this is a global meet-up, teams will be mixed with women’s perspectives from all over the world.
We encourage addressing or solving problems through technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship regardless of experience level.
We are lucky to have this opportunity and are excited to see students’ amazing ideas in light of this pandemic.