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Spelman Innovation & Technology Summit

Spelman College Innovation & Technology Summit

Innovation & Technology Summit

Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 to Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

    Location
  • Various Campus Locations
  • 350 Spelman Lane
  • Atlanta, GA

Creating Leaders for the Future

Innovation & Technology is changing the landscape of business at a rapid pace. Spelman College understands that it is important to expose our students, faculty and community to the ideas and individuals that will be shaping our future. At the Spelman College Innovation & Technology Summit, leaders in business and academia will share information that begins the conversation about what we will need to do to stay abreast of and shape ongoing innovation and technology changes. These experts will also provide insight as to how to prepare student leaders for 21st century future careers in innovation and technology.

Summit topics include: Artificial Intelligence; Augmented Reality; Blockchain (ex: Social Justice); Cyber Security; Data & Visualization (ex: Cryptocurrency); Natural User Interface (ex: Business Intelligence); Robotics; Virtual Reality, and Healthcare. We look forward to seeing you there.

Summit sponsorship opportunities are available. We invite you to email Cass Joseph at cjosep10@spelman.edu or call 404-270-5067, to see how you can align your brand with Spelman College.

Join the conversation by attending this industry networking experience during homecoming week 2018.

Summit Speakers

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday, Oct. 25

Innovation & Technology Summit Opening Convocation
11  - 11:50 a.m. | Sisters Chapel
A one-on-one conversation between President Mary Schmidt Campbell and Pamela A. Joseph, former President and Chief Operating Officer, TSYS and Spelman College Board of Trustees member.

SpelTalks Block 1A: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Advanced Machining, Machine Learning (ML), FinTech, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR)

1:45 - 2:45 p.m. | Albro-Falconer-Manley Science Center Auditorium
Panel discussion moderated by Rodney Sampson, Chairman & CEO, The Opportunity Hub; Nonresident Fellow, Brookings Institution; Professor of Entrepreneurship, Morehouse College.
•  Dr. Katie Aiello, AI Engineer, Genentech, Inc. (AI) – Sponsor
•  Charu Thomas, Cofounder, Oculogx (VR, AR)
•  Omar Esposito, Cofounder and Chief Revenue Officer, Stackfolio (Fintech, AI, ML)

SpelTalks Block 1B: Cyber Security (CS), FinTech, User Experience
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. | Johnnetta B. Cole Living & Learning Center II Auditorium
Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Paul Judge, Co-Founder & Partner, TechSquare Labs; Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Pindrop.
•  Dr. Darren Vengroff, Senior Vice President, Two Sigma (AI, ML) – Sponsor
•  Juneann McDonald, Operations Director (Operations/Supply Chain)
•  Eboni Bell, C’2013, Lead Product Development Manager, AT&T (AI, Educational Technology)
•  Ebonne Ruffins, C’2005, Vice President, Local Media Development, Comcast (Creativity and Technology)
•  Valerie Taylor, C’99, Vice President and Risk Cybersecurity Engineer, Regions Bank (Risk Management, Operations)

SpelTalks Block 2A: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Advanced Machining, Machine Learning (ML), FinTech, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR)
3 - 4 p.m. | Albro-Falconer-Manley Science Center Auditorium
Panel discussion moderated by Rodney Sampson, Chairman & CEO, The Opportunity Hub; Nonresident Fellow, Brookings Institution; Professor of Entrepreneurship, Morehouse College.
•  Charu Thomas, Cofounder, Oculogx (VR, AR)
•  Omar Esposito, Cofounder, Stackfolio (Fintech, AI, ML)
•  Dr. Darren Vengroff, Senior Vice President, Two Sigma (AI, ML)

SpelTalks Block 2B: Connecting Social Science, Science, and Creativity/Communications to Tech Careers
3 - 4 p.m. | Johnnetta B. Cole Living & Learning Center II Auditorium
Panel discussion moderated by Juneann McDonald, Operations Director (Operations/Supply Chain, Technology).
•  Dr. Fallon Wilson, C’2005, Research Director, Black Tech Mecca; Co-Founder, Black in Tech Nashville (Connecting a social science background with Technology)
•  Dr. Katie Aiello, AI Engineer, Genentech, Inc. (Science and Technology)
•  Ebonne Ruffins, C’2005, Vice President, Local Media Development, Comcast (Creativity and Technology)
•  Lauren Morton Williams, C’2012, Internal Communications Assoc., Twitter, Inc. (How to create a career in technology)

Sponsor Networking Reception & Recruiting
4:15 - 5 p.m.  |  Dr. June Gary Hopps Manley Center Atrium
Participants will have the opportunity to engage with summit sponsors and speakers.

Friday, Oct. 26

Continental Breakfast
8 - 8:50 a.m. |  Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Lobby

Closing Summit Session
9 - 11 a.m. |  Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium
A one-on-one conversation between President Mary Schmidt Campbell and Pia Wilson-Body, C’87, President, Intel Foundation and Director, Corporate Affairs Group – Greater Americas. Will include reflections from summit participants and Q&A.

Summit Speakers

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  • Katherine Aiello, Ph.D., AI Engineer, Genentech
  • Matthew Alex, Principal, Deloitte Consulting
  • Eboni Bell, C’2013, Lead Product Development Manager, AT&T
  • Traci Bransford, C'85, General Counsel, Business and Entertainment Attorney
  • Omar Esposito, Chief Revenue Officer, Stackfolio
  • Lori Guy, C’92, Service Delivery Manager, SAP
  • Pamela Joseph, Former President and Chief Operating Officer, TSYS; Member, Spelman College Board of Trustees
  • Paul Judge, Ph.D., Technology Entrepreneur and Investor
  • Juneann McDonald, Innovation and Technology Consultant
  • Lauren Morton Williams, C'2012, Communications and Media Professional, Twitter
  • Ebonne Ruffins, C’2005, Vice President, Local Media Development, Comcast
  • Rodney Sampson, Chairman and CEO, Opportunity Hub; Professor of Entrepreneurship, Morehouse College
  • Valerie Taylor, C’99, Vice President and Risk Cybersecurity Engineer, Regions Bank
  • Charu Thomas, Founder, Oculogx
  • Darren Vengroff, Senior Vice President, Two Sigma
  • Fallon Wilson, Ph.D., C’2005, Research Director, Black Tech Mecca; Co-Founder, Black in Tech Nashville
  • Pia Wilson-Body, C'87, President, Intel Foundation; Director, Corporate Affairs Group

Sponsors

Dual Degree Engineering Collective

Sponsor Genentech

Intel

Twitter

Two Sigma

 

 

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