The Future of Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity in Technology Symposium
Friday, September 20, 2019 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM PST
San Francisco, CA
About the Symposium
This symposium brings together best-in-class entrepreneurs, executives, investors, policymakers, researchers, scientists, and technologists from the Bay Area and across the United States The symposium will focus on the interesting intersection of business, management, strategy, and technology. The emphasis will be on compelling, cross-functional, and inter-disciplinary themes. We will discuss the business case for how diversity, inclusion, and equity --in addition to being beneficial for humanity and society-- are catalytic for decreasing costs, increasing revenues, and ultimately driving higher profits at the organizational level. The event will punctuate the critical importance of diversity, inclusion, and engagement for modern organizations. One panel will focus specially on artificial intelligence, diversity, and equity. This will be an engaging, highly interactive exchange of ideas and information, with the hope and expectation that multiple subsequent collaborations between participants will emerge in the wake of the event.
LEARN the business case for how diversity, inclusion, and equity are catalytic for decreasing costs, increasing revenues, and ultimately driving higher profits at the organizational level
UNDERSTAND the critical importance of diversity, inclusion, and engagement for modern organizations.
DISCUSS the relationships among AI, technology, diversity, and equity
FOCUS on the interesting intersection of business, management, strategy, and technology
NETWORK with best-in-class entrepreneurs, executives, investors, policymakers, researchers, scientists, and technologists from the Bay Area and across the U.S.
Key organizations represented include: Apple, Black Girls Code, California College of Arts, eBay, Girl Stem Stars, HP, J&J, San Francisco Arts Commission, Siemens Healthineers, Stanford University, and University of California Berkeley.
Dr. James J. Gillespie, PhD, JD, MPA, is a consultant, researcher, and scholar in the application of advanced analytics, business intelligence, and big data to address challenges and opportunities for healthcare, biopharmaceutical, medical, and technology companies. His research has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed academic outlets and top industry/trade journals, and he is the lead author of the book: "Patient-Centric Analytics in Health Care: Driving Value in Clinical Settings and Psychological Practice” published by Lexington Books. With two MD physician colleagues, he is working on a new book: "AI and Machine Learning: Revolutionizing the Future of Healthcare and Medicine." Dr. Gillespie’s research has appeared in Academy of Management Review, American Behavioral Scientist, European Journal of Social Psychology, Federal Reserve Bank, Harvard Business Review, and Strategic Management Journal. His education includes Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, M.A., Ph.D.; Harvard University School of Law, J.D.; Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy, M.P.A.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S.; Carnegie Mellon University Heinz School; and Rand Graduate School.
Registration, Breakfast, & Networking
Closing Remarks & Recap