Disruptive Technologists: Ugly Robots, Imperfect AI & Smart Machines

Disruptive Technologists: Disruptive Technologists: Ugly Robots, Imperfect AI & Smart Machines

Monday, March 18, 2019
6:15 PM to 8:45 PM

Microsoft HQ
11 Times Square. New York, NY

Artificial Intelligence is here, but are we all being wildly optimistic? Are trucks really going to be driverless in 5 years? Can AI really get me the toppings I requested on my pizza (not necessarily, you don’t always get what you thought you wanted!). The public has no idea what they are getting themselves into — the benefits, the horrors and the “meh”. Our four amazing expert panelists will delve into the nonsense, the reality, the timing and the $$ in a think-tank type discussion, followed by a fireside chat in an even deeper dive with our resident AI Content Expert.& Innovation Leader.

Our Expert Panelists
1. Luke Schantz, IBM Global Entrepreneur Program & Technical Manager & Evangelist (ask him about his work with the Blue Man Group!)
2. Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, specializing in government efficiency and accountability in technology.
3. Sep DiMeglio, developer audiences marketing manager & AI Advocate, Microsoft
4. Bjorn Austraat, IBM Global Cognitive Leader and Senior Applied AI & Machine Learning Executive

Oliver Christie, AI Strategist & Founder, Foxy Machine, an artificial intelligence consulting, strategy & research company for companies seeking to leverage new and future technologies.

Bruce Epstein, Knowledge Wizard, Aebis, a knowledge management company: leverage critical knowledge.

Master of Ceremonies
Jim Williams, Physics & Chemistry
B.S. in Chemistry from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!)

Interactive Videographer:

Jeff Paul and Steve from VisioTag.

Plus Pizza, Soda & Brownies from Microsoft Reactor, Essence Water from Hint, Gourmet Sandwiches from McCarter & English & Wine from Dana!! 🍷

**EXTRA Special Thanks to our Disruptive Technologists® Think Tank Council & Events Sponsor-Partner: McCarter & English and David Sorin, Partner & Chair – Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Company Practices.

Slides From The Event:

Disruptive Technologists

“Our Mission is to inspire, guide, advise, teach, change and create disrupters.”

Some Numbers:
300 attendees per event
500 members
1,000 weekly readers
40 think tank members
30 team members

Disruptive Technologists Are:
Developers, founders, investors, hackers, startups, professors, students, journalists, media, vendors, corporations, and entrepreneurs.

Quartly Events:
Our events are held at Microsoft in Times Square, and average 300 people each time. (The room holds 280 but people come and go so we let a few more in).

We are a well-respected, women-run team heading what I would like to call a “Cheerleading” organization, meaning that in return for sponsorship, we give:
Marketing, Branding, Goodwill, Promotion.

The DT Toolbox:
We do this through our toolbox of services, skills, and products-
Panelist positions • Speaker positions • Digital Publication articles • Newsletter articles • Social Media Network • Podcasts • Videos • Quarterly Events at Microsoft in Times Square • Think Tank Council • Think Tank Dinners • Think Tank Council 1-Hour Meetings • Logos, Links, Graphics • Giveaways • Books (quotes) • Research • Curated Columns • People Connections • Use of the registered name “Disruptive Technologists”

Founder & Publisher:
Lauren Keyson
[email protected]
212 300 4084

Our Website:

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Disruptive Technologists 2020 Lineup

Disrupting Education & Diversity

2020 Q1 – 3/23/20
Tech’s effect on bias, education, and teaching.

Disrupting Charities & Humanitarian Work

2020 Q2 – 6/22/20
Tech’s effect on non-profits, community, and aid.

Disrupting Family Life

2020 Q3 – 9/14/20
Tech’s effect on family systems and relationships.

Disrupting Democracy

2020 Q4 – 12/14/20
Tech’s effect on politics, voting, and representation.

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