Culture is More Than Free Snacks: How We Got Here

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
2:00 pm
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3:00 pm
ET

About this event

How can we shift to the next wave of tech culture?

Much of the tech world still believes that in order to succeed, we must prioritize growth and speed over all else, and we can worry about the consequences later.  How can we get past the binary thinking that it’s either move fast and grow or slow down at your bottom line’s expense?


At Betalab, we seek to be part of a shift to the next wave of tech culture. We believe the way companies make decisions on governance, values, and hiring, and how they build products, are all by-products of the company’s culture.  Which is why we believe it’s critical to be intentional about creating and living your company culture, from the very beginning.

In this two-part event we'll explore both how we got here, and the way forward. (Click here to RSVP to Day 2)


DAY 1: HOW WE GOT HERE
How can we avoid some of the pitfalls of so-called tech or “start up culture”? Can we learn from past mistakes to help us think through what a positive company culture can look like?



About the speakers:

- Sarah Drinkwater co-leads Omidyar Network's Responsible Technology program, funding and fuelling the responsible tech movement. Grantees include Ethical Explorer, Zebras Unite and #ResponsibleCS. Previously, she led Google's international work designed to democratize access to entrepreneurship, heading up their London space Campus, and built the social layer on Google Maps as the first employee outside the US with "community" in the title. In past lives, she has been a failed entrepreneur & a journalist for the Guardian. She also angel invests through Atomico's program and sits on the boards or mission guardianships of Library of Things, Data4Change and YSYS (Europe's leading effort to diversify tech's talent base).

- Jane Yang was the data analyst at Basecamp. She holds a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and knows where she is at, though sometimes she's a little ahead of her time. It's all a balancing act... and a work-in-progress.

- Rhett Lindsey is the founder and CEO of Siimee, a social impact company whose mission is to eliminate bias in hiring and transform the way employers connect with job seekers. Prior to launching Siimee, Rhett spent over seven years leading and collaborating with teams at prominent companies including Facebook, Tinder, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney Company, sourcing and hiring talent in the technology and software development sectors. During his time at Tinder, Rhett established and led the tech conglomerate’s first Black History Month series, collaborating with social impact organizations in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Throughout his time as a recruiter, Rhett continuously dealt with unjust recruitment technologies such as Applicant Tracking Systems, or ATS, that led to unconscious bias in the hiring process.

In December 2020, he left the recruiting industry to create Siimee, an organization committed to reforming the hiring process in U.S. corporations. Siimee is doing this by increasing awareness of the inherent problems in recruiting and hiring, developing training programs, and creating a non-biased hiring tool that is completely unlike the ATS used by more than 90% of large U.S. corporations.  

- Sarah Frier is a senior technology reporter for Bloomberg News out of San Francisco. Her award-winning features and breaking stories have earned her a reputation as an expert on how Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter make business decisions that affect their future and our society. Frier is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Television. She’s also the author of No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram, the winner of the 2020 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

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Agenda

Time

Topic/Panelist

Duration

11:00 - 11:35am
Opening Remarks: Andy Moss
Keynote IntroductionMona Sloane
Keynote and Q & A Charlton McIlwain
Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and Development, NYU
5 min
30 min
11:35 - 12:20pm
Roundtable: Senior Education Leadership
Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, CUNY Chancellor
Julie Anderson, Cheshire Academy Head of School
Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan
Laura Walker, President Elect, Bennington College, Moderator
30-45 min
12:20 - 12:50pm
Panel 1: “Virus Spread Mitigation”
Barry Svigals, Stanford d.school, K-12 Lab Fellow
Kamilah Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., D.F.A.A.C.A.P, Board Certified Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Medical Director, PerformCare NJ, Physician Advisor & NIMH Advisory Panel
Thomas McGinn, MD, Deputy Physician-in-Chief & Senior Vice President, Northwell Health
Andre Fenton, Professor of Neural Science, NYU
Kameka Dempsey, Founder and CEO, KD Leadership Strategies, Moderator
30 min
12:50 - 1:20pm
Panel 2: “COVID-19 Classroom Experiences”
Maura Conley, Pratt Educator
Kevin Gotkin, NYU Steinhardt, accessibility advocate
Chris Gilliard, Professor of English, Macomb Community College
Nelson James, NYU Tandon student
Mona Sloane, Sociologist at New York University, Moderator
30 min
1:20 - 1:50pm
Panel 3: “New Infrastructures and Inequality”
Jeremy Caplan; Director of Teaching, Learning and Assessment at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Betsy Schneck; Assistant Principal at the Ella Baker School
Lee Rubenstein; VP of Business Development at EdX
Madi Jacox, Investor, Hangar, Moderator
30 min
1:50 - 2:35pm
Panel 4:  “Student Life Outside the Classroom”
Kafele Khalfani Dean of Student Affairs Earl Warren College at UC San Diego
Justin Hershman, Rising Freshman at NYU
Jordan Hershman, gap year student before Rising Freshman at Yale 2021
Scyatta Wallace Associate Professor, Psychology St. John’s University
Sarah Shapiro - Co-Founder, Covid Nine Teen Project
Kameka Dempsey, Founder and CEO, KD Leadership Strategies, Moderator
45 min
2:35 - 2:55pm
Panel 5: “Emerging technologies being expedited into production”
Dan Kohn General Manager Linux Foundation Public Health
Julia Stoyanovich Assistant Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Andy Moss, Visiting Professor, NYU, Moderator
Tain Barzso,
Education Product Lead, Zoom
30 min
2:55 - 3:00pm
Contact Tracing & Health Monitor Demonstration
Nearform
5 min
3:00 - 3:50pm
Tech Demo of Ed-Tech (5 min per demo)
Healthy Together
CVKey
Nodle M1 / Coalition App
More coming soon….

30-45 min
3:50 - 4:00pm
Closing - Wrap-up Summary
10 min

Agenda

11:00 - 11:35am
Opening Remarks: Andy Moss
Keynote Introduction: Mona Sloane
Keynote and Q & A
- Charlton McIlwain Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and Development, NYU
11:35 - 12:20pm
Roundtable: Senior Education Leadership
- Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, CUNY Chancellor
- Julie Anderson, Cheshire Academy Head of School
- Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan
- Laura Walker, President Elect, Bennington College, Moderator
12:20 - 12:50pm
Panel 1: “Virus Spread Mitigation”
- Barry Svigals Stanford d.school, K-12 Lab Fellow
- Kamilah Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., D.F.A.A.C.A.P, Board Certified Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Medical Director, PerformCare NJ, Physician Advisor & NIMH Advisory Panel
- Thomas McGinn, MD, Deputy Physician-in-Chief & Senior Vice President, Northwell Health
- Andre Fenton, Professor of Neural Science, NYU
- Kameka Dempsey, Founder and CEO, KD Leadership Strategies, Moderator
12:50 - 1:20pm
Panel 2: “COVID-19 Classroom Experiences”
- Maura Conley, Pratt Educator
- Kevin Gotkin, NYU Steinhardt, accessibility advocate
- Chris Gilliard, Professor of English, Macomb Community College
- Nelson James, NYU Tandon student
- Mona Sloane, Sociologist at New York University, Moderator
1:20 - 1:50pm
Panel 3: “New Infrastructures and Inequality”
- Jeremy Caplan; Director of Teaching, Learning and Assessment at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
- Betsy Schneck; Assistant Principal at the Ella Baker School
- Lee Rubenstein; VP of Business Development at EdX
- Madi Jacox, Investor, Hangar, Moderator
1:50 - 2:35pm
Panel 4: “Student Life Outside the Classroom”
- Kafele Khalfani Dean of Student Affairs Earl Warren College at UC San Diego
- Justin Hershman, Rising Freshman at NYUs and planning to move to NYC to take classes 100% online
- Jordan Hershman, gap year student before Rising Freshman at Yale 2021
- Scyatta Wallace Associate Professor, Psychology St. John’s University
- Sarah Shapiro - Co-Founder, Covid Nine Teen Project
- Kameka Dempsey, Founder and CEO, KD Leadership Strategies, Moderator
2:35 - 2:55pm
Panel 5: “Emerging technologies being expedited into production”
- Dan Kohn General Manager Linux Foundation Public Health
- Julia Stoyanovich Assistant Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
- Tain Barzso Education Product Lead, Zoom
- Andy Moss, Visiting Professor, NYU, Moderator
2:55 - 3:00pm
Contact Tracing & Health Monitor Demonstration
Nearform
3:00 - 3:50pm
Tech Demo of Ed-Tech (5 min per demo)
Healthy Together
CVKey
Nodle M1 / Coalition App
More coming soon….
3:50 - 4:00pm
Closing - Wrap-up Summary

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Much of the tech world still believes that in order to succeed, we must prioritize growth and speed over all else, and we can worry about the consequences later.  How can we get past the binary thinking that it’s either move fast and grow or slow down at your bottom line’s expense?


At Betalab, we seek to be part of a shift to the next wave of tech culture. We believe the way companies make decisions on governance, values, and hiring, and how they build products, are all by-products of the company’s culture.  Which is why we believe it’s critical to be intentional about creating and living your company culture, from the very beginning.

In this two-part event we'll explore both how we got here, and the way forward. (Click here to RSVP to Day 2)


DAY 1: HOW WE GOT HERE
How can we avoid some of the pitfalls of so-called tech or “start up culture”? Can we learn from past mistakes to help us think through what a positive company culture can look like?



About the speakers:

- Sarah Drinkwater co-leads Omidyar Network's Responsible Technology program, funding and fuelling the responsible tech movement. Grantees include Ethical Explorer, Zebras Unite and #ResponsibleCS. Previously, she led Google's international work designed to democratize access to entrepreneurship, heading up their London space Campus, and built the social layer on Google Maps as the first employee outside the US with "community" in the title. In past lives, she has been a failed entrepreneur & a journalist for the Guardian. She also angel invests through Atomico's program and sits on the boards or mission guardianships of Library of Things, Data4Change and YSYS (Europe's leading effort to diversify tech's talent base).

- Jane Yang was the data analyst at Basecamp. She holds a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and knows where she is at, though sometimes she's a little ahead of her time. It's all a balancing act... and a work-in-progress.

- Rhett Lindsey is the founder and CEO of Siimee, a social impact company whose mission is to eliminate bias in hiring and transform the way employers connect with job seekers. Prior to launching Siimee, Rhett spent over seven years leading and collaborating with teams at prominent companies including Facebook, Tinder, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney Company, sourcing and hiring talent in the technology and software development sectors. During his time at Tinder, Rhett established and led the tech conglomerate’s first Black History Month series, collaborating with social impact organizations in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Throughout his time as a recruiter, Rhett continuously dealt with unjust recruitment technologies such as Applicant Tracking Systems, or ATS, that led to unconscious bias in the hiring process.

In December 2020, he left the recruiting industry to create Siimee, an organization committed to reforming the hiring process in U.S. corporations. Siimee is doing this by increasing awareness of the inherent problems in recruiting and hiring, developing training programs, and creating a non-biased hiring tool that is completely unlike the ATS used by more than 90% of large U.S. corporations.  

- Sarah Frier is a senior technology reporter for Bloomberg News out of San Francisco. Her award-winning features and breaking stories have earned her a reputation as an expert on how Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter make business decisions that affect their future and our society. Frier is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Television. She’s also the author of No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram, the winner of the 2020 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

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Much of the tech world still believes that in order to succeed, we must prioritize growth and speed over all else, and we can worry about the consequences later.  How can we get past the binary thinking that it’s either move fast and grow or slow down at your bottom line’s expense?


At Betalab, we seek to be part of a shift to the next wave of tech culture. We believe the way companies make decisions on governance, values, and hiring, and how they build products, are all by-products of the company’s culture.  Which is why we believe it’s critical to be intentional about creating and living your company culture, from the very beginning.

In this two-part event we'll explore both how we got here, and the way forward. (Click here to RSVP to Day 2)


DAY 1: HOW WE GOT HERE
How can we avoid some of the pitfalls of so-called tech or “start up culture”? Can we learn from past mistakes to help us think through what a positive company culture can look like?



About the speakers:

- Sarah Drinkwater co-leads Omidyar Network's Responsible Technology program, funding and fuelling the responsible tech movement. Grantees include Ethical Explorer, Zebras Unite and #ResponsibleCS. Previously, she led Google's international work designed to democratize access to entrepreneurship, heading up their London space Campus, and built the social layer on Google Maps as the first employee outside the US with "community" in the title. In past lives, she has been a failed entrepreneur & a journalist for the Guardian. She also angel invests through Atomico's program and sits on the boards or mission guardianships of Library of Things, Data4Change and YSYS (Europe's leading effort to diversify tech's talent base).

- Jane Yang was the data analyst at Basecamp. She holds a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and knows where she is at, though sometimes she's a little ahead of her time. It's all a balancing act... and a work-in-progress.

- Rhett Lindsey is the founder and CEO of Siimee, a social impact company whose mission is to eliminate bias in hiring and transform the way employers connect with job seekers. Prior to launching Siimee, Rhett spent over seven years leading and collaborating with teams at prominent companies including Facebook, Tinder, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney Company, sourcing and hiring talent in the technology and software development sectors. During his time at Tinder, Rhett established and led the tech conglomerate’s first Black History Month series, collaborating with social impact organizations in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Throughout his time as a recruiter, Rhett continuously dealt with unjust recruitment technologies such as Applicant Tracking Systems, or ATS, that led to unconscious bias in the hiring process.

In December 2020, he left the recruiting industry to create Siimee, an organization committed to reforming the hiring process in U.S. corporations. Siimee is doing this by increasing awareness of the inherent problems in recruiting and hiring, developing training programs, and creating a non-biased hiring tool that is completely unlike the ATS used by more than 90% of large U.S. corporations.  

- Sarah Frier is a senior technology reporter for Bloomberg News out of San Francisco. Her award-winning features and breaking stories have earned her a reputation as an expert on how Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter make business decisions that affect their future and our society. Frier is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Television. She’s also the author of No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram, the winner of the 2020 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

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1:00:00 PM
Welcome Remarks and Intro
Ben Scheim, Betaworks Studios
Matt Hartman, Betaworks Ventures
1:10:00 PM
Remote Work: Maintaining Culture and Modifying Workflows
Dave Renz, Tanooki Labs
Ellen Choi, CareerLark
1:30:00 PM
WFH: Increasing Accountability
Kishau Rogers, Time Study
1:40:00 PM
Monetization Strategies for Virtual Worlds
Gwynneth Leece, Rec Room
1:50:00 PM
The Science Behind Loneliness & Isolation
Robin Joy Meyers, TEDx Speaker
2:10:00 PM
Remote Care: Seniors in Isolation
Nathalie Rovall, Switchboard
2:20:00 PM
Replicating IRL: Hangouts, Events, and Socialization
Margaux Woellner, Teooh
Selcuk Atli, Bunch
Esther Crawford, Squad
Reggie James, Eternal
3:00:00 PM
Product Roundup: Isolation Technology
Matt Hartman, Betaworks Ventures
Josh Elman, Formerly Greylock, Robinhood, Twitter, Facebook
Edwin Akrong, Simon Data
Bianca St. Louis, Formerly Andreessen Horowitz, Pinterest
4:00:00 PM
Closing Remarks & Thank You
Ben Scheim, Betaworks Studios
Matt Hartman, Betaworks Ventures

Playlist

1:10:00 PM
Remote Work: Maintaining Culture and Modifying Workflows
Dave Renz, Tanooki Labs
Ellen Choi, CareerLark
1:30:00 PM
WFH: Increasing Accountability
Kishau Rogers, Time Study
1:40:00 PM
Monetization Strategies for Virtual Worlds
Gwynneth Leece, Recroom
1:50:00 PM
The Science Behind Loneliness and Isolation
Robin Joy Meyers, TEDx Speaker
2:10:00 PM
Remote Care: Seniors in Isolation
Nathalie Rovall, Switchboard
2:20:00 PM
Replicating IRL: Hangouts, Events, and Socialization
Margaux Woellner, Teooh
Selcuk Atli, Bunch
Esther Crawford, Squad
Reggie James, Eternal
3:00:00 PM
The Product Roundup
Matt Hartman, Betaworks Ventures
Bianca St. Louis, Formerly Andreessen Horowitz, Pinterest
Josh Elman, Formerly Greylock, Robinhood, Twitter, Facebook
Edwin Akrong, Simon Data

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Join us for our latest (virtual) RENDER sessions in which we’ll discuss how we got into this technological and social quagmire, what the big tech platforms, the government, and start-ups can do about it, see demos from some start-ups tackling the disinformation problem, and discuss how to invest in this category.

Investment Opportunities

Venture capitalists and analysts share their expert opinions and market projections.

Accountability Software

Insight into the trends and challenges in Work From Home culture.

Monetizing a Virtual World

How to adapt your endeavors to turn profits in a digital only landscape

Humane Virtual Networks

How we ensure individual privacy now that we're all plugged in.

Speakers

John Borthwick
Founder + CEO
Betaworks
YAËL
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Visiting Fellow
Cornell Tech's Digital Life Initiative
Lisa
Kaplan
Founder, Alethea Group
Associate, Argonne National Lab
Danika
Cleary Laszuk
General Manager
Betaworks Camp
Shannon Almeida
Co-Founder
Volv Media
claire
wardle
Strategy & Research Leader,
First Draft
Dhruv
Ghulati
Founder & CEO
Factmata
Donie
O'Sullivan
Disinformation, Politics, and Tech Reporter
CNN
Daniel
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Cato Associate Professor
Hussman School of Journalism and Media
sophie
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Founder & Chief Product Officer
Joyn

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Schedule

Times

Topics

Speakers

1:00:00 PM
Welcome Remarks and Intro
Danika Cleary Laszuk, Betaworks Camp
Ben Scheim, Betaworks Studios
1:05:00 PM
Setting the Scene: Disinformation, Platforms, the Election and Beyond
Yael Eisenstat, Cornell Tech's Digital Life Initiative
Donie O'Sullivan, CNN
Daniel Kreiss, Hussman School of Journalism and Media
1:35:00 PM
DEMO: Factmata
Dhruv Ghulati, Factmata
1:43:00 PM
2020 Disinformation State of Play: What's Changed and How Can We Respond?
Claire Wardle, First Draft
2:03:00 PM
DEMO: Volv Media
Shannon Almeida, Volv Media
2:11:00 PM
Building Audience or Building Influence? Complexities of Disinformation
Lisa Kaplan, Alethea Group
2:26:00 PM
DEMO: Joyn
Sophie Payne, Joyn
2:34:00 PM
What We’ve Learned & How to Invest in this Category
Danika Cleary Laszuk, Betaworks Camp
John Borthwick, Betaworks
Yael Eisenstat,
Cornell Tech's Digital Life Initiative
3:00:00 PM
Closing Remarks & Thank You
Danika Cleary Laszuk, Betaworks Camp
Yael Eisenstat,
Cornell Tech's Digital Life Initiative

Schedule

1:00:00 PM
Welcome Remarks and Intro
Danika Cleary Laszuk, Betaworks Camp
Ben Scheim, Betaworks Studios
1:05:00 PM
Setting the Scene: Disinformation, Platforms, the Election and Beyond
Yael Eisenstat, Cornell Tech's Digital Life Initiative
Donie O'Sullivan,
CNN
Daniel Kreiss,
Hussman School of Journalism and Media
1:35:00 PM
DEMO: Factmata
Dhruv Ghulati, Factmata
1:43:00 PM
2020 Disinformation State of Play: What's Changed and How Can We Respond?
Claire Wardle, First Draft
2:03:00 PM
DEMO: Volv Media
Shannon Almeida, Volv Media
2:11:00 PM
Building Audience or Building Influence? Complexities of Disinformation
Lisa Kaplan, Alethea Group
2:26:00 PM
DEMO: Joyn
Sophie Payne, Joyn
2:34:00 PM
What We’ve Learned & How to Invest in this Category
Danika Cleary Laszuk, Betaworks Camp
John Borthwick,
Betaworks
Yael Eisenstat,
Cornell Tech's Digital Life Initiative
3:00:00 PM
Closing Remarks & Thank You
Danika Cleary Laszuk, Betaworks Camp
Yael Eisenstat,
Cornell Tech's Digital Life Initiative

RENDER();

RENDER is Betaworks Studios premier conference series. Every other month, we invite leaders and experts to help us dive deep into emerging industries and frontier technologies.

December 10, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

RENDER(lite);

NFTS+DeFi

How Decentralized Finance Is Reshaping
Assets, Ownership, and Digital Content
December 10, 2020
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

RENDER(lite);

NFTS+DeFi

How Decentralized Finance Is Reshaping Assets, Ownership, and Digital Content

Welcome to The Tokenized & Decentralized Future

Investment Opportunities

Venture capitalists and analysts share their expert opinions and market projections.

Accountability Software

Insight into the trends and challenges in Work From Home culture.

Monetizing a Virtual World

How to adapt your endeavors to turn profits in a digital only landscape

Humane Virtual Networks

How we ensure individual privacy now that we're all plugged in.

Crypto is here to stay. It walked the Silk Road, catapulted Bitcoin into popular culture, and cemented itself in mainstream financial conversations. For this edition of RENDER,  Betaworks Studio’s frontier tech conference series, we’ll shine light on two quickly emerging areas in the crypto space: non-fungible tokens and decentralized finance.

The first half of the day will focus on Non-fungible tokens (NFTs). NFTs are a type of cryptographic token which represents something unique. Non-fungible tokens can be used to create verifiable digital scarcity. As one of our curators Jake Brukhman, Founder and CEO of Coinfund, puts it “NFTs are not just cat pictures that people trade on blockchains. Today digital art, collectibles, and in-game assets are the most visible use cases for these nifty non-fungibles.” 

We’ll finish the day focusing on the broader landscape of DeFi. NFTs are just one element in decentralized finance (DeFi), an umbrella term for a variety of financial applications in cryptocurrency or blockchain geared toward disrupting financial intermediaries. “The core innovation of decentralized finance is that the “trust layer” is now the software and code itself. Without the time and cost associated with a high level of intermediation, the promise of DeFi is wide.” writes Sean Lippel, Principal at FinTech Collective and fellow curator of RENDER: NFTs+DeFi, “broader access to financial products, programmable money, real-time risk transfer, and auditability of financial contracts. Moreover, anyone with a computer or mobile phone with an Internet connection can gain access to more open and transparent financial services”

Join us as we explore the past, present and future of NFTs and DeFi through a day of conversations, demonstrations and explanations. From NFTs gaining prominence and earning millions in revenue as in-game objects and digital collectibles to DeFi’s ability to bring banking-style services to those who lack access to financial systems, we’ll examine the impact of these burgeoning technologies on a variety of industries and sectors throughout RENDER: NFTs & DeFi.

curators

Sean Lippel
Principal
"Dear Facebook, This is How You're Breaking Democracy," a TED talk by RENDER curator and Betalab Researcher, Yael Eisenstat.
Jake Brukhman
Founder & CEO
"Dear Facebook, This is How You're Breaking Democracy," a TED talk by RENDER curator and Betalab Researcher, Yael Eisenstat.

Speakers

Alexander
Salnikov
Co-Founder & Head of Product
Lauren
STEPHANIAN
Partner
Nathan
Clapp
CCO
Mason
Nystrom
Research Analyst
Julien
Genestoux
Founder & CEO
Hart
Lambur
Co-Founder
Priyanka
Desai
Lucas
Vogelsang
Co-Founder & CEO
mark
le
Co-Founder
Joel
Hubert
Co-Founder
Aaron
Wright
Co-Founder
Mike
Demarais
Co-Founder

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Schedule

Times (ET)

Topics

Speakers

12:00:00 PM
Welcome Remarks and Intro
Ben Scheim, Betaworks Studios
12:05:00 PM
Setting the Stage: Non-Fungible Tokens
Jake Brukhman, CoinFund
12:10:00 ET
Mapping the NFT Ecosystem
Mark Le, NIFTEX
Julien Genestoux,
Unlock
Jake Brukhman,
CoinFund
12:40:00 PM
A Gentle Introduction to NFT Classification & Investing
Mason Nystrom, Messari
12:55:00 PM
DEMO: Async Art
 Nathan Clapp, Async Art
1:05:00 PM
DEMO: Rarible
Alexander Salnikov, Rarible
1:15:00 PM
Investing Across DeFi & NFTs
Priyanka Desai, FlamingoDAO
Aaron Wright,
FlamingoDAO
Lauren Stephanian,
Pantera Capital
Jake Brukhman,
CoinFund
Sean Lippel,
FinTech Collective
1:45:00 PM
Setting the Stage: Decentralized Finance
Sean Lippel, FinTech Collective
2:05:00 PM
DEMO: Rainbow
Mike Demarais, Rainbow
2:15:00 PM
Financial Contracts & Synthetics in DeFi and Beyond
Hart Lambur, UMA
Sean Lippel,
FinTech Collective
2:35:00 PM
Bridging Real-World Assets Into DeFi
Lucas Vogelsang, Centrifuge
Sean Lippel,
FinTech Collective
2:55:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Ben Scheim, Betaworks Studios

Schedule

12:00:00 PM
Welcome Remarks and Intro
Ben Scheim, Betaworks Studios
12:05:00 PM
Setting the Stage: Non-Fungible Tokenss
Jake Brukhman, CoinFund
12:10:00 PM
Mapping the NFT Ecosystem
Mark Le, NIFTEX
Julien Genestoux,
Unlock
Jake Brukhman,
CoinFund
12:40:00 PM
A Gentle Introduction to NFT Classification & Investing
Mason Nystrom, Messari
12:55:00 PM
DEMO: Async Art
Nathan Clapp, Async Art
1:05:00 PM
DEMO: Rarible
Alexander Salnikov, Rarible
1:15:00 PM
Investing Across NFTs & DeFi
Priyanka Desai, FlamingoDAO
Aaron Wright,
FlamingoDAO
Lauren Stephanian,
Pantera Capital
Jake Brukhman,
CoinFund
Sean Lippel,
FinTech Collective
1:45:00 PM
Setting the Stage: Decentralized Finance
Sean Lippel, FinTech Collective
2:05:00 PM
DEMO: Rainbow
Mike Demarais, Rainbow
2:15:00 PM
Financial Contracts & Synthetics in DeFi and Beyond
Hart Lambur, UMA
Sean Lippel,
FinTech Collective
2:35:00 PM
Bridging Real-World Assets Into DeFi
Lucas Vogelsang, Centrifuge
Sean Lippel,
FinTech Collective
2:55:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Ben Scheim, Betaworks Studios

RENDER();

RENDER is Betaworks Studios premier conference series. Every other month, we invite leaders and experts to help us dive deep into emerging industries and frontier technologies.

February 26, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

RENDER(lite);

GPT-What?

Is Natural Language Understanding Good Enough for Consumer Apps Yet?

"I'm not a programmer, I just want to point to things and have them work."

– OpenAI (when asked to describe RENDER: GPT-What?)

What can’t you do with Transformers? NLP models can build you a website from a URL and one sentence. It can become Google. It can translate legal jargon to conversational language. It’s tremendously powerful, but simple. Everything from Gpt1 to GPTx to models from the Hugging Face hub have changed Natural Language Understanding and generation in a way that has that feeling of magic and untapped opportunity that inspires us to build. Sounds like the perfect topic for our next RENDER. February 26th, Betaworks Studio’s frontier tech conference series will tackle the ins and outs of natural language processors, natural language understanding, and GPT-3.

If the ultimate goal of a Generative Pre-trained Transformers (GPT) is for computers to understand the human language, what does that mean for products and businesses of the future? During RENDER: GPT-What? we’ll be exploring the possibilities of this emerging platform through the lens of consumer applications. What consumer tech can developers build on top of to improve natural language processing stacks? Where do the investment opportunities lie in this space? Would they fool Alan Turing? What would the Turing Test of tomorrow look like? (that last one was generated by GPT-3, we’re not going to cover that, but actually not a terrible idea...)

Join us for an afternoon of exploring the past, present and future of NLP and NLU. Whether you’re an investor, a founder, a software developer or just a curious onlooker, we encourage you to dive in and learn what you need to know about these technologies and, more importantly, why you need to know it.

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curators

MAtt Hartman
Partner
Clément
Delangue
Co-Founder & CEO

Investment Opportunities

Venture capitalists and analysts share their expert opinions and market projections.

Accountability Software

Insight into the trends and challenges in Work From Home culture.

Monetizing a Virtual World

How to adapt your endeavors to turn profits in a digital only landscape

Humane Virtual Networks

How we ensure individual privacy now that we're all plugged in.

Speakers

Brianna
Rader
Co-Founder & CEO
Amanda
Ngo
Product
Hilary
Mason
Co-Founder
Jungwon
Byun
Co-Founder & COO
Kanyi
Maqubela
Managing Partner
Taylor
margot
CEO
Nick
Hasty
Director of R&D
Shira
Eisenberg
AI Language Systems Researcher
Russell Foltz-Smith
CTO & AI Biologist
Stephen
Campbell
Founder
anna
korris
NLP Language Technologist

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Schedule

Times (ET)

Topics

Speakers

1:00:00 PM
Welcoming Remarks
Ben Scheim, Betaworks Studios
1:05:00 PM
Introduction
Matt Hartman, Betaworks Ventures
1:20:00 ET
Transformers: The Most Transformational Tech of the Decade?
Clément Delangue, Hugging Face
1:35:00 PM
Generative Capabilities for Creativity and Gaming
Hilary Mason, Hidden Door
1:46:00 PM
GPT-X and the Computational Act
 Russel Foltz-Smith, Maslo
1:57:00 PM
DEMO: Ought
Amanda Ngo, Ought
Jungwon Byun, Ought
2:01:00 PM
DEMO: Keys
Taylor Margot, Keys
2:07:00 PM
DEMO: Juicebox
Brianna Rader, Juicebox It
2:12:00 PM
DEMO: GIPHY
Nick Hasty, GIPHY
2:18:00 PM
DEMO: Songs No One Asked For
Shira Eisenberg, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
2:24:00 PM
DEMO: Serendipity
James Zhu, Serendipity
2:30:00 PM
DEMO: Virtual Ghost Writer
Stephen Campbell, Virtual Ghost Writer
2:36:00 PM
FIRESIDE: Matt Hartman & Kanyi Maqubela
Kanyi Maqubela, Kindred Ventures
Matt Hartman, Betaworks Ventures
2:58:00 PM
Closing Remarks & Wrap-Up
Ben Scheim, Betaworks Studios
Matt Hartman, Betaworks Ventures

Schedule

1:00:00 PM
Welcoming Remarks
Ben Scheim, Betaworks Studios
1:05:00 PM
Introduction
Matt Hartman, Betaworks Ventures
1:20:00 PM
Transformers: The Most Transformational Tech of the Decade?
Clément Delangue, Hugging Face
1:35:00 PM
Generative Capabilities for Creativity and Gaming
Hilary Mason, Hidden Door
1:46:00 PM
GPT-X and the Computational Act
Russel Foltz-Smith, Maslo
1:57:00 PM
DEMO: Ought
Amanda Ngo, Ought
Jungwon Byun, Ought
2:01:00 PM
DEMO: Keys
Taylor Margot, Keys
2:07:00 PM
DEMO: Juicebox
Brianna Rader, Juicebox It
2:12:00 PM
DEMO: GIPHY
Nick Hasty, GIPHY
2:18:00 PM
DEMO: Songs No One Asked For
Shira Eisenberg, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
2:24:00 PM
DEMO: Serendipity
James Zhu, Serendipity
2:30:00 PM
DEMO: Virtual Ghost Writer
Stephen Campbell, Virtual Ghost Writer
2:36:00 PM
FIRESIDE: Matt Hartman & Kanyi Maqubela
Kanyi Maqubela, Kindred Ventures
Matt Hartman, Betaworks Ventures
2:58:00 PM
Closing Remarks
Ben Scheim, Betaworks Studios
Matt Hartman, Betaworks Ventures

RENDER();

RENDER is Betaworks Studios premier conference series. Every other month, we invite leaders and experts to help us dive deep into emerging industries and frontier technologies.

Culture is More Than Free Snacks: How We Got Here

June 8, 2021
2:00 pm
-
3:00 pm

How can we shift to the next wave of tech culture?

Much of the tech world still believes that in order to succeed, we must prioritize growth and speed over all else, and we can worry about the consequences later.  How can we get past the binary thinking that it’s either move fast and grow or slow down at your bottom line’s expense?


At Betalab, we seek to be part of a shift to the next wave of tech culture. We believe the way companies make decisions on governance, values, and hiring, and how they build products, are all by-products of the company’s culture.  Which is why we believe it’s critical to be intentional about creating and living your company culture, from the very beginning.

In this two-part event we'll explore both how we got here, and the way forward. (Click here to RSVP to Day 2)


DAY 1: HOW WE GOT HERE
How can we avoid some of the pitfalls of so-called tech or “start up culture”? Can we learn from past mistakes to help us think through what a positive company culture can look like?



About the speakers:

- Sarah Drinkwater co-leads Omidyar Network's Responsible Technology program, funding and fuelling the responsible tech movement. Grantees include Ethical Explorer, Zebras Unite and #ResponsibleCS. Previously, she led Google's international work designed to democratize access to entrepreneurship, heading up their London space Campus, and built the social layer on Google Maps as the first employee outside the US with "community" in the title. In past lives, she has been a failed entrepreneur & a journalist for the Guardian. She also angel invests through Atomico's program and sits on the boards or mission guardianships of Library of Things, Data4Change and YSYS (Europe's leading effort to diversify tech's talent base).

- Jane Yang was the data analyst at Basecamp. She holds a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and knows where she is at, though sometimes she's a little ahead of her time. It's all a balancing act... and a work-in-progress.

- Rhett Lindsey is the founder and CEO of Siimee, a social impact company whose mission is to eliminate bias in hiring and transform the way employers connect with job seekers. Prior to launching Siimee, Rhett spent over seven years leading and collaborating with teams at prominent companies including Facebook, Tinder, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney Company, sourcing and hiring talent in the technology and software development sectors. During his time at Tinder, Rhett established and led the tech conglomerate’s first Black History Month series, collaborating with social impact organizations in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Throughout his time as a recruiter, Rhett continuously dealt with unjust recruitment technologies such as Applicant Tracking Systems, or ATS, that led to unconscious bias in the hiring process.

In December 2020, he left the recruiting industry to create Siimee, an organization committed to reforming the hiring process in U.S. corporations. Siimee is doing this by increasing awareness of the inherent problems in recruiting and hiring, developing training programs, and creating a non-biased hiring tool that is completely unlike the ATS used by more than 90% of large U.S. corporations.  

- Sarah Frier is a senior technology reporter for Bloomberg News out of San Francisco. Her award-winning features and breaking stories have earned her a reputation as an expert on how Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter make business decisions that affect their future and our society. Frier is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Television. She’s also the author of No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram, the winner of the 2020 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

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How can we shift to the next wave of tech culture?

Much of the tech world still believes that in order to succeed, we must prioritize growth and speed over all else, and we can worry about the consequences later.  How can we get past the binary thinking that it’s either move fast and grow or slow down at your bottom line’s expense?


At Betalab, we seek to be part of a shift to the next wave of tech culture. We believe the way companies make decisions on governance, values, and hiring, and how they build products, are all by-products of the company’s culture.  Which is why we believe it’s critical to be intentional about creating and living your company culture, from the very beginning.

In this two-part event we'll explore both how we got here, and the way forward. (Click here to RSVP to Day 2)


DAY 1: HOW WE GOT HERE
How can we avoid some of the pitfalls of so-called tech or “start up culture”? Can we learn from past mistakes to help us think through what a positive company culture can look like?



About the speakers:

- Sarah Drinkwater co-leads Omidyar Network's Responsible Technology program, funding and fuelling the responsible tech movement. Grantees include Ethical Explorer, Zebras Unite and #ResponsibleCS. Previously, she led Google's international work designed to democratize access to entrepreneurship, heading up their London space Campus, and built the social layer on Google Maps as the first employee outside the US with "community" in the title. In past lives, she has been a failed entrepreneur & a journalist for the Guardian. She also angel invests through Atomico's program and sits on the boards or mission guardianships of Library of Things, Data4Change and YSYS (Europe's leading effort to diversify tech's talent base).

- Jane Yang was the data analyst at Basecamp. She holds a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and knows where she is at, though sometimes she's a little ahead of her time. It's all a balancing act... and a work-in-progress.

- Rhett Lindsey is the founder and CEO of Siimee, a social impact company whose mission is to eliminate bias in hiring and transform the way employers connect with job seekers. Prior to launching Siimee, Rhett spent over seven years leading and collaborating with teams at prominent companies including Facebook, Tinder, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney Company, sourcing and hiring talent in the technology and software development sectors. During his time at Tinder, Rhett established and led the tech conglomerate’s first Black History Month series, collaborating with social impact organizations in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Throughout his time as a recruiter, Rhett continuously dealt with unjust recruitment technologies such as Applicant Tracking Systems, or ATS, that led to unconscious bias in the hiring process.

In December 2020, he left the recruiting industry to create Siimee, an organization committed to reforming the hiring process in U.S. corporations. Siimee is doing this by increasing awareness of the inherent problems in recruiting and hiring, developing training programs, and creating a non-biased hiring tool that is completely unlike the ATS used by more than 90% of large U.S. corporations.  

- Sarah Frier is a senior technology reporter for Bloomberg News out of San Francisco. Her award-winning features and breaking stories have earned her a reputation as an expert on how Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter make business decisions that affect their future and our society. Frier is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Television. She’s also the author of No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram, the winner of the 2020 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

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11:00 - 11:35am
Opening Remarks: Andy Moss
Keynote IntroductionMona Sloane
Keynote and Q & A Charlton McIlwain
Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and Development, NYU
5 min
30 min
11:35 - 12:20pm
Roundtable: Senior Education Leadership
Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, CUNY Chancellor
Julie Anderson, Cheshire Academy Head of School
Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan
Laura Walker, President Elect, Bennington College, Moderator
30-45 min
12:20 - 12:50pm
Panel 1: “Virus Spread Mitigation”
Barry Svigals, Stanford d.school, K-12 Lab Fellow
Kamilah Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., D.F.A.A.C.A.P, Board Certified Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Medical Director, PerformCare NJ, Physician Advisor & NIMH Advisory Panel
Thomas McGinn, MD, Deputy Physician-in-Chief & Senior Vice President, Northwell Health
Andre Fenton, Professor of Neural Science, NYU
Kameka Dempsey, Founder and CEO, KD Leadership Strategies, Moderator
30 min
12:50 - 1:20pm
Panel 2: “COVID-19 Classroom Experiences”
Maura Conley, Pratt Educator
Kevin Gotkin, NYU Steinhardt, accessibility advocate
Chris Gilliard, Professor of English, Macomb Community College
Nelson James, NYU Tandon student
Mona Sloane, Sociologist at New York University, Moderator
30 min
1:20 - 1:50pm
Panel 3: “New Infrastructures and Inequality”
Jeremy Caplan; Director of Teaching, Learning and Assessment at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Betsy Schneck; Assistant Principal at the Ella Baker School
Lee Rubenstein; VP of Business Development at EdX
Madi Jacox, Investor, Hangar, Moderator
30 min
1:50 - 2:35pm
Panel 4:  “Student Life Outside the Classroom”
Kafele Khalfani Dean of Student Affairs Earl Warren College at UC San Diego
Justin Hershman, Rising Freshman at NYU
Jordan Hershman, gap year student before Rising Freshman at Yale 2021
Scyatta Wallace Associate Professor, Psychology St. John’s University
Sarah Shapiro - Co-Founder, Covid Nine Teen Project
Kameka Dempsey, Founder and CEO, KD Leadership Strategies, Moderator
45 min
2:35 - 2:55pm
Panel 5: “Emerging technologies being expedited into production”
Dan Kohn General Manager Linux Foundation Public Health
Julia Stoyanovich Assistant Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Andy Moss, Visiting Professor, NYU, Moderator
Tain Barzso,
Education Product Lead, Zoom
30 min
2:55 - 3:00pm
Contact Tracing & Health Monitor Demonstration
Nearform
5 min
3:00 - 3:50pm
Tech Demo of Ed-Tech (5 min per demo)
Healthy Together
CVKey
Nodle M1 / Coalition App
More coming soon….

30-45 min
3:50 - 4:00pm
Closing - Wrap-up Summary
10 min

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in-person + virtual

Culture is More Than Free Snacks: How We Got Here

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
2:00 pm
ET

About this Event

How can we shift to the next wave of tech culture?

Much of the tech world still believes that in order to succeed, we must prioritize growth and speed over all else, and we can worry about the consequences later.  How can we get past the binary thinking that it’s either move fast and grow or slow down at your bottom line’s expense?


At Betalab, we seek to be part of a shift to the next wave of tech culture. We believe the way companies make decisions on governance, values, and hiring, and how they build products, are all by-products of the company’s culture.  Which is why we believe it’s critical to be intentional about creating and living your company culture, from the very beginning.

In this two-part event we'll explore both how we got here, and the way forward. (Click here to RSVP to Day 2)


DAY 1: HOW WE GOT HERE
How can we avoid some of the pitfalls of so-called tech or “start up culture”? Can we learn from past mistakes to help us think through what a positive company culture can look like?



About the speakers:

- Sarah Drinkwater co-leads Omidyar Network's Responsible Technology program, funding and fuelling the responsible tech movement. Grantees include Ethical Explorer, Zebras Unite and #ResponsibleCS. Previously, she led Google's international work designed to democratize access to entrepreneurship, heading up their London space Campus, and built the social layer on Google Maps as the first employee outside the US with "community" in the title. In past lives, she has been a failed entrepreneur & a journalist for the Guardian. She also angel invests through Atomico's program and sits on the boards or mission guardianships of Library of Things, Data4Change and YSYS (Europe's leading effort to diversify tech's talent base).

- Jane Yang was the data analyst at Basecamp. She holds a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and knows where she is at, though sometimes she's a little ahead of her time. It's all a balancing act... and a work-in-progress.

- Rhett Lindsey is the founder and CEO of Siimee, a social impact company whose mission is to eliminate bias in hiring and transform the way employers connect with job seekers. Prior to launching Siimee, Rhett spent over seven years leading and collaborating with teams at prominent companies including Facebook, Tinder, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney Company, sourcing and hiring talent in the technology and software development sectors. During his time at Tinder, Rhett established and led the tech conglomerate’s first Black History Month series, collaborating with social impact organizations in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Throughout his time as a recruiter, Rhett continuously dealt with unjust recruitment technologies such as Applicant Tracking Systems, or ATS, that led to unconscious bias in the hiring process.

In December 2020, he left the recruiting industry to create Siimee, an organization committed to reforming the hiring process in U.S. corporations. Siimee is doing this by increasing awareness of the inherent problems in recruiting and hiring, developing training programs, and creating a non-biased hiring tool that is completely unlike the ATS used by more than 90% of large U.S. corporations.  

- Sarah Frier is a senior technology reporter for Bloomberg News out of San Francisco. Her award-winning features and breaking stories have earned her a reputation as an expert on how Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter make business decisions that affect their future and our society. Frier is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Television. She’s also the author of No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram, the winner of the 2020 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

Featuring

Agenda

Time

Topic/Panelist

Duration

11:00 - 11:35am
Opening Remarks: Andy Moss
Keynote IntroductionMona Sloane
Keynote and Q & A Charlton McIlwain
Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and Development, NYU
5 min
30 min
11:35 - 12:20pm
Roundtable: Senior Education Leadership
Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, CUNY Chancellor
Julie Anderson, Cheshire Academy Head of School
Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan
Laura Walker, President Elect, Bennington College, Moderator
30-45 min
12:20 - 12:50pm
Panel 1: “Virus Spread Mitigation”
Barry Svigals, Stanford d.school, K-12 Lab Fellow
Kamilah Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., D.F.A.A.C.A.P, Board Certified Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Medical Director, PerformCare NJ, Physician Advisor & NIMH Advisory Panel
Thomas McGinn, MD, Deputy Physician-in-Chief & Senior Vice President, Northwell Health
Andre Fenton, Professor of Neural Science, NYU
Kameka Dempsey, Founder and CEO, KD Leadership Strategies, Moderator
30 min
12:50 - 1:20pm
Panel 2: “COVID-19 Classroom Experiences”
Maura Conley, Pratt Educator
Kevin Gotkin, NYU Steinhardt, accessibility advocate
Chris Gilliard, Professor of English, Macomb Community College
Nelson James, NYU Tandon student
Mona Sloane, Sociologist at New York University, Moderator
30 min
1:20 - 1:50pm
Panel 3: “New Infrastructures and Inequality”
Jeremy Caplan; Director of Teaching, Learning and Assessment at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Betsy Schneck; Assistant Principal at the Ella Baker School
Lee Rubenstein; VP of Business Development at EdX
Madi Jacox, Investor, Hangar, Moderator
30 min
1:50 - 2:35pm
Panel 4:  “Student Life Outside the Classroom”
Kafele Khalfani Dean of Student Affairs Earl Warren College at UC San Diego
Justin Hershman, Rising Freshman at NYU
Jordan Hershman, gap year student before Rising Freshman at Yale 2021
Scyatta Wallace Associate Professor, Psychology St. John’s University
Sarah Shapiro - Co-Founder, Covid Nine Teen Project
Kameka Dempsey, Founder and CEO, KD Leadership Strategies, Moderator
45 min
2:35 - 2:55pm
Panel 5: “Emerging technologies being expedited into production”
Dan Kohn General Manager Linux Foundation Public Health
Julia Stoyanovich Assistant Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Andy Moss, Visiting Professor, NYU, Moderator
Tain Barzso,
Education Product Lead, Zoom
30 min
2:55 - 3:00pm
Contact Tracing & Health Monitor Demonstration
Nearform
5 min
3:00 - 3:50pm
Tech Demo of Ed-Tech (5 min per demo)
Healthy Together
CVKey
Nodle M1 / Coalition App
More coming soon….

30-45 min
3:50 - 4:00pm
Closing - Wrap-up Summary
10 min

Sponsors

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Culture is More Than Free Snacks: How We Got Here

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
2:00 pm
ET
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About this Event

How can we shift to the next wave of tech culture?

Much of the tech world still believes that in order to succeed, we must prioritize growth and speed over all else, and we can worry about the consequences later.  How can we get past the binary thinking that it’s either move fast and grow or slow down at your bottom line’s expense?


At Betalab, we seek to be part of a shift to the next wave of tech culture. We believe the way companies make decisions on governance, values, and hiring, and how they build products, are all by-products of the company’s culture.  Which is why we believe it’s critical to be intentional about creating and living your company culture, from the very beginning.

In this two-part event we'll explore both how we got here, and the way forward. (Click here to RSVP to Day 2)


DAY 1: HOW WE GOT HERE
How can we avoid some of the pitfalls of so-called tech or “start up culture”? Can we learn from past mistakes to help us think through what a positive company culture can look like?



About the speakers:

- Sarah Drinkwater co-leads Omidyar Network's Responsible Technology program, funding and fuelling the responsible tech movement. Grantees include Ethical Explorer, Zebras Unite and #ResponsibleCS. Previously, she led Google's international work designed to democratize access to entrepreneurship, heading up their London space Campus, and built the social layer on Google Maps as the first employee outside the US with "community" in the title. In past lives, she has been a failed entrepreneur & a journalist for the Guardian. She also angel invests through Atomico's program and sits on the boards or mission guardianships of Library of Things, Data4Change and YSYS (Europe's leading effort to diversify tech's talent base).

- Jane Yang was the data analyst at Basecamp. She holds a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and knows where she is at, though sometimes she's a little ahead of her time. It's all a balancing act... and a work-in-progress.

- Rhett Lindsey is the founder and CEO of Siimee, a social impact company whose mission is to eliminate bias in hiring and transform the way employers connect with job seekers. Prior to launching Siimee, Rhett spent over seven years leading and collaborating with teams at prominent companies including Facebook, Tinder, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney Company, sourcing and hiring talent in the technology and software development sectors. During his time at Tinder, Rhett established and led the tech conglomerate’s first Black History Month series, collaborating with social impact organizations in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Throughout his time as a recruiter, Rhett continuously dealt with unjust recruitment technologies such as Applicant Tracking Systems, or ATS, that led to unconscious bias in the hiring process.

In December 2020, he left the recruiting industry to create Siimee, an organization committed to reforming the hiring process in U.S. corporations. Siimee is doing this by increasing awareness of the inherent problems in recruiting and hiring, developing training programs, and creating a non-biased hiring tool that is completely unlike the ATS used by more than 90% of large U.S. corporations.  

- Sarah Frier is a senior technology reporter for Bloomberg News out of San Francisco. Her award-winning features and breaking stories have earned her a reputation as an expert on how Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter make business decisions that affect their future and our society. Frier is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Television. She’s also the author of No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram, the winner of the 2020 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

Featuring

Agenda

Time

Topic/Panelist

Duration

11:00 - 11:35am
Opening Remarks: Andy Moss
Keynote IntroductionMona Sloane
Keynote and Q & A Charlton McIlwain
Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and Development, NYU
5 min
30 min
11:35 - 12:20pm
Roundtable: Senior Education Leadership
Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, CUNY Chancellor
Julie Anderson, Cheshire Academy Head of School
Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan
Laura Walker, President Elect, Bennington College, Moderator
30-45 min
12:20 - 12:50pm
Panel 1: “Virus Spread Mitigation”
Barry Svigals, Stanford d.school, K-12 Lab Fellow
Kamilah Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., D.F.A.A.C.A.P, Board Certified Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Medical Director, PerformCare NJ, Physician Advisor & NIMH Advisory Panel
Thomas McGinn, MD, Deputy Physician-in-Chief & Senior Vice President, Northwell Health
Andre Fenton, Professor of Neural Science, NYU
Kameka Dempsey, Founder and CEO, KD Leadership Strategies, Moderator
30 min
12:50 - 1:20pm
Panel 2: “COVID-19 Classroom Experiences”
Maura Conley, Pratt Educator
Kevin Gotkin, NYU Steinhardt, accessibility advocate
Chris Gilliard, Professor of English, Macomb Community College
Nelson James, NYU Tandon student
Mona Sloane, Sociologist at New York University, Moderator
30 min
1:20 - 1:50pm
Panel 3: “New Infrastructures and Inequality”
Jeremy Caplan; Director of Teaching, Learning and Assessment at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Betsy Schneck; Assistant Principal at the Ella Baker School
Lee Rubenstein; VP of Business Development at EdX
Madi Jacox, Investor, Hangar, Moderator
30 min
1:50 - 2:35pm
Panel 4:  “Student Life Outside the Classroom”
Kafele Khalfani Dean of Student Affairs Earl Warren College at UC San Diego
Justin Hershman, Rising Freshman at NYU
Jordan Hershman, gap year student before Rising Freshman at Yale 2021
Scyatta Wallace Associate Professor, Psychology St. John’s University
Sarah Shapiro - Co-Founder, Covid Nine Teen Project
Kameka Dempsey, Founder and CEO, KD Leadership Strategies, Moderator
45 min
2:35 - 2:55pm
Panel 5: “Emerging technologies being expedited into production”
Dan Kohn General Manager Linux Foundation Public Health
Julia Stoyanovich Assistant Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Andy Moss, Visiting Professor, NYU, Moderator
Tain Barzso,
Education Product Lead, Zoom
30 min
2:55 - 3:00pm
Contact Tracing & Health Monitor Demonstration
Nearform
5 min
3:00 - 3:50pm
Tech Demo of Ed-Tech (5 min per demo)
Healthy Together
CVKey
Nodle M1 / Coalition App
More coming soon….

30-45 min
3:50 - 4:00pm
Closing - Wrap-up Summary
10 min

Sponsors

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in-person + virtual

Culture is More Than Free Snacks: How We Got Here

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
2:00 pm
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About this Event

How can we shift to the next wave of tech culture?

Much of the tech world still believes that in order to succeed, we must prioritize growth and speed over all else, and we can worry about the consequences later.  How can we get past the binary thinking that it’s either move fast and grow or slow down at your bottom line’s expense?


At Betalab, we seek to be part of a shift to the next wave of tech culture. We believe the way companies make decisions on governance, values, and hiring, and how they build products, are all by-products of the company’s culture.  Which is why we believe it’s critical to be intentional about creating and living your company culture, from the very beginning.

In this two-part event we'll explore both how we got here, and the way forward. (Click here to RSVP to Day 2)


DAY 1: HOW WE GOT HERE
How can we avoid some of the pitfalls of so-called tech or “start up culture”? Can we learn from past mistakes to help us think through what a positive company culture can look like?



About the speakers:

- Sarah Drinkwater co-leads Omidyar Network's Responsible Technology program, funding and fuelling the responsible tech movement. Grantees include Ethical Explorer, Zebras Unite and #ResponsibleCS. Previously, she led Google's international work designed to democratize access to entrepreneurship, heading up their London space Campus, and built the social layer on Google Maps as the first employee outside the US with "community" in the title. In past lives, she has been a failed entrepreneur & a journalist for the Guardian. She also angel invests through Atomico's program and sits on the boards or mission guardianships of Library of Things, Data4Change and YSYS (Europe's leading effort to diversify tech's talent base).

- Jane Yang was the data analyst at Basecamp. She holds a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and knows where she is at, though sometimes she's a little ahead of her time. It's all a balancing act... and a work-in-progress.

- Rhett Lindsey is the founder and CEO of Siimee, a social impact company whose mission is to eliminate bias in hiring and transform the way employers connect with job seekers. Prior to launching Siimee, Rhett spent over seven years leading and collaborating with teams at prominent companies including Facebook, Tinder, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney Company, sourcing and hiring talent in the technology and software development sectors. During his time at Tinder, Rhett established and led the tech conglomerate’s first Black History Month series, collaborating with social impact organizations in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Throughout his time as a recruiter, Rhett continuously dealt with unjust recruitment technologies such as Applicant Tracking Systems, or ATS, that led to unconscious bias in the hiring process.

In December 2020, he left the recruiting industry to create Siimee, an organization committed to reforming the hiring process in U.S. corporations. Siimee is doing this by increasing awareness of the inherent problems in recruiting and hiring, developing training programs, and creating a non-biased hiring tool that is completely unlike the ATS used by more than 90% of large U.S. corporations.  

- Sarah Frier is a senior technology reporter for Bloomberg News out of San Francisco. Her award-winning features and breaking stories have earned her a reputation as an expert on how Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter make business decisions that affect their future and our society. Frier is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Television. She’s also the author of No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram, the winner of the 2020 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

Featuring

Agenda

Time

Topic/Panelist

Duration

11:00 - 11:35am
Opening Remarks: Andy Moss
Keynote IntroductionMona Sloane
Keynote and Q & A Charlton McIlwain
Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and Development, NYU
5 min
30 min
11:35 - 12:20pm
Roundtable: Senior Education Leadership
Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, CUNY Chancellor
Julie Anderson, Cheshire Academy Head of School
Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan
Laura Walker, President Elect, Bennington College, Moderator
30-45 min
12:20 - 12:50pm
Panel 1: “Virus Spread Mitigation”
Barry Svigals, Stanford d.school, K-12 Lab Fellow
Kamilah Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., D.F.A.A.C.A.P, Board Certified Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Medical Director, PerformCare NJ, Physician Advisor & NIMH Advisory Panel
Thomas McGinn, MD, Deputy Physician-in-Chief & Senior Vice President, Northwell Health
Andre Fenton, Professor of Neural Science, NYU
Kameka Dempsey, Founder and CEO, KD Leadership Strategies, Moderator
30 min
12:50 - 1:20pm
Panel 2: “COVID-19 Classroom Experiences”
Maura Conley, Pratt Educator
Kevin Gotkin, NYU Steinhardt, accessibility advocate
Chris Gilliard, Professor of English, Macomb Community College
Nelson James, NYU Tandon student
Mona Sloane, Sociologist at New York University, Moderator
30 min
1:20 - 1:50pm
Panel 3: “New Infrastructures and Inequality”
Jeremy Caplan; Director of Teaching, Learning and Assessment at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Betsy Schneck; Assistant Principal at the Ella Baker School
Lee Rubenstein; VP of Business Development at EdX
Madi Jacox, Investor, Hangar, Moderator
30 min
1:50 - 2:35pm
Panel 4:  “Student Life Outside the Classroom”
Kafele Khalfani Dean of Student Affairs Earl Warren College at UC San Diego
Justin Hershman, Rising Freshman at NYU
Jordan Hershman, gap year student before Rising Freshman at Yale 2021
Scyatta Wallace Associate Professor, Psychology St. John’s University
Sarah Shapiro - Co-Founder, Covid Nine Teen Project
Kameka Dempsey, Founder and CEO, KD Leadership Strategies, Moderator
45 min
2:35 - 2:55pm
Panel 5: “Emerging technologies being expedited into production”
Dan Kohn General Manager Linux Foundation Public Health
Julia Stoyanovich Assistant Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Andy Moss, Visiting Professor, NYU, Moderator
Tain Barzso,
Education Product Lead, Zoom
30 min
2:55 - 3:00pm
Contact Tracing & Health Monitor Demonstration
Nearform
5 min
3:00 - 3:50pm
Tech Demo of Ed-Tech (5 min per demo)
Healthy Together
CVKey
Nodle M1 / Coalition App
More coming soon….

30-45 min
3:50 - 4:00pm
Closing - Wrap-up Summary
10 min

Sponsors

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Culture is More Than Free Snacks: How We Got Here

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
2:00 pm
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About this Event

How can we shift to the next wave of tech culture?

Much of the tech world still believes that in order to succeed, we must prioritize growth and speed over all else, and we can worry about the consequences later.  How can we get past the binary thinking that it’s either move fast and grow or slow down at your bottom line’s expense?


At Betalab, we seek to be part of a shift to the next wave of tech culture. We believe the way companies make decisions on governance, values, and hiring, and how they build products, are all by-products of the company’s culture.  Which is why we believe it’s critical to be intentional about creating and living your company culture, from the very beginning.

In this two-part event we'll explore both how we got here, and the way forward. (Click here to RSVP to Day 2)


DAY 1: HOW WE GOT HERE
How can we avoid some of the pitfalls of so-called tech or “start up culture”? Can we learn from past mistakes to help us think through what a positive company culture can look like?



About the speakers:

- Sarah Drinkwater co-leads Omidyar Network's Responsible Technology program, funding and fuelling the responsible tech movement. Grantees include Ethical Explorer, Zebras Unite and #ResponsibleCS. Previously, she led Google's international work designed to democratize access to entrepreneurship, heading up their London space Campus, and built the social layer on Google Maps as the first employee outside the US with "community" in the title. In past lives, she has been a failed entrepreneur & a journalist for the Guardian. She also angel invests through Atomico's program and sits on the boards or mission guardianships of Library of Things, Data4Change and YSYS (Europe's leading effort to diversify tech's talent base).

- Jane Yang was the data analyst at Basecamp. She holds a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and knows where she is at, though sometimes she's a little ahead of her time. It's all a balancing act... and a work-in-progress.

- Rhett Lindsey is the founder and CEO of Siimee, a social impact company whose mission is to eliminate bias in hiring and transform the way employers connect with job seekers. Prior to launching Siimee, Rhett spent over seven years leading and collaborating with teams at prominent companies including Facebook, Tinder, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney Company, sourcing and hiring talent in the technology and software development sectors. During his time at Tinder, Rhett established and led the tech conglomerate’s first Black History Month series, collaborating with social impact organizations in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Throughout his time as a recruiter, Rhett continuously dealt with unjust recruitment technologies such as Applicant Tracking Systems, or ATS, that led to unconscious bias in the hiring process.

In December 2020, he left the recruiting industry to create Siimee, an organization committed to reforming the hiring process in U.S. corporations. Siimee is doing this by increasing awareness of the inherent problems in recruiting and hiring, developing training programs, and creating a non-biased hiring tool that is completely unlike the ATS used by more than 90% of large U.S. corporations.  

- Sarah Frier is a senior technology reporter for Bloomberg News out of San Francisco. Her award-winning features and breaking stories have earned her a reputation as an expert on how Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter make business decisions that affect their future and our society. Frier is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Television. She’s also the author of No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram, the winner of the 2020 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

Featuring

Agenda

Time

Topic/Panelist

Duration

11:00 - 11:35am
Opening Remarks: Andy Moss
Keynote IntroductionMona Sloane
Keynote and Q & A Charlton McIlwain
Vice Provost for Faculty Engagement and Development, NYU
5 min
30 min
11:35 - 12:20pm
Roundtable: Senior Education Leadership
Félix V. Matos Rodríguez, CUNY Chancellor
Julie Anderson, Cheshire Academy Head of School
Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan
Laura Walker, President Elect, Bennington College, Moderator
30-45 min
12:20 - 12:50pm
Panel 1: “Virus Spread Mitigation”
Barry Svigals, Stanford d.school, K-12 Lab Fellow
Kamilah Jackson, M.D., M.P.H., D.F.A.A.C.A.P, Board Certified Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Distinguished Fellow, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - Medical Director, PerformCare NJ, Physician Advisor & NIMH Advisory Panel
Thomas McGinn, MD, Deputy Physician-in-Chief & Senior Vice President, Northwell Health
Andre Fenton, Professor of Neural Science, NYU
Kameka Dempsey, Founder and CEO, KD Leadership Strategies, Moderator
30 min
12:50 - 1:20pm
Panel 2: “COVID-19 Classroom Experiences”
Maura Conley, Pratt Educator
Kevin Gotkin, NYU Steinhardt, accessibility advocate
Chris Gilliard, Professor of English, Macomb Community College
Nelson James, NYU Tandon student
Mona Sloane, Sociologist at New York University, Moderator
30 min
1:20 - 1:50pm
Panel 3: “New Infrastructures and Inequality”
Jeremy Caplan; Director of Teaching, Learning and Assessment at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Betsy Schneck; Assistant Principal at the Ella Baker School
Lee Rubenstein; VP of Business Development at EdX
Madi Jacox, Investor, Hangar, Moderator
30 min
1:50 - 2:35pm
Panel 4:  “Student Life Outside the Classroom”
Kafele Khalfani Dean of Student Affairs Earl Warren College at UC San Diego
Justin Hershman, Rising Freshman at NYU
Jordan Hershman, gap year student before Rising Freshman at Yale 2021
Scyatta Wallace Associate Professor, Psychology St. John’s University
Sarah Shapiro - Co-Founder, Covid Nine Teen Project
Kameka Dempsey, Founder and CEO, KD Leadership Strategies, Moderator
45 min
2:35 - 2:55pm
Panel 5: “Emerging technologies being expedited into production”
Dan Kohn General Manager Linux Foundation Public Health
Julia Stoyanovich Assistant Professor, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Andy Moss, Visiting Professor, NYU, Moderator
Tain Barzso,
Education Product Lead, Zoom
30 min
2:55 - 3:00pm
Contact Tracing & Health Monitor Demonstration
Nearform
5 min
3:00 - 3:50pm
Tech Demo of Ed-Tech (5 min per demo)
Healthy Together
CVKey
Nodle M1 / Coalition App
More coming soon….

30-45 min
3:50 - 4:00pm
Closing - Wrap-up Summary
10 min

Sponsors

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A safe place to have real conversations, solving the real human and business challenges founders are facing navigating the ups and downs of taking their companies to the next level.

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Culture is More Than Free Snacks: How We Got Here

6.8.2021
2:00 pm
RSVP

About this Event:

Much of the tech world still believes that in order to succeed, we must prioritize growth and speed over all else, and we can worry about the consequences later.  How can we get past the binary thinking that it’s either move fast and grow or slow down at your bottom line’s expense?


At Betalab, we seek to be part of a shift to the next wave of tech culture. We believe the way companies make decisions on governance, values, and hiring, and how they build products, are all by-products of the company’s culture.  Which is why we believe it’s critical to be intentional about creating and living your company culture, from the very beginning.

In this two-part event we'll explore both how we got here, and the way forward. (Click here to RSVP to Day 2)


DAY 1: HOW WE GOT HERE
How can we avoid some of the pitfalls of so-called tech or “start up culture”? Can we learn from past mistakes to help us think through what a positive company culture can look like?



About the speakers:

- Sarah Drinkwater co-leads Omidyar Network's Responsible Technology program, funding and fuelling the responsible tech movement. Grantees include Ethical Explorer, Zebras Unite and #ResponsibleCS. Previously, she led Google's international work designed to democratize access to entrepreneurship, heading up their London space Campus, and built the social layer on Google Maps as the first employee outside the US with "community" in the title. In past lives, she has been a failed entrepreneur & a journalist for the Guardian. She also angel invests through Atomico's program and sits on the boards or mission guardianships of Library of Things, Data4Change and YSYS (Europe's leading effort to diversify tech's talent base).

- Jane Yang was the data analyst at Basecamp. She holds a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and knows where she is at, though sometimes she's a little ahead of her time. It's all a balancing act... and a work-in-progress.

- Rhett Lindsey is the founder and CEO of Siimee, a social impact company whose mission is to eliminate bias in hiring and transform the way employers connect with job seekers. Prior to launching Siimee, Rhett spent over seven years leading and collaborating with teams at prominent companies including Facebook, Tinder, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney Company, sourcing and hiring talent in the technology and software development sectors. During his time at Tinder, Rhett established and led the tech conglomerate’s first Black History Month series, collaborating with social impact organizations in Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Throughout his time as a recruiter, Rhett continuously dealt with unjust recruitment technologies such as Applicant Tracking Systems, or ATS, that led to unconscious bias in the hiring process.

In December 2020, he left the recruiting industry to create Siimee, an organization committed to reforming the hiring process in U.S. corporations. Siimee is doing this by increasing awareness of the inherent problems in recruiting and hiring, developing training programs, and creating a non-biased hiring tool that is completely unlike the ATS used by more than 90% of large U.S. corporations.  

- Sarah Frier is a senior technology reporter for Bloomberg News out of San Francisco. Her award-winning features and breaking stories have earned her a reputation as an expert on how Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter make business decisions that affect their future and our society. Frier is a frequent contributor to Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Television. She’s also the author of No Filter: The Inside Story of Instagram, the winner of the 2020 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

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