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Tech+Society Conference 2021 Day 2
October 29, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
These are fascinating times – tech-based innovation offers the promise of disruptive technologies which can lower cost and improve outcomes in critical areas of societal focus. The innovations and the businesses that drive them, however, are often subject to a rapidly emerging “techlash” with a growing set of concerns about potential monopolistic behavior of large tech companies, concerns about data privacy, systemic bias embedded in algorithmic decision making, a growing digital and income divide, and uncertainty about the future of work. At the core of this, a discussion around effective leadership is emerging.
Join us for the Tech + Society Conference, where we will discuss:
- Where can tech-based innovation serve society the best?
- What are potential unintended consequences of technology and how can they be mitigated?
- Ultimately, what does success look like for leaders managing tech-based innovation in society?
DAY 2: HYBRID – VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON KEYNOTES + PANELS
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. JOHN KELLY III
Often Referred to as The ‘Father’ of IBM Watson
Dr. John E. Kelly III
Executive Vice President, Cognitive Solutions & IBM Research, IBM
Dr. John Kelly III has more than four decades of experience innovating and leading in the Information Technology (IT) industry. During this time, he has played numerous significant technical and business roles driving IBM’s leadership in technologies ranging from semiconductors to supercomputers to Artificial Intelligence (AI) cognitive systems. As a champion of IBM’s technical community, he has kept IBM as the leader in U.S. patents for the last 28 consecutive years. Before retiring, Dr. Kelly was responsible for helping to guide IBM’s global technical and business success, focused on overseeing IBM’s enterprise-wide Intellectual Property, Security and Privacy, academic, industrial, and government partnerships, as well as its technical community.