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Wednesday, September 22 • 9:30am - 10:00am
WISE Panel: Diversity & Inclusion: Why They’re Critical to Design & Technology Innovation

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Diverse teams are critical to technology innovation. Building a team of people from different backgrounds, cultures, and abilities does more than just fill a growing need for talent - it helps us identify biases in our technology and truly allows us to design diversified products and services tailored to a variety of people around the world. For instance, when designing an iris scan detect and authenticate technology, engineering teams found that the system did not work on women with long/full eyelashes. However, we’ve only seen the tip of the iceberg – there are countless more scenarios.

In this panel discussion, the 5th annual WISE gathering, speakers will discuss how to identify and solve for these biases, from building diverse teams, to user testing and the datasets we construct, to amplifying the voice and ideas of underrepresented groups at the leadership level. Join us as we celebrate our differences and design for the better.

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Meeta Roy

Director, Strategy & Planning, Peloton Interactive

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Lina Colucci

Founder & Data Scientist, Edge Analytics
Lina Avancini Colucci is a Partner at EDGE Analytics, a consulting company that specializes in data science, machine learning, and end-to-end development and deployment of algorithms. Her newest venture - Infinity AI - provides on-demand synthetic data as a service to computer vision teams.  Lina received her PhD at MIT and Harvard... Read More →
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Karthi Gopalan

Executive Director, Mobile Power BU, Maxim Integrated, now part of Analog Devices
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Chrissy Meyer

Partner, Root Ventures
Chrissy has spent the past decade taking hardware products from early concept through high-volume production. After getting her MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, she led several projects at Apple and Square. She was also a founding team member at Pearl Automation, a vehicle... Read More →

Wednesday September 22, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT
Converge Main Stage