travelogue

In attempting to satisfy my insatiable curiosity, I participate in events related to topics I am interested in and get to learn from many smart and passionate people. Here are some of my recent adventures ->

Attended a really interesting series of talks at the New York Genome Center sponsored by the MIT Enterprise Forum – brilliant researchers talking about a range of topics including liquid biopsy and using multi-ethnic genomic data to better manage cancer. More about their amazing work here. (Feb 27, 2019)

I gave a talk on “21st century tools and processes for collaboration and community” to a Design Thinking Certificate Program at Rutgers. I am on their Advisory Board. (Feb. 20, 2019)

I moderated a series of Lightning Talks at the AR in Action Leadership Summit at the MIT Media Lab – Jan 14, 2019. The videos are accessible here.

ARIA 2019 at the MIT Media Lab

Invited to be a judge at the Global Game Jam at the Ferguson Library in Stamford, CT (Jan 29, 2019)

Attended a live event at Bloomberg HQ – Joel Weber, Bloomberg Businessweek’s editor speaking with Grant Reid, President and CEO of Mars. The interview is here. (Jan 10, 2019)

Met two of my favorite authors – Steven Johnson and Malcolm Gladwell – at a Next Big Idea Club event at Betaworks Studios in NYC. (Dec 6, 2018). You can view an excerpt here.

I recorded several cues for a documentary called “Trains Keeps A Rolling” about legendary guitar player Jeff Golub. We had a band called Low Profile in the 1980’s and did two albums and played many gigs at The Bitter End in New York. Jeff died of a rare brain disease a few years ago. (Dec. 4, 2018)

Moderated a panel and fielded journalists’ questions at a Brooks Brothers press event announcing their use of ORS Group‘s AI for Retail and Fashion (Nov 29, 2018) An article in Forbes is here.


Spoke at Accelerate AI, Europe 2018 in London – my presentation was titled “Your brain’s too small to manage your business.” (Sept 19, 2018) The video is here.

But the most fun about going to England was the chance to take a trip out to Bletchley Park to see Colossus and Alan Turing‘s office – humbling and inspiring!

I have been working as a concierge and speaker wrangler at numerous Em Tech events over the course of the past year including Em Tech Digital in San Francisco (March 2018) and Em Tech Next at the Media Lab (Sept 2018)

Invited to the Opening Event for the MIT Nano Lab – a $400M building designed to be a center of excellence for nano research. Fantastic facility! (Oct 4, 2018)

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