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Solving problems & thinking creatively

Capella Space Founder and CEO Payam Banazadeh @ETL

Join us for a conversation with Payam Banazadeh, the founder and CEO of Capella Space. Capella Space launched its first prototype satellite in December 2018 and aims to build a global satellite-based radar network to solve problems in areas like agriculture, infrastructure monitoring and disaster response. Before founding Capella Space in 2016, Banazadeh worked at the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, where his work on two multi-million dollar missions earned him the NASA Mariner Award. In 2017, Payam was named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list in enterprise tech.

One Concern CTO and Co-Founder Nicole Hu @ ETL

Join us for a conversation with Nicole Hu, co-founder and chief technology officer of One Concern, which aims to help communities prepare for and mitigate natural disasters by harnessing the power of predictive AI. In 2016, Forbes named Hu one of the world’s top enterprise technology innovators in its “30 Under 30” list.

Hu earned a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University and was a resident at the Stanford Graduate School of Business Venture Studio.

The Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series is supported by the venture capital firm DFJ.

Diversity Works: Cultivating Opportunities for Working with Allies

Graduate students from diverse backgrounds interact with individuals who, while we may consider them as members of ally communities, do not consistently act as allies. Participants will discuss examples of this challenge and possible methods to responding in constructive ways. Interactive activities include role-plays, scenarios, and vignettes in which participants can learn how to model “in the moment” response strategies.

Leadership from the Inside Out: Application Deadline

Leadership from the Inside Out: Know Yourself Before Leading Others focuses on helping participants assess some of their core leadership strengths and areas for development. Each session includes a substantial experiential component.

The workshop will take on May 1, 3, & 6 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Participation in all three sessions is required. The workshop is highly interactive and experiential and participants are expected to be on time and prepared for each session.

Pretotyping with Alberto Savoia @ the Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Series

Join us for a conversation with Alberto Savoia, Innovation Agitator Emeritus at Google. An engineer, engineering executive and CTO, Savoia helped develop, manage and launch products such as Sun Microsystem's Workstations, SunLab's Java and Google’s AdWords. Savoia developed a rapid proto-typing technique called pretotyping that allows for product testing without actually building a product.

Savoia is also the author of “The Right It: Why So Many Ideas Fail and How to Make Sure Yours Succeed” as well as the recipient the Wall Street Journal Technical Innovator Award.

Curing ALS and Alzheimer's with AI featuring Alice Zhang @ ETL

Join us for a conversation with Alice Zhang, co-founder and CEO of Verge Genomics. Verge Genomics uses artificial intelligence and human genomics to transform drug discovery for multiple diseases beginning with ALS, Parkinson's Disease, and Alzheimer's Disease. Zhang has driven systems biology research at the National Cancer Institute, the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics at Princeton University and UCLA.

Zhang graduated from Princeton University with high honors in Molecular Biology.

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