President's Dream Colloquium Talk: Juliette Powell

September 13, 2017

The President's Dream Colloquium, hosted by WWEST Chair Dr. Lesley Shannon, is coming soon and we've added a BONUS talk by Juliette Powell. This talk is entitled, "KEY Presents: We The Data."

We invite you to join the PDC for “Women in Technology: Attracting, Retaining and Promoting Diverse Talent” to explore strategies for advancing diversity in the technology sector, critically analyze the culture that has supported a foundation of inequality therein, and engage in multidisciplinary dialogue about the value of creating more space for women and other under-represented groups in technology.

Juliette Powell is a media entrepreneur, a consultant and a community catalyst. Drawing on a decade of experience in integrated media including TV, mobile and social media, Powell identifies the patterns and practices of successful business leaders who bank on social technology, communications and data to win. Her live commentary on NBC, CNN, ABC and BBC and presentations at institutions like The Economist, Harvard and MIT emerged from her lifelong interest in community-building combined with a deep knowledge of the people, technologies and business practices at the forefront of connected society. Powell’s consulting services include global strategy and scenarios around the future of connective technology and data, banking, mobile, retail, and social gaming and are employed by the United Nations, Warner Brothers, the Department of Justice, Microsoft, Nokia, The Red Cross and more. In 2011, Powell began working with the E-G8, an extension of the G8 summit, created to inform G8 leaders on the future of the Internet and connected society. In 2017, Juliette joined the IEEE's working group creating the standards in AI to counter algorithmic bias.

Date: September 13
Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre
SFU Harbour Centre 1420-1430
515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

Registration: please reserve a seat here