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He's leading the thought-cavalry on how to explore our vast tech frontier and use it for good. If you don't know his work, you should." -Shelley Prevost, Inc.com

 

PAST SPEAKING: 3-time TEDx, Harvard Business Schol, Princeton University, The School of The New York Times, TNW Conference (Amsterdam), TechChill (Latvia), FutureNow conference (Slovakia), Florida State University, NYAI AI & Ethics, University of Findlay, the International House (NYC), Social Media Safety in Schools conference (San Fran), Future Health Summit (Dublin), Mark Twain House & Museum, Parents League of New York, CoreConnect: Marketing Made Human (NYC; host), Courant Conversations (CT Science Center), University of Connecticut, TNW New York, University of Northern Colorado, Post University, JCC Manhattan, Digital Citizenship Summit (Twitter HQ), imre 3x5 (NYC & LA), British International School, Academy for Software Engineering, Bronxville School, Smith College Executive Education for Women, University of Hartford, Harrison School District, Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) Innovation Summit, and many more!

 

AREAS OF FOCUS: Responsible tech, tech ethics, content moderation & online speech, fixing social media, digital citizenship, emerging technology, and digital wellbeing. What it means to be human in the digital age. Getting everyone involved in AI (broad, diverse, & multidisciplinary approach). 

 

AS FEATURED IN: CBS This Morning, TODAY Show, BBC World News, SiriusXM, AP, Los Angeles Times, CNN.com, USA Today, Engadget, BBC.com, Washington Post's Can He Do That?, The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, AdWeek, Boston Globe, Financial Times, New York Post, Forbes.com, Futurism.com, Mic, Quartz, Inc.com, Circa, Mad Life with Andrew Shue, The Next Web, Fox61, Better Connecticut, Mass Appeal, NBC Connecticut, Hartford Courant, WTNH, HuffPost Live, VentureBeat, Inc.com, Thrillist, Mental Floss, The Christian Science Monitor, Emirates Woman, New York Observer, Deseret News National, FoxNews.com, MSN, Entreprenuer.com, Mental Floss, Futurism.com, and many more!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 HIGHLIGHTS:

 

-Pioneering Tech Ethicist, digital citizenship expert, and responsible tech leader

-Founding member of TikTok's Content Advisory Council

-Founder & president of All Tech Is Human, an organization committed to building the Responsible Tech pipeline by informing & inspiring the next generation of responsible technologists & changemakers. Started in 2018, All Tech Is Human has held "ethical tech summits" in San Francisco, Seattle, and NYC and is currently doing regular livestreams in partnership with TheBridge

 

-Spearheaded the creation of the Guide to Responsible Tech: How to Get Involved & Build a Better Tech Future (aka the Responsible Tech Guide), which has become the go-to source to entering the ecosystem. Led, alongside Alayna Kennedy (AI ethics researcher at IBM) and 100 collaborators, The Business Case for AI Ethics: Moving From Theory to Action. Leading the creation of Improving Social Media: The People, Organizations, & Ideas for a Better Tech Future.

 

-Expert contributor to Built In, writing monthly pieces around ways to build a better tech future. READ HERE.

 

-Advisor & contributor for Techworker.com

 

-Advisory Board member for the Technology & Adolescent Mental Wellness program

-A leader in the tech balance movement; popularized the phrase Mental Obesity and developed the Mental Food Plate (holistic method of information consumption). Gave a TEDx on the Fall of 2013 on topic. Previous work at the Center for Internet and Technology Addiction. Co-creator of the Digital Distraction Test.

 

-Co-founded the global Digital Citizenship Summit (launched in CT in Oct 2015--held at Twitter HQ in Oct 2016 with CNN's Kelly Wallace emceeing and speakers from Australia, India, Spain, and more. Partners included Common Sense, National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), ConnectSafely, #ICANHELP, CyberWise, iKeepSafe, and NetSmartz.

-Unique positioning at the intersection of industry, higher ed, and the diverse range of individuals interested in building a better tech future. Rare insight into trends, with a deep and diverse network of advisers. 

 

-Background as an attorney and college professor. 

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