Digital health and data science holds promise for significant advances in health care access, quality and affordability. Together with our knowledge partner McKinsey & Company, we will be gathering with global leaders in health innovation to discuss how emerging digital technologies could fundamentally shift models of care and bring powerful new tools to both patients and care givers. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Kristen Taylor is the Director of Engineering with Socialive, a startup video creation and live streaming platform for business. Previously, she was VP of Engineering and Product Manager with PrecisionHawk, an RTP-based drone technology startup. She was a senior product owner with Lumeris and a product manager with PeopleFluent. She has a bachelor of science in computer engineering from NC State.
Alan Sheridan is a Tech Lead/Manager for Google, where he's worked for more than eight years. He has a master's in computer science and a bachelor of science in computer science and math for more than eight years. He was president of NC State's inaugural Dance Marathon, which benefited Duke Children's Hospital, and he was named NC State's 2011 Male Leader of the Pack in recognition of his community service and leadership skills.
Curtis Mitchell is the VP of Software Engineering with Newsela, a NYC-based educational technology startup. Previously, he was with People Fluent for more than seven years, most recently as Senior VP of Product Engineering. His career includes software roles in companies such as LexisNexis. He has a BA in Business Administration, Management Information, from Seton Hall University.
Suzy Steele is Director of Data & Analytics, IT & Strategy Services, with Cree, the Durham, NC-based semiconductor manufacturing firm. She was previously at Red Hat for 11 years where she was Director of Data & Analytics, Director of Data Management, and Senior Manager of Operations Data Management. Prior to Red Hat, she was a change manager and business systems consultant with Martin Marietta Materials.
Kelly Pfrommer loves all things Salesforce. She also knows that companies have bigger fish to fry than learning all the ins and outs of what Salesforce can do. For this reason, Kelly founded Cloud Giants in 2014 and has assembled a team of problem solvers that are dedicated to guiding organizations through their most complex business challenges. Kelly fully embodies Cloud Giant's core values and is the cornerstone of the team's drive to exceed client expectations.
Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna, PhD is a member of the departments of Molecular and Cell Biology and Chemistry at UC Berkeley, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, along with the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Doudna won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2020 for her work in developing a method for genome editing along with her collaborator and fellow Nobel Laureate Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier.
Every day, people spend a large portion of their time consuming content online. Although seemingly innocuous activities, it is increasingly apparent that such consumption is difficult to self-regulate, cutting into time that would otherwise be spent on objectively more valuable activities and making consumers worse off overall. As a result, many online content platforms have begun incorporating functionalities that claim to help consumers manage or regulate their behavior.
Rachel Fisher, CEO & Co-Founder of Hello PLATO, will talk with SIPP students about her career. The discussion will be hosted and moderated by Duke Engineering master's students. For more information about this event, reach out to Carey Rudell, Assistant Director for Professional Development with Pratt's Graduate Student Programs and Services.
Jeremy Koehler, Director of Engineering with NXT Biomedical, will talk with SIPP students about Origins of Innovation. The discussion will be hosted and moderated by Duke Engineering master's students. For more information about this event, reach out to Carey Rudell, Assistant Director for Professional Development with Pratt's Graduate Student Programs and Services.