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55 minutes | May 21, 2021
DARPA and the pandemic
Dr. Amy Jenkins, Program Manager in Biological Technologies Office (BTO), DARPAThis presentation will provide an overview of the DARPA BTO Pandemic Prevention Platform program and the role it has played in covid-19 pandemic response. Additionally, the role of novel and emerging nucleic acid technologies and distributed manufacturing in future preparedness efforts will be discussed. About the speaker:Dr. Amy Jenkins joined DARPA as a Program Manager in June 2019. Her interests include the development of platforms for combatting infectious disease threats as well as novel manufacturing methods to enable rapid response. Prior to joining DARPA as a PM, Dr. Jenkins was a Senior Scientist at Gryphon Schafer where she contributed to development of programs targeting infectious disease threats within BTO. Prior to supporting DARPA, Dr. Jenkins studied the virulence factors of, and antibodies targeting, multi-drug resistant bacterial pathogens at MedImmune. She also served as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at the United State Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases where she studied virulence mechanisms of biodefense pathogens. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Cornell University and her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Biomolecular Science from Clarkson University.
31 minutes | May 21, 2021
Kevin ODell, Technology Director and DevOps Advocate at State Farm
DevOps successes and challenges featuring Kevin ODell, Technology Director and DevOps Advocate at State Farm, given during Awards Gala.
51 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
CES 2021 recap
Join Tech Titans member and 2thedge Founder Ty Harmon for a CES 2021 recap. Ty will share the event's highlights and key takeaways.
52 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Dr. John Whyte, CEO of WebMD
Dr. John Whyte, CEO of WebMD, discuss how COVID-19 has changed the expectations of health care
53 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Tech Titans team engagement, getting involved
Join Tech Titans Board Chair Amy Wheelus and a panel of active volunteers to hear about how and why to get involved with Tech Titans as a volunteer!
50 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
Virtual Expo featuring Ed Kelly, Chief Data Officer for State of Texas and Laila Alequresh, Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Dallas
Featuring Ed Kelly, Chief Data Officer for State of Texas and Laila Alequresh, Chief Innovation Officer for the City of Dallas - February 2, 2021
24 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Tech issues in public policy in 2021 with Robert Atkinson
Robert David Atkinson is an economist and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a public policy think tank based in Washington, D.C., that promotes policies based on innovation economics. Rob presented to the Tech Titans board of directors in late January 2021. Rob spoke about privacy concerns, artificial intelligence (and minority biases), and what it means when it says that President Biden signed executive orders. Note that the beginning of the presentation was not recorded.
23 minutes | Dec 4, 2020
The Texas Broadband Council talks its recommendations to Connected Nation
President Bill Sproull serves as the chair of the Texas governor's Broadband Development Council, which evaluated and made recommendations to the governor about how vital broadband is to the future of Texas. Thanks to Connected Nation for producing the podcast.Read the full report here:https://gov.texas.gov/uploads/files/press/2020_Texas_Report_-_Governors_Broadband_Development_Council.pdf
8 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
President Bill Sproull gives 2020 election update
Though things are still in flux, Bill gives an update about what to expect in the short term and what the implications are for North Texas
24 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
Qorvo CEO James Klein
James Klein is president of infrastructure and defense products at Qorvo and Tech Titans Corporate CEO award winner in 2019. Interviewed by Tech Titans’ President/CEO Bill Sproull, James talks about his background, Qorvo’s history, how Qorvo managed to keep their plants healthy even in China and the need to support STEM and diversity efforts. Part of the discussion focuses on the importance of culture, leadership and the trust of the team.
41 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
UT Dallas President Dr. Richard Benson
UT Dallas has an enrollment of 30,000 (and ranked as one of the fastest growing in the country). As the CEO of a staff of over 3600, Dr. Richard Benson is working with budgets and analyzing customer trends and threats for delivery (ie, steering his institution through covid and meeting international student needs).Tech Titans' President Bill Sproull talks to Dr. Benson about the future of the school (think resiliency and optimism) and how diversity is built into its DNA.
40 minutes | Jun 29, 2020
Yobie Benjamin, innovator coronavirus air cleaner
Yobie is a world class innovator who is an active member of the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network and received their 2015 Technology Pioneer award. Benjamin was winner of a 2014 CNN Top 10 Technology Products award in augmented reality. He was the Global Chief Technology Officer for Citibank where he was was responsible for global money flows of $3 trillion to $9 trillion per day. He is also co-founder, advisor to several startups in the technology and synthetic biology space. Yobie talks about some of his past work and current solutions about cleaning the air of the coronavirus.
35 minutes | Jun 15, 2020
Bottle Rocket's Calvin Carter talks about leadership
High-energy Calvin Carter has opinions about how to lead an organization. The latest action is allowing employees to work from anywhere, on top of their self-managed vacation plan. Calvin talks about connecting employees to a purpose, how an entrepreneur/leader needs empathy, and how coronavirus accelerated adoption of trends by 3-5 years.
29 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Tech Titans Chair Amy Wheelus with AT&T
Amy Wheelus acts as the CIO of AT&T’s broadband and video business. During the podcast, Amy talks about how AT&T plans for disasters, what she thinks the new normal will be after coronavirus and what innovation looks like. Amy also discusses her background and how that influences her ability to lead in a diverse but results-oriented environment. 3
77 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
Blockchain technology at the edge of traditional banking
Important blockchain developments affecting traditional banking have been occurring outside of public view. This Tech Titans Forum will discuss how blockchain is being used to send payments globally and to streamline interbank processes for syndicated loans. We'll also learn about central bank currencies and the integration of digital currencies into traditional payment systems.Panelists: JC Jollant, senior product manager, FinastraRichard Meszaros, Managing Director IoT, AccentureEric Smith, founder/CEO, App Brilliance, Inc.https://business.techtitans.org/events/details/blockchain-forum-sept-24-4535
43 minutes | Nov 19, 2019
DFARS & NIST cybersecurity compliance for defense contractors and subs
Regan Edens, a long-time administrator and consultant for DoD cybersecurity protection, talks through the strict compliance mandates that will be enforced starting Jan. 1, 2020, and ways for you to use the Agile method to analyze your cyber compliance health, and get your organization into the gym before the feds TELL you to get into shape!
39 minutes | Sep 13, 2019
Emerging CEO finalists from awards
hear a panel featuring the Tech Titans Award finalists in our Emerging Company CEO category. This includes Calvin Carter from Bottle Rocket,Curtis Hite from ImprovingWill Rosellini from Nexeon MedsystemsAndrew Schaap from Aligned EnergyThese finalists discuss what their companies do, how they rose to success and the remaining challenges for them.
26 minutes | Sep 11, 2019
Innovation: Ty Harmon, making an impact on a project/process
Ty Harmon from 2THEDGE, which consults with top companies about their innovation projects, talks about establishing an innovation team, setting up success milestones, questions to ask, gives examples and how to set up tests. This conversation will help solidify your understanding of the innovation process. Ty leads 2THEDGE's Testing and Experimentation as a Service (TEXaS) practice that accelerates an organizations ability to identify, test and drive adoption of new capabilities. Since 2016, 2THEDGE teams have conducted over 225 agile Proofs of Concepts on a wide range of emerging capabilities from artificial intelligence to sensor fusion, autonomous systems and advanced robotic platforms.Prior to launching 2THEDGE, Ty was the AstraZeneca Technology Fellow responsible for agile experimentation program launch, intelligent pharmaceuticals and connected care initiatives. He has also held led Gartner's Emerging Technology Program, supported Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrations (ACTD) at EDS and served as a U.S. Army Office with the 3rd Infantry Division. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
16 minutes | May 31, 2019
Innovation with Dr. David Ricketts, Harvard professor
Dr. Ricketts sits down to talk about what is innovation, some practices to cultivate innovation in your own organization and some innovative ideas that we're experiencing in our culture today. 15 minutes.
45 minutes | May 10, 2019
Managing bias in datasets
Bias in datasets used to train AI is a significant challenge. AI and machine learning can produce potentially disastrous results if training data sets are not managed.Pradyot Prasoon, director of emerging technologies, American Heart Assoc.Hettie Tabor, director of masters of science in business analytics, SMUDwayne Paschall, data scientist - machine learning and AI, IDEXXKalyana Chakravarthy Bedhu, head of AI and data innovation, Ericsson Group
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