Keynote Featuring Astronaut Ellen Ochoa
Ellen Ochoa is the first Hispanic woman ever to go in space. She’s also a brilliant inventor and only the second female Director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center—where she led the human space flight enterprise for the nation from 2013 to 2018. Speaking at the AUTM 2021 Annual meeting, Ochoa will talk about the resonant issues that have defined her historic career: What can we learn about change, innovation, and the culture of teams from her time at the upper reaches of NASA’s leadership. And what we can do—really do—to ensure that more women and minorities find a place within STEM fields.
Keynote Featuring Professor Antwi Akom
Dr. Antwi Akom is the Director of the Social Innovation and Urban Opportunity Lab, a joint research lab between the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University. Named by President Obama (2016) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (2019) as one of world’s top innovators, Dr. Akom’s works to improve health outcomes and advance tech-equity with our nation’s most vulnerable populations by building new technologies in community and clinical settings, evaluating them, and launching across university and commercial partnerships. Rooted in community, guided by data science, and inspired by racial and social justice, Dr. Akom’s Social Innovation Lab is catalyzing a new era of data democratization, participatory health, participatory technology and precision medicine with vulnerable populations around the world.
Studio Interview Featuring Daren Tang
Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), began his six-year mandate in October. Prior to his appointment, he served as Chief Executive of the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS), driving the strategic transformation of IPOS in support of Singapore’s innovation-based economy. He has held different legal positions within the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Ministry of Trade and Industry of Singapore. In 2016, he received the Public Administration Medal from the Prime Minister's Office Singapore for outstanding efficiency and competence in the service of his country.
Tang has just the global perspective that our Annual Meeting attendees value. During their conversation, he and AUTM CEO Steve Susalka will discuss a wide-range of topics. This will be an hour full of insights.