It’s no secret that data, robotics, and AI have taken center stage in the world of tech. From tracking your every step to engaging with you through devices, where do we draw the line between our individual and collective privacy and what are some of the ways we can create more trust? What are some of the key elements of designing for trust and security when creating new products, interfaces or systems?
In the next edition of D.Talks, we will be taking a close look at how we think about privacy, how we build trust and what that means for design. How much is necessary? Where can we be more intentional? Are we open to dedicating more time to ensuring we are protected and as designers, how can we make our users feel secure? Join us on April 12th as we discuss how to re-design privacy in today’s tech-centric world to create more trust.
D.Talks is an ongoing series of panel discussions presenting practical information about current trends and hot topics in the world of design and business. Our goal is to foster robust dialogue and critical thinking, so crowd participation is an integral part of each event.
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Josh Levine, business author and educator
A company is only as good as its people, and Josh Levine is on a mission to help organizations create a culture advantage from the inside out. His day job is Principal of Great Monday, a 10-year-old culture design company serving technology companies and social enterprises. Curious to experiment and connect with like minds, he co-founded CultureLabX in 2013 and has seen it grow into a nationwide community. And because he just can’t get enough, you will also find him sharing his ideas as an instructor in the MBA programs at California College of the Arts, on stage at culture conferences. His book on designing company cultures will be published in 2018 with McGraw-Hill. Josh holds a BS in Engineering Psychology from Tufts University, and BFA in design from the Academy of Art University.
Julia Rose West - Product Designer & UX Leader at Ancestry
Julia is a product designer and UX leader at Ancestry. She is also a Futurist for a Threatcasting Lab at Arizona State University, which works with the Army Cyber Institute at West Point, envisioning cyber security threats ten years in the future. She received her bachelor’s in Art and Design from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and an MBA in Strategic Foresight from California College of the Arts. She is co-author of What the Foresight, a personal futures workbook and last month published the Futures Thinking Playbook. Other recent publications include: Silicon Valley's Fetishization of Data and The New Dogs of War: The Future of Weaponized AI. Julia believes the future cannot be predicted, but it can be designed.
Yoav Schlesinger - Chief of Staff for the Tech and Society Solutions Lab at Omidyar Network
Yoav Schlesinger is Chief of Staff for the Tech and Society Solutions Lab at Omidyar Network, where he is focused on building long-term resiliency and maximizing the tech sector’s contributions to society.
Before joining Omidyar Network, he served as the founding executive director of The Kitchen, a groundbreaking religious community in San Francisco from which he also launched Hello Mazel, a first-of-its-kind quarterly subscription box of Jewish goods and guides. Under his organizational leadership, The Kitchen became a nationally-recognized leader in millennial and Generation X engagement in Judaism and social justice. Prior to that, Yoav was the executive director of Reboot, a national network of cultural creatives aimed at reinventing ritual and community.
Before becoming an Executive Director, Yoav had extensive experience in nonprofit strategy, fundraising, and development, holding roles such as founding partner and senior consultant with BuildingBlox Consulting, associate director of development at Stanford Law School, and development officer at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.
Yoav received his B.A. from Stanford University, where he graduated with a major in religious studies, a minor in political science and honors in international security studies.