Published On: Sat, Jun 20th, 2020

Join us Jun 17 for a live contention on COVID-19 hit tracing and protected reopening strategies

Contact tracing is a use roughly as aged as epidemiology itself, though today’s record means a approach that we go about tracking a widespread of a foul illness within and between communities is changing really quickly. This presents an eventuality for training some-more about a opportunities and hurdles presented in fluctuating hit tracing and bearing presentation around digital means, generally as hit tracing is expected a pivotal part in any successful reopening of a economy in light of ongoing hurdles acted by COVID-19.

To that end, we’re happy to be operative with a COVID-19 Technology Task Force, as good as Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center, NYU’s Alliance for Public Interest Technology, Betaworks Studios and Hangar. We’ll be personification horde on TC to their live-streamed contention (embedded above) around contact-tracing and exposure-notification efforts, as good as how and when businesses can safely reopen, and what collection can assistance them to do so. The day’s events will embody row chats and program demonstrations, commencement during 11 AM EDT (8 AM PDT) on Wednesday, Jun 17.

Below, we’ve enclosed an bulletin of a reliable speakers and demonstrations for a day, and in box we missed it, here’s a roundup of demonstrations of hit tracing and app demonstrations built by a series of companies so far. RSVP for tomorrow’s giveaway eventuality here.


I. Contact Tracing [11AM – 12:30PM EDT]

Contact tracing: what it is, how it works, how tech can assistance [11:00 – 11:45AM EDT]

  • MODERATORS: Andrew McLaughlin and Jonathan Zittrain
  • PANELISTS: Margaret Bourdeaux, Mary L. Gray, Mona Sloane and Peggy Hamburg

Using record to capacitate scaled hit tracing [11:45AM – 12:05PM EDT]

  • MODERATOR: Daniel Burka
  • PANELISTS: Randall Thomas and Jonathan Jackson

Contact-tracing considerations for state and city supervision [12:05 – 12:30PM EDT]

  • MODERATOR: Harper Reed
  • PANELISTS: Daniel Burka and Mike Flowers

II. Reopening Businesses Safely [12:30-2:00PM EDT]

Reopening businesses safely [12:30-1:15PM EDT]

  • MODERATOR: Andy Moss
  • PANELISTS: Minerva Tantoco, Irina Krechmer and Chelsea Raiten

Demos of collection business leaders can use to assistance giveaway safely [1:15-2:00PM EDT]

  • MODERATOR: Connor Spelliscy


Margaret Bourdeaux, MD, MPH, is a process attribute for Partners in Health COVID-19 Contact Tracing Program, and binds appointments during Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs during Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Daniel Burka is ancillary New York State’s COVID-19 response efforts by Resolve to Save Lives, an beginning of Vital Strategies, a tellurian health beginning led by former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden.

Mike Flowers is heading doing for hit tracing record and information plan for a state of New Jersey as a Senior Fellow with a NJ Office of Innovation. Over a final 25 years he has worked in information comprehension with companies and federal, state and internal governments, including as New York City’s initial arch analytics officer underneath Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

Mary L. Gray is a comparison principal researcher during Microsoft Research and an Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Fellow during Harvard University.

Jonathan Jackson is a owner and CEO during Dimagi, a amicable craving that develops innovative record solutions for front-line workforces and underserved populations. They have an endless credentials in tellurian health and are a personality in mobile health information collection.

Irina Krechmer is a arch record officer during Blue Apron, a premier meal-kit association whose goal is to make implausible home cooking permitted to everyone. Before fasten Blue Apron, Krechmer many recently served as VP of Engineering during XO Group Inc., a premier record association with industry-leading digital brands, including The Knot, The Bump, The Nest and GigMasters. Krechmer has over 20 years of knowledge designing, building and implementing customer-focused record solutions, essentially during e-commerce, media and consumer record companies.

Andrew McLaughlin is aiding lead a Task Force’s hit tracing/exposure presentation initiative. Andrew is a authority of Access Now, a former emissary U.S. CTO for a White House, and a former executive of Global Public Policy during Google.

Andy Moss is now a visiting highbrow during NYU Tandon training entrepreneurship and innovation, as good building a COR Methodology. He’s an active advisor/mentor to startups and business leaders, and a former Microsoft executive.

Chelsea Raiten is of warn during Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin Hachigian, LLP. Her use essentially focuses on providing vital recommendation and conversing to employers on all aspects of a practice relationship, including employing and banishment practices, layoffs and RIF’s, salary and hour laws, reasonable accommodation, leaves of absence, worker discipline, limiting covenants and workplace policies and procedures.

Harper Reed is aiding lead a Task Force’s contact-tracing/exposure-notification initiative. Harper is a Director’s Fellow during a MIT Media Lab, a Senior Fellow during a USC Annenberg Innovation Lab and was a CTO of Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign.

Mona Sloane is an NYU-based sociologist operative on inequality in a context of AI pattern and policy. At NYU, she helps form NYU’s Alliance for Public Interest Technology, and is co-principal questioner on a COVID-19 Tech Project. Mona also leads a plan Terra Incognita: Mapping NYC’s New Digital Public Spaces in a COVID-19 Outbreak.

Connor Spelliscy is Ddrector of New Platforms during Hangar, a partner during Connectivity Fund, and helps lead COVID-19 Tech Task Force initiatives.

Minerva Tantoco has served in comparison record roles during Palm, Merrill Lynch, and UBS, binds 4 U.S. patents on intelligent workflow, and served as New York City’s first-ever arch record officer. Most recently, Tantoco co-founded Grasshopper Bank, an OCC-chartered digital de novo blurb bank, and is now a consultant and orator on AI, intelligent cities, digital mutation and equity in tech.

Randall Thomas is aiding Resolve to Save Lives and other stakeholders with a New York state response to COVID-19. Randall is a CTO of Geometer, a record incubator.

Jonathan Zittrain is a highbrow of law and mechanism science, and co-founder of Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet Society. Jonathan’s work focuses on topics including control of digital property, remoteness frameworks and a roles of intermediaries in internet architecture.

Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Hamburg is a unfamiliar secretary of a National Academy of Medicine (NAM). Dr. Hamburg formerly hold a post of commissioner of a United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and served as commissioner of Health for a City of New York.

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