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Huawei's Joy Tan to Discuss Tech Governance

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 2:00pm

The webinar will discuss technology competence and how top global superpowers must work together to create a better future for their citizens.

Key Points: 
  • The webinar will discuss technology competence and how top global superpowers must work together to create a better future for their citizens.
  • Panelists include Zachary Karabell , author, columnist and investor, Scott Malcomson , Director of Special Projects, Strategic Insight Group, and Joy Tan , SVP, Public Affairs, Huawei Technologies USA.
  • Countries and companies worldwide now recognize that their future depends on tech competence and their potential success is riding on technological innovation.
  • With this, globalization and cooperation are key though as China and the U.S. continue to compete, tech governance and access are growing more complex.

Ariadne Labs and Genomes2People Launch New Precision Population Health Initiative

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 2:00pm

BOSTON, March 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Ariadne Labs today announced the launch of the Precision Population Health initiative.

Key Points: 
  • BOSTON, March 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Ariadne Labs today announced the launch of the Precision Population Health initiative.
  • Ariadne Labs has been exploring the role of precision medicine in primary health care since 2018 as part of the organization's Spark Grant innovation incubation pipeline .
  • "If precision medicine is to be fully integrated into population health and the day-to-day practice of medicine at scale, significant health system innovations will be required," said Atul Gawande, MD, MPH, Founder and Chair of Ariadne Labs.
  • "We are excited to be collaborating on this important Precision Population Health initiative.

Slauson & Co. Launches Inaugural VC Fund For Untapped, Innovative Founders

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 1:07pm

Ashton Kutcher, will.i.am, True Capital Management and Alpaca VC are also early supporters, along with veteran technology investor Ron Conway who will advise Slauson's founding partners.

Key Points: 
  • Ashton Kutcher, will.i.am, True Capital Management and Alpaca VC are also early supporters, along with veteran technology investor Ron Conway who will advise Slauson's founding partners.
  • Led by Austin Clements and Ajay Relan, Slauson & Co. is rooted in its mission of economic empowerment and inclusion.
  • Slauson & Co. is a Los Angeles based venture capital firm focused on early stage technology investments led by investors Austin Clements and Ajay Relan.
  • The firm makes investments in U.S. based startups and is driven by its mission of economic inclusion and democratizing access to entrepreneurship for historically underrepresented founders.

Schmidt Futures and Rhodes Trust Launch Global "Rise" Program to Find the Next Generation of Leaders and Support Them for Life

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 1:00pm

Rise is the anchor program of a broader $1 billion commitment from Eric and Wendy Schmidt.

Key Points: 
  • Rise is the anchor program of a broader $1 billion commitment from Eric and Wendy Schmidt.
  • Rise is working with dozens of global partnersfrom schools to businesses to local governmentsto identify and support talented young people in communities throughout the world.
  • "Today's young people will face a rapidly changing world of challenges on a scale unprecedented in human history," said Wendy Schmidt, Co-founder of Schmidt Futures.
  • "We are living in a time of both significant global challenges and unique global opportunities," said Eric Schmidt, Co-founder of Schmidt Futures.

Schmidt Futures and Rhodes Trust Launch Global "Rise" Program to Find the Next Generation of Leaders and Support Them for Life

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 1:00pm

Rise is the anchor program of a broader $1 billion commitment from Eric and Wendy Schmidt.

Key Points: 
  • Rise is the anchor program of a broader $1 billion commitment from Eric and Wendy Schmidt.
  • Rise is working with dozens of global partnersfrom schools to businesses to local governmentsto identify and support talented young people in communities throughout the world.
  • "Today's young people will face a rapidly changing world of challenges on a scale unprecedented in human history," said Wendy Schmidt, Co-founder of Schmidt Futures.
  • "We are living in a time of both significant global challenges and unique global opportunities," said Eric Schmidt, Co-founder of Schmidt Futures.

Ariadne Labs Founder Dr. Atul Gawande Named to Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 1:17pm

BOSTON, Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Dr. Atul Gawandefounder and chair of Ariadne Labs , Brigham and Women's Hospital surgeon, Harvard professor, and best-selling authorwas named today as a member of President-elect Biden's Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board.

Key Points: 
  • BOSTON, Nov. 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Dr. Atul Gawandefounder and chair of Ariadne Labs , Brigham and Women's Hospital surgeon, Harvard professor, and best-selling authorwas named today as a member of President-elect Biden's Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board.
  • The COVID-19 Advisory Board is a team of leading public health experts who will advise President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, and the Transition's COVID-19 staff.
  • Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard T.H.
  • Visit ariadnelabs.org to learn more and covid19.ariadnelabs.org to learn about Ariadne Labs' response to COVID-19.

"Reimagine with Eric Schmidt" Podcast Launches on August 25th

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Former Google CEO and co-founder of Schmidt Futures , Eric Schmidt today launched his first podcast, "Reimagine with Eric Schmidt" to dive into the future of society after COVID-19.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Former Google CEO and co-founder of Schmidt Futures , Eric Schmidt today launched his first podcast, "Reimagine with Eric Schmidt" to dive into the future of society after COVID-19.
  • To make the promise of reimagining real, the first episode will also feature up to $1 million in scholarships and prizes through the Reimagine Challenge 2020.
  • Why should we have confidence that you will succeed and how would we know that you had succeeded?
  • Eric served as Google's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman from 2001-2011, as well as Executive Chairman and Technical Advisor.

AceUp Cofounders Will Foussier and Layla Lynn Honored by Forbes 30 Under 30 for their Company's Support of Millennials and Gen Z in the Workplace

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 4:00pm

Foussier and Lynn are laser-focused on enabling the next generation of leaders to thrive in an environment of constant change.

Key Points: 
  • Foussier and Lynn are laser-focused on enabling the next generation of leaders to thrive in an environment of constant change.
  • "Layla and I agree with former Google CEO Eric Schmidt's assertion that 'Everybody needs a coach,' said AceUp CEO Will Foussier.
  • "Enterprises everywhere are recognizing the skills gap identified in the IBM report," said AceUp Chief Product Officer Layla Lynn.
  • Foussier and Lynn are confident that this notable recognition by Forbes will help them meet and then exceed their objectives.

Eric And Wendy Schmidt Announce New $1 Billion Philanthropic Commitment To Identify, Develop And Support Global Talent Working In Service Of Others

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 10:00am

Today, the couple is deepening their philanthropic work with a new, $1 billion talent commitment to these initiatives.

Key Points: 
  • Today, the couple is deepening their philanthropic work with a new, $1 billion talent commitment to these initiatives.
  • We're excited to increase our philanthropic commitment to have an even greater impact on our communities and world."
  • "My life's work has been to build tools that empower people at scale," said Eric Schmidt.
  • To hear an interview with Eric and Wendy Schmidt about their new talent commitment, click here .