2022 MIT Digital Technology and Strategy Conference - Startup Exchange Lightning Talks

October 12, 2022 - October 13, 2022
Boston Marriott Cambridge
2022 MIT Digital Technology and Strategy Conference - Startup Exchange Lightning Talks

Location

Boston Marriott Cambridge
50 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02142

Overview

The MIT Startup Exchange Lightning Talks and Startup Exhibit listed below are part of the full agenda for 2022 MIT Digital Technology and Strategy Conference.

The annual MIT Digital Technology and Strategy Conference explores the latest research from across the Institute and its potential impact across industries. The conference highlights MIT's cutting-edge research in areas such as digital platforms, data monetization, quantum computing, digital materials, wireless and satellite communications, human-computer interactions, ML and data science in process automation, formal models for design reuse decisions, digital innovation, and more.

Join MIT faculty, MIT Startup Exchange startups, and industry executives as they discuss their latest innovations, meant to be practical and actionable solutions to accelerate real-world innovation and industry success. The program also offers networking opportunities with top MIT researchers and industry executives.

  • Overview

    The MIT Startup Exchange Lightning Talks and Startup Exhibit listed below are part of the full agenda for 2022 MIT Digital Technology and Strategy Conference.

    The annual MIT Digital Technology and Strategy Conference explores the latest research from across the Institute and its potential impact across industries. The conference highlights MIT's cutting-edge research in areas such as digital platforms, data monetization, quantum computing, digital materials, wireless and satellite communications, human-computer interactions, ML and data science in process automation, formal models for design reuse decisions, digital innovation, and more.

    Join MIT faculty, MIT Startup Exchange startups, and industry executives as they discuss their latest innovations, meant to be practical and actionable solutions to accelerate real-world innovation and industry success. The program also offers networking opportunities with top MIT researchers and industry executives.


Agenda

11:50 AM
MIT Startup Exchange Lightning Talks
Program Director, MIT Startup Exchange, MIT Startup Exchange
Catarina Madeira head shot
Catarina Madeira
Program Director, MIT Startup Exchange

 

Catarina Madeira joined Corporate Relations in May 2021 as Program Director, Startup Exchange.

Madeira has been working with the Cambridge/Boston startup ecosystem for the past 10 years and joins Corporate Relations with a solid network in the innovation and entrepreneurial community. In 2010, she joined the startup accelerator IUL MIT Portugal working in Lisbon and working with the Cambridge team on all aspects related to the accelerator’s launch. She held positions including Operations Coordinator, Program Manager, and Business Developer. The accelerator soon achieved steady growth in large part due to the partnerships that Catarina led with regional and global startup ecosystems. Most recently she worked at NECEC, leading a program that connects cleantech startups and industry. In this role, she developed and built a pipeline of startups and forged strong relationships with both domestic and European companies. She has also held positions in Portugal and France including at L’Oréal and Saboaria e Perfumaria Confiança as Pharmacist and Technical Director.

Madeira earned her Bachelor in Chemistry at the University of Porto and her Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. She went on to earn her Master of Engineering for Health and Medicines at University Lyon 1 and EM Lyon in France.

In order of appearance:
Run data/ML Jobs Easier, Faster, and Cheaper
Vishal (Vish) Punwani
CEO and Co-Founder, SoWork
Vishal Punwani headshot
Vishal (Vish) Punwani
CEO and Co-Founder

Vishal (‘Vish’) is the CEO and co-founder of SoWork - the 'Workplace Metaverse' - founded at Harvard's iLab. SoWork started off as a more human way for his team to internally communicate, and now Fortune 10 companies and thousands of companies and startups alike enter the SoWork Metaverse to work, socialize, build communities, and host events. Besides being a CEO, Vishal is a medical doctor, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs, a Mentor at the Oxford Foundry, and Alumni Advisor at MassChallenge Boston. In his prior life, Vish worked at the World Health Organization in Geneva and became one of the highest-rated Teaching Fellows at Khan Academy in Health and Medicine. Vish likes traveling, playing video games and hockey, and building things with smart people.

Adapt the AI, Not the Hardware
Lucas Liebenwein
Principal Research Scientist, OmniML
Lucas Liebenwein headshot
Lucas Liebenwein
Principal Research Scientist

Bio coming soon.

Empowering Trustworthy AI
Elaheh Ahmadi
Co-Founder and CEO, Themis AI
Elaheh Ahmadi headshot
Elaheh Ahmadi
Co-Founder and CEO

Elaheh Ahmadi is a co-founder and CEO of Themis AI. She received her BSc and MEng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Ahmadi and her peers at MIT CSAIL spun-off Themis AI with the vision to bring fair AI into the industry. Themis AI is a leader in providing high-performance and risk-robust AI solutions — identifying and tackling bias, uncertainty, and other real-world generalization challenges.

Democratizing Healthcare Data with AI - Generated Synthetic Data
Carter Prince
Head of Business Development, Syntegra
Carter Prince headshot
Carter Prince
Head of Business Development

Carter Prince has spent his career working throughout the lifecycle of healthcare data. PriortoSyntegra, he led strategic partnerships at Aetion, building their data partner network, now a keyaspect of their value proposition and strategy. At Epic Systems, he held multiple leadership rolesincluding leading the development and initial implementation product for pharmacy inventorymanagement. At Janssen Pharmaceuticals, he designed data-basedpatient engagement tools andhelped redesign their EHR decision support strategy. Carter also brings expertise from the investmentside, having worked with both Flare Capital Partners and Symphony AI. As an investment associate atSymphonyAI, he partneredwith the fund’s managing partner to create their initial healthcareinvestment thesis leading to acquisitions that became Concert AI.

Creating the Trust Equation
Michele Cardello
Head of Sales for the Americas, Ennoventure
Michele Cardello
Michele Cardello
Head of Sales for the Americas

Ms. Cardello has over 27 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in global sales, marketing, and supplier relations within the professional imaging, print and packaging, branding, market research, and consulting industries in both B2B and B2C environments.

World Models -- 3D Simulation for Perception, Action, and Common Sense
Max Kleiman-Weiner
CEO & Co-Founder, Common Sense Machines (CSM)
Max Kleiman-Weiner headshot
Max Kleiman-Weiner
CEO & Co-Founder

Max Kleiman-Weiner is Co-Founder and CEO of Common Sense Machines, an AI startup building agents that learn to simulate the world. Inspired by how children learn, we are building Real-to-Sim, a machine learning system for autonomously building models of everyday objects, spaces, and agents directly from sensor inputs. Our models are used for flexible robotic planning, perception, and reasoning and serve as the grounding for common sense understanding. Max was previously a fellow at Harvard in the Data Science Institute and Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS). He completed a Ph.D. in Computational Cognitive Science at MIT advised by Josh Tenenbaum where he was an NSF and Hertz Foundation Fellow. His thesis won the Robert J. Glushko Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation. Max was also Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of Diffeo, a collaborative machine intelligence startup that grew to 22 people and was acquired by Salesforce in 2019. Before all that he was a Fulbright Fellow in Beijing, earned an MSc in Statistics as a Marshall Scholar at Oxford, and did his undergraduate work at Stanford as a Goldwater Scholar.

Power to Understand
Piali De
Piali De headshot
Piali De
CEO

Dr. Piali De is a Brown University-educated physicist, who has driven ground-breaking innovation in the Defense Industrial Base Sector for the United States Department of Defense and is presently transforming chronic care delivery in the Digital Healthcare Industry. Dr. De co-founded the Technology company Senscio Systems in 2010, a digital health company with a mission to give older adults the power to age comfortably and independently at home. Senscio developed the nation’s first AI-powered home-to-clinic digital therapeutics platform, Ibis™, and launched its flagship consumer offering, Ibis Health, in 2018. Ibis Health is a fully comprehensive virtual health care service for the daily management of multiple chronic diseases. Enabled by technology and an expert Clinical team to support individuals and their Primary care physicians along the continuum of care.

Your Authentication Needs Done Simply and Securely on your Smartphone
Chad Spensky
Founder and CEO, Allthenticate
Chad Spensky headshot
Chad Spensky
Founder and CEO

Dr. Chad Spensky is a lifetime hacker with over 10 years of research experience and a vendetta against cumbersome security solutions.  He is currently the founder and CEO of Allthenticate, a cybersecurity company that is changing the way that humans interact with their world by offering a single smartphone-based solution for both physical access control and digital authentication. Chad has over 10 years of research experience and has numerous academic publications in top conferences. Formerly, he was a member of the technical research staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he helped them solve some of the Department of Defense's toughest cyber-security problems. Chad received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is also a recipient of the prestigious IBM Ph.D. Fellowship.  In addition to his academic credentials, Chad has some serious hacking clout.  His hacking career started in his teenage years and has taken him to compete in some of the world's best capture the flag tournaments around the world as a member of the Shellphish hacking team.  His unique blend of hacking knowledge and academic rigor make him particularly well-suited to solve complex real-world cybersecurity problems, like authentication.

Business Transformation Using Edge Data
Andy Wang
Founder & CEO, Prescient Devices
Andy Wang
Andy Wang
Founder & CEO

Dr. Andy Wang is the founder and CEO of Prescient, a Boston-based technology startup that builds next-generation edge data transformation software and systems.  Prior to Prescient, he was the co-founder and CTO of GTI IoT Technology, which developed low-power wireless sensing solutions for industrial and smart-city applications.  Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


 

12:30 PM
Lunch with Startup Exhibit

SoWork | OmniMLThemis AI Syntegra | Ennoventure | Common Sense Machines (CSM) | Senscio SystemsAllthenticate Prescient Devices

Startups at Lunch Exhibit Only

  • Claira: Optimizing Human Capital
  • iQ3 Connect: iQ3Connect --Industrial Metaverse Platform for Remote Training& Collaboration
  • serviceMob: High Fidelity Customer Service Analytics Platform specifically designed for customer 
  • Einblick: Data science at the speed of thought
  • Aura Systems: Reimagining Radar for Autonomous Vehicles and Drones
  • Skylla Technologies: Intelligent Automation for Object Handling and Precision Manipulation
  • Agenda
    11:50 AM
    MIT Startup Exchange Lightning Talks
    Program Director, MIT Startup Exchange, MIT Startup Exchange
    Catarina Madeira head shot
    Catarina Madeira
    Program Director, MIT Startup Exchange

     

    Catarina Madeira joined Corporate Relations in May 2021 as Program Director, Startup Exchange.

    Madeira has been working with the Cambridge/Boston startup ecosystem for the past 10 years and joins Corporate Relations with a solid network in the innovation and entrepreneurial community. In 2010, she joined the startup accelerator IUL MIT Portugal working in Lisbon and working with the Cambridge team on all aspects related to the accelerator’s launch. She held positions including Operations Coordinator, Program Manager, and Business Developer. The accelerator soon achieved steady growth in large part due to the partnerships that Catarina led with regional and global startup ecosystems. Most recently she worked at NECEC, leading a program that connects cleantech startups and industry. In this role, she developed and built a pipeline of startups and forged strong relationships with both domestic and European companies. She has also held positions in Portugal and France including at L’Oréal and Saboaria e Perfumaria Confiança as Pharmacist and Technical Director.

    Madeira earned her Bachelor in Chemistry at the University of Porto and her Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Coimbra in Portugal. She went on to earn her Master of Engineering for Health and Medicines at University Lyon 1 and EM Lyon in France.

    In order of appearance:
    Run data/ML Jobs Easier, Faster, and Cheaper
    Vishal (Vish) Punwani
    CEO and Co-Founder, SoWork
    Vishal Punwani headshot
    Vishal (Vish) Punwani
    CEO and Co-Founder

    Vishal (‘Vish’) is the CEO and co-founder of SoWork - the 'Workplace Metaverse' - founded at Harvard's iLab. SoWork started off as a more human way for his team to internally communicate, and now Fortune 10 companies and thousands of companies and startups alike enter the SoWork Metaverse to work, socialize, build communities, and host events. Besides being a CEO, Vishal is a medical doctor, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs, a Mentor at the Oxford Foundry, and Alumni Advisor at MassChallenge Boston. In his prior life, Vish worked at the World Health Organization in Geneva and became one of the highest-rated Teaching Fellows at Khan Academy in Health and Medicine. Vish likes traveling, playing video games and hockey, and building things with smart people.

    Adapt the AI, Not the Hardware
    Lucas Liebenwein
    Principal Research Scientist, OmniML
    Lucas Liebenwein headshot
    Lucas Liebenwein
    Principal Research Scientist

    Bio coming soon.

    Empowering Trustworthy AI
    Elaheh Ahmadi
    Co-Founder and CEO, Themis AI
    Elaheh Ahmadi headshot
    Elaheh Ahmadi
    Co-Founder and CEO

    Elaheh Ahmadi is a co-founder and CEO of Themis AI. She received her BSc and MEng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. Ahmadi and her peers at MIT CSAIL spun-off Themis AI with the vision to bring fair AI into the industry. Themis AI is a leader in providing high-performance and risk-robust AI solutions — identifying and tackling bias, uncertainty, and other real-world generalization challenges.

    Democratizing Healthcare Data with AI - Generated Synthetic Data
    Carter Prince
    Head of Business Development, Syntegra
    Carter Prince headshot
    Carter Prince
    Head of Business Development

    Carter Prince has spent his career working throughout the lifecycle of healthcare data. PriortoSyntegra, he led strategic partnerships at Aetion, building their data partner network, now a keyaspect of their value proposition and strategy. At Epic Systems, he held multiple leadership rolesincluding leading the development and initial implementation product for pharmacy inventorymanagement. At Janssen Pharmaceuticals, he designed data-basedpatient engagement tools andhelped redesign their EHR decision support strategy. Carter also brings expertise from the investmentside, having worked with both Flare Capital Partners and Symphony AI. As an investment associate atSymphonyAI, he partneredwith the fund’s managing partner to create their initial healthcareinvestment thesis leading to acquisitions that became Concert AI.

    Creating the Trust Equation
    Michele Cardello
    Head of Sales for the Americas, Ennoventure
    Michele Cardello
    Michele Cardello
    Head of Sales for the Americas

    Ms. Cardello has over 27 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in global sales, marketing, and supplier relations within the professional imaging, print and packaging, branding, market research, and consulting industries in both B2B and B2C environments.

    World Models -- 3D Simulation for Perception, Action, and Common Sense
    Max Kleiman-Weiner
    CEO & Co-Founder, Common Sense Machines (CSM)
    Max Kleiman-Weiner headshot
    Max Kleiman-Weiner
    CEO & Co-Founder

    Max Kleiman-Weiner is Co-Founder and CEO of Common Sense Machines, an AI startup building agents that learn to simulate the world. Inspired by how children learn, we are building Real-to-Sim, a machine learning system for autonomously building models of everyday objects, spaces, and agents directly from sensor inputs. Our models are used for flexible robotic planning, perception, and reasoning and serve as the grounding for common sense understanding. Max was previously a fellow at Harvard in the Data Science Institute and Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS). He completed a Ph.D. in Computational Cognitive Science at MIT advised by Josh Tenenbaum where he was an NSF and Hertz Foundation Fellow. His thesis won the Robert J. Glushko Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation. Max was also Co-Founder and Chief Scientist of Diffeo, a collaborative machine intelligence startup that grew to 22 people and was acquired by Salesforce in 2019. Before all that he was a Fulbright Fellow in Beijing, earned an MSc in Statistics as a Marshall Scholar at Oxford, and did his undergraduate work at Stanford as a Goldwater Scholar.

    Power to Understand
    Piali De
    Piali De headshot
    Piali De
    CEO

    Dr. Piali De is a Brown University-educated physicist, who has driven ground-breaking innovation in the Defense Industrial Base Sector for the United States Department of Defense and is presently transforming chronic care delivery in the Digital Healthcare Industry. Dr. De co-founded the Technology company Senscio Systems in 2010, a digital health company with a mission to give older adults the power to age comfortably and independently at home. Senscio developed the nation’s first AI-powered home-to-clinic digital therapeutics platform, Ibis™, and launched its flagship consumer offering, Ibis Health, in 2018. Ibis Health is a fully comprehensive virtual health care service for the daily management of multiple chronic diseases. Enabled by technology and an expert Clinical team to support individuals and their Primary care physicians along the continuum of care.

    Your Authentication Needs Done Simply and Securely on your Smartphone
    Chad Spensky
    Founder and CEO, Allthenticate
    Chad Spensky headshot
    Chad Spensky
    Founder and CEO

    Dr. Chad Spensky is a lifetime hacker with over 10 years of research experience and a vendetta against cumbersome security solutions.  He is currently the founder and CEO of Allthenticate, a cybersecurity company that is changing the way that humans interact with their world by offering a single smartphone-based solution for both physical access control and digital authentication. Chad has over 10 years of research experience and has numerous academic publications in top conferences. Formerly, he was a member of the technical research staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he helped them solve some of the Department of Defense's toughest cyber-security problems. Chad received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is also a recipient of the prestigious IBM Ph.D. Fellowship.  In addition to his academic credentials, Chad has some serious hacking clout.  His hacking career started in his teenage years and has taken him to compete in some of the world's best capture the flag tournaments around the world as a member of the Shellphish hacking team.  His unique blend of hacking knowledge and academic rigor make him particularly well-suited to solve complex real-world cybersecurity problems, like authentication.

    Business Transformation Using Edge Data
    Andy Wang
    Founder & CEO, Prescient Devices
    Andy Wang
    Andy Wang
    Founder & CEO

    Dr. Andy Wang is the founder and CEO of Prescient, a Boston-based technology startup that builds next-generation edge data transformation software and systems.  Prior to Prescient, he was the co-founder and CTO of GTI IoT Technology, which developed low-power wireless sensing solutions for industrial and smart-city applications.  Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


     

    12:30 PM
    Lunch with Startup Exhibit

    SoWork | OmniMLThemis AI Syntegra | Ennoventure | Common Sense Machines (CSM) | Senscio SystemsAllthenticate Prescient Devices

    Startups at Lunch Exhibit Only

    • Claira: Optimizing Human Capital
    • iQ3 Connect: iQ3Connect --Industrial Metaverse Platform for Remote Training& Collaboration
    • serviceMob: High Fidelity Customer Service Analytics Platform specifically designed for customer 
    • Einblick: Data science at the speed of thought
    • Aura Systems: Reimagining Radar for Autonomous Vehicles and Drones
    • Skylla Technologies: Intelligent Automation for Object Handling and Precision Manipulation

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