Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Friday, July 10, 2020.
Former U.S. CTO Megan Smith discusses the (inclusive) future of innovation, work, AI and more.
An award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and tech evangelist, Smith is the CEO and co-founder of shift7, a company working collaboratively on systemic social, environmental and economic problems — finding opportunities to scout and scale promising solutions and solution-makers, and engage proven, tech-forward, open, shareable practices to drive direct impact, together.
Smith served as the third U.S. chief technology officer from 2014 to 2017, working on issues from AI and open data to inclusive economic growth, entrepreneurship, structural inequalities, government tech innovation capacity, and criminal justice reform.
This program is part of the Chautauqua Women's Club's Contemporary Issues Forum series. The Chautauqua Women's Club provides opportunities to connect through innovative programming, dynamic events, and life-changing scholarships for students. The Women’s Club has enjoyed a long, proud, vital history as an integral part of the Chautauqua experience. At our beautiful house on the lake, we provide opportunities to enhance social connections, participate in lifelong learning and promote the arts. We strive to offer members unique opportunities for personal enrichment, education and fellowship.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.