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Thursday, April 20 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Technology for Good Conference: Innovation, Diversity and Opportunity in Charlottesville

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The opening session of Technology for Good is a welcome to Charlottesville’s Technology Community, an update on where the various industries of Energy, Biotech, and Data & AI have made strides in the past year, and a broad look at the techniques and landscape of Angel investing.

This interactive session will begin with an embodiment practice to welcome everyone to the space, followed by a connecting exercise to make sure attendees leave these conversations with new connections and colleagues.

The session also features a Keynote from WillowTree’s Chief Diversity Officer, Kelli Palmer, offering remarks on how does tech fit into the big picture of social good? Kelli examines how Tech helps healing and opportunity for the Charlottesville community, while also addressing more global concerns related to tech’s advancing sophistication and potential pitfalls.

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Marty Weiner

Founding Engineer of Pinterest. First CTO at Reddit.
Marty was a founding engineer at Pinterest and spent 4.5 exciting years building Pinterest from tiny to big. In 2015 he joined Reddit as its first CTO tasked with helping bring the company into working order. Much gray hair was created, but now Reddit is well on its way toward IPO.Marty... Read More →
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Dr. Kelli Palmer

Chief Employee Experience Officer, WillowTree
Kelli was raised in Montgomery County, Maryland, and attended Elon University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. A devoted alumna, she is a member of the Black Life Advisory Council and the President’s Council. She received her Master’s Degree in... Read More →
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Tracey Greene

Executive Director, Charlottesville Business Innovation Council & Charlottesville Angel Network
Tracey is a passionate advocate for the power of tech and innovation-based entrepreneurship to drive economic growth and social impact. As the Executive Director of the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council (CBIC), Tracey leads the organization's efforts to support and promote... Read More →
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Kate Byrne

Chief Growth Officer & Podcast Host, Good Light Capital
Kate Byrne is the Chief Growth Officer at Goodlight Capital and Advisor to PlusMedia Solutions and Emerge, as well as the podcast host for MediaVillage's WomenAdvancing.org, Rebels with a Purpose and African Tech Conversations.  A leader in digital media and social impact for over... Read More →
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Reggie Leonard II

Associate Director for Career Connections and Community Engagement, UVA School of Data Science
As one of the first employees at UVA's Data Science Institute, Reggie Leonard built out career development support, expanded the organization's network, and helped connect the data science community to their efforts. He’s served on Charlottesville's Open Data Advisory Group, created... Read More →
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Paul Beyer

Executive Director, Tom Tom Foundation
My professional interests and passions are around community building; with a specific focus on my hometown of Charlottesville, VA. I love the instigators, entrepreneurs, artists, activists, and healers who are filled with civic purpose and desire to create communities of friendship... Read More →


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