After the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, many business are planning to reopen. Industries that were shut down are faced with the problems not only on how to bring their workers back and keep them safe, but also how to reimagine their production, and even their products. Not all workers and businesses can be transformed into working from home, supported by internet and computer technology. There are the health care, manufacturing, logistics and service industry sectors, just to name a few, where workers must leave their homes, commute to a workplace, and conduct physical work, often coming in close contact with others.
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Ramesh Raskar is an Associate Professor at MIT Media Lab and directs the Camera Culture research group. His focus is on AI and Imaging for health and sustainability. These interfaces span research in physical (e.g., sensors, health-tech), digital (e.g., automating machine learning) and global (e.g., geomaps, autonomous mobility) domains. He received the Lemelson Award (2016), ACM SIGGRAPH Achievement Award (2017), DARPA Young Faculty Award (2009), Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2009), TR100 Award from MIT Technology Review (2004) and Global Indus Technovator Award (2003). He has worked on special research projects at Google [X] and Facebook and co-founded/advised several companies.
Covid SafePaths - A global community-led movement. Safe Paths develops free, open-source, privacy-by-design tools for residents, public health officials, businesses and larger communities to flatten the curve of COVID-19, reduce fear, and prevent a surveillance-state response to the pandemic. MIT Safe Paths, the broader initiative, was created by Prof. Ramesh Raskar, with Prof. Sandy Pentland, Prof. Kent Larson, and Prof. Kevin Esvelt. This initiative has relied on expertise from other institutes including Harvard University, Stanford University, and SUNY Buffalo, with clinical input from the Mayo Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital, and mentors from the World Health Organization, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
MIT Startup Exchange actively promotes collaboration and partnerships between MIT-connected startups and industry. Qualified startups are those founded and/or led by MIT faculty, staff, or alumni, or are based on MIT-licensed technology. Industry participants are principally members of MIT’s Industrial Liaison Program (ILP).
MIT Startup Exchange is a community of over 1,900 MIT-connected startups with roots across MIT departments, labs and centers; it hosts a robust schedule of startup workshops and showcases, and facilitates networking and introductions between startups and corporate executives.
STEX25 is a startup accelerator within MIT Startup Exchange, featuring 25 “industry ready” startups that have proven to be exceptional with early use cases, clients, demos, or partnerships, and are poised for significant growth. STEX25 startups receive promotion, travel, and advisory support, and are prioritized for meetings with ILP’s 260 member companies.
MIT Startup Exchange and ILP are integrated programs of MIT Corporate Relations.
Newsha Ghaeli is President & Cofounder of Biobot Analytics where she leads company growth, business development, and government affairs. Biobot transforms city sewage into public health observatories, and is currently measuring the SARS-CoV-2 virus in sewage as an early indicator and trend analysis of the Covid19 outbreak.
Prior to Biobot, Newsha was on fellowship at MIT’s Senseable City Lab investigating the future of cities through new technologies. An architect by training, Newsha has led teams at MIT and the World Economic Forum implementing innovative city solutions. Newsha holds an undergraduate degree, with distinction, from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo and a Master of Architecture from McGill University.
Rony Kubat is the cofounder and CTO of Tulip Interfaces. He is a PhD graduate from MIT with a research focus on applied machine learning. He was the first employee at Bluefin (acquired by Twitter). Before graduate studies, Rony was a science and technology advisor for Hollywood film productions. Rony has been described by Wired Magazine as having a “steady low voice that could pacify a riot.” He is a playwright and is a member of the Junkyard Wars team, the Geeks (3rd Place, US Season three).
Ellen Nussbaum is the Chief Executive Officer at Humanyze. Previously, she was the Senior Vice President of Services and Customer Success at Veracode; she also led consulting and technical teams at software firms including Fidelity Information Services, ProfitLogic, and Oracle. Ellen holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and serves on the Board of Advisors of WGBH, a leader in public broadcasting and content creation.
Michael Schrage is a fellow with MIT Sloan School's Initiative on the Digital Economy and the author of ’The Innovator’s Hypothesis’ [MIT Press 2014], ‘Who Do You Want Your Customers To Become?’ [Harvard Business Review Press 2012], and ‘Serious Play’ [Harvard Business Review Press 2000], among others. His research, writing, and advisory work focuses on the ‘behavioral economics’ of models, prototypes, and experiments as collaborative media for managing ‘innovation risk’ and opportunity. His current research explores the interplay of ’network effects’ with innovation and human capital. Schrage’s pioneering work in ‘selvesware’ technologies was designed to augment aspects, attributes, and talents of productive individuals. Current research building on that theme, in collaboration with Google and the Sloan Management Review, addresses the ‘future of KPIs’ and digital dashboards. His particular interest is the future of ‘agency’ in algorithmically-rich networked environments.
Jeffrey M. Delmore, JD is the VP, Corporate Crisis Manager at FM Global. Previously in his career, Delmore worked at Deloitte in their bankruptcy group, Genzyme in their Risk Management Department, and Gilbane Building Company in their Risk Management Group, among other positions. He is president of the Massachusetts chapter of the Risk Management Society (MRIMS) and is a member of the Insurance Company Risk Manager’s Group (ICRMG). Delmore attended the University of Rhode Island for accounting and Roger Williams University for law.