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So far Juliana Sandford has created 13 blog entries.

Announcing Rick Bullotta

One of our final additions, Rick Bullotta! Rick Bullotta is the co-founder and CTO of ThingWorx, providers of an innovative application software platform for the "internet of things." ThingWorx was acquired by PTC in 2013. Rick was previously a vice president with SAP Research, responsible for research activities in the future manufacturing area. Rick was [...]

Announcing Harish Saluja

Announcing a man of many talents and much insight to share: Harish Saluja! Saluja is a filmmaker, painter, film festival director, engineer, publisher, writer, radio host and music aficionado. Originally from Punjab, India, he received a degree in engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, but always had a strong love of the visual arts, music and filmmaking. Saluja came [...]

Announcing Lani Lazzari

Welcome to our youngest speaker in the lineup! Lani Lazzari brings many years of experience having ventured into entrepreneurship at such a young age. Lani Lazzari is the founder and CEO of the all-natural skincare company Simple Sugars. Simple Sugars manufactures and sells all-natural sugar scrubs especially formulated for sensitive skin. Lazzari founded Simple Sugars in [...]

Announcing Dervla McDonnell

How exciting: we're bringing a student into the mix of our professional speakers with Dervla McDonnell! McDonnell is a graduate student at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Public Policy & Management pursuing a Master’s degree in Arts Management. She is also the Community Development Manager at Future Tenant. Future Tenant is a space for [...]

Announcing Henry Thorne

We'll be updating you with the rest of our speakers in the next few days! We're excited to welcome Henry Thorne onto our list of speakers. Henry Thorne is Co-Founder and CTO of 4moms. As a roboticist with more than 33 years of experience, Thorne wanted to use his expertise to spearhead an industry where he [...]

Announcing Priya Narasimhan

We're excited to announce a next addition to the lineup: Priya Narasimhan! Ms. Narasimhan plans to speak on mobile app software development at our event. Narasimhan is the CEO and Founder of YinzCam, Inc., a company focused on mobile live replays and scalable algorithms and technologies to provide the mobile apps for 140+ professional sports teams/venues around the world, including the NFL, NBA, [...]

Announcing Srinivasan Suresh

We're excited to add Dr. Srinivasan Suresh to our lineup! At the December event, Dr. Suresh plans to speak on his work with big data and its role in medicine. Dr. Suresh is a pediatric emergency physician and an informaticist. He currently serves as the Chief Information Officer at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP) of [...]

Announcing Matthew Stanton

We're happy to announce another addition to our technology speakers, Matthew Stanton! In 2011, a group of mechanical engineers studying at Carnegie Mellon University were told by their professor to “make a product that will benefit students on campus.” The result was an energy harvesting shoe with embedded LED lights, allowing users to travel more [...]

Announcing Rob Furman

Newest addition to our lineup: Rob Furman! Dr. L. Robert Furman is an educator, leader, principal, student, speaker, and published author; but most notably, Furman is a true champion for education in the 21st century. As a former teacher and now administrator, Furman serves in the foreground of everyday education. From daily interactions with students [...]

Announcing Heather Arnet

Planned to conclude our event is Heather Arnet, who brings much nonprofit experience to our lineup. For the last twelve years, Heather Arnet has served as the CEO of the Women and Girls Foundation, raising millions of dollars and leading a membership of several thousand in advancing state and local laws to increase rights and [...]

Announcing Alan Russell

Dr. Alan Russell is our first confirmed speaker! Dr. Russell intends to speak on regenerative medicine. Dr. Russell (Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry, 1987, Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London) is an Executive Vice President and the Chief Innovation Officer of the Allegheny Health Network. Dr. Russell is also the Highmark Distinguished Career [...]

Announcing Event Emcee, Raja

We're pleased to announce our event's emcee: Raja. Raja is the Chairman, Co-Founder, and CEO of CEI and the Host of The Raja Show. Raja brings a wealth of experience and energy to the event, and we're looking forward to his involvement! Raja's story is truly an American story. Out of the spare bedroom of his South Hills [...]

The Birth of TEDxYouth@Shadyside

Welcome! We are so excited to launch TEDxYouth@Shadyside, and we hope you will join us in the journey to prepare our December event. Throughout the process, our blog will become a hub for information, and you can follow along with our updates. First, a little background: TEDxYouth@Shadyside is the brainchild of a small group of local high schools [...]

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