Speaker Date Topic
Brandon Lee, Consul General of Canada in Seattle Sep 25, 2019 12:00 PM
Hyatt Regency, 808 Howell Street
Hyatt Regency, 808 Howell Street

Technology and the State of the World: A View from Canada
 

Consul General of Canada in Seattle, Brandon Lee, will share some of his views on the progression of technology and how this is affecting and will affect the world as the industrial economy transfers into the digital economy. 

 
Consul General Lee was based in San Francisco and was formerly Canada’s Ambassador to Silicon Valley and has deep insights into the importance of this moment in global history. He joined the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2004 and later became the Department’s first Director of Innovation.  He has a background leading management and innovation and has held senior positions at the World Trade Organization and the International Committee of the Red Cross where he spearheaded major organizational and international reform initiatives.
Carmen Best, Seattle Chief of Police Oct 02, 2019 12:00 PM
Grand Hyatt, 721 Pine Street
Grand Hyatt, 721 Pine Street
Philip Welkhoff: The Gates Foundation Oct 09, 2019 12:00 PM
Grand Hyatt, 721 Pine Street
Grand Hyatt, 721 Pine Street


 

Philip Welkhoff is the Director of the Malaria Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Previously, he served as Director of Research at the Institute for Disease Modeling.  There, he helped develop computer simulations of malaria, polio, and other disease transmission dynamics to assist public health professionals and other scientists in planning the eradication of different diseases.

Philip received a Special Achievement Award by a Hertz Fellow in 2009 for his work on malaria modeling. He earned dual undergraduate degrees in mathematics and aerospace engineering at The University of Texas, Austin and holds a PhD in applied and computational mathematics from Princeton University.  At Princeton, his work focused on biophysically-inspired models of neural circuits for perceptual decision making.  

He has served on the Board of the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation and he now serves as a Senior Interviewer.  Prior to joining the Gates Foundation, he served as a pro bono external advisor to various programs, including Agriculture and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. 

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