may, 2017

30may5:00 pm- 7:30 pmEvent OverScience, Tech + MediaFEATURING Neal Fletcher, Art Markman, Michael Webber, and Barbary Brunner5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Galvanize

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Johnny Holden, Irish Times reporter and freelance science and technology journalist is getting together with us to explore the role of media in the sciences and bleeding edge technology!

To do that, we’ve asked Deputy Director of the Energy Institute, Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator, Michael Webber, co-host of Austin-based NPR radio show, “Two Guys on Your Head,” Arthur Markman, Austin Technology Council CEO, Barbary Brunner, and medical scientist, writer, and owner of the controversial Skeptics website, “Bullshido,”Neal Fletcher to join us.

Austin Technology CouncilBarbary Brunner’s 25-year career includes senior executive roles at world-wide leading technology brands and a successful strategy and organizational development consultancy, prior to her joining the Austin Technology Council as CEO. Her past positions include Chief Marketing Officer for Experian’s Pricegrabber business, CMO and Head of Strategy for Yahoo!’s Media Division, Director of Global Planning for Microsoft’s MSN business, and Executive Producer for a division of Sierra Online.  These honed Barbary’s passion as a technologist and her leadership excellence in the areas of tech, business growth strategy, and human capital development. Her experience building and running global product, brand and strategy teams, plus her work with startups, non-profits and civic organizations as an investor, board member and lobbyist, are put to use daily in her roles as CEO of the largest and oldest tech industry association in Central Texas, and as one of Austin’s technology thought leaders.

As Deputy Director of the Energy Institute, Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator, Josey Centennial Fellow in Energy Resources, Author, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Dr Michael E Webber trains the next generation of energy leaders. His book, “Thirst for Power: Energy, Water and Human Survival”, is receiving wide praise. Webber holds a BS and BA from UT Austin, and MS and PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford.

2 Guys on your HeadArthur Markman is psychology and marketing professor at The University of Texas at Austin. He co-hosts Austin-based NPR radio show, “Two Guys On Your Head,” with UT music and human learning Prof Bob Duke. Markman’s research has focused on – among other things – the way people see things to be similar, how they process similarity and analogy comparisons and what that says about other psychological processes. He is Director at the Similarity and Cognition Lab at UT. Markman is also the founding Director of the program Human Dimensions of Organizations, providing education in humanities and social and behavioral sciences to leaders in business, nonprofits, government and the military.

BullshidoNeal Fletcher is a medical scientist, writer, and owner of the controversial Skeptics website, “Bullshido“, which features a discussion forum with over a quarter million members. Bullshido serves as a platform for grass-roots investigations into fraud and pseudoscience in various industries including health and fitness.

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Time

(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Location

Galvanize

118 Nueces St, Austin, TX 78701

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Speakers for this event

  • Arthur Markman

    Arthur Markman

    Arthur Markman is psychology and marketing professor at The University of Texas at Austin. He co-hosts Austin-based NPR radio show, “Two Guys On Your Head,” with UT music and human learning Prof Bob Duke. Markman’s research has focused on – among other things – the way people see things to be similar, how they process similarity and analogy comparisons and what that says about other psychological processes. He is Director at the Similarity and Cognition Lab at UT. Markman is also the founding Director of the program Human Dimensions of Organizations, providing education in humanities and social and behavioral sciences to leaders in business, nonprofits, government and the military.

  • Barbary Brunner

    Barbary Brunner

    CEO

    Barbary Brunner’s 25-year career includes senior executive roles at world-wide leading technology brands and a successful strategy and organizational development consultancy, prior to her joining the Austin Technology Council as CEO. Her past positions include Chief Marketing Officer for Experian’s Pricegrabber business, CMO and Head of Strategy for Yahoo!’s Media Division, Director of Global Planning for Microsoft’s MSN business, and Executive Producer for a division of Sierra Online. These honed Barbary’s passion as a technologist and her leadership excellence in the areas of tech, business growth strategy, and human capital development. Her experience building and running global product, brand and strategy teams, plus her work with startups, non-profits and civic organizations as an investor, board member and lobbyist, are put to use daily in her roles as CEO of the largest and oldest tech industry association in Central Texas, and as one of Austin’s technology thought leaders.

    CEO

  • Johnny Holden

    Johnny Holden

    Correspondent

    Science, Technology, Innovation, Politics & Culture, Music & Arts. I work both for news media outlets as well as in a PR/Consultancy role.

    Correspondent

  • Michael Webber

    Michael Webber

    Michael Webber As Deputy Director of the Energy Institute, Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator, Josey Centennial Fellow in Energy Resources, Author, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Dr Michael E Webber trains the next generation of energy leaders. His book, "Thirst for Power: Energy, Water and Human Survival”, is receiving wide praise. Webber holds a BS and BA from UT Austin, and MS and PhD in mechanical engineering from Stanford.

  • Neal Fletcher

    Neal Fletcher

    Neal Fletcher is a medical scientist, writer, and owner of the controversial Skeptics website, “Bullshido“, which features a discussion forum with over a quarter million members. Bullshido serves as a platform for grass-roots investigations into fraud and pseudoscience in various industries including health and fitness.

2 reactions on “Science, Tech + Media”
  1. Johnny Holden says:

    This promises to be a good one folks. I was fortunate enough to get all my first choices as far as panelists are concerned and this is a topic which – while may not appear to be of universal interest – in fact impacts anyone and everyone. Communication between science and tech communities and the media is crucial but many obstacles impede just how clear that communication ends up being.

  2. Johnny Holden says:

    This promises to be a good one folks. I was fortunate enough to get all my first choices as far as panelists are concerned and this is a topic which – while may not appear to be of universal interest – in fact impacts anyone and everyone. Communication between science and tech communities and the media is crucial but many obstacles impede just how clear that communication ends up being.

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