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Here’s how you can connect with UTO at the ASU+GSV Summit

The ASU+GSV Summit is underway today and UTO is proud to be a part of the conversation. Described as an annual convening of leading minds focused on transforming society and business through learning and work, the Summit’s hybrid in-person and virtual event is taking place from August 9-11, 2021 in San Diego, CA. 

UTO speakers join the likes of writer, producer and actor Mindy Kaling, NBA champion Jeremy Lin and investigative reporter Ronan Farrow in sharing their insights, among many others.

ASU President Michael Crow opened the event this morning with Dreamscape Immersive Co-Founder and CEO Walter Parkes. Parkes, former head of DreamWorks Studios, collaborated with director Steven Spielberg to create Dreamscape’s “Alien Zoo.” Crow and Parkes discussed how biology students at ASU will be transformed into fully engaged explorer-scientists using the Alien Zoo framework and the immersive educational opportunities afforded by virtual reality. UTO’s Heather Haseley and Dan Munnerley, co-executive directors of ASU’s Learning Futures Collaboratory, are on-site to support the Dreamscape experience.

Check out a few of the UTO activities taking place this week at the Summit:

  • ASU’s Smart City Cloud Innovation Center General Manager Ryan Hendrix, along with Amazon Ring Quality Data Analyst Maria Fassinger, will present “From ASU to Amazon: The Integral Role of ASU's Smart City Cloud Innovation Center.” Together, they will discuss the criticality of preparing college students with skills that realistically match the fast-paced work environment. This virtual session will take place on Monday, August 9 from 2:00-2:40 p.m. PT.

  • Lev Gonick, ASU Chief Information Officer, will speak during the “Accelerating the Digital Transformation of Learning Through 5G” along with representatives of T-Mobile, AT&T and Qualcomm Technologies. This panel will look at how EdTech startups and K–20 institutions can catalyze the deployment of 5G wireless across the U.S. and establish new market opportunities. Attend this in-person discussion on Tuesday, August 10 from 10:55 -11:35 a.m. PT at Harbor D, Level 2. 

  • Following Lev’s panel on Tuesday, ASU Chief Information Security and Digital Trust Officer Donna Kidwell will moderate “Is Blockchain Driving a Revolution in Credential Liquidity,” a panel discussion that includes UTO’s Executive Director of Digital Trust Timothy Summers. Along with other experts in blockchain, Summers and Kidwell will explore how the technology allows for ease of use and decentralized storage. In-person participation will take place at Harbor D, Level 2 from 2:55 - 3:35 p.m.

Even if you aren’t in-person, you can still register for the ASU+GSV Summit virtual experience! Join UTO experts and a vast array of other thought leaders for the event.