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 Join us on Zoom on the 3rd Wednesday of the month | 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (MST)

Timothy Summer


"Innov8: A Speaker Series" brings industry leaders to ASU to highlight innovative topics across many domains and is devoted to spreading ideas and sharing knowledge through short, powerful tech-driven talks. We welcome people from across various disciplines and seek to create a culture of like-minded collaboration. Innov8 is hosted and facilitated by ASU UTO Executive Director of Digital Trust Initiatives Timothy Summers, and each month we will assemble a community of people who have a passion for the innovative ideas brought here by the series' speakers. Join us for real-life, casual gatherings where participants get together to connect, discuss and practice activities with a shared interest. The environment is intentionally small-scale for a more intimate experience for individuals within and outside the ASU community. 

Upcoming Installment: 
The Future of Cybersecurity: Careers in Digital Trust

Helen Patton

October 20, 2021 | 3:00 p.m. MST | Virtual

Zero Trust, which describes a security model approach to the design and implementation of IT systems, means many things to many vendors. The question should be, "What does it mean to you?" 

In this session, Cisco’s Advisory CISO Helen Patton will evaluate zero trust principles in light of an existing security portfolio and will share actionable items to help you move the needle on delivering a zero-trust vision for your organization. Then, Patton and host Timothy Summers will dive into their cybersecurity career pathways and explore how the future of work will utilize systems of zero trust to ensure digital trust.

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Previous Installments 

Whether you missed a session or just want to rewatch, you will find all previous installments below. 

ASU UTO Innovate

  • Danny Zuckerman took us on a deep dive into the way technology can improve access to information and equality in a digital age for all.  Read More
  • Seasoned software engineer and tech entrepreneur Igor Artamonov spoke about cryptocurrency in “Unbank Yourself: What Does It Mean to Be Crypto-Self-Banked?” Read More
  • Jim Nasr answers the question Has the potential of blockchain been realized, or has the idea behind the technology garnered more hype than its actual application? Read More
  • Drummond Reed is a powerhouse of knowledge. His goal for this talk? To teach people about SSI, how it works & how people play a role in its future. Read More
  •  Aditya “Adi” Challa, AWS Solutions Architect with AWS, carefully walks through how to build and automate a modern serverless data lake on AWS. Read More
  •  Dr. Jeffrey Kaplan, founding partner of LIFTinnovate, spoke to how technology can improve lives and operations.  Read More