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Imagination in Action: Entrepreneurship, Education, AI

Friday, November 3
The GlassHouse in San Jose

Keynote Conversation: Kevin Scott, EVP of AI and CTO @ Microsoft 


Join us on November 3 as we invite experts and industry leaders to the stage to explore how the intersection of entrepreneurship, education, and AI can drive meaningful change in our schools and communities. 

Gain insights into the leading edge of AI, engage in dynamic conversation with Bay Area entrepreneurial leaders and forge connections with student leaders, seasoned experts, fellow Hillbrook families, alums, and community members.

See a complete list of our speakers and presenters below.

Conversation for Good isn't just a discussion - your tickets, donations, and sponsorships support the Scott Center's ongoing research and development, expanding our impact for students in the South Bay.

Keynote Conversation

Kevin Scott

Executive Vice President of AI and Chief Technology Officer at Microsoft and Author of Reprogramming the American Dream: From Rural America to Silicon Valley - Making AI Serve Us All, Kevin Scott is passionate about creating technologies that benefit everyone, Scott's 20-year career in technology spans both academia and industry as researcher, engineer and leader. Scott is the host of the podcast Behind the Tech, which features interviews with technology heroes who have helped create the tech industry of today. His book, Reprogramming the American Dream, explores how AI can be realistically used to serve the interests of everyone, not just the privileged few. 


Eric Horvitz

Chief Scientific Officer at Microsoft, Eric Horvitz navigates opportunities and challenges at the confluence of scientific frontiers, technology, and society, including strategic efforts in AI, medicine, and the biosciences. Dr. Horvitz's research endeavors and collaborations have led to systems in healthcare, transportation, ecommerce, operating systems, and aerospace. Dr. Horvitz has pursued organizations and studies on ethics, values, and safety with applications and influences of AI. He served as a Congressionally appointed commissioner on the National Security Commission on AI, where he chaired the line of effort on ethical and trustworthy AI.



3:45pm Registration Open

Valet parking available

Happy Hour & Gallery Walk

Connect with Scott Center Fellows & Students

Drinks & hors d'oeuvres served before and after program

4:30pm Welcome Remarks

San José Mayor Matt Mahan

Keynote Conversation: AI and the Future of Education

Kevin Scott, CTO Microsoft
with Eric Horvitz, CSO Microsoft

Impact Partners and Leadership Celebration

Be'Anka Ashaolu, Founder and CMO Nirvana Soul
Rakiya Brown, Partner Success Manager, Product Strategy Lead TeachFX
Trina Clemans, Director Economic & Entrepreneurship Education Collegiate School
Wendy Gonzalez, CEO Sama
Cipora Herman, Board Member and CFO
Aly Wagner, Olympic medalist and Co-Founder BayFC

6:30-7:00 pm Happy Hour & Connecting 

Drinks & hors d'oeuvres served before and after program.

Panelists and Presenters

Wendy Gonzalez

Wendy Gonzalez is the CEO of Sama, a mission-driven data provider for AI companies. Gonzalez is responsible for closing the largest round of financing for a woman-led AI infrastructure company. Sama continues to lay the groundwork to transform the AI industry through the removal of dangerous biases from ML algorithms. Gonzalez has led Sama to recognition on the Forbes AI 50 list and the Inc. 5000 list.

Cipora Herman

Cipora Herman currently serves on the board of directors for ZipRecruiter and Opendoor. A philanthropic and executive adviser to the Global Sports Initiative, Athlete's Voices at Harvard University, Herman has served on the board of directors of MINDBODY, and Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings Corp II. Previously, Herman was the Chief Financial Officer of San Francisco 49ers and LA28, The Los Angeles Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games 2028. Herman was the Vice President & Treasurer at Facebook and Yahoo!.

Aly Wagner

Aly Wagner is an American sports broadcaster and retired soccer midfielder who played for the US Women's National Team from 1999-2008. She is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time FIFA Women's World Cup bronze medalist. A soccer analyst for Fox Sports, CBS Sports and ESPN, in 2018, Wagner was the first woman to call a FIFA Men's World Cup game on English-language U.S. television. Wagner is a co-founder of Bay FC, the first National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) team in the Bay Area.

Panelists and Presenters

Be'Anka Ashaolu 

Ashaolu is CMO and co-founder of Nirvana Soul, San Jose's only Black-woman owned coffee company, which opened in 2020. Along with co-founder and sister Jeronica Macey, Ashaolu is passionate about transforming communities through nurturing relationships and promoting connection and joy...all with an excellent cup of coffee. Learn more in her feature in Nasdaq Entrepreneurial.

Robert Atlass '19

Hillbrook alum, Scott Center Fellow, and Entrepreneur in Residence, LYT, Atlass is an entrepreneurial student at Loyola Marymount University.

Rakiya Brown

Brown is a Partner Success Manager and Product Strategy Lead at TeachFX, an app using voice AI to measure student engagement, equity of voice and discourse patterns in a teacher's virtual or in-person classroom. Before joining TeachFX, she was a teacher and administrator in K-12 schools. Brown has a BA in Anthropology from Bowdoin College and an MFA in Dance from Hollins University.

Trina Clemans

Director of Economic & Entrepreneurship Education at Collegiate School, Clemans combines diverse experiences with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, international advertising, and consulting to co-create JK-12 curriculum fostering student agency and competency in economics and entrepreneurship. Clemans is co-builder of award-winning patternABC, which encourages exploration of nature's patterns while enhancing spatial and mathematical competency.

About The Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship

Founded in 2017, the Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship was born out of Hillbrook School's vision of helping children reach beyond to make a difference in the world. Our JK-12 grade social entrepreneurship education model is among very few of its kind worldwide.

The Scott Center empowers learners to engage deeply in complex challenges locally and globally, igniting the changemaker in all students. Scott Center programs nurture the skills and mindsets for students to turn their ideas into impact and imagine their role in creating a more just and equitable world.

In partnership with educators, social impact leaders, and entrepreneurs, the Scott Center cultivates a collaborative learning community that applies the best practices of social entrepreneurship through the six lenses of social entrepreneurship education: design, story, civics, systems, finance, and agency.

Through the Scott Center, students gain the skills, confidence, and competencies to answer and act upon our guiding questions: What matters to you and what are you doing about it?

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