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technology | Mar 2nd, 2020

Ask a Webby Judge: AR Specialist Helen Papagiannis Talks Innovation, Trends, and the Internet Community

Dubbed the “The Internet’s Highest Honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards are the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. One of this year’s judges, Helen Papagiannis—a Lavin speaker and world-leading AR specialist—sat down for a spotlight interview.  “I’m... Continue Reading →
artificial intelligence | Feb 28th, 2020

Navigating Our AI Future: Lavin’s Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Speakers

Once the stuff of dystopian nightmares, artificial intelligence has become an essential part of our daily lives. Today, AI recommends our products, routes our taxis, predicts our Internet searches. Tomorrow? It will be a tool as fundamental as electricity. Lavin’s Top 10 artificial intelligence... Continue Reading →
retail | Feb 27th, 2020

Tech Reporter Amber Mac Envisions the Future of Retail on The Marilyn Denis Show

Not too long ago, people depended on malls and big box stores to do all their shopping. Today, they make most of their purchases from the palm of their hands. What will tomorrow bring? Tech reporter Amber Mac weighs in on the future of retail for The Marilyn Denis Show.  The retail industry has... Continue Reading →
social justice | Feb 27th, 2020

Acclaimed Artist and Activist Molly Crabapple Provides Powerful Visuals for Project on Prison Life

The Zo is a groundbreaking new video project exploring the twisted realities of prison life, illustrated by superstar artist Molly Crabapple and narrated by The Wire’s Emmy-Award winning actor Michael K. Williams. Based on the essay by Yale student Patrick Doolittle and the archive of prison... Continue Reading →
retail | Feb 26th, 2020

Joe Jackman’s The Reinventionist Mindset Gives Retail Leaders a Competitive Edge

Retail veteran Joe Jackman has helped revive countless ailing retailers—from Old Navy to Duane Reade—back to growth and relevance in the 21st century. His new book, The Reinventionist Mindset, crystallizes his decades of experience into a guidebook for leaders grappling with tremendous change.... Continue Reading →
creativity | Feb 25th, 2020

Finding Inspiration in the Mundane: Strange Planet Creator Nathan Pyle Joins The Lavin Agency

Nathan Pyle’s Strange Planet is an example of how the Internet can still bring joy, wonder, and meaning into our lives. The beloved comic (and New York Times bestselling book) follows the misadventures of adorable aliens as they navigate life on a planet strikingly similar to Earth—and in the... Continue Reading →
cybersecurity | Feb 24th, 2020

Security Expert Laura Galante Speaks on Solving the Psychological Piece of the Cybersecurity Puzzle

As the former Director of Global Intelligence at FireEye (previously Mandiant), Laura Galante exposed some of the most sophisticated Russian and Chinese cyber espionage happening to U.S. corporations. Today, she speaks on how we can solve this enormous, unprecedented problem in human history.... Continue Reading →
innovation | Feb 21st, 2020

Neuroscientist Beau Lotto Teaches Us How to Rewire Our Brains to Spark Innovation

At his studio The Lab of Misfits, Beau Lotto runs science-backed experiments to help better understand our human desires—then uses those insights to help brands engage with both their customers and their employees.  “Innovation has to have constraints. It has two sides: creativity and efficiency... Continue Reading →
gender | Feb 21st, 2020

Lavin’s Top Gender Speakers Are Pushing Us Forward, Towards True Equality

  Susan Fowler is the former Uber engineer whose blog post ignited a worldwide conversation on the #MeToo movement. Named a Person of the Year by TIME, her bravery to stand up and speak out caused a massive shift in company culture—not just at Uber, but around the world.  Her hotly anticipated... Continue Reading →
politics & society | Feb 19th, 2020

Why 'Cartooning' Political Opponents is Bad for Us: Jay Van Bavel for the BBC

We tend to reduce our political opponents to caricatures and stereotypes, a practice that is further reinforced by social media. And though it may feel satisfying to call one another out publicly, the effects could be dangerous. Psychology professors Jay Van Bavel and Dominic Packer investigate for... Continue Reading →
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