Innovate Tufts 2016

January 29, 2016 – Design Thinking Workshop

A day-long workshop dedicated to design-thinking, led by strategy experts from frog design

February 1, 2016 – Innovation and Human Rights | 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

The panel on Innovation and Human Rights focused on imaginative developments that advance human rights and global accountability.

• Nathan White – Access Now
• Farieha Aziz – Bolo Bhi
• Tanya Henderson – Mina's List
• Zachary Halloran – Ushahidi
• Kim Wilson (Moderator) – The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

February 1, 2016 –  Innovation in Education | 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tufts' very own Engineering professor Chris Rogers joined a panel including Lindsey Horowitz, a local 7th Grade ELA Teacher in Chelsea. Together, they discussed the unbounded possibilities in education and recent emerging trends.
• Chris Rogers – Tufts University
• Lindsey Horowitz – Chelsea Public Schools
• Jessica Turco – Mabon International
• Ashley Lee (Moderator) – HIVE

February 2, 2016 – Innovation in Action: Mapping the Arc from Insight to Implementation | 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.


Speakers from Paypal, POPVOX, and Xoom discussed how data and technology have transformed decision-making.
• Melissa O'Malley – PayPal
• Rachna Choudhry - POPVOX
• Theresa Pasinosky - Xoom
• Ravi Shankar Chaturvedi (Moderator) – Research Fellow, IBGC

February 2, 2016 – New Trends in FinTech Innovation & Entrepreneurship | 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.



The finance world is being transformed by technology. How are big banks reacting to these changes? How are entrepreneurs using FinTech? The panel explored these questions and others.
• Sarah Biller – State Street
• Jean Donnelly – FinTech Sandbox
• Mona Vernon – Thomson Reuters
• Rocky Weitz (Moderator) – CargoMetrics & The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

February 3, 2016 – BlueTech Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Massachusetts and Beyond | 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Karyn Polito, the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts will join us during this enthralling panel on the sea and new water technologies.
• Karyn Polito – Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
• Carolyn Kirk – Massachusetts Dept. of Housing & Economic Developemnt
• Chris Rezendes – Internet of Things Impact Labs
• Ed Anthes-Washburn – Port Director of New Bedford

February 4, 2016 –Fletcher Cross-School Demo Night | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Rand Waldron, Section Chief of the FBI, will give an introductory speech on Innovation Challenges in the FBI. This talk will lead into Demo Night. Demo Night is an incredible opportunity to meet exciting entrepreneurs around campus and here about innovative projects in your community.