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2021 Second Virtual Inspiring Across Generations

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Please join Ascend NorCal for the 2021 Second Virtual Inspiring Across Generations event co-hosted with IBM, this upcoming August 2nd and 3rd!


This special event co-hosted with IBM includes:


 • a special celebrity guest speaker who will kickstart the event on the first day


 • a diverse panel of speakers and fireside chat covering topics on

   • technology that solves real-world issues

   • resilience, and

   • personal perspectives


 • Speed networking breakout sessions


You won’t want to miss this!


Event Details:

Date:  Monday, August 2, 2021

         Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Date:  11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PT

Venue: Zoom Meeting


  • Member: $50

  • Non-Member: $75

  • Non-Member + Membership: $150

  • UCP: $100

  • UCP + membership: $200


Monday,  August 2, 2021

11:00 AM - 11:05 AM

Opening remarks

11:05 AM - 11:30 AM

Opening Keynote:

Resilience from a Cross-Cultural Perspective: Why are AAPIs seen as subhuman and a group that doesn’t fight back?

Richard Lui, Author of "Enough About Me" News Anchor, Filmmaker


11:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

Fireside Chat:

(i) Resiliency in technology and personal perspectives

(ii) Why resiliency and technology matter in a pandemic

Dr. Jerry Chow, Director of Quantum

Hardware System Development


Dr. Hanhee Paik, Research Staff Member


Kristie Bradford, Director of Intellectual Property, IBM (Moderator)

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM - 12:55 PM

12:55 PM - 1:00 PM

Tuesday,  August 3, 2021

11:00 AM - 11:10 AM

Opening Remarks

11:10 AM - 11:50 PM

Fireside Chat:

Resiliency from a personal and professional perspective

Vishal Ahuja, Hybrid Cloud Services Leader, IBM

Mahmoud Elmashni, Managing Partner, Global Business Services, IBM

Inwha Huh, Partner, Banking & Financial Markets, IBM (Moderator)

11:50 AM - 12:00 PM


12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Breakout Sessions

12:50 PM - 1:00 PM

Guest Speaker

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Richard Lui

Author of "Enough About Me" | News Anchor | Filmmaker


Other Speakers & Presenters

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Vishal Ahuja

Hybrid Cloud Services Leader


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Inwha Huh

Partner, Banking & Financial Markets


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Kristie Bradford

Director of Intellectual Property



Dr. Hanhee Paik

Research Staff Member


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Dr. Jerry Chow

Director of Quantum Hardware System Development


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Mahmoud Elmashni

Managing Partner, Global Business Services



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