AIHceEXP | Opening and Closing Sessions
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Opening and Closing Sessions

Prepare to Be Inspired

Opening Keynote: Optimizing Human Performance Through Technology

Monday, May 22
8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m. PDT
Dr. Poppy Crum

Dr. Poppy Crum

Crum will explore the human and consumer applications of rapidly-advancing technology. Ticking through the many ways smart technology will improve our lives in years to come, she will paint a picture of a future society where companies better understand how customers experience their individual worlds to provide them with products that match their specific needs, where doctors more quickly diagnose and treat patients, where our brains evolve to see at the same resolution as computers, and where the human capacity for knowledge is expanded exponentially. While we are building a technology-enabled future where human capacity and performance are turbo-charged, Dr. Crum argues that technology will not replace human interactions and experiences, but rather make them better than we could ever imagine.

Opening Session and coffee sponsored by

SGS Galson

About Dr. Poppy Crum
Dr. Poppy Crum is an adjunct professor in computer research at Stanford University, where she focuses on the impact and feedback potential of new technologies on neuroplasticity and learning. Dr. Crum is also Chief Technology Officer at NextSense, a foundation dedicated to unlocking brain health with real-world data insights and practical, scientific wisdom for daily living. She leverages data and a deep understanding of immersive technologies–including AI, machine learning, and mixed reality–to create innovative and game-changing products that connect the physical and digital worlds. Dr. Crum is the recipient of multiple prestigious accolades and is a Fellow of the Audio Engineering Society.


Dr. Crum envisions a future where human capacity and performance are enhanced through technology, without replacing human interaction and experiences. Preview her upcoming session topic at AIHce EXP 2023:

Closing Keynote: Diversity Is Key to Move the OEHS Agenda Forward

Wednesday, May 24
3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. PDT
Fredi Lajvardi

Fredi Lajvardi

A science teacher whose own youth as an Iranian immigrant helped him connect with students in the predominantly Hispanic high school where he taught for over 30 years, Fredi Lajvardi shows audiences why diversity is key to igniting interest in STEM education, building teams that support and motivate each other, and fueling creative innovation and problem-solving in remarkable ways. As organizations look for the secrets to attracting, nurturing, and motivating talent, Lajvardi shares the secrets of leading high-performing teams and the critical role diversity plays in building resilient, innovative organizations.

About Fredi Lajvardi
Fredi Lajvradi is President, CEO, and Director of STEM Initiatives at Si Se Puede Foundation. In 2004, Lajvardi and his team of underserved high school students captivated the country when they defeated leading universities—including MIT—in a national underwater robotics competition. Their story inspired the acclaimed documentary Underwater Dreams and was also adapted into the major motion picture, Spare Parts. His award-winning Falcon Robotics team is also featured in the 2017 film, Dream Big.

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