Over the past several days, members of the 24 Seven Talent team attended Internet Week New York. We sat in on many panels and fireside chats led by professionals from a broad spectrum of industries. Technology, mobile, advertising, government, television, film, recruiting — you name it. From big data, social media, women in tech, wellness in the workplace, and digital surveillance — there were a myriad of discussions about how far we have come, where we are today, and what our future may look like.
We were lucky enough to absorb an abundance of information at Internet Week New York 2015. So we wanted to share some of the wisdom with our 24 Seven Talent Thread readers.
Here is a list of our favorite moments from Internet Week New York 2015 :
Nate Silver in Conversation with NY1’s Pat Kiernan
From NY1 to FiveThirtyEight and numbers in between, Pat Kiernan and Nate Silver discussed how the explosion of available data has impacted journalism – not only how stories are being told but what stories are being told. (Via IWNY)
#Rokertalk: Weather Gets Digital with TODAY’s Al Roker
Host and weatherman of NBC’s Today Show, Al Roker sat down with Mashable Science Editor Andrew Freedman for a wide-ranging chat about the impact of digital innovation on weather forecasting, his passion for apps, and how digital tools are enhancing his personal brand. (Via IWNY)
Protecting the Digital Self in the Age of Surveillance
Nuala O’Connor President and CEO, Center for Democracy and Technology gave a presentation about how to protect the “digital self,” and how we must develop an approach that carefully balances law, policy, and individual choice. (Via IWNY)
The Workplace Experience : Inspiring Talent Today and Tomorrow
Recruiting the best and brightest talent—and retaining them—goes far beyond a competitive salary and a strong benefits package. An innovative workspace can boost employee happiness, too. Inspiration by the forward-thinking spaces today’s most forward-thinking companies have designed to inspire creativity among employees. (Via IWNY)
To Lean or Not to Lean?
Empowering Women to Challenge the Gender Gap
Today, a mere 27 percent of technology jobs are held by women. While there’s talk around the issue, action must be taken now. Our community needs to ask not why, but how can we make this change. This was a lively panel discussion at Internet Week, focused on how we can challenge the norm, influence change, and shape future opportunities for women in the tech industry. (Via IWNY)
Communicating with #CocoRocha
The world of technology has transformed just about every aspect of our lives and fashion is no exception. Supermodel social media savant Coco Rocha communicates with her audience, with a world of poses in her arsenal. (Via IWNY)
Chelsea Clinton in conversation with Ben Fry
Chelsea Clinton and Ben Fry (Founder @FathomInfo, co-founder @ProcessingOrg,) discussed the recently released findings of the No Ceilings Full Participation Report , which compiles and analyzes data from more than 190 countries to identify the progress women and girls have made over the last twenty years, and the gaps that still remain. (Via IWNY)