White House Summit on Tech Inclusion

Joining other leaders from the public, private and non-profit sector, Dean Wilson participated in the “White House Summit on Tech Inclusion”, held in Washington DC January 31.  Bringing together leading thinkers and practitioners from around the country, the summit was held under the auspices of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the Office of Public Engagement and a non-profit sponsored by Silicon Valley legend Mitch Kapor, The Level Playing Institute.  On behalf of President Obama, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President Valerie Jarrett offered the keynote address emphasizing the importance of  inclusion and diversity in America’s drive to greater achievements in science, technology, engineering and medicine (STEM). The administration’s Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and other leaders addressed this same theme, and five private groups described concrete projects they have launched to promote inclusive STEM-based activities.