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JCSU Represented at AUTM Annual Meeting

February 10th, industry leaders, governmental agencies, and university representatives gathered in Austin, Texas for the Association of Technology Transfer University Managers (AUTM) 2019 Annual Meeting. It was clear that the leadership of AUTM were intentional about including individuals in the tech transfer space that were successful who also happened to be people of color and women.

While its VC panel featured one Israili gentleman, a black gentleman, a woman, their colleague, one Caucasian gentleman had this to say of the venture capital space:

This meeting was not simply intent on “checking boxes,” around diversity, however. Its keynote speaker, Ayanna Howard, the School Chair for Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech had important thoughts on designing for the audiences.

The Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property who is also the Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, an engineer and attorney specializing in intellectual property provided his perspective on diversity as well.

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