Virtual Solve at MIT 2020

Annual Meeting

Featured Speakers

Mary Barra

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, General Motors Company

Dr. Cady Coleman

Former Astronaut, NASA

Yo-Yo Ma

Cellist, Curator of the MIT Solve Arts and Culture Mentorship Prize

L. Rafael Reif

President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Pita Taufatofua

Olympian, Tonga


Noubar Afeyan

Co-Founder and Chairman, Moderna

Amir Banifatemi

Chief Innovation and Growth Officer, XPRIZE || Judge for The AI for Humanity Prize

Nicole Bassett

Co-Founder, The Renewal Workshop

United States

Stephanie Benedetto

Co-Founder and CEO, Queen of Raw

United States

Anna Bertmar Khan

Acting Director, Program, Dubai Cares

Johannes Boch

Project Manager, The Novartis Foundation

Eric Brace

Director of Programs, Living First Languages Platform Company


Cynthia Breazeal

Associate Professor, Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab

Konrad Brits

CEO, Falcon Coffees

Erik Brynjolfsson

Schussel Family Professor & Director, MIT - Sloan School of Management, MIT - Initiative on the Digital Economy

Michael Christian

Managing Director, Someone Else's Child

Dr. Katherine Clayton

Co-Founder and CEO, OmniVis Inc

United States

Josh Cohen

Managing Partner & Co-Founder, City Light Capital

Glen Comiso

Senior Director for Institute Affairs, Office of the President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Garry Cooper

CEO, Rheaply

United States

Mauricio Cordova

Founder, Faircap CIC


Nathan Corning

Impact Programs Coordinator, CCC Alliance

Pedro Cunha

Director, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation || Judge for The Gulbenkian Award for Adult Literacy

Catherine D'Ignazio

Assistant Professor of Urban Science & Planning; Director, Data + Feminism Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology || Judge for The AI for Humanity Prize

Maggie De Pree

Co-Founder, League of Intrapreneurs

Joseph Deitch

Founder, The Elevate Prize Foundation

Lopa Desai

Managing Director, Niraat Family Office

Dr. Rafael dos Anjos

Founder, RevelaGov, Professor, IFSP


Tiffany Drake

Executive Director, Girls Opportunity Alliance, Obama Foundation

Anastasia Elgina

Senior Director of Institutional Partnerships, OneSky

Mary-Ann Etiebet

Lead & Executive Director, Merck for Mothers

Andrea Fahed

Education Officer, Lebanese Alternative Learning

Carolina García Jayaram

Founding Executive Director, The Elevate Prize Foundation

Shaloo Garg

Managing Director, Microsoft for Startups, Microsoft

Luis Garza

Founder and CEO, Kinedu


Philip Gaskin

Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Temie Giwa-Tubosun

Founder and CEO, LifeBank

C.D. Glin

President & CEO, U.S. African Development Foundation

Jim Gray

Research Scientist & Learning Lead, MIT Media Lab

Catherine Havasi

Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab

Gabriella Hernandez

Business Development and Investor Relations Manager, Salauno

Jake Hirsch-Allen

North America Workforce Development and Higher Ed System Lead, LinkedIn

Ian Howatt

Intrapreneur & Director of Strategic Design & Business Performance, City of Edmonton, Canada

Katja Iversen

President and CEO, Women Deliver

Dr. Angela Jackson

Chief Ecosystem Investment Officer, Kapor Enterprises

Jonathan Jackson

Chief Executive Officer, Dimagi

Dr. Jonathan Jay

Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Public Health

United States

Sindhuja Jeyabal

Co-Founder and CTO, Dost Education

United States

Samuel Kellerhals

Co-Founder, Elpis Solar


Saba Khalid

Founder, Aurat Raaj


Michelle Khuu

Co-Founder, Enablers Network at Victorian Public Service

Antionette Klatzky

Director, Eileen Fisher Institute and Host of Women Together

Dr. Dinesh Krishna

Director of Strategy, Enabling Inclusion , Amar Seva Sangam


Mr. Aditya Kulkarni

Co-Founder and Managing Director, CareMother


Jérémy Lachal

Executive Director, Libraries Without Borders

Lucy Lake OBE

Chief Executive Officer, CAMFED International

Priya Lakhani

Founder and CEO, CENTURY Tech

Nonabah Lane

Co-Founder, Navajo Ethno-Agriculture

United States

Javier Larragoiti

Co-Founder & CEO, Xilinat


Dr. Romina Libster, MD, MSc

Investigator and Staff Scientist, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas


Mariana Luz

CEO, Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal Foundation

Suzanne M. Miller

Chief Medical Officer, Ventec Life Systems

Suprita Makh

Impact Program Manager,

Melinda Marble

Executive Director, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

S. Atyia Martin

CEO & Founder, All Aces, Inc.

Admir Masic

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT


Carlos Moedas

Trustee, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

José Manuel Moller

Founder and CEO, Algramo

Carrie Morgridge

Vice President and Chief Disruptor, Morgridge Family Foundation

United States

Joseph Muhlhausen

Head of Drone Data & System, WeRobotics

Ruchit Nagar

CEO, Khushi Baby Inc.

Michael Niconchuk

Director of Research and Development, Beyond Conflict

United States

Yuriko Oda

CEO, WheeLog


Dr. LaKisha Odom

Scientific Program Director, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

Ujunwa Ojemeni

Senior Energy & Finance Expert, Office of the Commissioner for Energy & Mineral Resources, Lagos State Nigeria

Tolullah Oni

Co-Director, Global Diet and Activity Research Group, MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge

United Kingdom

Cindy Pace

Vice President, Global Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, MetLife

Mari Pantsar

Director, Carbon-Neutral Circular Economy, Sitra

Carlos Pereira

CEO and Founder, Livox International LLC

United States

Abhilasha Purwar

Founder and CEO, Blue Sky Analytics


Sunny Reelhorn Parr

Head of Philanthropy, The Kroger Co., The Kroger Co. Foundation & The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation

Philip Reuchlin

Director of Programs & Strategy, Andan Foundation || Judge for The Andan Prize for Innovation in Refugee Inclusion

Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar

Research Assistant, MIT Media Lab

United States

Adi Reza Nugroho

CEO, Mycotech


Liz Rodgers

VP of Sustainable Product, Nike

United States

Ray A. Rothrock

Executive Chairman, RedSeal, Inc.

David Sarley

Senior Program Officer, Global Delivery Programs, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation || Judge for The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funded Award

Sanjay Sarma

Vice President for Open Learning, MIT

Anjali Sastry

Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics, MIT Sloan School of Management

Kamil Shafiq

Co-Founder and CEO, POKET


Anirudh Sharma

Co-Founder and Lead Scientist, MIT Media Lab

United States

Carla Small

Co-Founder and CEO, EarlyBird Education

Venkat Srinivasan

Managing Director, Innospark Ventures

June Sugiyama

Director, Vodafone Americas Foundation || Judge for the Innovation for Women Prize

Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker

Chief Educational Innovation Officer, Colorado State University System

Lily Tsai

Faculty Director, MIT Governance Lab (GOV/LAB)

Miranda Wang

Co-Founder and CEO, BioCellection Inc

United States

Michelle R. Weise Ph.D.

Chief Innovation Officer, Strada Institute for the Future of Work & SVP, Strada Education Network

Rachel Wexler

SVP, Market Advisory Services , Penn Foster

Diana Yousef

Founder and CEO, change:WATER Labs

United States

Dr. Feng Zhang

Core Faculty Member, The Broad Institute

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