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Unit Masters: Mei Lin Fung / Enabling Global Participation

August 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 8:47 am PDT

Mei Lin Fung is a technology pioneer working to ensure that technology works for humanity as the next 3.9 billion people come online. In 1989 she was part of the 2-person skunkworks team that developed “OASIS,” the first customer relationship management (CRM) system and working closely with Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce. She later served as socio-technical lead for the US Dept. of Defense’s Federal Health Futures initiative. In 2015, co-founded the People-Centered Internet.
Mei Lin serves as vice-chair for Internet Inclusion within the Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Internet Initiative & Smart Village. She is on the World Economic Forum (WEF) Steering Committee for Internet for All and facilitated the working group on Cross Border Data Flows at the WEF ASEAN Summit in Hanoi, Sept. 2018,. She works with where PCI is a partner organization, developing the Global Women-in-Tech Taskforce. Mei Lin is an MIT SLOAN graduate where she studied under two future Nobel Economics prize winners. Mei Lin was a finalist for 2018 Woman of the Year at the Silicon Valley Women in IT Awards organized by Information Age.
02:42 About Mei Lin Fung
08:39 How do people in MIT with a triple major get all A’s?
10:38 Pioneering the CRM industry
13:21Mei Lin’s experience as a woman in tech
15:26 The history of the internet – how and why did it spread and future implications
24:09 Can blockchain change the mindset of people = commodities?
27:20 Is the internet the backbone of commerce? How the internet enables producers
30:55 What does an internet for the people look like? What are current challenges?
37:35 What does the future blockchain career market look like?
42:39 How can we transform from a “winner-take-all” market mentality to an economy that serves the people?


August 7, 2021
8:00 am - 8:47 am PDT
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