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Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

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On October 16, 2019, the Technology and Learning team invited faculty to collaborate with their peers at Pepperdine's biennial TechLearn Conference.  The theme of this year's conference was "Connecting the Dots!"  This one day conference kicked off with an exciting experiential learning activity led by the Genesis Lab, prior to hearing from this year's keynote speaker, "The Tech Rabbi," Michael Cohen.  

Keynote Speaker

Tech Rabbi Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi, is a designer, educator, and creativity instigator.  His mission is to help educators around the world reveal their own creative abilities so they can empower students to solve interesting problems and become positive contributors to our global society.  He is the author of the book Educated By Design, which outlines his principles for revealing and nurturing our innate creative courage and capacity.  He is a national keynote speaker, advisor, and trainer.  When he isn't traveling the world sharing his message, he serves as the director of innovation for Yeshiva University of Los Angeles Boys School (YULA) and is the founder of the Schlesinger STEAM and Entrepreneurship Center.

Pepperdine Closing Keynote Speaker

Adriana Sanford
Adriana Sanford

Adriana Sanford is an award-winning Chilean American global privacy law and cyber law expert, educator, keynote, and international television commentator, who appears regularly as a CNN EspaƱol analyst to 49 million households in the United States and Latin America.

She has taught over 7,300 students in the United States and abroad including, among others, business ethics and business law at Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount.  Teaching 1,500 to 1,800 students annually, at Arizona State University she was at the forefront when some of the classes that she taught developed into online and hybrid versions.  Dr. Sanford developed new ways to incorporate technology (e.g., interactive online review sessions that were also recorded) to increase access for her students.

She recently received the "2019 Cybersecurity Woman Law & Privacy Professional of the Year Award" which celebrates female cybersecurity leaders changing the world.

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