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With Alana Smith (Mobile + Connected Devices Product Mgr, Bloomberg), Danielle Li (Founder, Popshop Live), Allison Esposito (Founder/CEO, Tech Ladies).
Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 07:00 PM    Cost: $5
IDEO, 408 Broadway


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This month, NYC Apps is focusing on one of the most important topics which has come to light in recent months. We are fortunate enough to have a collective of great presenters providing their unique views & experiences regarding the Furthering of Diversity & Inclusion in Tech.


7:00 pm Good eats & conversations

7:20 pm Discussion on the latest in the mobile landscape

7:30 pm Furthering Diversity & Inclusion in Tech: Alana Marie Smith / Danielle Li / Allison Esposito

9:00 pm NYC Apps after-party


Alana Marie Smith, Mobile + Connected Devices Product Manager, Bloomberg L.P.

Alana Marie Smith is a Product Manager at Bloomberg on the Mobile & Connected Devices team, where she builds products that reinvent the way that news, financial information & insights are delivered to global decision makers.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Alana held Product Manager roles on high-profile mobile apps at world-recognized companies such as American Express & Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, with additional experience in mobile e-commerce & mobile marketing campaigns at NY-based agencies.

Alana built her foundation in technology & product management through the DTLP program at GE Energy & her B.S. degree from Syracuse University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Danielle Li, Founder, Popshop Live

Danielle Li is the founder of Popshop Live (IG:@popshoplive)a cutting-edge mobile marketplace enabled by interactive live videos. She has reimagined the e-commerce experience for the Snapchat generation & made it her mission to build online spaces where social, entertainment, & commerce intersect.

Danielle believes the next generation demands a tech-intuitive work style where they can not only be financially independent, entrepreneurial & creative, but also maintain flexibility, in-person connection, & immediate feedback. With that worldview, she built Popshop Live, where people are instantly rewarded by their creativity & individuality, to empower the next generation to achieve their new expectation of working to live. Popshop Live is more than a marketplace for e-commerce transactions, its a space where people create communities & share person-to-person connection via physical goods.

Danielle graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, one of the premier centers of technology & engineering education in the world, worked at United Nations Global Compact on sustainability & a contributor for Elle, National Geographic Traveler, Lofficial. She was honored by Hearst Corporation with the Best interview of the year award in 2014.

Allison Esposito, CEO & Founder, Tech Ladies

Allison Esposito is the CEO & Founder of Tech Ladies. The goal of Tech Ladies is to connect women with the best jobs & opportunities in tech, & to connect companies with the best women techmakers. The group has grown to 15,000 members worldwide. Before launching Tech Ladies, Allison worked on product & marketing teams at Google & Foursquare. She tweets @allisonveronica.

This month's apps:

Bloomberg: iOS/ tvOS/ Android

Popshop Live: iOS

Twitter accounts to follow:

@BBGMedia/ @popshop_live/ @allisonveronica

NYC Apps social accounts:

@nycapps/ #nycapps

Facebook page: NYC Apps

We look forward to seeing you there.

- NYC Apps

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