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With Maya Bodinger (VP Biz Dev, Aaptiv), Mina Salib (Mgr, WeWork Labs), Anuj Shah (Founder, Apex Heart & Vascular Care), Jesal Trivedi (Founder/CEO, Aduri), Tony Vidal (VP Fitness, Popin).
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 06:30 PM   Absolutely Free
Microsoft Reactor, 11 Time Square


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FIT TECH TALK: AI (Rise Of The Fitness Machine)
About this Event
Popin is excited to announce that Fit Tech Talk is back with a new topic: AI - Rise of the Fitness Machine. In this discussion we will explore how AI is already impacting the fitness & wellness industry as well as the future for this technology. Panelists will examine the topic from both a practical & ethical perspective, giving attendees an expansive picture of AI & wellness.

The evening will additionally include networking opportunities where attendees can continue the discussion one-on-one.


Panelists include:


Maya Bodinger has over 10 years of experience leading business development & strategy at a variety of companies including News Corp, AOL/HuffPost, & Indeed. In her role as Vice President of Business Development at Aaptiv she leans on her in-depth experience in deal making & lead generation with a range of consumer focused companies to develop successful partnerships that facilitate new revenue, product enhancements, & audience growth.

MINA SALIB (AI In The Wild/WeWork Labs)

Mina Salib is a manager at WeWork Labs, WeWork's global innovation platform powering the next generation of industry transformation by helping startups & corporations create the future. Prior to joining WeWork, Mina was program director at the NYU Tandon Future Labs, a series of incubators & accelerators in NYC. With a unique focus on deep technology companies, Mina has built up capacity around supporting & investing in companies who sell services to both enterprises & SMB's. Through curated resources, tailored introductions & strategic guidance, Mina has supported over 100 startups by helping them navigate various business challenges including fundraising, business development, business model optimization, hiring & more. Mina is also the founder & host of AI in the Wild, a podcast focused on helping professionals across industries apply AI in their organizations.

DR. ANUJ SHAH (Apex Heart & Vascular Care)

Dr. Anuj R Shah is a Cardiovascular Disease Specialist & the Founder & director of Apex Heart & Vascular Care. He holds seven board certifications in Cardiology & Interventional Cardiology.

Dr. Shah has been named a Top Physician in the 2015 edition of Leading Physician of the World & has been among the Top Doctors of New Jersey since 2015. He was recently featured on Healthline on Artificial Intelligence & AFIB.


Jesal Trivedi is the Founder & CEO of Aduri, a venture-backed wellness tech-lifestyle company developing products & premium content that brings mindfulness home. They have been featured in Cheddar, Entrepreneur Magazine, Core77 & more.

Previously, Jesal lead & grew the Product Management team at Blue Label Labs, one of Magazine's fastest growing companies in 2019. Prior to this, he co-founded Tech808/The Phat Startup, a media company focused on closing the diversity gap in the tech startup space using Hip-Hop music as a cultural bridge, featuring guests like Ben Horowitz, Reshma Saujani, RZA from Wu-Tang, Alexis Ohanian, Young Guru & more. They have been profiled in Tech Crunch, ReCode & Fast Company. Prior to this, he was an innovation consultant at The Medici Group & worked with global sportswear brands to insurance companies to develop new products & services. He holds a Masters in Interactive Technology from NYU ITP & a B.A. in Economics & Business of Media, Entertainment & Technology from NYU.

Moderated by TONY VIDAL (Popin)

Tony Vidal, VP Fitness POPIN - Tony Vidal is a renowned practitioner that is determined to push the pinnacle of human performance culture. Earning his position through years of scholastic & practical application, Tony has the unique ability to merge the analytical & procedural thinking of the tech world with the hands-on aspirational techniques of the wellness industry. Coupled with over a decade of experience selectively working for the most innovative & iconic fitness brands, Tony has refined a keen ability for surveying market trends, & developing strategies that seamlessly incorporate the user experience into simple, elegant technological solutions.

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