Senior Writer for WIRED.com
Emily Dreyfuss is Senior Writer at WIRED, one of the top 10 technology news websites in the world. Currently on sabbatical from the website, Dreyfuss was named a member of The Neiman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard class of 2018. The fellowship includes reporters, writers, correspondents, editors and more who will be educated in journalism and elevate the standards of the profession through special programs that convene scholars and experts in all fields. Reaching approximately 30 million people monthly, WIRED focuses on how emerging technologies impact breakthroughs and innovations in business, the economy, politics, security, science, design and culture. As Senior Writer at WIRED, Dreyfuss covers the intersection of technology and society, and is in a unique position to monitor trends, innovations and factors that influence the future. During the 2016 presidential election, she led WIRED's National Affairs coverage. Prior to that, she managed and edited WIRED Opinion and WIRED Security sections. Read More >
My Life as a Robot
From discoveries in science, cybersecurity and the SIM card in your smart phone, technology impacts virtually every aspect of our lives. In this talk, Dreyfuss will challenge you to reach outside your own comfort zone to see how technology seeps into every part of life. She breaks down the ways that can help and hinder, and offers tips for managing and being aware of technology’s impact. She is a brilliant and compelling story-teller with a keen understanding of the omnipresence of technology and what that means for the future.
The debate of whether robots can replace humans has been a concern for decades, but there is a fundamental shift when today’s robots have become less of a threat and more of an extension of us. Telepresence robots have advanced to the point that they can change work options. In this talk, Dreyfuss explains how robots allow us to be remotely involved, interacting with co-workers and the unexpected psychological attachment humans can develop with their robots. It’s a compelling, light-hearted discussion about having a robotic counterpart in the workplace and the ground rules to consider. Dreyfuss mixes personal experience with data to give meaningful advice.
Balancing family and work life is challenging enough for every woman. As a Senior Writer for WIRED, Dreyfuss has broken the glass ceiling as both a female journalist and a woman who has her finger on the pulse of technology trends. In this talk, Dreyfuss discusses the realities of achieving a “Work-Life” balance, from gender roles, salaries, and balancing family while staying on top of the latest innovations in technology.
The success of any company can be traced back and attributed to its people. Sharing insights from your employees helps everyone. “If you are excited for those around you to succeed and you do everything in your power to make it so, it lifts the whole team up. That's my working philosophy,” Dreyfuss says. In this talk, Dreyfuss will inspire with her thoughtful and down to earth self. She will leave your audience with important wisdom for developing a mindset of lifting the ideas and insights of all staff members, and how that critical shift can make the team and company flourish.
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