Jeffrey Bigham, PhD, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Jeffrey Bigham is an Associate Professor in the Human-Computer Interaction and Language Technologies Institutes in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He also leads a Human-Centered Machine Intelligence Group at Apple, which works on research and applied projects in Accessibility, AI Fairness, ML Design, Learning Sciences, InfoVis, and Computational Understanding of UIs. He has a B.S.E degree in Computer Science from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington. He has received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, the MIT Technology Review Top 35 Innovators Under 35 Award, and the National Science Foundation CAREER Award.
Henry Claypool, Policy Director at Community Living Policy Center, Brandeis University
Henry Claypool is a Technology Policy Consultant for the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). He is the former Director of the Health and Human Services Office on Disability and a founding Principal Deputy Administrator of the Administration for Community Living. He was a presidentially-appointed member of the Federal Commission on Long-Term Care, advising Congress on how long-term care can be better provided and financed for the nation’s older adults and people with disabilities, now and in the future. He also served as Executive Vice President of the American Association of People with Disabilities, which promotes equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities. He is Affiliated Faculty at the Institute for Health & Aging at UCSF and principal of Claypool Consulting.
Claudia Coleman, Founding Donor, Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities
Claudia Coleman spent 20 highly successful years at Hewlett-Packard in executive sales and marketing. In 1999, she pivoted her skills toward serving on the boards of nonprofit organizations, helping them achieve their missions and assessing their impact. She has served on many boards including the Palo Alto Chapter of the American Red Cross and the El Camino Hospital Foundation and Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF). Along with her husband, Bill, she is a founding donor of the Coleman Institute for Cognitive Disabilities. The couple has donated millions of dollars to the venture. Among her many accomplishments, the Los Altos Town Crier named Claudia the 2016 Los Altan of the Year.
Ed Cutrell, PhD, Sr. Principal Research Manager, Microsoft Research
Ed Cutrell is a Senior Principal Research Manager at Microsoft Research (MSR) where he manages the Ability group, exploring computing for disability, accessibility, and inclusive design. Over the years, he has worked on a broad range of human-computer interaction (HCI) topics including input tech, visual perception and graphics, intelligent notifications and disruptions, and interfaces for search and personal information management. From 2010-2016, he managed the Technology for Emerging Markets group at MSR India, focusing on technologies and systems useful for people living in underserved rural and urban communities in developing countries. He is trained in cognitive neuropsychology, with a PhD from the University of Oregon.
Steve Ewell, Executive Director, Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Foundation
Steve Ewell is the executive director of the CTA Foundation, a charitable foundation with the mission of linking seniors and people with disabilities with technology that can enhance their lives. Prior to joining the CTA Foundation, he served in other nonprofit leadership roles including Managing Director of the InfraGard National Members Alliance. Steve graduated from Drew University with a Bachelor of Arts and earned his MBA and Master of Science in Information and Telecommunications Systems from Johns Hopkins University's Carey Business School. He serves on advisory councils for the Center for Inclusive Design and Engineering (CIDE) at University of Colorado and Enhancing Neurocognitive Health, Abilities, Networks & Community Engagement (ENHANCE) at Weill Cornell Medicine.
Clayton Lewis, PhD, Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Clayton Lewis is Professor of Computer Science and Fellow of the Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is known for his research on evaluation methods in user interface design. Two methods to which he contributed, the thinking aloud method and the cognitive walkthrough, are in regular use in software development organizations worldwide. He has also contributed to cognitive assistive technology, programming language design, educational technology, and cognitive theory in causal attribution and learning. In 1989, he was awarded the University of Colorado's highest title for teaching - President’s Teaching Scholar. Lewis earned a BA in mathematics from Princeton University, an MS from MIT in mathematics and linguistics, and a PhD from the University of Michigan in experimental psychology. He was elected to ACM SIGCHI for his contributions to the field of human-computer interaction in 2009, and he received SIGCHI's Social Impact Award in 2011.
Kim Musheno, Vice President of Public Policy, Autism Society
Kim Musheno is the Vice President of Public Policy for the Autism Society. She has over 25 years of experience working in Washington, D.C. on disability policy. Kim is the past chair of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD). Kim also co-chairs the CCD Autism and Education Task Forces and serves on the Employment, Health, and Long-Term Services Task Forces. Kim previously worked for 16 years as Director of Public Policy for the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). Prior to working at AUCD, she was a communications specialist at The Arc of the United States Governmental Affairs Office and a research assistant at the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities.
Will Scott, PhD, Software Architect, IBM Research
Dr. Will Scott is a Software Architect, artificial intelligence subject matter expert, and certified IBM Watson Application Developer in IBM Design, working with the Accessibility Technology & Innovation team. Having spent over a decade in IBM product development and several years in IBM Research prior to his current role, Will draws from a wide breadth of cross-domain knowledge in delivering user experiences. Will has led delivery of award-winning A.I. technologies that have been recognized by Forbes, MIT Technology Review, and the Federal Communications Commission.
John Seely Brown, Former Chief Scientist, Xerox PARC
John Seely Brown, also known as "JSB", is an American researcher who specializes in organizational studies with a particular bend towards the organizational implications of computer-supported activities. Brown served as Director of Xerox PARC from 1990 to 2000 and as Chief Scientist at Xerox from 1992 to 2002. During his time at Xerox, the company played a leading role in the development of numerous influential computer technologies. Brown is the co-author of The Social Life of Information, a 2000 book which analyzes the adoption of information technologies.
Sue Swenson, President, Inclusion International
Sue Swenson is an experienced non-profit and US federal government senior executive. She is a leader in rights and supporter of people with disabilities and their families. She is interested in the application of modern management and marketing techniques to help public systems better know and serve the people they are intended to help. She also has an abiding interest in international collaborative efforts. Sue is a frequent public speaker and enthusiastic participant in forums designed to improve the lives of citizens. Her specialties include strategy, marketing for professionals and for public services, policy, leadership, management, public speaking, meeting facilitation, and advocacy training.