Bet Big on AI-Powered Automation Speaker Series: Dr. Uché Blackstock

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When:  Jul 7, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM (ET)


Join Stephanie Mehta , Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company, for conversations with some of today’s top leaders in academia, activism, business and beyond, discussing just how transformative a big bet can be.

The Bet Big Speaker Series interviews industry leaders who gained success by betting big. Our guests are not only a part of the current conversation, they are leading this conversation. See how transformative a big bet can be as our speakers sit down with Stephanie Mehta to discuss the risks, the rewards and the moment when they went all in.


Dr. Uché Blackstock
Dr. Uché Blackstock
Emergency Physician Founder & CEO
Advancing Health Equities

Dr. Uché Blackstock is a thought leader and sought-after speaker on bias and racism in healthcare. She is the Founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, which partners with healthcare organizations to eradicate racial health inequities, through keynote talks, trainings and consulting services.

In 2019, Dr. Blackstock was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of “10 Diversity and Inclusion Trailblazers You Need to Get Familiar With”. In 2020, she was one of thirty-one inaugural leaders awarded an unrestricted grant for her advocacy work from the Black Voices for Black Justice Fund.

Dr. Blackstock’s writing has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Scientific American, the Washington Post and STAT News for the Boston Globe. Since June 2020, she has been a Yahoo News Medical Contributor and appears regularly on cable and broadcast news programming to amplify the message around racial health inequities.

She is a former Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the former Faculty Director for Recruitment, Retention and Inclusion in the Office of Diversity Affairs at NYU School of Medicine. She left her faculty position at NYU School of Medicine in December 2019 after almost 10 years to focus on Advancing Health Equity.

Dr. Blackstock received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University

Stephanie Mehta
Stephanie Mehta
Editor in Chief, Host
Fast Company

The world is changing faster than ever—and so are our businesses, at breakneck speeds. How can we adapt, and inject our organizations with agility, innovation, and entrepreneurial zeal? As the Editor-in-Chief of Fast Company, Stephanie Mehta spends time with the entrepreneurs and inventors who are transforming business at dizzying speeds. Drawing from her over twenty-five years of business journalism—as a former editor at Fortune and The Wall Street Journal—Mehta’s talks combine her encyclopedic knowledge of business developments with thoughtful, radical storytelling, instructing audiences on how to eschew traditionalism, enhance culture and creativity, and make any company a “fast company”.