The Research Triangle Park

Using Blockchain & Artificial Intelligence to Change How We Educate

Business and Professional Women of the Triangle

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Business and Professional Women of the Triangle

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Allison Cohan
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300 Prestonwood Parkway Cary, NC Mar 21 5:00 pm - Mar 21 8:00 pm

The Internet Advertising Bureau revealed that 52% of gaming audience is made up of women. Does that surprise you? The stereotype of gaming is this is a past time for adolescent boys.

Technology, globalization, and our economy are changing so fast… offering enormous opportunity while also being very disruptive and unsettling. Blockchain, AI and other technologies allow us to tackle big problems in new ways, engaging students, enabling teachers and harnessing a new culture within schools.

Join Phaedra Boinodiris, Developer Advocate & IBM's global lead of serious games & gamification, for dinner as she discusses her recent work at IBM exploring the ethics of AI and how Blockchain can democratize education.

About Phaedra Boinodiris

Phaedra Boinodiris is a member of IBM’s Academy of Technology where effectively she is an INTRA-preneur, kicking off internal startups that range from IBM’s first Serious Games and Advanced Simulation program to IBM’s first K-12 program- influencing curriculum in traditional and non-traditional learning spaces through entrepreneurship and social impact. She is keenly and wholeheartedly invested in Tech for Good and Ethics.

As a kid, Phaedra Boinodiris and her sister tore down and rebuilt computers for fun and even designed their own games. But as they got older, they discovered the gaming world was not an inviting space for women, so they founded womengamers.com to fill that void. It grew quickly to become a well-known platform for women to review and discuss computer games.

Today, as a member of IBM’s Blockchain team, she is responsible for strategy and engagement. Boinodiris happily mentors startups around the world as well as business school students at her alma-mater UNC-Chapel Hill where she is an active Adam’s Coach. She is also the author of Serious Games for Business, published in 2014 by Megan-Kiffer press. Boinodiris' earlier work in serious games are being used in over 1000 schools worldwide to teach students the fundamentals of business optimization.

Boinodiris was honored by Women in Games International as one of the top 100 women in the games industry. Prior to working at IBM, she was a serial entrepreneur for 14 years where she co-founded WomenGamers.Com, a popular women’s gaming portal. There she subsequently started the first scholarship for women to pursue degrees in game design and development in the US.