TOCS Event-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

TOCS Event

Jeany Stein

Speaker:

Jeany Stein

CEO, Select2Gether

Date/Time:

March 26, 1:30 pm

Location:

Webcast:

CMUSV, Rm 118 [directions]

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Title: The Future of Consultation and Location - From Social to Mobile
Abstract:

Select2gether has created an infrastructure for serving 10 million products. It has shown to be able to handle millions of hits a month with multi-hundred thousand dedicated users at any particular time. The site has been a magnet for aspirational design. It also serves the need of users to get advice and enables consultants to generate revenues and consult online. The problems faced by today's online advisors in travel, retail, healthcare, and engineering are as much about synchronization, a-synchronization, calendar, location, mobile, interactivity, security, as about user experience.

The talk will describe pivotal experiences that have brought the company to an exciting model of how advisors and user can interact by showing people how they can create events, design their trips or plan their houses, and most importantly, how to enable experts to consult interactively and give personalized answers. The talk will also include a demonstration of the system.






Speaker Bio:

Jeany Stein is serial entrepreneur with 10 years of experience as the CEO of various startup companies. She founded software startups after leaving academia as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science working for the German Ministry of Research. She is the founder and CEO of Select2Gether, a startup that has been developing a social network for people interacting with each other. She is the former CEO of Design Universe, a number one software company developing electronic forms for tablets. Jeany has an Executive MBA from Stanford University and an MS in computer and electrical engineering.