This article is part of KrASIA’s partnership with Collision from Home. Written by Rob Babos.
Welcome back to Collision from Home. We had a massive opening day to our first ever fully online tech conference. On the lineup for day two we have an astronaut-in-training, a Super Bowl winner, a DJ, the president of Microsoft, policymakers, actors, prominent journalists, and the commissioner of the Call of Duty league.If you’re still playing around with the apps, we have some tips on how to juggle two screens and make the most out of your time at Collision.
Channel 1 – The art of exploration
Alyssa Carson, astronaut-in-training at NASABlueberry; Jean Case, CEO of Case Impact Network; and Jon Bowermaster, writer and filmmaker.
Astronaut-in-training Alyssa Carson is aiming to become the youngest person ever in space. Jean Case is the chairman of the National Geographic Society, and CEO of the Case Impact Network. These two trailblazers discuss fearlessness, humankind’s thirst for knowledge, and exploring the final frontier.
Channel 3 – From around the world to home BÉIS
Shay Mitchell, founder and chief brand officer at BÉIS, and Samantha Barry, editor-in-chief at Glamour.
Shay Mitchell grew to stardom after appearing in hit TV shows such as Pretty Little Liars and Netflix’s You, but she’s not content to work in just one industry – she’s also the founder and chief brand officer of her own travel accessory line, BÉIS. Hear from Shay on her acting career, her business, and what’s next.
Channel 2 – Hacking policy: Tech as a force for good
Ro Khanna, US congressman; Robin Kelly, US congresswoman; and Deirdre Bosa, technology reporter at CNBC.
Poorly crafted policy can hinder economic growth and stifle innovation. It is more vital than ever, during a pandemic, to ensure that our public policy protects workers on the front lines. In this talk, we hear from two of the most innovative policymakers in the US about their efforts to improve the tech sector and our lives during, and beyond, Covid-19.
Channel 3 – Beyond the bombshell
Gretchen Carlson, journalist, and Samantha Barry, editor-in-chief at Glamour.
The #MeToo movement has grown beyond a one-time event, with the hashtag resurfacing again and again as industries all over the world are shining a spotlight on their dark corners. Journalist and whistleblower Gretchen Carlson will talk about paving the way for #MeToo, and her continued advocacy for victims of sexual harassment.
Channel 2 – The Super Bowl champion fighting Covid-19
Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Kansas City Chiefs, and Sheinelle Jones, news anchor on NBC News.
On February 2, 2020, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif helped the Kansas City Chiefs win the Super Bowl. Fast forward to today, and he’s facing a far more difficult challenge: Covid-19. The NFL’s only qualified doctor is currently working at a long-term care centre. He’ll tell us what life is like on the frontlines, and the challenges of restarting sports without a vaccine.
Channel 2 – Answering the Call of Duty
Johanna Faries, commissioner of the Call of Duty league at Activision Blizzard; Jason Abbruzzese, senior tech editor at NBC News.
Meet the first (and only) female commissioner of an esports league: Activision Blizzard’s commissioner of the Call of Duty league, Johanna Faries. Johanna will discuss launching the league, give insight into its pivot to online matches, and explain what it’s like providing competitive esports during a drought of traditional live sports.
Channel 3 – Tech’s role during the crisis
Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, and Steve Adler, editor-in-chief of Reuters.
Microsoft president Brad Smith returns to Collision to talk about the role of tech companies during the Covid-19 crisis. From the Covid-19-diagnosing chatbot developed by Microsoft to the role of big data in government decisions, tech has the opportunity to come to the rescue during the biggest pandemic in a century.
Channel 3 – Is your head A-oki?
Steve Aoki, DJ and producer, and Rich Pierson, co-founder and CEO of Headspace.
One of the biggest challenges of social distancing has been the impact it has had on people’s mental health. World-renowned DJ, producer, and entrepreneur Steve Aoki sits down with Headspace co-founder and CEO Rich Pierson to discuss mindfulness, meditation, creativity, and looking after your mental health.
Channel 1 – PITCH semi-finals
For those who are hunting for tech’s next big unicorn, our famous startup competition PITCH returns, with startups joining us from their homes all over the world. The PITCH semi-finals will be on throughout the day on Channel 1.
It’s not too late to grab a ticket and catch the rest of the week’s talks, interviews, and roundtable discussions.