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Disruptive Technologists in NYC Meetup
Founded in 2012 by Lauren Keyson, a renowned tech journalist, Disruptive Technologists supports the tech, innovation, and entrepreneurial ecosystems in New York City by connecting professional firms, think tanks, and like-minded people with a passion for new technologies.
Disruptive Technologists have a total reach of +11,000, including weekly published podcasts and articles with cutting-edge, trending topics on their website https://disruptivetechnologists.com.  They also organize 4 popular live events per year making Disruptive Technologists one of the most active and consistent tech organizations of its kind in New York.

Disruptive Technologists provides the unique ability to:
• offer opportunities to learn, network, and grow
• recognize and promote members, companies and be part of the think tank
• nurture the promotion of tech while making people feel part of a community
• provide access to resources
• advocate and support  

If you sign up and there is any change in your schedule, please let us know ahead of time that you can’t make it, so we can let others on the waiting list have your seat.

To learn more, go to DisruptiveTechnologists.com and sign up for the monthly newsletter.
For questions, email Lauren Keyson at LKeyson@DisruptiveTechnologists.com – we look forward to hearing your cool ideas and helping you make them happen!
Thanks for your feedback for previous events:

  • • I just wanted to thank you for organizing the first Disruptive Technologists Meetup. I thought the panelists gave invaluable advice applicable to both software-folk and 'hardwarians' such as myself. I'm looking forward to the next Disruptive Tech Meetup!  I enjoyed it, great contacts and good advice.” - Hans M.
    • Hi, I did attend the last meet-up. It gave me food for thought. I'm looking forward to continuing to develop my relationship with this group and to discovering the "fit" for me in terms of what I'm up to. Thank you for putting this together!” - Giustina M.
    • I enjoyed the panel's response to what was the craziest investment opportunity or idea that someone came to you with! The answers were great!” - Bradley F.
    • Just wanted to say - great panel. well done and thank you for doing it! I will use at least some of it, really an outstanding panel. I mean it, and I go to a TON of events. - Bonnie H.
    • It was an awesome event. Thanks for putting it together. - Ray S.
    • It any event, I wanted to reach out and say thank you for selecting such a great group of panelists. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing from them. -- Holly Z.
    • Thanks for a First Great Meetup! - Lynn R.

Disruptively Yours,  Lauren

Upcoming events (1)

Hybrid Tech Assessibility Meetup at Microsoft in Times Square NYC!

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DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGISTS HYBRID IN-PERSON / WEBINAR EVENT co-hosted by CAA - the Cal Alumni Association of UC Berkeley!

This Meetup will be held at Microsoft at 11 Times Square in NYC while also online through Zoom! Come for Education, Food, Drink, Inspiration & Networking!

Tech Accessibility means that everyone can use the exact same technology as anyone else—regardless of whether they can manipulate a mouse, how much vision they have, how many colors they can see, how much they can hear or how they process information.

Accessible technology is either directly accessible, whereby it is usable without additional assistive technology (AT), or it is compatible with AT. For example, a mobile smartphone with a built-in screen reader is directly accessible, whereas a website that can be navigated effectively by people with visual impairments using a screen reader is AT-compatible.


  1. Cam Beaudoin, Owner, Accelerated Accessibility
  2. Debra Ruh - CEO, Ruh Global Impact & Executive Chair, Billion Strong
  3. Charles-Edouard Catherine, Director of Corporate & Government Relations, National Organization on Disabili
  4. Sep DiMeglio, Accessibility Insights OM, Microsoft

Frank LaVigne, Data Scientist, Quantum Developer, ML Engineer & Red Hat - Data Cloud Services Leader

Bruce Epstein

Jeff Paul, Ziotag
Jim Williams


** Many thanks to:
** Microsoft Reactor #MSFTReactor
** UC Berkeley - California Alumni Association (CAA)
** Ramona Wright
** Esther Dyson
** Jeff Paul
** Scott Moss

FOR IN-PERSON: Proof of vaccination, or Covid free test, or being checked with no-contact thermometers at check-in masks are optional and will be provided on request

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Jun 29,[masked]:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: DT & California Alumni Assoc Present Tech Accessibility Meetup & Webinar

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Past events (51)

The Metaverse: ‘Future of the Future’ or ‘Flaming Bag’?

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