How Twilio Video Helps Bring Sight to the Blind & Address the Epidemic of Loneliness
While more people are using video to stay connected these days, Be My Eyes and University of Michigan have been using video for some time to bridge different worlds to bring sight to the blind and address the epidemic of loneliness respectively. Join us for a panel discussion on how they are using Twilio Video to bring about positive change in the world.
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Alexander Hauerslev Jensen

CCO at Be My Eyes

Alexander is the CCO of Be My Eyes, a company dedicated to making the world more accessible and inclusive for people with visual impairments. His work at Be My Eyes focuses on enabling people to lead more independent lives through innovative business models and strategic corporate partnerships. The Be My Eyes app is designed on a simple premise: to harness the power of technology and human connection to assist people who have low vision to lead more independent lives. With over 4 million users across the globe, Be My Eyes has become the largest online community for people with low vision.

John Piette

Director and Principal Investigator at Center for Managing Chronic Disease

Dr. Piette is a Professor of Global Public Health and Internal Medicine, the Director of the University of Michigan Center for Managing Chronic Disease, and a VA Senior Research Career Scientist. His research focuses on developing and evaluating novel strategies for using patient-facing health technology to improve the accessibility and quality of care for patients with chronic illnesses in the US and low/middle-income countries. Dr. Piette is a frequent speaker on mobile technology and behavior change in the US and internationally. He currently leads programs designed to support crisis lines and call centers dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America.

Diana Smith

Director of Product Marketing & Brand, at Twilio

Diana leads marketing for, Twilio's social impact arm. Diana helps nonprofit organizations use Twilio to help millions of people recover from crisis, build better lives through health care and education, and take action to change the world for good. Previously, she led the product marketing team at Segment, a leading customer data platform, and started her career in public relations for tech and entertainment.