Voices

Silence: To Digitally Disconnect or Not

Meet the Fighters for the third round of Digital Fight Club: Jennifer Zientz, head of clinical services at the Center for BrainHealth, versus Michelle Adams, founder and president at Marketing Brainology.

Editor’s note: Dallas Innovates is the media sponsor for Digital Fight Club on Aug. 28. Digital Fight Club is a no-holds-barred event that pits technology experts against each other in a head-to-head, rapid-fire discussion on a hot-button topic rooted in innovation. Read the story of how it came to be here.

And, before the main event at the end of the month, Founder Michael Pratt will be previewing what audience members can expect each round. Fight #3 is below.


Digitally disconnect?

This fight takes a slight turn from our normal fights. Usually, we are debating a technology’s viability or impact or it’s place in the future.

This time we are debating the use of technology in the first place. 

So, we brought two experts on polar opposite sides of the discussion. Jennifer Zientz of the Center for BrainHealth works with Navy Seals (as well as mere mortals) to address technology’s impact on brain performance, cognition, and overall health. Michelle Adams focuses on the budding field of “neuromarketing” and its beneficial uses for brands and companies. 

Settled science? We think not.

Digital Fight Club: An overview of it all

The Untold Story of How Digital Fight Club Came to Be
Now in its fourth year, Digital Fight Club is returning later this month to the Granada Theater in Dallas. Take a look inside the upcoming fight night and the events that led to its creation.

Fight #1

Public Transport Technology: Taming the Wild West
Digital Fight Club’s Fight #1 will feature Robert Mundinger, founder of TheMap.io, versus Steven Duong, associate vice president of AECOM’s Design + Planning and Economics, as the Fighters.

[Photo: Courtesy Digital Fight Club]

Fight #2

Silence: To Digitally Disconnect or Not
The Fighters for Digital Fight Club’s second Fight are Lee Harrison, CEO of Thru, versus Stephen Ellis, CTO of Plymouth AI.

[Photo: Courtesy Digital Fight Club]

Fight #4

Synthetic Reality: Does Real Even Matter?
For Fight #4 of Digital Fight Club, Farrukh Malik, CEO of Roomored, will go up against Steve Nix, CEO of ForwardXP.

[Photo: Courtesy Digital Fight Club]

Fight #5

Get to Know Me: Data, Personalization, and Privacy
Fight #5 of Digital Fight Club puts Andy Chen, SVP of +1 Labs at Match Group, and Mike Orren, chief product officer at The Dallas Morning News and president at Belo Business Intelligence, against each other.

[Photo: Courtesy Digital Fight Club]

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Michael Pratt is the Co-founder and CEO of Panamplify, a company building intelligent systems to eliminate grunt work and transform the way people do their jobs. Panamplify was born out of insights id(...)

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