The overarching question imparting urgency to this exploration is: Can U.S.-Russian contention in cyberspace cause the two nuclear superpowers to stumble into war? In considering this question we were constantly reminded of recent comments by a prominent U.S. arms control expert: At least as dangerous as the risk of an actual cyberattack, he observed, is cyber operations’ “blurring of the line between peace and war.” Or, as Nye wrote, “in the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user.”
Lisa Gelobter is the CEO and Co-founder of tEQuitable. Using technology to make workplaces more equitable, tEQuitable provides an independent, confidential platform to address issues of bias, harassment, and discrimination.
With 25+ years in the industry and products that have been used by billions of people, Lisa has a deep and proven track record in Tech. She has worked on several pioneering Internet technologies, including Shockwave, Hulu, and the ascent of online video.
Lisa brings consumer focus and transformative practice to bear in technology, media, and the social sector. Lisa’s experience ranges from small, entrepreneurial startups to large, established organizations with an extensive background in digital strategy, business operations, and product development.
Most recently, she worked at the Obama White House, serving as the Chief Digital Service Officer for the Department of Education. Previously, Lisa acted as the Chief Digital Officer for BET Networks and was on the Senior Management Team for the launch of Hulu.
Lisa is actively working to make the world a better, more inclusive place and serves on the Board/ Committees of: Obama Foundation, Times Up, /dev/color, and The Education Trust.
Lisa is one of Inc.'s 100 Women Building America's Most Innovative and Ambitious Businesses, Fast Company’s Most Creative People, and is spotlighted in Eric Ries’ book The Startup Way.
Lisa is one of the first 40 Black women ever to have raised over $1mm in venture capital funding.
She is also proud to be a Black woman with a degree in Computer Science. Go STEM!