Nov 5, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm

DisrupTV is a weekly Web series with hosts R "Ray" Wang and Vala Afshar. The show airs live at 11:00 a.m. PT/ 2:00 p.m. ET every Friday. The audience can expect A-list guests, the latest enterprise news, hot startups, insight from influencers, and much more. Tweet questions to #DisrupTV or @DisrupTVShow. We broadcast live on Zoom. 

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Featured Guests:


David Hassell
CEO and Co-Founder

David Hassell believes that when leaders support employees in becoming their best selves, high engagement and performance and uncommon loyalty naturally result. As co-founder and CEO of 15Five, David co-developed the leading human-centered performance management platform and co-created the science-inspired Best-Self Management methodology to help leaders address the hidden factors that stimulate sustainable growth and development – things like intrinsic motivation, strengths, and psychological safety. David has been featured in CNN, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal, and Wired, and was named by Forbes Magazine as “The Most Connected Man You Don’t Know in Silicon Valley”.

Follow him on Twitter: @dhassell


Alec Ross
Author of The Raging 2020s & Distinguished Visiting Professor

Alec Ross is a Distinguished Professor at l’Universitá di Bologna Business School, an author, entrepreneur and investor.

His book The Raging 2020s is about the collision that has taken place at the intersection of government, business and citizens. His prior book The Industries of the Future has been translated into 24 languages and been a best-seller on 5 continents.

He is a Board Partner at Amplo, a global venture capital firm and sits on the board of directors for companies in the fields of technology, finance, education, human capital and cybersecurity.

Alec served as the convenor for technology and media policy on Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and served as Senior Advisor for Innovation to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

He began his career with Teach for America and co-founded and helped lead a technology-focused social enterprise.

Follow him on Twitter: @AlecJRoss


John Westra
Virtual Innovation Officer

Named #3 VR Influencer Worldwide by Onalytica – Founder, Speaker & Serial Tech Entrepreneur – Currently writing MetaRepublic ~ The ‘Quest’ for Liberty in the Metaverse

Follow him on Twitter: @John_Westra