Jun 30, 2015
Today's powerful talk with Olympians Sky & Tamara Christopherson touches on what actions you can take to make a positive impact in your life with new technology, an inspiring and meaningful story about the 2012 Women's Cycling Team and I share a personal and vulnerable story about how their breakthrough documentary film Personal Gold literally changed my life.
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"Personal Gold is more than a must-see Olympic story it’s a film that expertly explores the intersection of sports, science and ingenuity. For these women, Quantified Self techniques meant the difference between standing on the side lines and standing atop a podium.” — Gary Wolf, Wired Magazine"
Sky Christopherson Has been called a 'Wunderkind' by The New York Times, and recently voted 5th nationwide in 'Top 40 under 40 in Healthcare Innovation', Sky is a current world record holder and was a member of the U.S. Cycling Team's 'Project 96' prior to the 1996 Olympics. Frustrated by the rampant doping culture in cycling, Sky retired after the 2000 Olympics and dedicated his career in search for a better solution. In 2011, Sky broke a world record using a digital health approach inspired by Dr. Eric Topol. This experiment was the genesis of project that helped athletes win medals at the 2012 London Olympics, receiving international media and featured in the documentary film 'Personal Gold. Sky has been a featured speaker at health and technology conferences ranging from The New York Digital Health Conference, Quantified Self, TEDx and more.
Tamara Christopherson is a U.S. Olympian who competed in sprint kayak in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. Featured in world-wide media including The Today Show, NBC, ESPN, CNN, the Financial Times, Wired and Esquire Magazine, Christopherson speaks on a wide range of topics including the role of women and technology in sports. She is the President at Southern California Olympians & Paralympians, and the Director of the breakthrough documentary Personal Gold.
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