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Amy Li

Sunnyvale, California
Amy Li is Founder of Dance4Healing, a social venture leading the trend of telehealth into physical rehab space, inspired by her own fight against stage IV cancer, a partner for Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program. Rooted in neuroscience, Dance4Healing is a social platform connecting dance teachers to patients, using artificial intelligence and behavior design to recommend personalized music and dance, dance buddies and patient groups based on real-time emotion and health data, alleviating mental & physical pain, and improving quality of life. Please watch this 2 minute video: http://bit.ly/D4HRocks

At age 12, Amy won first prize in a county-wide speech contest. She performed in big theaters, and MC’d many educational and corporate functions. This gave her a lot of confidence and made her believe she can accomplish anything in life. In 2007, she climbed Mt. Whitney; in 2011, she ran a marathon; in 2012, she fought cancer; in 2013, she conquered cancer.

Amy is a UX and branding leader and expert for global brands such as Yahoo, AT&T, VW, HTC, and Playstation, built/led UX and creative teams in design agencies and large tech companies. A frequent speaker on UX discipline, innovation and the future of design, was an active local UX community leader in planning and organizing UX events in Southern California. Her app Have2P was awarded “App of the Week”in the New York Times, featured in Gizmodo and numerous major tech blogs, and praised as third on the list of 11 Coolest App ever.

Amy is a graduate from Singularity University, known for empowering future leaders to use technology to positively impact the world. A true believer of an abundant future, using exponential technology to solve social challenges, and helping humans live healthier, happier and smarter. She is passionate about combining design, technology, and human factors to create state of the art products that impact our daily lives. She is also on the board of directors of Humanity+, an international non-profit advocate using technology to expand human capacities. She co-organized several Humanity+ conferences, i.e., the Humanity+ @Caltech was mentioned in a TIME magazine cover story, and Humanity+ @Beiing was featured in many major Chinese media.

As a Chinese American who is fluent both in English and Chinese, Amy is passionate about bridging the Eastern and Western technology and science communities. She is working on assisting both Humanity+ and Singularity University in expanding to Asia, by utilizing her bilingual skills and understanding of both cultures, creating interesting collaborations between Western and Chinese scientists and technologists.