Inspiration Awards 2016
It takes creativity to change the world. Thank you donors, friends, and volunteers.
Inspiration Awards 2016 with Veronica De La Cruz, Jason Mayden, Justin Steele, and Rowena Tomaneng.
Photo by Malcolm Wallace for Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC), 2016.
Veronica De La Cruz and Shaun Tai
Oakland Digital’s Inspiration Awards 2016 took place Dec 3, 2016 – thrilled Veronica De La Cruz of KPIX CBS San Francisco Bay Area hosted… and was amazing!
Jason Mayden (Accel Partners / Nike Jordan) and Shaun Tai (Oakland Digital)
Inspiring conversation about design and social impact with Jason Mayden (Design at Accel Partners / Fmr. Sr Global Design Director at Nike / Jordan).
Congrats on being named ‘Creativity Leader’ at Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC)’s Inspiration Awards 2016 (Dec 3)… stay tuned!
Lisa Sy (Facebook) & Shaun Tai (Oakland Digital)
Wilson, thanks for capturing this moment behind the scenes!
Right before our TV interview at NBC Bay Area San Jose for Asian Pacific America hosted by Emmy award-winning icon Robert Handa.
Excited about the Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) episode featuring our advisor Lisa Sy (also a Product Designer at Facebook) – talking about the importance of design, careers in design (business + tech), and BRIDGEGOOD. #InspireOakland
BRIDGEGOOD at Twitter HQ
Optimize for team happiness. Team #BRIDGEGOOD / #OaklandDigital
Joel Flory & Shaun Tai
http://www.oaklanddigital.org/donate – “Design is a part of everything. It’s a part of every day life,” says CEO & Co-Founder of VSCO, Joel Flory.
Video filmed by Andrew Warren; produced by Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC), 2015.
Shaun Tai x Inspiration Awards 2015
Inspiration Awards successful thanks to team. If you didn’t already know… teamwork makes the dreamwork. #TWMTDW Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC)
Mayor Libby Schaaf & Shaun Tai
Special shout-out to #OaklandMayor #LibbySchaaf – #giving #opening #remarks at #OaklandDigital #InspirationAwards on December 10! #IA2015 #OaklandInspiration #ODALC #InspireOakland #TWMTDW
Joe Lacob & Shaun Tai
Shout-out #JoeLacob! #OaklandDigital thrilled to partner w/ @GSWfoundation together supporting underserved #BayArea #students #Hoops4Kids #InspireOakland #GoDubs #GoWarriors
Bridging the Digital Divide with Shaun Tai
MC Hammer & Shaun Tai on stage at Inspiration Awards 2014
Marc Benioff & Shaun Tai
Marc Russell Benioff (born September 25, 1964) is an American internet entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com, a cloud computing company. As of February 2015, he owns approximately $3 billion worth of Salesforce shares, although the company has never reported a profit. Benioff started salesforce.com in March 1999 in a rented San Francisco apartment and defined its mission as The End of Software®. He is “credited with turning the software industry on its head” by using the Internet to “revamp the way software programs are designed and distributed.” He has long evangelized software as a service as the model that would replace traditional enterprise software. He is the creator of the term “platform as a service” and has extended salesforce.com’s reach by allowing customers to build their own applications on the company’s architecture, or in the salesforce.com “cloud.” He is the author of three books, including the national best seller Behind the Cloud. He currently serves on the board of Cisco Systems.
Benioff pioneered the 1/1/1 integrated philanthropic model, by which companies contribute 1 percent of profits, 1 percent of equity, and 1 percent of employee hours back to the communities it serves. Parts of this 1/1/1 model have been adopted by many other companies, including Google. In 2005, the members of the World Economic Forum named him as one of its Young Global Leaders. In 2007 the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy presented Benioff with the Excellence in Corporate Philanthropy Award and in 2008 invited him to become a director of the board.
In June 2010, Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne Krilich announced a $100 million gift to UCSF Children’s Hospital with the goal of not only seeing the new hospital built but significantly advancing children’s health worldwide. In 2010, Benioff and his wife were named one of the Top 25 Most Effective Philanthropists by Barron’s.
In 2014, Marc Benioff donated another $100 million to UCSF and Oakland Children’s Hospital (both now called Benioff Children’s Hospitals). Benioff credits Mata Amritanandamayi with inspiring his philanthropic business models, stating “But the most pivotal meeting for me was with Mata Amritanandamayi, … It was she who introduced me to the idea, and possibility, of giving back to the world while pursing my career ambitions. I realized that I didn’t have to make a choice between doing business and doing good. I could align these two values and strive to succeed at both simultaneously.”
R. Shay Miles (The North Face) & Shaun Tai
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee & Shaun Tai
UC Berkeley’s Cal Blueprint & Shaun Tai
Twitter SMB & Shaun Tai ODALC
PayPal Access & Shaun Tai
What’s the history of PayPal? Take a look at this video timeline to see the milestones that have helped us make a better tomorrow for the millions instead of the few.
Dr. Andreas Weigend & Shaun Tai
“Hi there, I am Andreas Weigend. My expertise is the future of big data, social-mobile technologies, and consumer behavior. I study people and the data they create. In today’s increasingly digitized world, consumers share data in unprecedented ways. This Social Data Revolution represents a deep shift in how people make purchasing and lifestyle choices.
I advise companies that want to embrace this new reality of social data. Together, we design interactive platforms and real-time systems that empower them and their customers to make better decisions. As Amazon’s chief scientist, I helped create the firm’s data strategy and customer-centric culture.
I teach at Stanford University and UC Berkeley, direct the Social Data Lab, and speak at corporate events and top conferences around the globe. I received my Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University after studying in Germany and Cambridge, UK. I live in San Francisco and Shanghai.”