12/7/11: Holiday Party with CAST Labs

SVII and CAST Labs joined forces for an end of the year celebration. The program featured live jazz, opera arias, a tango dance performance, and a dinner-debate. The theme of the evening – art, creativity and innovation, a collaborative exploration.

Here is an excellent blog post by Theral Timpson about the evening.

A multi-talented panel of accomplished left-and-right-brainers lead a panel discussion moderated by CAST Labs founder Sylvie Leotin. A wide range of opinions, talents and personality made for a stimulating discussion that involved the whole room. Here are some images and videos of the event:


  • Sylvie Leotin – CAST Labs founder and moderator, ballerina, computer scientist, blogger and entrepreneur.
  • Michael Killen –  Artist, filmmaker, and serial entrepreneur, driving awareness and change for sustainability through art and TV programs.
  • Howard Lieberman – SVII founder, DARPA senior science & technology advisor, serial entrepreneur, composer and jazz musician.
  • Indre Viskontas – Singer and neuroscientist, specializing in contemporary opera and the intersection between memory and creativity.