Gay Pride Q&A with Direct to Patient Trials Conference Producer Trevor Sosvielle

June 26, 2018

This Q&A is cross-posted with the CBINet blog. It’s Gay Pride Month and events across the world celebrate wins and bring attention to issues that still need attention. The community still struggles with health disparities and the HIV epidemic. CBI Conference Producer, Trevor Sosvielle, sat down with Matthew Amsden, CEO of ProofPilot to chat about…

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The LGBT Community Gave ProofPilot a Competitive Advantage

February 3, 2017

Prior to launching ProofPilot, I was a consultant to academic and government researchers deploying online research studies to test the efficacy of different HIV prevention strategies. The experience helped us find innovative solutions to the persistent recruitment issues plaguing researchers. It also prepares us to support the complex multi-facetted studies required to uncover the next…

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Is the Tech Industry the Trojan Horse for Gay Rights Around the World?

December 19, 2016

In the US, over the past decade, LGBT rights has progressed dramatically. However, progress in other parts of the world has been slow. Today, while the United Nations blocked an attempt by anti-LGBT countries in Africa to end the post of UN Independent Expert to monitor violence and discrimination against LGBT individuals, the vote was…

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Why ‘Coming Out’ Means More Than Being Gay In Tech

October 11, 2016

The fact that being gay opened unique opportunities for me personally and professionally is the ultimate success story for the tech industry achieving equality and diversity for innovation. Diversity in tech is something that everyone agrees that there needs to be more of — more women, more minorities, more perspective. Diversity helps create better products and stronger…

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