Kim Carson

CEO and Founder of Parallax Futures, Conceptual Technologist, Diversity in AI champion, Author

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Kim Carson is currently CEO & Founder of Parallax Futures, a nonprofit fellowship program that aims to inspire positive futures through a new kind of innovator called Conceptual Technologists. She founded Parallax Futures because she believes in the importance of multi-dimensional diversity in technology and is passionate about changing what leadership in AI looks like and how we can use emergent technology to build a better future and improve our humanity.

Prior to Parallax Futures, Kim enjoyed a wide variety of leadership positions in both academia and the technology sector and is passionate about enabling teams of creatives, technology leaders, and innovators with the skills, mindset, and network to tackle the complex and evolving challenges of tomorrow.

Her speaking engagements at renowned events like FETC, ASCD, and Summit at Sea 2024 were not mere presentations, but fervent calls to action. She aims to inspire, inform, and empower her audience, instilling in them a sense of excitement and possibility.

Kim was recently named Success Magazine’s 2023 Women of Influence winner, finalist for Black Tech Achievement Awards for Entrepreneur of the Year, and Diversity Professional Women of Excellence 2024 winner.

Kim is a self-declared nerd and currently lives in Berkeley, CA with her son Jordan and their dog Snoopy, with her other son Carson nearby at UC Berkeley.

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“We invited Kim to speak at our annual College Promise Careers Institute event in Fall 2023. It was a pleasure working with Kim. She was professional, collaborative and receptive to our ideas about how to infuse her expertise into our areas of interest for the event. She delivered her session expertly and her dynamic nature enabled her to perfectly segue with the talk that preceded hers which immediately engaged the audience.”

Jennifer Mewett
College Promise Event Management

Kim’s passion for storytelling, combined with thoughtfulness and empathy, draws you in and captivates. Her well-crafted presentations leave a lasting impact that inspires reflection and ongoing discussion. Kim deftly handles questions from audiences large and small, and her approachable demeanor has members of the audience milling around to engage afterwards.”

Brad Bolno
Senior Leader, Cisco IT

Through "realness" and humor, Kim connects with the audience. When I hear Kim speak, I literally lean in and/or find myself nodding my head in agreement because I can relate to her stories, to her voice, and understand the nuances - she interweaves in her spoken engagements.  It's refreshing to hear and witness this style of storytelling and presenting, as it reaches broader audiences.“

Yanira Guzman
Founder, The Career Gem

I recently attended some fireside chats with Kim speaking. It was amazing. She really knows how to inspire and connect with people. Her insights on leadership and innovation were eye-opening. What's great about Kim is how genuine she is. She doesn't just talk at you; she talks with you, making every session feel like a real conversation. Plus, she's great at bringing people together and making everyone feel included. Kim's authenticity is refreshing. She's not just a speaker; she's a storyteller, a strategist, and a leader. I highly recommend her for any speaking engagements. She'll transform the room and leave everyone feeling inspired and connected. If you want someone who can truly make an impact, Kim's your person.”

David Brennan
CEO & Co-Founder, Arkeo AI