B is a technology and facilitation expert who is passionate about creating social change by empowering everyone to participate in technological and social governance. B is the Director of Emerging Technologies at the Aspen Institute.
Previously, they advised Senator Ron Wyden on issues of privacy, internet governance, and algorithmic accountability through the Congressional Innovation Fellowship. Prior to Congress, B was a Research Program Lead at the Partnership on AI, a non-profit multi-stakeholder initiative to address the most important and difficult decisions on the future of artificial intelligence. B led PAI research in areas such as fairness, transparency, AI's impact on labor.
B has also served as Senior Engagement Lead for IBM Watson, where they led strategic conversations with world leaders about AI and patented a spooky authentication technique. They were also recognized as an IBM LGBT+ 'Out Role Model' for championing diversity and inclusion in and beyond IBM. B earlier served as Director of both Product Development and Community at Exploding Kittens, a record-breaking crowdfunded card game startup. B also co-led Phenomenon Media 501c3, and arts and education nonprofit, developing an educational tool for teaching code without the need for computers.
B received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Texas at Dallas and was selected as an MIT-Harvard Assembly Fellow for the 2019 Ethics and Governance in Artificial Intelligence Initiative cohort. Read B's posts.
Service & Pro-Bono
- Our Connected Future - 2022
"All Tech Is Human panel featuring Afua Bruce, Cori Zarek and B Cavello"
- TechCongress - 2021
"Fellow Series: B Cavello"
- RadicalxChange - 2020, moderator
"Better Metrics, Shared Prosperity"
- IBM THINK - 2020
"Making AI Trustworthy and Transparent"
- AI Inclusive - 2020
"Why AI Thinks You're a Toaster (and why you should care)"
- Harvard-MIT Assembly - 2019
"Surveillance State of the Union"
- Out in Tech - 2018
- HEC Executive MBA - 2018, closing keynote
"Leading Digital Transformation"
- IBM Code San Francisco - 2018
"How Will AI Affect Us?"
- Leadership California Issues & Trends Program - 2017, closing keynote
"Technology Changing Lives"
- South Bay Conference on Gender & Video Games - 2017
"Designing with Empathy"
- Hackaday "Build Something That Matters" Unconference - 2017
"Learning Code without Computers"
- Global Crowdfunding Convention - 2016
"Fireside Chat with the Winners: Meet Crowdfunding Rockstars!"
- Gen Con - 2016
"Lessons about Community and Kickstarter Learned at Gen Con "