Inaugural Lecture: Visiting Professor Cindy Chin

17:00 - 18:00


  • Opening, Greetings and Moderation: Rector Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerhard Blechinger
  • Greetings by Dr.in Brigitte Bach, COO of Salzburg AG
  • Awarding of the designation/titel "FH-Gastprofessorin" to Cindy Chin by Rector and University Management
  • Inaugural Lecture by FH-Gastprofessorin Cindy Chin: 
    Artemis Program: Humanity's Return To The Moon
  • Closing Address by Rector

Inaugural Lecture

In her lecture, Cindy Chin will be covering an overview of the Artemis Program (NASA) to bring back astronauts to the moon, a brief history of the Apollo Mission and why the Artemis Mission is the pathway to the Deep Space Network and on the path from the moon to mars for humankind.

When: Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 5 - 6 pm
Where: ONLINE (Microsoft Teams);
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Inaugural Lecture Cindy Chin on 19 May 2021

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About the visiting professor Cindy Chin
Cindy Chin is an entrepreneur, venture strategist, and cultural ambassador of the arts and sciences. As CEO of CLC Advisors, LLC, she is an advisor and board member to founding startup teams, a subject matter expert in frontier technologies, opportunity scout for VC and LP partners, a global strategic thought leader, and a sought-after speaker. She recently co-founded a new tech startup, CLIPr, in the virtual meeting/video AI and machine learning space and is its COO & Co-Founder.

She is also a NASA Datanaut, an open data innovation program to promote data science, coding, and gender diversity that operates within the Office of the CIO at NASA Headquarters. She is a mentor in the Google For Startups Accelerator and Stanford University’s Technology Entrepreneurship and undergrad programs. She was a Co-Founder of Women on the Block, an organization created by blockchain enthusiasts to promote empowerment of women to ensure diversity and inclusion in technology. Cindy was the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Program Curator for the Digility Conference and Expo in Cologne, Germany and a member of the faculty of the Startup Executive Academy of Silicon Castles in Salzburg, Austria. In 2018, she was named as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “50 Most Daring Entrepreneurs in 2018” along with leaders including SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, General Motor’s CEO Mary Barra, celebrity chef and founder of World Central Kitchen José Andrés, “Crazy Rich Asians” author Kevin Kwan, Chance the Rapper, Academy Award winning actress and founder of Hello Sunshine’s Reese Witherspoon, and IBM’s CEO Ginni Rometty.

Cooperation with Salzburg AG and Land Salzburg
In 2020, the three partners Land Salzburg, Salzburg AG and FH Salzburg launched their cooperation. This supports young talents, promotes new, innovative ideas and strengthens Salzburg as a science and business location. A total of 20 scholarships were awarded under the motto #wirsindzukunft and 10 Bachelor's or Master's theses were honoured with a science prize. The guest professorship is also part of the cooperation.