Michael Patterson is the Chief Information Officer and Co-Founder of Arkansas Early Learning, Inc., a non-profit organization and Head Start grantee laser focused on ending poverty and ending injustices that exist in our communities. Under Michael's leadership, Arkansas Early Learning has rapidly grown from a startup in 2013 to now Arkansas' largest Head Start grantee. Michael is a passionate social entrepreneur, lover of everything technology and, most importantly, a father of 3 wonderful daughters. Michael holds a M.S. Computer Science from Troy University. More recently, he is also a Head Start Management Fellow (UCLA, 2016) and current UCLA/PMFO new director mentor. Michael believes everyone deserves an opportunity for a better life and innovation is the critical key to the future success, sustainability, and impact of non-profit organizations. Just last month, his team completed the development of and launched a new app-based solution to tackle common problems of tracking, reporting, and analyzing non-federal share transactions, In-Kind Pro. Currently he is working on other "problems worth solving", and developing additional innovative solutions in the conversational AI space focusing on safety and human impact.
Chief Information Officer and Co-Founder, Arkansas Early Learning, Inc.
Washington , DC
May 24 - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm