Digital Empowers: Accelerating Innovation for Business and Social Good

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street NW
Washington , DC 20062
United States

Technology is an inseparable part of society. While the complexity, utility, and application of technology are ever evolving, the purpose of its development and discovery remains the same—to solve real-world problems, to fulfill human needs, and present new opportunities.

The research, development, and application of new technologies are facilitated by the private sector. From providing invaluable services to innovating new products, the private sector thrives when in pursuit for opportunities and solutions. So, it makes sense that businesses test their problem-solving abilities and resources to tackle the greatest social issues of our time.

Innovative partnerships, where businesses can work with and leverage the assets of governments, NGOs, and civil society can help develop innovative, sustainable and scalable solutions that can create significant impact. The partnerships and the technologies that make this possible is the focus of Digital Empowers: Accelerating Innovation for Business and Social Good, a forum hosted in partnership between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

This event will bring together business leaders, technical experts, and on-the-ground partners shaping the future of innovation and social impact. Participants will share how their organization leverages new technologies and digital innovation, including design thinking, virtual reality, data collaboratives, and analytics to increase access and equity to communities.

Participants from diverse industries will explore how they are harnessing technology to solve issues including:

  • Workforce development and education
  • Food safety and distribution
  • Microfinance
  • Opioid epidemic
  • Community recycling 
  • Nonprofit capacity building
  • Refugee resettlement
  • Natural and man-made disasters 
Attendees will also have an exclusive opportunity to engage with speakers and thought-leaders—to learn more about technical elements related to emerging technologies, best practices for cross-sector partnerships, and what shared value means in action.

Come see the possibilities that exist when we utilize the power of technology for social good.