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

Innovative partnerships, where businesses can work with and leverage the assets of governments, NGOs, and civil society can help develop creative, 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 by 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 that are shaping the future of innovation and social impact. Participants will share how their organizations leverage new technologies and digital innovations, including blockchain, design thinking, virtual reality, robotics, data collaboratives, and cloud analytics to increase access and equity to individuals and communities.

Participants from diverse industries will explore how they are harnessing technology to solve a number of issues:

  • Workforce Development and Education
  • Food safety and distribution
  • Microfinance
  • Opioid epidemic
  • Community Recycling
  • Nonprofit Capacity Building
  • Refugee resettlement
  • Natural and human-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 hear the possibilities that exist when we apply the power of technology for social good.

Limited scholarship opportunities available for small businesses, chambers of commerce, and students. Apply for a scholarship here

This event is intended to comply with the widely-attended event exception to the House, Senate, and executive branch ethics rules.  As a result, attendance is complimentary for congressional staff whose duties relate to the issues on the agenda. Legislative employees should consult with the House and Senate ethics office, as appropriate, to determine whether there would be any prohibition on their attendance at this event. Executive branch employees should obtain written permission to attend this event from their designated agency ethics office and should send a copy of the permission to Alexa Miller by email at ammiller@uschamber.com prior to the event. Federal employees should use the code DCTECH to register.