This event hosted by the U.S. Chamber Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services’ Digital Empowers campaign was the second in a three-part virtual event series on the COVID-19 response designed to bring the tech community together to address the challenges and opportunities, and create a platform for collective action.
Oftentimes we think about technology as a product, and forget about the capabilities it represents. The COVID-19 pandemic has led many to reconsider the technical assets and skills they have at their disposal, and how they can be used for the common good. The global COVID-19 response has quickly given way to open source communities and platforms, working together to create solutions to combat the spread of the virus and the economic and social impact it has had on communities.
From supporting the development of new hospital equipment and personal protection gear, to expanding access to broadband and remote learning tools, organizing relief efforts, developing new digital tools to understand, manage and predict the spread of the virus, these open source projects have shown the power of global transparency, cooperation and collective action.
@USCCFBiz4Good teamed up with Digital Empowers' Alexa Miller and ITIF's expert, Daniel Castro on Twitter to discuss how open data, crowdsourcing, interoperable platforms, and their guiding principles of transparency and cooperation have shaped the global COVID-19 response and will affect how we live, work, and play for years to come.