Digital Empowers: Accelerating Innovation for Business and Social Good
May 24, 2018
Registration and Networking Breakfast
Opening Keynote: The Future of Innovation
Blockchain Technology: A New System for the People, the Planet, and their Prosperity
During this session, innovators across industries will share how they apply blockchain technology to address issues ranging from the opioid crisis and food safety to financial access in emerging markets.
Cloud, Big Data, IoT: Growing Better, Faster, and Stronger Together through Interoperability
How can the Internet of Things collect data, communicate it through the cloud, and use big data tools to create solutions to social challenges? This session will highlight how big data tools can be used with a widely dispersed and automatically collected data to build capacity for populations in need.
Robotics and Artificial Intelligence: Harnessing Drones for Disaster Response and Recovery
Networking Break and Transition to Lunch
Luncheon Programming: Expert-Led Luncheon Discussions
Attendees will have the option of participating in small group discussions on organized topics, led by plenary speakers and other experts.
Networking & Dessert Break
Design Thinking: The Possibilities of Digital Fluency
Digital Fluency is the aptitude to effectively and ethically interpret information, discover meaning, design content, construct knowledge, and communicate ideas in a digitally connected world. During this session, speakers will facility a group exercise to test their digital fluency and proclivity to invoke design thinking principles and embrace technologies and technological systems to solve real-world problems.
Virtual and Augmented Reality: Immersion for Impact
Virtual reality technology provides immersive and interactive experiences enabling users to step into an alternate world, the shoes of a neighbor, and even a driverless car. During this session, attendees will hear about immersive learning opportunities and exciting business ventures that were created as a result of these new applications and partnerships.
The Workforce of Tomorrow
During this session, attendees will hear an overview of the federal STEM education policy for the decade spanning 2013 to 2023.
Next-Generation Community Engagement
Increasing access to quality community and public services in a cost-effective manner is a top priority for local governments, employers, and nonprofit organizations in every city. By working together and harnessing their synergies, the impact and innovation that follow can lead to more jobs, safer streets, stronger civic engagement, better mobility, and other equitable outcomes. During this session, participants will explore new technologies and partnerships that build stronger, more prosperous neighborhoods.