Technological skills are already in high-demand by organisations whose highest purpose is profit and shareholder returns.
What do these same skills accomplish when the highest purpose of an organisation is to deploy technology for common-good – ongoing improvement of community, environmental, social, as well as economic well-being.
What to expect of this 90-minute event:
Presentations by *impact entrepreneurs* who are working on solutions locally and nationally to solve challenges in our food, homes, waste and capital/investment systems.
Four kiwi entrepreneurs share their passion for doing good - addressing deep issues that affect our people and our planet - while mobilising the latest tech & expertise.
Facilitated networking activityPanel discussion with experts facilitated by a local leader in the entrepreneurial/technology ecosystem in the Bay of Plenty
This 90-minute event will open your eyes to:
the possibilities of tech-for-goodwhat’s already being done locally and nationally, enabled with technologyhow you can contribute, how these impact ventures are/could address these challenges in Tauranga and Western Bay.
This event is part of Groundswell Festival of Innovation - A digital festival of online events
This community event listing is made possible with the support of NZTech.
You can drop into this event at any time.
Greer has worked in urban development for 10 years and specialises in alternative development models.
Topics to discuss: Technology as a way to build community; examples of online platforms that help with consensus decision making and collective investment.
Debs loves applying strategies to create a new social data model to provide workplaces, schools and organisations ethical access to a collective dataset of social wellbeing data, so that they can uncover the underlying causes of social problems and can provide the right support at the right time.
My research focuses on disaster management, construction innovation, resilience and smart cities.
I am interested in how cities, communities and organisations, including construction organisations, plan for disasters and manage hazard events.