Social Impact Tech Summit
November 3rd & 4th, 2022
Social Impact Tech Summit – Day 1 (Nov. 3) Panel Session Audio
Opening Remarks: Mayor Jyoti Gondek
Session 1 – ‘Calgary’s Social Impact Technology Ecosystem’
Moderator: Geoff Zakaib
Session 2 – ‘Bridging Tech Innovation and Social Innovation’
Presenter: Future of Good
Moderator: Thi Dao – Partnerships & Account Manager – Future of Good
Session 3 – ‘Tech Stewardship Workshop’
Presenter: Tech Stewardship
Facilitator: Mark Abbott – Director – Engineering Change Lab
Session 4 – ‘Digital Transformation of Social Impact Organizations’
Presenter: The City of Calgary
Moderator: Erin Ruttan – Project Manager, Digital Equity
Session 5 – ‘Building Social Impact Tech: Pathways to the future’
Facilitator: Mina Demian – Platform Calgary
Social Impact Tech Summit – Day 2 – Webinar 1
Afua Bruce is a leading public interest technologist who has spent her career working at the intersection of technology, policy, and society. Her career has spanned the government, non-profit, private, and academic sectors, as she has held senior science and technology positions at DataKind, the White House, the FBI, and IBM.
Amy Sample Ward believes that technology should be accessible and accountable to everyone, especially communities historically and systemically excluded from the digital world. They are the CEO of NTEN, a nonprofit creating a world where missions and movements are more successful through the skillful and equitable use of technology. Their second book – Social Change Anytime Everywhere – was a Terry McAdam Book Award finalist.
Introduction: Karen Benzies (UCalgary Social Innovation)
Social Impact Tech Summit – Day 2 – Webinar 2
Dr. Turin‘s primary research interests are challenges in access to care and unmet needs faced by the socially vulnerable population of the society, including new immigrants, refugees, and ethnic communities. He leads his program of research through the approach of Community Based Participatory Research and Integrated Knowledge Translation where efforts for Meaningful Community Engagement is at the core. Dr. Turin has been highly productive and has published more than 280 scholarly / academic publications including research manuscripts, conference proceedings, and book/book-chapters. He draws upon the background as a clinician with a diverse set of research methodological skills and multidisciplinary experience and has been involved in research collaborations both nationally and internationally. Dr. Turin supervises graduate and undergraduate students on topics directly related to his research program.
Introduction: Yasaman Amannejad (Mount Royal University)
Social Impact Tech Summit – Day 2 – Webinar 3
Reid Blackman is the author of ‘Ethical Machines: Your Concise Guide to Totally Unbiased, Transparent, and Respectful AI’. He is the Founder and CEO of Virtue, an AI ethical risk consultancy, and volunteer Chief Ethics Officer for the non-profit Government Blockchain Association. He has also been a member of EY’s AI Advisory Board, a Senior Advisor to the Deloitte AI Institute, and a professor of philosophy at Colgate University and UNC-Chapel Hill.
Introduction: Alina Turner (Helpseeker)
Social Impact Tech Summit – Day 2 – Webinar 4
David Ryan Polgar is a pioneering tech ethicist, Responsible Tech advocate, and expert on ways to improve social media and our information ecosystem. David is the founder of All Tech is Human, an organization committed to building the Responsible Tech pipeline by making it more diverse, multidisciplinary, and aligned with the public interest. As the leader of ATIH, he has spearheaded the development of three recent reports: Guide to Responsible Tech: How to Get Involved & Build a Better Tech Future, The Business Case for AI Ethics: Moving from Theory to Action, and Improving Social Media: The People, Organizations and Ideas for a Better Tech Future.
Introduction: Jasmine Palardy (SAIT SADT)
Social Impact Tech Summit – Day 2 – Webinar 5
Bianca Wylie is a writer with a dual background in technology and public engagement. She is a partner at Digital Public and a co-founder of Tech Reset Canada. She worked for several years in the tech sector in operations, infrastructure, corporate training, and product management. Then, as a professional facilitator, she spent several years co-designing, delivering and supporting public consultation processes for various governments and government agencies. She is currently a member of the advisory boards for the Electronic Privacy Information Centre (EPIC), The Computational Democracy Project and the Minderoo Tech & Policy Lab and is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
Social Impact Tech Summit – Day 2 – Webinar 6
Liz Weaver is the Co-CEO of Tamarack Institute and leading the Tamarack Learning Centre. The Tamarack Learning Centre advances community change efforts by focusing on five strategic areas including collective impact, collaborative leadership, community engagement, community innovation and evaluating community impact. Liz is well-known for her thought leadership on collective impact and is the author of several papers on the topic. She is a co-catalyst partner with the Collective Impact Forum and a co-founding partner of the Canadian Centre for Nonprofit Digital Resilience (CCNDR). Liz is passionate about the power of communities getting to impact on complex issues.
Introduction: Carille Mendoza (Helpseeker)