“The Tech That Comes Next”: A Fireside Chat with Authors, Afua Bruce and Amy Sample Ward

March 16, 2022 12pm ET / 9am PT / 5pm GMT / 8pm EAT

Changing the way we use, develop, and fund technology for social change is possible, and it starts with you.

There are many conversations happening today on ways we can change the mindset and practice of funding and applying technology to drive social impact. However, a lot of these conversations stall or continue in an endless loop – resulting in little to no change. How can we, as individuals and organizations, break the cycle, and change technology development so that it reflects the needs and realities of a broader swath of society?  

Co-authors Afua Bruce and Amy Sample Ward make the case for a seismic shift in approach in their upcoming book, “The Tech That Comes Next: How Changemakers, Philanthropists, and Technologists Can Build an Equitable World.” With deep experience in public interest technology and nonprofit community development, the authors bring significant knowledge of how strategies and projects can succeed – and the challenges that can cause them to fail. Join us for an intimate and candid fireside chat with Afua Bruce and Amy Sample Ward to discuss this book’s vision for a more equitable world, and the practical steps we need to create it. Attendees will hear relevant case studies from the field, and take away concrete strategies for changing culture and investments inside social impact organizations. 

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Ginger Zielinskie

Chief Growth Officer

Federation of American Scientists

Ginger Zielinskie is the Senior Advisor at data.org, where she works to bring the power of data science to the world’s most challenging social problems. With over twenty years of experience, Ginger serves as an action-oriented executive leader focused on building strong partnerships to achieve systematic and meaningful change.

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