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Michael Slaby

Managing Partner, Head of Mission , Timshel in Chicago

Elevate Purpose

PRESENTED ON APR 25, 2014
IN CHICAGO @ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD

Michael Slaby speaks about the discovery of a purpose-driven career and what a purpose-driven technology sector might be capable of accomplishing. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 7, 2014.

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Data Science for Social Good

BY MATT GEE
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD ON APR 25, 2014

Big Brains, Big Buzzwords, and Big Hearts: Matt Gee tells the story of how a disgruntled capaign staffer, a disgruntled PhD student, and a disgrunteld jouranlist stumbled upon a way to make a little bit of good in the world with data. 

"Presentation of the Day" on May 13, 2014. 

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Mindfulness in Education

BY CAROLYN CHANDLER
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD ON APR 25, 2014

User experience designer Carolyn Chandler discusses the importance of not only educating the minds of young people, but their hearts as well. She discusses the benefits of mindfulness exercises, and goes into depth on her work with UX for Good, an organization that partnered with the Dalai Lama Center for Peace in an effort to develop social and emotional skills for children as well as adults.

"Presentation of the Day" on May 27, 2014.

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A Billion Messages for Good

BY GREG BAUGUES
@ TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL GOOD ON APR 25, 2014

Faster communication has the ability to save lives. Hear Greg Baugues speak on Twilio.org, which was launched in September with the mission of sending "A Billion Messages for Good," in an effort to do just that. 

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Shanzhai City: Bringing Social Innovation to the Market

BY TAT LAM
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 04, 2015

Architect and urban planner Tat Lam introduces Shanzhai City, a social development incubator to empower grassroots communities in rural China. 

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Art of Trend Spotting

BY JODY TURNER
@ VOL 4 ON DEC 03, 2009

Jody Turner of Culture of Future connects the dots between art, technology, and social innovation.  Leveraging her years of corporate experience, she now considers herself as a strategic innovation driver, ethnographic marketplace mapper, and ideator.

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Connecting Minds at Juarez Technology HUB

BY RICARDO MORA
@ VOL 13 ON JUN 23, 2016

Ricardo Mora shares on the Technology Hub Ciudad Juarez where there is collaborative growth to build a community of innovative leaders. Mora believes that idea generation is the key factor to improve the economic and social conditions of any region.

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Empathy in Innovation

BY TOM CIPRIAN
IN NEW WESTMINSTER

For this presentation, Tom Ciprian talks about how walking in another person's shoes allows us to understand one another so that we can learn how to connect to the world around us.

He says that applying empathy to innovation means we're hearing the voice of the customer so that our decisions and actions can serve a bigger purpose.

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Common Sense Innovation

BY TYLER BRUMMER
@ VOL 32 ON SEP 26, 2017

Tyler Brummer spent 10 years as an academic ecologist but was itching to have more impact. He co-founded WeVisit, a company that is designed to create meaningful jobs for young people, give older people a greater sense of purpose and help families stay connected. At WeVisit, they use technology to create human connections to improve community health, education and well-being.

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Does technology shape society or does society shape technology?

BY JOE DIVANNA
@ VOL 13 ON DEC 12, 2017

In the past the inherent use of technology shaped the behaviours of society and social change. Now as technology becomes more ubiquitous and with each new generation easier to manipulate one can argue that we are moving into a new period of social development as society begins to use technology in a way not imagined by the inventors. Joe DiVanna explains how social media, fake news, cyber currencies and new means of transportation are now moving from innovation to commercialization and consumers are redefining when, where, why, how and by whom they will be used.