31 July 2019

6:30 pm

Free

The Executive Centre, Fraser's Tower, Level 17, 182 Cecil Street, Singapore

Event Description

Technology has disrupted numerous industries, from healthcare to real estate, to taxis and even meditation.

In many ways technology has made our lives easier, but at what cost? Nearly everyone around us has a smartphone and is hyperconnected to one another, yet less people can hold a meaningful conversation with complete strangers.

In an age where micro-plastics are filling our oceans, child exploitation is on the rise and humanity is being pulled into question; we need to explore whether we can we use technology for social good.

 

At our event, Tech for Social Good, our expert panelists will explore:

  • What tech companies are currently doing to drive social good
  • Case studies and examples of tech for social good
  • Upcoming projects and initiatives that will use tech to benefit society

 

 

Panelist:

Laura Francois | Co-Founder & Social Impact Designer @ ANEWKIND

A community engager, storyteller and social impact strategist with over 10 years working in the impact space, Laura focuses on collaboratively designing inclusive ways of making sustainable change. With a background in circular systems, sustainable design and the creative arts, she challenges others to think holistically about social change.

Laura is co-Founder and Social Impact Designer at ANEWKIND which is a creative change agency built on a passion for design and a drive for impactful social change.

Giannandrea Giammanco | CEO @ Fvtura

With 10 Years of experience in finance and asset management. Giannandrea has lived in different countries and understands the unique differences between markets and economies. A few years ago he retired from his role in finance and decided to dedicate his full-time to positive impact projects to shape a better society. He founded Fvtura, a company that identifies changemakers and supports them to achieve their projects.

Matthew Nguyen | Co-Founder & Managing Director @ Action for Health

Matthew is co-Founder and Managing Director @ Action for Health which seeks to mobilise young people to advocate to local and state government to build healthier cities. With experience across academia, for-profit healthcare, entrepreneurship and civil society – he’s passionate about breaking down the silos which have traditionally constrained social impact.

Aigerim Khafizova | Founder and CEO @ Edgravity

Aigerim Khafizova is a founder and CEO at Edgravity, an education startup from Kazakhstan with a mission to empower the youth of Eurasia with skills and prepare for successful career by creating and producing online courses with top experts from Central Asia.

Aigerim is a Fulbright Fellow from Kazakhstan passionate about education technology and youth empowerment. She has worked designing youth employment and professional development programs in Kazakhstan, conducted international learning research at the leading e-learning platform Udemy in the U.S., was an entrepreneur in residence at Pathbrite in San Francisco, designed a blended model of learning while working as a Global Academic Fellow at Stanford University funded social venture Amal Academy (Pakistan), and volunteered for a social entrepreneurial organization in Peru. Aigerim is an alumni of Global Shaper Community, initiative of World Economic Forum, international e-learning trainer at TechCamp (India), TechCamp (Thailand), Tech Camp (Brazil), as well as co-organizer of Cafe Scientifique in Kazakhstan.

Dates and fees

Wednesday

31 July 2019

6:30 pm

Free

Location

The Executive Centre,
Fraser's Tower,
Level 17,
182 Cecil Street,
Singapore

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