Accelerating the Use of Tech to Drive Social Change

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34 Great Smith Street

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SW1P 3BU

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Join Matt Hancock MP, Minister of the Cabinet Office; tech entrepreneur Sherry Coutu; Big Society Capital’s CEO Cliff Prior; senior leaders from Facebook, Google, Microsoft, IBM and Kainos as well as dozens of funders, investors and social entrepreneurs to explore how we can accelerate the use of technology for social innovation.

Throughout the morning, there will be a collection of panel sessions, roundtables, talks from tech for good leaders and demos from organisations that we at CAST have been working with (talks kick off at 9.15am). Each session will be interactive and designed to identify what steps we can take – across the social, tech, business and public sectors – to bring a social purpose to the digital revolution.

In the afternoon, there will be two tracks of practical workshops for nonprofits and tech for good ventures, providing hands-on advice on themes such as partnerships, funding and investment, lean social metrics and managing tech transformation.

Please see the full day's agenda below:

Agenda

All sessions will be held in the Parker Morris Hall unless stated otherwise.

08.30-09.15
Breakfast and registration
A selection of pastries, fruit and refreshments will be served

09.15
Why tech for good matters
Annika Small, Co-founder, CAST

09.30
QUESTION TIME: How can we scale tech for good approaches and the market as a whole?
Chaired by Dan Sutch, Co-founder, CAST, with:
Liam Maxwell, National Technology Adviser; Cliff Prior, CEO of Big Society Capital; Sherry Coutu CBE, Chairman of Founders4Schools; Sam Sparrow, Founder of vInspired Task Squad; Jen Hyatt, Social entrepreneur, Founder of Big White Wall

10.15
Tech for good trailblazers (Part 1) - Introduced by Bethnal Green Ventures and including: RentSquare, Bright Little Labs, Wayfindr, Open Utility & PulseGuard

10.45
Bringing social purpose to the digital revolution
Matt Hancock MP, Cabinet Office

11.00-12.30 in the Garrett Anderson Room
Impact Tech ROUNDTABLE: How can corporates, investors and government work together to support tech for good growth?

Simultaneously from 11.00 in the Parker Morris Hall, compèred by Kieron Kirkland, CAST
11.00
Connecting developers with great causes
Ines Teles, Founders & Coders

11.10
Introducing ‘tech for good’ principles
Cassie Robinson, Techforgood.global

11.15
Break
Tea, coffee and water will be served

11.35
Trends in organisational structures
Panel led by Kieron Kirkland with:
Duncan Brown, Shift; John Bevan, We Are Open Co-ops; Brian Moran, Cause4

12.10
Digital transformation in the third sector
Jo Wolfe, Breast Cancer Care

12.20
Mobilising communities with cross-sector collaboration
Mike Butcher MBE, Techfugees

12.30
Tech for good trailblazers (Part 2)
Including SAM Labs, Pavegen & WeFarm

12.55
Wrap-up from Annika Small

13.00-14.00
Break for lunch and networking
A selection of sandwiches, fruit and refreshments will be served in the Parker Morris Hall

14.00-16.15
Workshops for charities and tech for good ventures

16.15-16.30
Closing remarks from CAST.


Workshop schedule

Track 1: Foundations of digital development

14:00: What is 'lean' development (plus lean social metrics), Dan Sutch, CAST

14:20: Roadmap from Waterfall to Lean - things to consider, Catherine Thompson, CAST

14:30: Fundraising for tech projects, panel with Adam Askew/Billy Dann, Comic Relief; Vicki Hearn, Nominet Trust; Simon Marshall, Big Lottery Fund

15:00: Break

15:15: User-centred digital design: Experiences, Breast Cancer Care, Centrepoint and Age UK

15:45: Highs and lows of integrating digital ventures back into organisations (Q&A), Sam Sparrow, vInspired Task Squad; Duncan Brown, Shift; Florence Orban, RLSB


Track 2: Scaling a sustainable venture

14:00: Trends: Scaling challenges, Ellie Hale, CAST

14:10: Cross-sector collaborations and partnerships, Annika Small

14:30: Scaling a tech for good venture: Highs and lows (Q&A), Sam Sparrow, vInspired Task Squad and Duncan Brown, Shift

15:00: Break

15:15: Raising investment for tech for good ventures, panel with Mike Mompi, ClearlySo; Anna Hyde, Bethnal Green Ventures; Mike Royston, Crowdcube; Jennifer Marzullo, Si2 Fund

15:45: Real world impact measurement and lean social metrics, Kieron Kirkland, CAST.


Please contact hi@wearecast.org.uk if you have any questions about the event.

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