Wednesday 25th March, 2015
1:00pm to 2:15pm
Executive Director, Accountability Lab
Founder of the Accountability Lab, which supports citizens in building creative tools for accountability around the world, Blair is also a Social Impact Fellow at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania.
He has worked on issues of accountability, transparency and civic engagement across Africa, Asia and the Middle-East.
Previously, Blair worked for the World Bank on issues of governance and development. In 2014 he was selected as an Echoing Green Fellow and was a winner of the World Technology Award.
Code for America
Catherine is Code for America’s Director of Community Organizing, overseeing their civic engagement portfolio, including the Brigade program, as well as founding and running their international partnership program, Code for All.
Until November 2012, she was Director of Obama for America’s technology field office in San Francisco, the first of its kind in American political history.
Prior to joining the campaign, she ran the Knight Foundation’s 2011 News Challenge and before that was the administrative director at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society. She is on the board of directors at the Citizen Engagement Lab and the Public Laboratory.
Google Civic Innovation
Kate Krontiris is a social scientist, strategist, and facilitator working to transform civic life in America.
She is has just completed an embedded ethnographic investigation of what motivates everyday people to take civic actions, and what holds them back, in collaboration with Google. She also serves as a consulting user researcher for the newly-formed U.S. Digital Service, and holds a fellowship at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, at Harvard University.
2:30pm Opportunity and Threat: Experimenting with Mzalendo by Leah Rosenzweig and Jessica Musila
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