Based on research completed in the thick of COVID-19 shutdowns, this workshop opens with a quick review of what employees reported looking for in future work (hint: ethics, meaningful work that makes the world a better place and effective diversity & inclusion programs.) Next, participants will walk through a process to prepare for the future […]
Over the past six months, the future of work has changed more rapidly than anyone had ever anticipated. As organizations (and society as a whole) shift as a result of the pandemic, leaders have a unique opportunity to design the future of work through digital transformation and leaning on the lessons learned during the crisis.
Yet, without shifts in impact investing, many mission-led organizations will not be able to find ways to better anticipate and understand what the world’s fast-changing civil society will need now and in the years to come, as well as how technology can help produce positive outcomes.
In a participatory workshop, Shruti Ramaswami, Director, Corporate Relationships, TechSoup, Erik Arnold, CIO Tech for Social Impact, Microsoft Philanthropies*, and Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain, Data, and Digital Assets at World Economic Forum will guide a discussion:
- The key to making change in civil society is to remain human as we become a more technological-based world. How can we balance the uniquely human element as we digitally transform?
- Investing in moving from digital transformation design for efficiency to digital transformation for resiliency
- Ways to build pathways to ensure vulnerable and under-represented communities, including youth, women, people of color, and indigenous groups, have the opportunity to build technical skills and mitigate the digital divide (e.g. https://www.wired.com/story/opinion-three-steps-to-make-tech-companies-more-equitable/)
*invited, to be confirmed
Shruti Ramaswami, Director, Corporate Relationships, TechSoup
Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain, Data, and Digital Assets at World Economic Forum
Erik Arnold, CIO Tech for Social Impact, Microsoft Philanthropies