Digital Impact fosters an online community of social sector practitioners, policymakers, allied organizations and initiatives built around the safe, ethical, and effective use of digital resources for social good. From key influencers to on-the-ground program staff, we’re building a community to exchange ideas and foster new connections and collaborations.
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Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu is Director of the University of Texas at Dallas Data Security and Privacy Lab. His research focuses on creating technologies that can efficiently extract useful information from any data without sacrificing privacy or security.→
Sam Kaspick supports Civic Hall’s business development efforts and is also their leading Star Wars nerd. He comes to New York from San Francisco, where he and a scrappy team of four raised millions for President Obama’s reelection campaign. They also founded a nonprofit called Tech4America (T4A.org), which brings together tech leaders and public officials to brainstorm solutions to civic problems.→
Miya Knights has been writing about business technology for over a decade. First covering enterprise application software for VNU News Centre and retail, transport and IT recruitment for Computing magazine in the UK, she is now editor of Retail Technology magazine and website (www.retailtechnology.co.uk). She has also consulted as a senior technology analyst for researcher Planet Retail and various retail, IT and PR firms, as well having written for The Times, Independent, Financial Times, E&T Magazine, HRZone, TechWeekEurope UK, CIO UK, Computer Weekly, HRnet,IT Pro, Cloud Pro, ZDNet and v3.co.uk.→
Greta Knutzen is an award winning social issue documentary film and television producer working with filmmakers and changemakers to create powerful stories and campaigns which inform, engage and inspire positive social impact. She has produced content for A&E, History Channel, National Geographic, Discovery, and others including the Emmy-winning Sex Slaves for PBS Frontline/Channel 4 UK and Overseas Press Club winning Impact of Terror for CNN/CBC. At The New School for Public Engagement, New York, Greta designed and taught the first undergraduate course to tackle the impact of the data revolution on New Media and Entertainment.→
Director, Seeing a Better World Program
Taner Kodanaz leads DigitalGlobe’s Seeing a Better World™ Program, a commitment to leverage geospatial technologies and services to address significant global challenges. He works extensively with global development organizations, including United Nations, World Bank, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and The Nature Conservancy to catalyze and implement strategies that support developing countries and that reach people who are most in need. Taner is a recognized thought leader and explores high-impact solutions that drive actionable outcomes that address Food & Nutrition Security, Infrastructure Development, Environmental Sustainability, and Human Rights. Prior to DigitalGlobe, Taner was head of Philanthropic Alliances at Promethean, a global interactive technology company where he created and executed novel strategies for leveraging philanthropic partnerships with for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.→
Mary Kopczynski Winkler is an expert in performance management in the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute. Since joining the Institute in 1995, her research has focused on strategic planning and assistance in the development, implementation and use of performance management systems for a variety of nonprofit, government agencies and stakeholders.→
Ravi Kurani is co-founder of ImpactSpace.org, with a background in sustainable business and supply chain management. Formerly, Ravi launched a due diligence and investment campaign for the BoP communities in India while working with First Light Ventures Fund and Village Capital - organizations working to democratize entrepreneurship through peer support networks.→