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Sabrina Lamb is the Founding CEO of World Of Money Youth Financial Education Institute (WorldOfMoney.org), a leading provider of financial education for youth in the New York City tri-state area.→
Nadira Angelina Hira is a writer at heart. But in true restless Generation Y style, she does it her way—as an award-winning journalist, editor, speaker, television personality, all-round curator of great conversations, and author of the forthcoming Misled: How a Generation of Leaders Lost the Faith (And Just What You’ll Need to Get It Back).→
Sally Bagwell is a consultant at New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) and author of Money for Good UK. NPC is the UK’s leading think tank on the charity sector. It exists to make charities and funders more successful in achieving their missions, through rigorous analysis, practical advice and innovative thinking.→
Bridget Laird is CEO of Wings, an education program that teaches kids how to behave well, make good decisions and build healthy relationships. →
Mark Arnoldy is Executive Director of Nyaya Health. After nearly dying on his first trip to Nepal from a lack of access to health care following a severe allergic reaction, Mark was afforded a rare glimpse of empathy with the millions of Nepalis denied care in their own country. He then commited to a life of building health systems alongside Nepal’s poorest through Nyaya Health. Prior to Nyaya Health, Mark founded NepalNUTrition to treat malnourished children and advised the creation of two blended value businesses in the United States.→
Patrick W. Lawler
Patrick W. Lawler has served as chief executive officer of Youth Villages since the organization’s beginning in 1986. Under his leadership, Youth Villages has grown from two small residential facilities serving 40 youth in Memphis to a national leader in the child welfare community. The organization now serves over 20,000 families every year and has established over 60 locations across 11 states and the District of Columbia.→
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.→
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.→
Wolfie Christl is a web developer, game designer, artist, researcher and activist based in Vienna, Austria. He works at the intersection of web technology, serious games, digital literacy and the socio-cultural impact of ICT. In 2011 he co-created "Data Dealer" - a serious/edu browser game about collecting and selling personal data, which aims to raise awareness about privacy in a new and fun way.→
Jay Nath became San Francisco’s first Chief Innovation Officer after establishing the nation’s first open source government software policy and San Francisco’s Open Data Legislation. He previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and SquareTrade and graduated from Cornell.→
TechSoup Global, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was founded in 1987 on the belief that technology is a powerful enabler for social change. Since then, we’ve assembled a worldwide network of individuals and organizations that share this conviction.→
Diego May is CEO and co-founder of Junar.com, a cloud-based open data platform that enables businesses, governments, NGOs, and academia to quickly, easily and affordably make their data accessible to all to spur innovation, provide greater transparency, encourage collaboration and citizen engagement, and free up staff resources.→
Yo Yoshida is the CEO and co-founder of the San Francisco civic start-up, Appallicious.
He is a seasoned innovator, entrepreneur, writer and start-up adviser with a passion for government and technology, bringing over 15 years of experience in technology, marketing, finance, non-profits, and sustainable development to create a first-of-its-kind mobile commerce platform for government.→
Wheelmap is an open and free online map for wheelchair-accessible places. It empowers users to share and access information on the wheelchair-accessibility of public places.→
Sahadeva (Saha) Hammari is a noted entrepreneur and designer and the CEO of Collabfinder.com, a platform for cross-disciplinary collaborations. Collabfinder helps people collaborate on projects by enabling them to easily find others with the skills and interests that fit. Among other achievements, Collabfinder has partnered with New York City to run the highly regarded competition, NYC BigApps, an annual competition to build applications that solve real city problems.
Herman “Art” Taylor is president and chief executive officer of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance which sets standards for soliciting organizations, evaluating them in relation to these standards, publishes the Wise Giving Guide, promotes charity accountability and provides a variety of materials on informed giving to individual, institutional and business donors.→
Lisa Philp is vice president for strategic philanthropy at the Foundation Center. In this role, she connects funders, philanthropy networks, and advisors with data, research, and technology to encourage more strategic and collaborative giving. Lisa previously headed up a philanthropic advisory practice at a private bank and served as a program officer, communications and government relations director at a regional association of grantmakers, and board member of two affinity groups of funders.→
Ayo Atterberry is the Director of Outcomes, Assessment, and Learning at VPP. In this role, she oversees the strategic evaluation of VPP’s work, as well as the capture of lessons learned and knowledge gained.→