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Event description

In order to accelerate social innovation for the world’s most complex problems, it is necessary to align human-centered design (HCD), technology, and global good. Designers must make choices that have the potential for national and trans-national impact and assess what constitutes positive innovation on a global scale. Even seemingly mundane design decisions can have sweeping ramifications.

Join us for what promises to be a robust and lively GeoTech Hour discussion when we consider how the choices we make about tech design inform global issues at scale. Moreover, how should designers account for the big-picture implications? How do we ensure designers are thinking globally about diversity, equity, and inclusion? Finally, what is the future of HCD and how must it continue to evolve to design technologies and data solutions for good?

All these represent challenging questions that we must consider as we look ahead towards the GeoTech Decade where advances in design, data and new technologies will have disproportionate impacts on geopolitics and global collaborations. 


Andi Cuddington
Design Thinking Zeal

Pierce Edward Cornelius Otlhogile-Gordon, PhD
Director, Equity Innovation Studio
Think Rubix LLC

Nick de la Mare
Managing Director, North America Design Lead
Fjord, Part of Accenture Interactive

Rohan Shah
Founder and CEO
Hedweeg Innovations

Aleksandra Gadzala Tirziu, PhD
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Africa Center
Atlantic Council

Hosted by

Stephanie Wander
Deputy Director and Senior Fellow, GeoTech Center
Atlantic Council