The aim of the Social ITovation event is to bridge people from different backgrounds and explore how IT can help deliver social innovations that can have a global impact. The event will feature social entrepreneurs, non-governmental organizations, companies that are working towards social innovation, academics, students, and social groups facing challenges.
While the world faces many social issues such as environmental pollution, education and well-being for all, conflicts and war, global warming, and depletion of energy resources, combined initiatives to tackle these issues are not often undertaken. Information technology has both the power to connect various social groups to resolve these issues, as well as to help drive solutions. Welcome to discuss how we all can make a difference. The main goal of the project is to provide citizens and organizations a collaborative space where they can identify innovative solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN.
Speakers: Cibervoluntarios- Yolanda Rueda Fernandez
Social entrepreneur. Founder and current President of the Cibervoluntarios Foundation, organization chosen by Google.org as one of the 50 organizations that are changing the world. Yolanda previously co-founded the Campus Party and the ICT consultancy company Futura Networks. She has also worked for Red.es and the Youth Institute of Spain. In 2011 and 2012 Yolanda was named as one of the Top 100 women leaders in Spain. She also received in 2012 a prize in the “Real Women” Awards of the Spanish magazine Mia. In 2013, the Procom Association recognized her as one of “The Influentials” for her 2.0 advocacy and leadership. Yolanda has a degree in Journalism, with masters in Management and Administration of Foundations and other non-profit entities and Marketing.
Senior Data Scientist and leading Telenor Research’s ‘Big Data for Social Good’- initiative, and the social network analysis (SNA) collaboration with Harvard University. His specialties in telecom are data mining, analytics, search and relevance technologies, link analysis and applications, finance, mathematics, and patenting. He combines his theoretical platform with project management and planning, strategic thinking, and entrepreneurial skills in his work on social innovation.