Using the Pecha Kucha presentation format - 20 slides x 20 seconds - the brightest minds present their visions and explain how they are innovating in the technology space
Stacy Donohue, director, investments, Omidyar Network (chair)
Technology and Democracy - Kathryn Peters, co-founder, TurboVote
Crowdfunding and Civic Engagement - Jordan Raynor, co-founder, Citizinvestor
Technology and Development - David Risher, president and co-founder, Worldreader
Break: 10:40 - 11:00 am EST
Stacy leads Omidyar Network's government transparency initiative in the United States. In this role, Stacy works to encourage accountability and effectiveness in government by increasing people's access to credible information about government activities and money in politics.
Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Stacy spent nine years at Hewlett-Packard in senior roles spanning strategy, corporate development, and merger and acquisition transactions. Previously, Stacy was a project leader at the Boston Consulting Group, where she provided analysis and consulting for clients across multiple industries from healthcare to financial services. Stacy is a board member for Code for America, Global Integrity, and the Sunlight Foundation.
Kathryn Peters is co-founder of TurboVote, a service that brings the awesomeness of the Internet to the process of voting. Her belief in better democracy has taken her from campaign organizing in rural Missouri to a Master's in Public Policy at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government to political rights monitoring with the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission to teaching digital security for political activists with the National Democratic Institute. In 2011, Kathryn was honored as one of Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30" in the field of law and policy.
Jordan Raynor is a co-founder of Citizinvestor - a crowdfunding and civic engagement platform for government projects.
Prior to Citizinvestor, Jordan served on the executive team at Engage, leading a team of digital strategists responsible for premier political brands like John Boehner, Paul Ryan and the Voting Information Project. In 2010, a project initiated and developed by Jordan led to Foursquare's first "I Voted" badge.
Jordan was recently named one of four appointees to the State of Florida's User Experience Task Force. He has twice been selected as a Google Fellow and served as a White House intern in 2006.
David served as an executive at Microsoft Corporation and oversaw the development and marketing of Microsoft Access and Microsoft Investor, then served as Amazon's first Senior Vice President for US Retail where he helped grow the company from a small bookstore into the world's largest internet retailer. He is a Draper Richards Kaplan Social Entrepreneur and a Microsoft Alumni Integral Fellow, and serves on the Advisory Board of Barcelona's ESADE Business School.