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Hopes and Fears for 2015
Year End NYC Technology Salon


December 19th - New York City - RSVP Now

Another year’s gone by – and what a year!
  • Internet governance discussions continued to flow into the mainstream narrative, with Net Neutrality. Snowden revelations ebbed into a pointed discussion on privacy and data security. Even the strongest advocates of “open” started asking if “open by default” was the best policy.
  • The tech community broadly explored a critical technology challenge: how better information and communication might help to stop the spread of Ebola and to support those directly affected?
  • Emerging hardware like wearables, smart cars, and 3D printers moved squarely into the public’s eye and into humanitarian work.
  • There also was a greater push to develop the evidence base for ICT4D and the role of ICTs in monitoring and evaluation.
  • On the home front, we saw growing public concern about structural racism, abuses by law enforcement, and dysfunction in the justice system, and increasing pressure for video cameras in police activity.
We covered a range of topics at Technology Salons in 2014, and we invite you to our Year-End Salon where we’ll take a quick look back, then share our collective hopes and fears for global development and technology in 2015.

Please RSVP now to join a great crowd and lively discussion. Oh and it’s a Friday and almost vacation time, so we’ll ply your tongues and taste buds with mimosas and the customary coffee and other treats, courtesy of our hosts at ThoughtWorks.
Kicking off our Salon will be: Of course, we want to hear your Hopes and Fears for 2015, too!  So RSVP now to join us. And did we mention, mimosas?
Year-End Salon: Hopes and Fears for 2015
December Technology Salon NYC
Friday, December 19, 2014
9:00-11:00 am
99 Madison Ave, 15th Floor (map)
New York, NY 10016

About the Technology Salon

The Technology Salonâ„¢ is an intimate, informal, and in person, discussion between information and communication technology experts and international development professionals, with a focus on both:
  • technology's impact on donor-sponsored technical assistance delivery, and
  • private enterprise driven economic development, facilitated by technology.
Our meetings are lively conversations, not boring presentations. Attendance is capped at 30 people - and frank participation with ideas, opinions, and predictions is actively encouraged. 

It's also a great opportunity to meet others motivated to employ technology to solve vexing development problems. Join us today!
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