DIF on AIR Impact Hub: Impact Technology

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  • Speakers:
  • William Tyner, Serban Mogos, Khaled Almezayen, Alma Rangel, Anna Radulovski

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This session is taking place via Zoom. Join it by clicking here.

This session is part of a collaboration between Impact Hubs and the DIF to sketch a positive vision for Central and Eastern Europe and to empower citizens by showcasing impact initiatives from and for the region through three distinct tracks.

You'll be able to join via a Zoom link on the date and time shown above, which opens up a variety of interactive formats including panels, workshops and breakout conversations. The focus will be on Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Czech Republic and Ukraine but everyone interested in the topics or the region is more than welcome to join the conversation.

Technology impacts the environment, people and society as a whole. The way we use technology determines whether its impact is positive or negative. Let’s explore together how to use technology as a tool for positive impact and how to redesign the way we understand it.

We will learn from inspirational stories that show how technology helps us to deal with various issues in the context of Central and Eastern Europe and beyond.

What are the trends, barriers and future of impact technologies?

Join the discussion and shape up a vision of the future of Impact Technology for the region by signing up via this link.

Track running order (all times shown are CET):

  • 2:00-2:20 Welcome & Framing
  • 2:20-2:40 Interview: Technology & Storytelling
  • 2:40-3:15 Pick your Keynote: Technology Products for Impact (Eyeware - 3D eye tracking OR Solving the problem of infected Water)
  • 3:15-3:35 Discussion: Disaster Relief Applications from Mexico to CEE
  • 3:35-4:00 Breakout: Vision Session + Closing


William Tyner

William Tyner

UX resercher at Google and Digital Storyteller

William Tyner is an anthropologist and filmmaker studying the role of civic technology in strengthening the relationship between civil society and government and redefining civic engagement. William has worked as a user experience researcher for organizations including Code for America, Google, Facebook, and the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation. William studied Cultural Anthropology at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. As a Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellow, he partnering with Code for Romania to explore the emerging civic technology movement in Romania. Will is 27 yo, from US / California.

Serban Mogos

Serban Mogos

Co-founder & COO @ Eyeware | 3D Eye Tracking Software

Tech entrepreneur with background in strategy, entrepreneurship, and product management. Co-founder of Eyeware, a Swiss computer vision startup that develops unique 3D eye tracking software.Co-founded two NGOs for entrepreneurship education in Romania. Currently, member in the Advisory Board and local chapter leader in Lisbon for Romanian IT.

Khaled Almezayen

Khaled Almezayen

General Manager/Founder chez InovAya

InovAya is a specialist in water innovative solutions designed for small communities, development aid sector and emergency situations. They design and implement turnkey projects, while helping partners to fund their water access projects. They believe in human dignity and equal access to basic services for every community in the world. InovAya contributes to empower the community toward self-sustainability. Khaled will present how he is using industrial technology to solve the problem of infected water in small communities.

Alma Rangel

Alma Rangel

Executive Director at Codeando Mexico

Alma Rangel is an internationalist working to find ways to empower citizens and improve governments through technology. Executive Director at Codeando Mexico, a national NGO that builds technology in an open and collaborative way for the public good. Previously Director of Civic Innovation at Codeando Mexico. She has worked in the public, private and third sector with projects around government accountability, open innovation and civic engagement.

Alma will share her experience with building an ecosystem of Disaster Relief applications to solve local problems and scaling the work of Codeando Mexico within the international context of needs for such tools.

Anna Radulovski

Anna Radulovski

Being featured by Bloomberg TV, DW and a frequent speaker at tech events like WeAreDevelopers World Congress, WEBIT Europe and EBAN Winter Summit enable Anna to raise the necessary awareness and to put her mission into action by connecting people from business, government and education. Her educational background includes a Master in Philology. Her focus on Technical Education and her passion for tech and education inspired her to start Coding Girls. From the first workshop of 16 girls to 1000+ members in several months,Coding Girls is constantly growing globally with new communities, increasing the number of girls and women in tech. Anna is also a Co-Director at the Silicon Valley-based pre-seed accelerator, Founder Institute Luxembourg. With a mission to enable talented and motivated individuals to build impactful companies that change the world.

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