CES 2018 Tech For Good At Social Innovation Summit #CES2018
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LAS VEGAS, Dec. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On Thursday, January 11, 2018, the Social Innovation Summit (SIS) will host the first-ever Tech for Good conference at CES® 2018.
CES is the world’s largest and most influential technology event welcoming more than 170,000 business professionals who thrive at the intersection of business, innovation and technology. For more than 50 years, the event has served as the premier proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies—the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.
The Social Innovation Summit (SIS) Tech for Good conference is an invitation-only, full-day event that will bring together more than 500 leading corporate executives, grantmakers, celebrities, investors and social innovators for a series of programs, discussions and networking events centered around the role of technology in driving social impact. Featured themes include: Technology for Good, Diversity & Inclusion, Entrepreneurship, STEM & Education, Creating Shared Value, and the Future of Work.
Karen Chupka, senior vice president of CES and corporate business strategy for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, is excited to shine a spotlight on companies focused on the greater good. “We are thrilled to partner with Social Innovation Summit to highlight technology and human innovations that create real impact in our communities. This is a unique opportunity for us to leverage our joint convening power to highlight and amplify the amazing work being done around technology for social impact.”
CES 2018 Ambassador, former NBA superstar, and now full-time investor and entrepreneur Baron Davis, will be featured in the program. “We need more powerful opportunities to showcase the work and stories that tech companies and entrepreneurs, like myself, are doing to support our community. That’s why I’m thrilled to be a part of the first ever Social Innovation Summit at CES this year.”
Featured speakers in the program include Baron Davis (Two-time NBA All-Star & CEO, Baron Davis Enterprises); Brad MacAfee (CEO, Porter Novelli); Dalila Wilson-Scott (President, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation); Mike Masserman (Head of Global Policy & Strategy, Lyft); Casey Aden-Wansbury (Director of Federal Affairs & Engagement, Airbnb); Cinny Kennard (Executive Director, Annenberg Foundation); Sandy Rowland (EVP & Chief Financial Officer, HARMAN); Danil Kerimi (Head of Technology Industries, World Economic Forum); Jeff Joseph (SVP of Communications, CTA); Matt Jones (SVP of Software, Hyperloop One); Robert Fogarty (Founder & CEO, Dear World); Shaka Senghor (New York Times Bestselling Author); Sjoerd Gehring (Global VP of Talent Acquisition, Johnson & Johnson); Vikrum Aiyer (Head of Global Policy, Postmates) and Yossi Vardi (Entrepreneur & Investor).
“Now is the time for action,” says Zeev Klein, CEO of Landmark Ventures and host of the Social Innovation Summit. “Leaders across all organizations are looking to drive sustainable solutions and we are we are delighted to partner with CES in creating this powerful platform to amplify stories, inspire partnerships, and engage for impact.”