Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

STEM + HD

STEM + HD is bringing together women leaders and innovators for one-day conference dedicated to using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) as a platform to accelerate human development.

Programming includes opening with a morning meditation, followed by a keynote by Valerie Jarrett, former Special Advisor to President Obama, additional speakers, and closing with a happy hour to continue the conversation and networking.

Thursday, October 26th

Henry R. Luce Auditorium

225 Liberty St.

New York


Roya Mahboob, CEO of Afghan Citadel Software Company, Recipient of The Overture Catalyst Award

 

Valerie Jarrett, Former Senior Advisor to President Obama,  Receives Overture Digital Humanitarian Award

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[London] Digital Humanitarian™ Series: How will Mobile Tech Lead to Financial Empowerment in the Developing World?
Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

[London] Digital Humanitarian™ Series: How will Mobile Tech Lead to Financial Empowerment in the Developing World?

OVERTURE’S LONDON LAUNCH!

OVERTURE’s community of global influencers – including our panel of experts in the fields of finance, tech, and humanitarian developmen, met at Shoreditch House.

We explored the implications (and current options) for people in rural areas and communities where brick-and-mortar banking is sparse or non-existent. We also discussed the potentials and the perils, the entrepreneurs, and the policy-making, that will usher in a new wave of commerce, micro-lending, and e-security and identification.

Panel:

  • Kavita Maharaj, Moderator, Formerly of CNBC
  • Donnovan Andrews, Founder & CEO, Overture
  • Kyla Reid, Head of Disaster Response and Digital Identity Programs, GSMA
  • Chris Williamson, Principal Manager, M-Pesa, Vodafone
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Overture:  An Evening with Dr. George Friedman
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Overture: An Evening with Dr. George Friedman

Geopolitical Trends for Digital Humanitarians

George Friedman is an internationally recognized geopolitical forecaster and bestselling author. As Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures, a new online publication dedicated to forecasting the course of global events, Friedman combines his passion for writing and publishing for his readers world wide who follow international affairs. 

Prior to founding Geopolitical Futures, Friedman guided the intellectual vision of Stratfor, the geopolitical intelligence publishing and consulting firm he founded in 1996. 

This invitation-only event included a presentation from Dr. Friedman, cocktails, networking, and a VIP 3 course dinner for 30 executives from the tech / media and humanitarian / NGO intersection.

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Digital Humanitarian™ Series: Gender Inclusion to Accelerate Innovation
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Digital Humanitarian™ Series: Gender Inclusion to Accelerate Innovation

Women scientists are leading missions to Mars, growing human bones, and harvesting electricity from plants. What does it mean to the world when we have a previously neglected workforce empowered and enabled? How do we accelerate this?

Speakers:

  • Bertha Coombs, Host, Anchor, CNBC
  • Donnovan Andrews, Founder & CEO, Overture
  • Jeni Klugman, Managing Director at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, and fellow at the Kennedy School of Government’s Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard University; Former Director of Gender and Development at the World Bank
  • Dale Buscher, Senior Director for Programs, Women's Refugee Commission

Panel:

  • Jamie Pallot, Moderator, Co-Founder, Emblematic Group
  • Fiona Bayat-Renoux, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Executive Director, UN Women
  • Jeanne Jang, Director, IBM Digital Innovation Lab
  • Sayo Martin, Head of Marketing, Global Innovation Center, Samsung Electronics
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Digital Humanitarian™ Series: Internet Connectivity as the Next Pillar of Human Rights
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Digital Humanitarian™ Series: Internet Connectivity as the Next Pillar of Human Rights

Internet connectivity has already changed our lifestyles. There is still room for connectivity to change the lives of those in crisis zones and beyond. Join us for a presentation by 14-time TED talk veteran, Nicholas Negroponte, that will conclude with fireside chat that includes IRC's Chief Innovation Officer, Ravi Gurumurthy.

PANEL: 

  • Donnovan Andrews; CEO and Founder of Overture
  • Eamonn Store; CEO of  The Guardian
  • Nicholas Negroponte; Chairman and Co-Founder of The MIT Media Lab & CEO and Founder of One Laptop per Child
  • Ravi Gurumurthy; Chief Innovation Officer of The International Rescue Committee
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Digital Humanitarian™ Series: Tech Solutions for the Developing World
Mar
16
7:00 PM19:00

Digital Humanitarian™ Series: Tech Solutions for the Developing World

As technology enters new ground in finance, concepts such as mobile banking, micro-loans, and peer-to-peer lending are becoming part of daily life. What does the future of commerce, banking and community giving look like as we move toward an era where people in both developed and developing worlds have access to these financial tools? Conversely, data can be collected and analyzed to be used in fields like healthcare, education and refugee resettlement.

PANEL: 

  • Neil Vogel, CEO of About.com
  • Austin Riggs, Director of R&D at International Rescue Committee
  • Rachel Weiss, VP of Innovation at L'Oreal
  • Sarah Cliffe, Director of NYU Center on International Cooperation

Moderated by Diana Ayton Shenker, CEO of Global Momenta

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