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We believe in digital humanitarianism to solve global crises.

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Digital Humanitarianism™

Our goal is to advance and curate the intersection between technology and humanitarianism


“Advances in mobile technology and digital connectivity provide unparalleled opportunities to deliver social impact and economic returns to millions of people in developing countries”

— Ann Mei Chang, Executive Director of the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID
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OVERTURE GLOBAL brings together leaders in technology and innovation with leaders in the humanitarian, NGO, and development spaces to discuss how we can use technology to alleviate some of the biggest problems plaguing humankind.

Overture is also a movement--a community of members including the World Bank, International Rescue Committee, US State Department, British State Department, Johnson & Johnson, Spotify, S’well, and many others. And we’re always onboarding more.

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Digital

At Overture Global, we believe in a world where digital humanitarians collaborate to help solve crises both large and small, facing challenges that are local, national, and truly global. We operate at the intersection of innovation and a better society.

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Print

Overture magazine launched in summer 2018, is a prestige-format publication available via subscription as well as newsstands at Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million in the United States. The magazine includes feature stories and news from around the world on the intersection of innovation and human development. Our editorial focus covers subjects like refugee issues, water and food supply, infrastructure, machine intelligence, sustainability, medicine, climate change, social entertainment, and much more.

Events

Overture presents live events in New York, London, and Berlin, covering topics like STEM+HD, water supply, food and nutrition, and more. Past events featured speakers such as Valerie Jarrett (former Special Advisor to President Obama) and Jen Crozier (President, IBM Foundation and Vice President, IBM Corporate Citizenship).

With a strong focus on technology and innovation in the humanitarian space, this community of influencers is able to tackle issues such as global health, sustainability, transportation, data management, food security, violence, displacement, and beyond. Improving the world is possible if technology and business collaborate with humanitarian organizations these events provide a spark for invaluable connections.

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Our Team

The people behind Overture

  • Donnovan
    Andrews

    CEO & Founder

    With a wealth of experience in international tech, media, and advertising –and an expansive background of entre- and intrapreneurship– Donnovan decided to act on his passion to accelerate the traditional approaches to global humanitarianism: through innovation and collaboration...

    Donnovan Andrews

    CEO & Founder

    With a wealth of experience in international tech, media, and advertising –and an expansive background of entre- and intrapreneurship– Donnovan decided to act on his passion to accelerate the traditional approaches to global humanitarianism: through innovation and collaboration.

    In 2015, he founded Overture to leverage his connections, and to foster dialogue and partnerships, with the ultimate goal of encouraging development of technology solutions that will improve the lives of humankind.

    Before forming Overture, Donnovan was the 4A´s first-ever external appointee. As Chief Advisor of Digital Media and Innovation, he guided the 96-year-old organization and its 800 member agencies in all digital media matters.

    In 2010, as VP of Strategic Development for Tribal Fusion, he expanded the firm´s digital marketing industry revenue, reach, and leadership, and built an internal startup: Firefly Video, a calculated video-ad network leveraging site relationships to bring personalized service to brand advertisers worldwide. As Firefly´s President, he steered the site’s global launch in nine countries, establishing offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

    Earlier in his career, Donnovan built his own agency, Performance Bridge (with clients such as American Express, ESPN, Coca-Cola, Financial Times, AOL, and Sony/BMG), while he managed brands (e.g., Tanqueray, Fast Company, Bank of America, Reuters, and McDonald´s) at Deutsch Advertising and DDB Worldwide.

    As an industry expert, Donnovan has been featured in VentureBeat and MediaPost, and as a CNBC contributor. He has lectured about media and technology at Columbia Business School and in Paris at Sciences Po University and Université Paris Dauphine. He has a Bachelor’s in Political Science and Journalism from St. Bonaventure University, and an Executive Education Certificate from Wharton Business School.

    Donnovan splits his time between NY and London. He is thrilled at the partnerships and support Overture has already inspired.

    Find him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

  • Christina
    D’asaro

    Director, Strategic Operations

    Christina spent well over a decade in the advertising/marketing industry helping Fortune 500 companies like IBM, Pepsi, and FedEx develop effective advertising, marketing communication, and branding campaigns...

    Christina D’asaro

    Director, Strategic Operations

    Christina spent well over a decade in the advertising/marketing industry helping Fortune 500 companies like IBM, Pepsi, and FedEx develop effective advertising, marketing communication, and branding campaigns.

    Her expertise is centered around helping corporations, organizations, and start-ups translate their vision, mission, and goals into strategic and executional, actionable plans that deliver results.

    Christina could not be happier to be a part of the Overture team, and helping to facilitate conversations that lead to positive change.

    Find her on LinkedIn.

  • Caitlin
    Kawaguchi

    Program Manager

    Caitlin has over six years of international experience catalyzing impact in the human rights, sustainable development, and humanitarian sector. Her work spans three continents and includes projects with grassroots organizations, intergovernmental institutions, NGOs, and corporations...

    Caitlin Kawaguchi

    Program Manager

    Caitlin has over six years of international experience catalyzing impact in the human rights, sustainable development, and humanitarian sector. Her work spans three continents and includes projects with grassroots organizations, intergovernmental institutions, NGOs, and corporations.

    She is passionate about helping nonprofits, companies, and social enterprises maximize their impact and create business value through partnership development, strategic planning, organizational development, and program management.

    Caitlin is thrilled to be a part of Overture and helping connect the tech, media, and humanitarian sectors to address global challenges.

    Find her on LinkedIn and Twitter.

  • Andy
    Chen

    Head of Technology Services

    Right out of college at Stanford University in 1995, Andy co-founded his first company, Fogdog Sports. Fogdog grew to become the largest online sporting good retailer, raised over $70M in venture financing, and successfully held an IPO (NASD:FOGD)...

    Andy Chen

    Head of Technology Services

    Right out of college at Stanford University in 1995, Andy co-founded his first company, Fogdog Sports. Fogdog grew to become the largest online sporting good retailer, raised over $70M in venture financing, and successfully held an IPO (NASD:FOGD). Fogdog was acquired by GSI Commerce (NASD:GSIC), where Andy served as VP, Product.

    In 2005, Andy launched and served as CEO of his second startup, PowerReviews, whose Ratings & Reviews platform powered over 5000 e-commerce websites. PowerReviews raised $36M in venture financing before being acquired in 2012 by its largest competitor, Bazaarvoice (NASD:BV).

    Andy now serves as GM of Enterprise Solutions for VWO, a leading website optimization platform. He is based in New York City.

  • Chris
    Mohney

    Editorial Lead

    Chris has worked in media, publishing, tech, video, and editorial for 20 years, at companies ranging from Gawker Media to Tumblr to Serious Eats among others. He writes and edits about books, magazines, news, social media, video shorts and series, entertainment, culture, politics, and...

    Chris Mohney

    Editorial Lead

    Chris has worked in media, publishing, tech, video, and editorial for 20 years, at companies ranging from Gawker Media to Tumblr to Serious Eats among others. He writes and edits about books, magazines, news, social media, video shorts and series, entertainment, culture, politics, and pretty much anything else involving words, pictures, and people.

  • Michele
    Wilcox

    Head of Technology Services

    Michele has over 25 years of executive management and administrative experience, working with CEOs, Presidents, and Vice-Presidents in the entertainment, human resources, non-profit, start-up, and small business industries. Over the course of her career, Michele´s responsibilities...

    Michele Wilcox

    Head of Technology Services

    Michele has over 25 years of executive management and administrative experience, working with CEOs, Presidents, and Vice-Presidents in the entertainment, human resources, non-profit, start-up, and small business industries. Over the course of her career, Michele´s responsibilities have included administrative coordination, travel, staff management, project management, the implementation of software, CRM and database solutions, and managing multi-million dollar budgets.

    Michele supports Donnovan, in addition to the rest of the team, in several different capacities, and is an integral part of the Overture team.

    Find her on LinkedIn.

  • Kareem
    Lawrence

    Digital Project Manager

    Kareem has worked for Internet related businesses from the earliest days of what we now call the Internet. Throughout his career, through the good (or bad) fortune of being there at the start Kareem worked for companies that produced some of the earliest instances of streaming video and...

    Kareem Lawrence

    Digital Project Manager

    Kareem has worked for Internet related businesses from the earliest days of what we now call the Internet. Throughout his career, through the good (or bad) fortune of being there at the start Kareem worked for companies that produced some of the earliest instances of streaming video and audio of live concerts, downloadable music (to CD), as well as early online business to business ventures. Eventually he arrived at Sony where he worked on internal and external projects like the launch of Pottermore which brought the Harry Potter experience online for the first time.

Executive Advisory Board

  • Seema Kumar

    Vice President Innovation, Global Health and Science Policy Communication

    Johnson & Johnson

  • Nouriel Roubini

    Cofounder and Chairman

    Roubini Global Economics

Our Advisory Board

  • Danielle Lee

    Global Head of Partner Solutions

    Spotify

  • Kai Bond

    Investor

    Comcast Ventures

  • Christian Borges

    Senior VP, Marketing

    true[X]

  • Sehra Eusufzai

    Global Head of Brand Marketing & Communications

    Openlink Financial

  • Sarah Cliffe

    Director

    Center on International Cooperation

  • Diana Ayton-Shenker

    Global Catalyst Senior Fellow

    The New School

  • Andrew Chapman

    CEO & Founder

    Chapman Concepts

  • Filiep Decorte

    Deputy Director

    UN-Habitat

  • Sarah Fay

    Managing Director

    Glasswing Venture

  • Michael Lebowitz

    CEO & Founder

    Big Spaceship

  • Hossein Moiin

    Chief Technology & Strategy Officer

    Nokia

  • Micky Padway

    Economic Development & Finance Consultant

  • Marcus Samuelsson

    Chef & Restauranteur

    Red Rooster

  • Rick Song

    CRO

    Rocketfuel

  • Arun Kundu

    Global Vice President & Executive Director - Enterprise Services

    Verizon

  • Dune Ives

    Executive Director

    Lonely Whale


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Marketing Team

  • Senior Events Manager

    New York, NY

    As the Senior Events Manager you will help tell the OVERTURE story through engaging corporate events. This role will collaborate across all internal stakeholders as well as external partners and customers. Utilizing creativity balanced with high levels of organization this role will help deliver the OVERTURE brand experience.

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Partnerships Team

  • Account Executive

    New York, NY

    OVERTURE's Partnerships Team works with leading organizations and agencies to celebrate brands, share compelling stories, and highlight efforts and thought leadership. If you enjoy cultivating and owning partner relationships, have at least three years of experience in business development/sales, and are inspired by OVERTURE's mission, then this role is ideal for you. This position reports directly to the CEO.

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Presskit

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Our community provides a platform for digital

Manifesto

Overture Global’s members are integral to our mission: providing a comprehensive, agile platform to establish meaningful dialogue about -and strategically activate- regional and global humanitarian efforts via technology and innovation.