The Opportunity Project Demo Week 2020 The Opportunity Project Demo Week 2020

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Opening Keynote: Building Technology Worthy of Humanity with Aden Van Noppen


Aden Van Noppen
Mobius, Founder and Executive Director

As the Founder and Executive Director of Mobius, Aden provides tech leaders with the tools, knowledge, and community to create technology that brings out the best in all of us. She was a Senior Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the Obama White House Office, where she developed programs that leverage tech as a tool for social and economic justice, including co-founding The Opportunity Project. She went on to explore the intersection of tech, ethics and spirituality as a Resident Fellow at Harvard Divinity School, was an Affiliate at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, and is currently an Affiliate with Data & Society.

Before joining government, Aden worked in social enterprise and impact investing, first at the social venture capital fund, Acumen Fund, in both New York and Nairobi, and then at an affordable housing start-up in Delhi, India. She was also part of the founding leadership team of The Sanctuaries, a racially and religiously diverse spiritual community, grounded in the arts and social justice. Her work has been featured in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Wired and elsewhere.

After 2 packed afternoons of keynotes, lightning talks, and live demos on everything from stewarding our planet to putting the civics back in civic tech, Day 3 will focus on enabling our community to learn and grow.  

Don’t miss the opening keynote by Aden Van Noppen, the Executive Director of Mobius, that will captivate and ground us.  With the significant influence that technology has over our lives, it is more important than ever to prioritize human wellbeing and examine technology’s role in fostering or impairing our own individual and collective  balance and health. Fueled by a deep passion to serve, Aden was a Senior Advisor to the US Chief Technology Officer at the White House, and was also the Co-Founder of The Opportunity Project. As Demo Week looks to the future on Day 3, how will we apply  what we’ve learned to serve more holistically with technology? Join us for an opportunity to learn about what work has been done to strengthen a spiritually healthy relationship with tech within organizations and imagine what is possible for the future. Featuring a live collective visualization.