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Sunday, March 15 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Makers: Technology for Development and Innovation

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In our digital era, data and technology are no longer monopolized by the government. With the new open data wave, digital innovators empower our society by creating open tools that increase democracy and transparency. They develop new and useful applications and services that can be appropriated by the public.
This panel will gather entrepreneurs, civil society members, FabLab innovators, and researchers to illustrate how technology can serve humanitarian development and social innovation. The discussion will focus on Fablabs, crowdsourcing, open data, open governance, makers, social entrepreneurs, smart city innovations and more.

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avatar for Sename Koffi Agbodjinou

Sename Koffi Agbodjinou

Searcher/Anthropologist, Woelab
Born in 1980 in Togo, Sename is architect, researcher in anthropology, ICT social entrepreneur and poet. After a long experience in humanitarian construction, he created the platform 'L’Africaine d’architecture' which aims to explore the possibilities of an alternative architecture... Read More →
avatar for Kat Borlongan

Kat Borlongan

Co-Founder, Five by Five
Kat is a multi-cultural open innovation maven that got her unlikely start working with Reporters sans frontières and the United Nations. After working in public information for several years, she easily transitioned into the open data universe as a founding member of Voxe.org in... Read More →
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Erik Hersman

Co-Founder, BRCK
Erik Hersman is an entrepreneur and technologist focused on advancing the use of technology in Africa. He is the CEO of BRCK  a rugged wireless WiFi device designed and engineered in Kenya for use throughout the emerging markets.  In 2010 he founded the iHub, Nairobi’s innovation... Read More →
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Rand Hindi

Founder & CEO, SNIPS
Dr Rand Hindi is an entrepreneur and data scientist. He is the founder and CEO of Snips.

Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hilton Austin Downtown Salon K

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