PeaceTech Summit 2016

  • United States Institute of Peace 2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20002 United States

Scaling PeaceTech: More, Better, Faster

Chris Schroeder, author of Start-up Rising, moderates a panel of entrepreneurs working in stressed states during the 2014 Summit.

Chris Schroeder, author of Start-up Rising, moderates a panel of entrepreneurs working in stressed states during the 2014 Summit.

The global ubiquity of low-cost, easy-to-access technology is changing the way information and capital flow. This new normal has unleashed social entrepreneurs harnessing the power of technology, media and data. PeaceTech emerges when interdisciplinary experts collaborate to design, develop, and deploy new and existing technology tools for peacebuilding.

During the 2016 PeaceTech Summit, we explored the relationship between existing companies and emergent PeaceTech, test possible funding mechanisms, identify what works best to extinguish violent conflict, and chart the way forward for a PeaceTech industry. We had visionary pioneers from multiple sectors – all discussing how enterprises can tackle drivers of violent conflict to create a high-impact PeaceTech industry.


For a full agenda of the day, including all of the panels and collective breakout sessions, go here.

Featuring

Keynotes

  • Jack Dangermond, Founder & CEO, Esri

  • Robin Chase, Founder, Zipcar, & author, Peers Inc.

Fireside Chats

Two Revolutions: AI & Big Data

  • DJ Patil, Chief Data Scientist, White House

  • Nick Donofrio, former IBM Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology; Chairman of the Board, PeaceTech Lab

Scaling unique organizations

  • Gary Knell, President & CEO, National Geographic Society
  • Tom Monahan, Chairman & CEO, CEB; Board Member, PeaceTech Lab