When & Where
Saturday. May 7
9:00 am - 11:30 am PST
About This Track
Changing the world is about more than building cool startups with disruptive technologies that exclude 99% of the market. It's about having the courage to believe that innovation, technology, and business can be powerful forces for good.This inspiring and eye-opening track brings together some of the world's most successful social innovators. People who aren't just talking about social responsibility; they're actually doing it.You'll learn creative new ways to make a difference at a personal level, applying your unique skills and talents to the issues you care about most. You'll hear from corporations that are reinventing corporate social responsibility to engage employees, improve the bottom line, and make the world a better place. And you'll discover innovative new business models that blur the lines between for-profit and non-profit, using market-driven forces to improve the world in more sustainable ways.Along the way, we'll explore innovative new strategies for tackling issues like poverty, healthcare, equality, financial inclusion, and the environment. You'll hear groundbreaking ideas from business leaders, technology experts, and investors. Ideas that challenge the status quo and force you to think differently.Making the world a better place is an obligation all of us share. It's also an incredible privilege. There's never been a better time to be a social innovator, and we can't wait to share these exciting new insights with you!
"Anu Jagadeesh has a passion for leveraging technology to promote greater good. She aspires to bring access to the best education, quality healthcare and economic opportunities through digital platforms that provide services to the underserved population globally in the remote corners of the world.Anu is an experienced computer science professional, social impact entrepreneur, community builder and recognized for solving problems creatively. She has brought together multiple nonprofits organizations to address literacy for hundreds of students in the remote districts of India and enabled more than 125 US nonprofits to fundraise for their cause year after year. Most recently, she has built Konnectme.org a crowdsourcing platform to enable fundraising for nonprofits.Her prior experience spans technology leadership positions in Hewlett Packard, Tandem Computers, Sun Microsystem and Yodlee. Anu Jagadeesh currently serves on the board for the India Community Center and the Shankara Cancer Foundation.Anu Jagadeesh has a BS in Electronics and Communications from University of Mysore, India and an MS in Computer Science and Engineering from San Jose State University, California. She is currently completing the Harvard Business Analytics Program. She is married and lives in Saratoga, CA. Anu enjoys hiking and has hiked Half Dome, Kilimanjaro, Machu Picchu, Everest Base camp and Grand Canyon."
Anita is an investor working with early to growth stage technology companies. She is passionate about the intersection of technology and investing and love working with entrepreneurs who turn ideas into extraordinary businesses. She has an MBA from The Wharton School and an MSEE from Stanford.