Track Sessions III
H. Technology’s Impact on Philanthropy: 'What can non-profit organisations learn from the technology sector?'

Disruptive innovation and other aggressive business strategies are responsible for the fortunes of many of the world’s richest people: tech entrepreneurs. Increasingly, we are seeing business-leaders-turned-philanthropists applying these approaches to their social impact endeavours. Some commentators have welcomed the energy and innovation this breathes into the sector. Others say short-termism can deliver profits but not solutions to the world’s most intractable social problems.

This session will look at what lessons the social sector can take from change-makers in the technology sector. It will explore both the technology and the business strategies they have developed that can be of most value to the non-profit sector.