GXG: Good By Global 3/10/2013 Austin City Hall, 11:00 AM to 6:30 PM

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GoodxGlobal is a first-ever day of events dedicated to the local and global power of social good, technology and entrepreneurship.

On March 10th, World Food Program USA, United Nations Foundation and Social Good Summit Austin will host a day of tightly programmed discussions, talks, breakouts, and mentoring at the City of Austin's beautiful, LEED Gold certified City Hall, just five blocks from the Austin Convention Center.

GoodxGlobal is presented in collaboration with Social Good Summit, Sunshine Sachs, We Are Women Online, Ushahidi and iHub.

With growing attendance from both local and international nonprofits, social entrepreneurs and startups, GxG will convene these communities in Austin with a day of relevant programming, while also supporting expanded representation from Africa and other developing regions at this seminal conference.

From work to solve global challenges like access to food, health, education and clean water, to local Austin organizations creating global impact, GoodxGlobal will showcase tech-driven approaches to aid effectiveness, mobile innovation, women's empowerment, global North-South digital campaigning, social entrepreneurship in action, impact funding for good and more.

GxG will create an opportunity to organically engage, learn and connect together in Austin and the day's events will also be live-streamed to a global audience online.



Austin City Hall
301 W 2nd St
Austin TX

Located across the street from ACL Live and W Hotel.

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Event Agenda

11am // GoodxGlobal Event Start

11:30 // Opening and Welcome

11:40 – 11:50 am // The Kenyan Tech (RE)volution


11:50 – 12pm // GOOD Goes Global

  • Casey Caplowe, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, GOOD,
  • Mary Slosson, Global Health and Development Curator, GOOD

12 – 12:10pm // Open Government and How Technology Can Create a More Open Government and Open Society

  • Representative Darrell Issa, CA (R)

12:10 – 12:20pm // How Tech Powers Smarter Response to Emergencies and Hunger

  • George Mu'Ammar, Spatial Analyst, Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping, United Nations World Food Programme,

12:20 – 12:30pm // March for Innovation

  • Jeremy Robbins, Director of the Partnership for a New American Economy; Policy Advisor and Special Counsel, Office of New York City Mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg

12:30 – 12:40pm // Mobilizing for Good:  Using mobile technology to solve some of the world's biggest problems


12:40 – 1:20pm // Gains Not Glitter: Making Technology Work for Development

  • Jessica Heinzelman, (Moderator), Senior ICT Specialist, DAI,
  • Seema Patel, Innovation Advisor, Office of Science and Technology, USAID,
  • Vinil Vadi, Co-founder, eSeal and Farmer Connect,
  • Susan Oguya, Co-founder and COO, mFarm, Kenya

1:30 – 1:40pm // Failure Is Not
An F-Word


1:40 – 2:20pm // Tech Powering Effectiveness


2:20 – 2:40pm // Can Technology Save Women?

  • Ingrid Vanderveldt, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Dell Inc.,
  • Julie Smolyansky, CEO, Lifeway Kefir, Founder, Test400K
  • Elizabeth Gore, Chair, Global Entrepreneurs Council and Resident Entrepreneur, UN Foundation,

2:40 – 2:50pm // Using simple data to Empower farmers and markets


2:50 – 3:00pm // Matternet: unpuzzling a new model of innovation


3 – 3:30pm // The Social Good Summit: How we got here,
where we are going


3:30 – 3:40pm // This is Change: Storytelling with Online Petitions

  • Lawrence Grodeska, Nonprofit Community Manager, Change.org,

3:40 – 3:50pm // You Choose: Adding Real Voices to the Global Plan to End Extreme Poverty


3:50 – 4:10pm // Digital Campaigns, Millennial Activists and the Next Generation of Good


4:10 – 4:25pm // How Austin is Leading the Way for Social Change One Car At a Time

  • Brad Bogus, CEO of Speak Social
  • Jessica Tunon, Co-Founder, Beyond2ndNature
  • Christine Cox, Partner, Andris Media Group

4:25 – 4:55pm // The Business Case for Social Good


4:55 – 5:05pm // Can Birthdays Change the World?


5:05 – 5:15pm // Open Data and Collaborative Development


5:15 – 5:55pm // What Austin Is Missing: Ingredients to Make Austin a Social Innovation Capital of the World


5:55 - 6:25pm // Transmedia for Good


1 – 1:45pm // From wireless to wellness: Using mobile technology to improve
health and empower women


  • Brooke Cutler, Senior Program Manager, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA),
  • Emily Pryor, Senior Director, Women & Girls Initiatives, UN Foundation,
  • Olufunke Fasawe, Laboratory Analyst, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Nigeria,

1 – 1:45pm // New Directions in Global Cause Marketing


  • Catherine Geanuracos (moderator), Founder/ CEO, New Economy Campaigns,
  • Liba Rubinstein, Director of Outreach and Partnerships, Tumblr,
  • Michael Wilde, Chief of Awesome, Office of the CTO, Splunk,
  • Erica Berger, Director of Partnerships, Storyful,

2 – 2:45pm // Crisis Mapping and Disaster Response



2 – 2:45pm // Going Global in Business and Community:
The Business and Social Advantages of Connecting
with International Markets



3 – 3:45pm // Developing Youth through Social Enterprise



3 – 3:45pm // Building Entrepreneurial Ecosystems


  • GoodxGlobal Tech Fellow Leonardo Maldonado, Serial & Social Entrepreneur



Organized by Tech Fellow
Cathryn Stickel of Frontline SMS

Nathaniel Manning, Director of Strategy, Ushahidi, ,

Email cathryn@frontlinesms.com to volunteer to present

4 – 4:45pm // The Future of #SocialGood


An Ideathon with the Social Good Summit Team

5 – 5:45pm // Immigration Reform
& Your Social Enterprise


  • Jeremy Robbins, Director of the Partnership for a New American Economy; Policy Advisor and Special Counsel, Office of New York City Mayor, Michael R. Bloomberg
  • Somesh Dash, Principal, Institutional Venture Partners,

5 – 5:45pm // Design for Good


  • Brandon Rosage, Designer, Ushahidi,
  • Elizabeth Kiehner, Founding Partner, Thornberg & Forester,
GXG presents Africa Meets Austin: The After Party - Sunday March 10th, 9PM

Presented By

  • World Food Program USA
  • Social Good Summit ATX
  • United Nations Foundation
  • Ushahii
  • iHub

Event Partners

  • Edelman
  • Constant Contact


  • Water for People
  • Good
  • One
  • Effecive UI
  • DAI
  • Lifeway Frozen Kefir
  • Partnership For A New American Economy
  • RUNA

In Collaboration With

  • Social Good Summit
  • Sunshine Sachs
  • Women Online
  • SocialGood.tv
  • Core Meida Enterprises

Tech Fellows

GoodxGlobal is proud to welcome to Austin our inaugural slate of Tech Fellows—a global group of emerging leaders, change agents and all around sharp social innovators. The Tech Fellows will be presenting talks, participating in panels and talking about in their work in breakouts throughout the day.

Angela Odour, Content Manager ; Developer,

Angela Oduor is based in Nairobi, Kenya, where she develops web applications on the Ushahidi platform and provides technical support to users of Ushahidi's cloud based system, Crowdmap. As Content Manager at AkiraChix, she aims to inspire and develop a successful force of women in technology who will change Africa’s future through networking, mentorship and training. Angela’s hope and vision is that through AkiraChix, more girls will have the courage to take up a career in tech and pass on that courageous spirit for generations to come.

Paola Santana, Co-founder, Head of Regulatory Strategy, Matternet,

Paola is an entrepreneur, lawyer and specialist in public management, policy and procurement. She is co-founder of Matternet, a network of unmanned aerial vehicles that aims to revolutionize traditional transportation systems, doing for atoms what the Internet did for bits of information. Paola is passionate about government entrepreneurship, local empowerment and technology. Her previous work has focused on designing strategic development plans for public agencies, and on integrating advanced exponential technologies into E-Government, E-Democracy and E-Procurement platforms, with international organizations, such as the World Bank and the OECD, and governmental institutions, such as the Constitutional and Elections Courts in the Dominican Republic. She has received numerous awards and mentions, including being named a Fulbright International Scholar by the government of the United States; Thomas Buergenthal Scholar by The George Washington University Law School; Best Scientific Project based on Smart Energy Monitoring, by the Fulbright Commission; Organization of American States Scholar; and Gifted Citizen by Ciudad De Las Ideas.

Cathryn Stickel, Operations Manager, FrontlineSMS,

Cathryn is the Operations Manager for FrontlineSMS, based in Washington, DC, and leads the FrontlineSMS:Learn project. Cathryn represents the organization on issues of gender, youth, and education and has traveled around the world to train social good organizations on the use of our software and mobile best practices. Cathryn also manages the operations of the FrontlineSMS social enterprise, from finances to human resources and logistics. Prior to FrontlineSMS, Cathryn worked at the George Washington University where she also received her MA in Global Communications.

Leonardo Maldonado, Serial & Social Entrepreneur

Tech Ranch is bringing Leonardo Maldonado to Austin for SXSW. Leonardo is a Serial & Social Entrepreneur with experience with incubators and accelerators throughout the Americas. He has lived in France, Canada, México and Chile. He focuses his work in Leadership building, Growing Strategies and Storytelling. He’s been a TEDster since 2009 and has organized TEDxPatagonia for the last 4 years. Presently he is Chief Architect of www.regionfertil.com , the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystem in the Antofagasta region of the Atacama Desert.

Susan Oguya, Co-Founder and COO, mFarm,

Susan Oguya is Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer at M-Farm Limited, a Kenyan tech company with a focus on increasing the livelihoods of small scale African by creating markets and transparency through SMS and web platforms. Susan has worked with Kenyan Telcos, research firms, tech women programs and global social impact organizations. Named one of the East Africa Tech Top 20 Young Innovators in 2012, she is also a GSBI Fellow, research junkie and a mobile developer. She aspires to pour her entrepreneurial spirit into researching and launching mobile solutions for emerging economies.

Nathaniel Manning, Director of Strategy, Ushahidi, ,

Nathaniel’s work orbits around the theme of developing technology that makes the world a better place. He worked for the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) for three years throughout Asia, where he helped to craft business models that make clean energy financially feasible in emerging nations. He focused on solar in Malaysia, rural electrification in India, waste management in Indonesia, and energy efficiency in Thailand. He has advised companies such as First Solar and Virgin on market strategy and is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional. Nathaniel holds a BA in Philosophy and MA in International Environmental Policy from Brown University. A curious technologist, Nathaniel has founded web startups such as TheInteract.net, writes about technology and ethics at moraltech.com, advises social businesses such as Runa.org, and helps to build robots at 9thsense.com. Nathaniel was selected to attend the Singularity University 2011 Program at NASA Ames where he focused on building an encrypted cloud computer. He is currently attempting to build a 3D printer and scanner in his basement.

Olufunke Fasawe, Senior Laboratory Analyst, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Nigeria

Olufunke works at Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) Nigeria as a Senior Laboratory Analyst and is responsible for working with the Federal Government of Nigeria and other stakeholders to ensure that there is increased access to high-quality diagnostic services for HIV infected persons, especially infants infected during pregnancy, birth or breastfeeding. CHAI works hand-in-hand with the Government of Nigeria on a wide range of policy, planning, and implementation issues to help strengthen the lab capacities for HIV. CHAI is constantly looking for innovative ways to reduce diagnostic turn-around time and improve procurement and design systems to better serve patients. Prior to joining CHAI, she worked at the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS in Geneva, Switzerland as a health economics consultant working on various cost-effectiveness modelling projects in the former Evidence, Strategy and Results department. She also worked in the Maternal and Child Health department of the World Health Organizat ion in Geneva where she served as an intern. Olufunke holds a Bachelor's degree in Dental Surgery from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and a Master's degree in International Health Management, Economics and Policy from SDA Bocconi school of Management, Milan, Italy.

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