Learn technology innovation applicable to nonprofits and associations and gain a perspective on what kinds of technological innovations of specific interest may be arriving and their relevance to associations and other nonprofits. Spark your imagination on how organizations’ operations might be dramatically altered by advances in technology.
This entertaining presentation provides perspective on the future of technology from the perspective of the past and tips on how to evaluate and when to consider implementing technology advances.
Attendees will leave with a new appreciation for the awesome power of technology innovation, the speed with which it spreads, and the dark underbelly. They will learn what kinds of capabilities are likely to become nonprofit and association-ready in the near-term, and how / when to evaluate new technologies critically and from the perspective of history. Lastly, attendees will learn where advances in technology present real risks to their nonprofit or association.
Lisa Rau co-founded Fíonta in 2001 with Jeff Sullivan, and served as the organization’s CEO until April 2018. She currently serves as Fíonta’s Chairman. Lisa is a well-known thought leader in the nonprofit technology field and continues to provide strategic technology consulting to select clients. Lisa started in Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley, where she majored in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, receiving a B.S., continuing on to receive an M.S. as part of the first cohort of graduates of the Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR) group. At BAIR, she was assigned the email address, email@example.com, in the early years of the Internet! She went on to complete her Ph.D. in Computer Science, specializing in Artificial Intelligence.