The World Bank Eye on Tasmanian Technology "Disrupters"
presented by Chris Vein Chief Innovation Officer in Global Technology Development at the World Bank
25th Mar 2014 6:00pm
Hosted by Leon Compton, ABC Mornings Presenter
For more information, see: http://www.events.utas.edu.au/2014/march/the-world-bank-eye-on-tasmanian-technology-disrupters
As the Chief Innovation Officer in Global Technology Development at the World Bank, Chris Vein is acutely aware of the role technology has to play in sustainable development and lifting people out of poverty. The World Bank is pioneering a new approach to sustainable development that is driven by disruptive technology, shared data and community-driven approaches.
But there is a surprising link between Tasmania and the Word Bank’s work in developing countries. Chris Vein recently joined the Advisory Panel of Sense-T, a program based at the University of Tasmania that is building a big data engine and creating a digital view of the state’s economy. Sense-T is one of the “disrupters” that Chris wants to watch closely.
Chris will talk about his experience in technology and innovation, which includes a stint at the White House as Deputy US Chief Technology Officer for Government Innovation. He will also discuss the role Tasmania could play on the world stage in the fields of technology and sustainable development, while it works to deliver benefits for its own citizens.