Our next Tech & Society webinar aims to help the Humanity in Action community learn more about the government technology space, and the potential for technology to improve the way government delivers important services. Please join us on April 24th at 12pm for this interesting discussion.
Through better use of technology, governments -- local, state, and federal -- have the potential to become more efficient, responsive, and better able to serve society. Government technology can help governments deliver better services to millions of people, and even change or deepen the way that governments engage with its citizens.
However, technology innovation in the public sector also comes with its own unique challenges. Technology is not a panacea for fixing systematic problems that are limiting public services, and meaningful change also requires a high investment -- not just in the technology, but also in the people who work in government.
Join us to discuss interesting projects and initiatives that are underway to build digital capacity within government, as well as the unique opportunities & challenges that governments face regarding technology. For those working in government who want to better leverage technology in their work, technologists who want to learn more about opportunities in government tech, and others generally interested in the topic, this will be an engaging and informative panel discussion with experts at the city and federal level.
Crystal Yan, Product Manager and UX Designer at United States Digital Service
Crystal Yan is a Product Manager and UX Designer with the United States Digital Service, a startup within the federal government using design and technology to deliver better government services to the American people. At the USDS, her work focuses on using human-centered design to deliver better policy for healthcare providers and better services for asylum seekers.
Haiyan Sui, Director of Technology Development at Mayor's Office of Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity)
Haiyan Sui is the Director of Technology Development at the Mayor's Office of Economic Opportunity (NYC Opportunity). She leads the infrastructure team that provides robust platform support for data application and digital products NYC Opportunity builds. Haiyan also serves as a liaison between NYC Opportunity and DoITT, which has initiatives in broadband, open data, and telecommunications resilience needs in case of natural disasters.
Nicole Chi, Webinar Moderator at Intentful Tech Collaborative in New York
Nicole Chi is an advocate for community technology and currently runs the Intentful Tech Collaborative in New York, which works to strengthen the digital capacity of equity- and justice-based organizations. Prior, she researched policy implications for the future of work and AI at the Bertelsmann Foundation in D.C., and helped develop a pro bono tech program at Civic Hall in New York. She is a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow.