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Charlotte, NC /

TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL IMPACT: TRANSFORMING OUR WORLD FOR “GOOD”, NOT PROFIT

UNC Charlotte Center City 320 East 9th Street Charlotte, NC 28202 (map)

Abstract

How today’s hot technology trends like Blockchain, Machine Learning and Cryptocurrency (aka Bitcoin) are being used for social good and championing human rights projects globally and in your backyard.

Why Should You Attend?

To be enlightened 

  1. To learn what is Blockchain
  2. To learn about disruptive technology
  3. To learn about the impact of decentralzied computing (aka blockchain)
  4. Why Blockchain for Social Impact matters globally and to Charlotte?

To be inspired to do something, today, for our community

  1. Learn about about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda. What United Nations, World Economic Forum, World Food Programme and other organization's blockchain projects are being rolled out and piloted globally that we can replicate in here in Charlotte and surrounding communities.
  2. Understand why Charlotte is #8 out of >19K cities for Human Trafficking?
  3. How blockchain can throw a wrench in a $150 billion dollar human trafficking "supply chain" business that preys on our young woman and children right here in your backyard.  
  4. To use technology tools to break the chains of social mobility that have plagued Charlotte for years.  Did you know Charlotte ranks 50th out of 50 in economic mobility among the largest cities in the U.S. ?

Why support, join and/or lead technology for social impact projects in your community?   Because you care about making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate in our community and have a desire to transform our world for good and not just profit.   

For every young person with a bright spark of hope and a pathway for his or her future, there is another, not so far away, living day to day without the necessities to light his or her own path.

- The Charlotte-Mecklenberg Opportunity Task Force Report - March 2017

Resources

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sustainable_Development_Goals

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs

http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals.html

World Econoic Forum

Blockchain Beyond the Hype - World Economic Forum

https://www.weforum.org/whitepapers/blockchain-beyond-the-hype

https://www.weforum.org/communities/blockchain-and-distributed-ledger-technology

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/archive/blockchain/

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B4de70c8-6f7c-41ce-87c5-0b2b7efcecbf Ricardo Diaz

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