2017 Conference Recap

In 2017, 150 nonprofits gathered at the inaugural Tech Forward Conference to engage, learn and envision how technology can transform the way we work as nonprofits.

With content handpicked to cater to nonprofit employees in varying roles looking to use technology in more effective ways, the conference provided a forum to encourage discussion on the need to shift away from operational IT and towards mission-focused technology.

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2017 Session Highlights

The 2017 conference highlighted plenary and breakout topics inline with four of the most important focus areas of nonprofit. See our 2017 sessions by clicking on the below focuses:

2017 Speaker Lineup

Peggy Duvette

Head of Social Impact, Oracle + Netsuite

Karen Graham

CEO, Idealware

Shiza Shahid

Co-Founder, The Malala Fund

Leon Wilson

CIO, Cleveland Foundation

Khuloud Odeh

VP for IT, CIO, The Urban Institute

James Rooney

Sr. Global Program Manager, Microsoft

Marnie Webb

CEO, Caravan Studios

Rebecca Masisak

CEO, Tech Soup

Sam Chenkin

Director of Consulting Services

Jean Louis Ecochard

CIO, The Center for the Digital Nonprofit

Sam Cullari

Counsel, Reed Smith

William Compton

SVP, CIO, Integra

Kristin Teti

Dir. Program Development, Taproot Foundation

Robert Cheetham

Founder & CEO, Azavea

Cody Damon

President, MediaCause

David Danylewich

VP, Strategy, Planning and Systems, Right To Play

Ryan Reif

Information Systems Manager, The Water Mission

Chris Patten

Dir. Data Management, City Year, Inc.

James McGowan

Dir. of Development, Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank