Can an app stop a bullet? Using Technology for peace

Date:
Tuesday 15 March 2016

Venue:
Zuhlke Engineering Ltd, 3rd Floor, 80 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JL

Time:
6.00pm for a 6:30pm start? - 7.30pm

Cost:
Free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members.

Speaker:

Dan Marsh

Synopsis:

International Alert LogoTechnology can be used to incite, or even perpetrate violence. But it can also bring people together, make voices heard and improve lives. Technology is not inherently violent or peaceful - it can be used for bad or good, depending on who uses it.

International Alert LogoInternational Alert is one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with nearly 30 years of experience laying the foundations for peace in more than 25 countries (including the UK). We believe that dialogue is crucial for building peace. We bring people together to help them better understand their differences and resolve them peacefully.

Join us to see how International Alert is using technology including Big Data, social media and hackathons to help build peace and to strengthen the peacebuilding sector.

About the speaker:

Dan MarshDan Marsh joined International Alert as Head of Technology in 2013. Responsible for all aspects of technology, including identifying appropriate solutions to support Alert’s peacebuilding work internationally. He provides expertise in to the sector through talks, blogs and the #peacehack hackathon series. Before joining Alert, he has worked with technology in the charity sector for over 15 years, developing award winning websites and infrastructures for UK charities.