The digital revolution isn’t about social media, apps and websites. It’s about shifting power from established institutions to individuals and their communities who now have the digital tools to create, share and organise. The digital revolution is giving rise to new communities of practice who are using tech to address the social and environmental issues that matter to them.
In this talk, Annika shares a series of powerful examples of how technology is giving voice to the voiceless and empowering some of our most vulnerable, disadvantaged citizens to make meaningful change happen at scale. She show how traditional power structures are increasingly outdated in the face of grassroots, technology-enabled action and how notions of increasing individualism are challenged by the growth of new, fiercely strong communities committed to social change. Annika also brings a specific call to action for all media and tech professionals whose skills are so much needed by those seeking to mobilise positive social change.