A series of podcasts have been released by The Tech4Good Awards outlining how tech can be used to make the world a better place.
Each episode features past winners and judges discussing their work and looking at future trends, perfectly timed to help organisations in the charity sector gather inspiration and hopefully nominate people they know for a 2017 award. All nominations for this year’s award must be received by the 8 May deadline.
Podcasts published so far are:
Digital Health: Ten-year-old Arnav Sharma, winner of winners in 2016, discusses digital health and the role of tech in the NHS with Awards Judge Jean Irvine and David Goldey from South Devon NHS Partnership Trust who have created MyWard, winner of the 2016 Digital Health Award.
Digital Inclusion: Digital inclusion and the role of tech in local community development is the focus for this one. Anne and Nicola Taylor, who run a chip shop in Stockport, have created a community cybercafe that has transformed their local shopping precinct. They are joined by Anna Osbourne from Good Things Foundation who deliver social and digital inclusion across the UK.
Digital Custard: The pilot episode featured Rachael Moat, Volunteer of the Year 2015, in conversation with Gareth Ford-Williams, who is a Tech4Good judge and Head of Accessibility at BBC Design & Engineering.
2017 entries are open until 5:00 pm on 08 May and anyone can nominate themselves or someone else in any of the categories.
The AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards 2017 categories are:
- AbilityNet Accessibility Award
- BT Connected Society
- BT Young Pioneer
- Comic Relief Tech4Good for Africa Award
- Community Impact
- Digital Health Award
- Digital Skills Award
- Tech Volunteer of the Year
This year there will be a networking event for finalists on 13 June and the winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony hosted by BT on 11 July at BT Centre, London.
Judges include business people, charities, academics and journalists and others with specialist knowledge of how technology is used for social good.
To enter the awards visit: http://www.tech4goodawards.com/
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