Tech’s Supermassive Black Hole: Understanding and Measuring Impact


Tech’s Supermassive Black Hole: Understanding and Measuring Impact

This session is part of Techfestival: a 3-day festival in Copenhagen with 200+ events on humans and technology.
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Let us reconfigure how we measure technologies impact on human life!

Tech needs to get real about its impact on people and the planet. For too long we’ve been collecting superficial metrics that tell us how tech is performing, but not how it’s impacting communities and the world around us. If we are to play a transformative role in changing the world for the better, the global tech community needs an impact tool – and fast!

At this session, we hope to gather as many tech-for-good enthusiasts into a room as possible to explore, critique and establish innovative new ways to measure the impact of our technology creations on people and planet. These new ways of measuring impact should also double as clear guidelines that encourage behaviour change at both an individual and team level.

We’re motivated and confident that together we can help to patch up and provide a solution that will help us start to fix this black hole. Come join us as we work on this important initiative!

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Hear interesting input from

Christina Judson (DK)

Christina is a Senior Digital Transformation Consultant who is motivated by the impact of organisational change and reducing inefficiencies. Christina has a successful track record of creating and implementing business processes and system transformation across functions. Christina has the ability to take complex concepts and make them simple and has a constant desire to make things better and easier to understand. She is innovative by nature,  works in an Agile way and has experience working in fast-paced, technology environments and on projects that are ambiguous and complex.

Mark Nutley (UK)

Mark is an experienced Delivery and Product Manager and has led many Agile client engagements within the GDS service cycle, including creating a new digital-first target operating model to enable The National Archives to become a more innovative organisation. Mark also led the establishment of Methods’ Emerging Technology Team and heads up our work in a number of areas to identify use cases that could be delivered by different emerging technologies. He works to create technology partnerships for Methods and position the company within the wider ecosystem to provide relevant emerging technology and innovation services to clients.

Tom Blackie  (UK)

Tom is an experienced analyst and researcher with a strong track record across central and local government. Most recently, Tom worked at BEIS on early-stage innovation research into the digital business identity and improving the national digital offer for business growth, providing excellent insight into both user needs and industry trends. He has also helped develop digital services within education, the UK Foreign Ministry and the department leading the digital transformation of the UK Government. Tom has been a member of the Methods’ Emerging Technology Group since its inception, with a particular focus on digital identity and voice technology. His excellent research skills and ability to digest, distil and reframe complex information put him in a perfect position to fulfil the objectives of the discovery project.


Kristina Bonitz (DE)

Innovation consultant, business designer and strategist. But not any kind of innovation will do. Kristina supports organisations who desire meaningful innovation and transformation, taking the lead on designing future strategies, experiences, products and services that are based on human needs and promise social value and sustainable impact for businesses. She believes that the best outcomes are realised through authentic collaboration and co-creation which is the reason for her using human-centred and creative design practices.

Lisa Talia Moretti (ITA)

Award-winning digital sociologist, strategist and tech ethics activist based in London. She currently holds the position of Head Of User Research at Methods. For more than a decade, she’s studied and written about the relationship between technology, information and society.  Lisa is an Associate Lecturer in the Institute of Management Studies at Goldsmiths (University of London) and at Cardiff University in the School of Journalism, PR and Cultural Studies. Lisa’s research projects with Goldsmiths and King’s College have seen her collaborate with To Play For, IpSoft, Adobe, Mindshare and Rackspace. Her research covers a range of technologies including AI, chatbots, VR and AR, and wearable technology and has gained international coverage with CNN, BBC, Fast Company, Campaign, Techcrunch, Forbes and others.

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