The of tech for development

Kathy Calvin, COO of the UN Foundation, just officially opened the Humanitarian Tech Challenge conference, laying down some knowledge on partnership building.  She called the HTC a version of and eHarmony for the tech set — “a tall, dark problem in search of intelligent solution.” 

She also praised the group for not falling into the common trap of getting sidetracked by fascination with shiny new technology, but instead keeping its eyes on the problems.  That was the whole point of today, building that framework built on a narrow set of challenges.