Digital Empowers Charlotte

March 13, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont 5301 Wilkinson Blvd Charlotte, North Carolina

Applying the Power of Technology for Social Good

On Wednesday, March 13th,  the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) and Tata Consultancy Services(TCS) will host the second Digital Empowers regional forum in Charlotte, NC. In partnership with the Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, North Carolina Technology Association, and the Research and Economic Development at UNC Charlotte.


Digital Empowers, a partnership between USCCF and TCS, explores how to harness technology to bring greater access and equity to individuals and communities through collaboration.

The event will be an opportunity for business and community leaders to explore and share the innovations and partnerships that are building a stronger future for the city.


The Digital Empowers campaign will increase understanding of technologies and digital innovations, such as blockchain, design thinking, virtual reality, robotics, data collaboratives, as well as bring greater awareness to how organizations of all sizes areleveraging their capabilities to compound social impact in their neighborhoods and around the world.

Speakers to include:

John Hardin, Executive Director, Office of Science, Technology & Innovation, North Carolina Department of Commerce

Amy Aussieker, Executive Director, Envision Charlotte

Tom Rump, CEO,

David Boraks, NPR Charlotte

Rasu Shrestha, Chief Strategy Officer, Atrium Health

Dr. Mary Lou Maher, Professor and Chair, Software and Information Systems and Director, Center of Education Innovation, College of Computing and Informatics, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Lucas Blair, Head of Immersive Technologies Lab, RTI International

Jason Aspiotis, Founder & CEO, Finosophy, PBC

Christopher Jackson, President & CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont

Jess George, Community Impact Manager, Google Fiber

Kimberly Lanphear, CEO, Apparo

James Walker, Founder & CEO, Informative Technologies


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