On 27th November 2019, 30 Chapel Street is pleased to be hosting an evening with Rachel Coldicutt CEO of Doteveryone, a think tank that champions responsible technology for a fairer future.
Rachel will be joined by Ben McKenna, CEO of Solidaritech and the NHS’ Lead Designer Dean Vipond, who’ll also be sharing their perspectives on humane and responsible uses of technology.
Rachel Coldicutt has spent the last 20 years turning emerging technology into products and services, and helped many organisations adapt to the digital world. She is currently writing a book on gender equality, climate change and automation, and is stepping down from her role at Doteveryone in 2020 to focus on more political activity.
Ben McKenna founded Solidaritech to repurpose unwanted laptops, desktops, tablets and smartphones, passing them on to asylum seekers and refugees to help them resolve their immigration status, pursue studies and start their lives in their new country. Solidaritech professionally wipe your old hard drives, installing freeware Operating Systems like Linux and Open Office applications to make a new, quicker and more usable machine. Ben also runs his own Digital Agency – Totaal. He has worked with open source technology for almost 20 years, having jumped on board the internet bandwagon at a very early stop. Part designer, part developer and part frustrated artist, he’s previously worked in the civil service, for a selection of dotcom start-ups and the City of London’s financial sector. In his spare time Ben is an incorrigible football nerd with a near encyclopaedic knowledge of the work of Stanley Kubrick.
Dean Vipond is Lead Designer for the NHS website. With a 20-year career in interaction and brand design, Dean is now helping establish a design culture within NHS Digital to help the organisation make better services for people.