The policy is fundamentally changing that guides how billions of dollars are spent within the public sector all around the world. Fifteen years ago, it would be easy for a company like Microsoft to approach a Ministry of Health with a digital service, licensed on a per-citizen basis. Today, the playing field is different. The Digital Development Principles, the Digital Public Goods Charter and frameworks for investment in Digital Public Health and Digital Public Infrastructure are creating incredible, even generational, opportunities for teams that are willing to build in open and collaborative ways.
On the one hand, companies need to understand this trend to avoid swimming against it and investing in solutions that will be prevented from thriving; on the other hand, companies need to look more closely at the toolkits that are emerging for global use and consider how to adopt, interoperate with or contribute to them. This session offers insider perspective on the shifting policy landscape and the opportunities created within it.
Nathaniel Calhoun is the Chief Strategy Officer at Bioverse, a fast-growing Brazilian company using drones, AI and data science to build out the bio-economy around the Amazon. He's also the AI and Strategy advisor to the Eco-index, a government funded team in Aotearoa, New Zealand building digital tools for biodiversity measurement and for correlating investments into biodiversity with provable impacts. He's been a key team member at Singularity for ten years now, serving as the Chair for Impact Faculty, the Managing Director of the Global Solutions Program and a frequent moderator at Executive Programs, custom programs and international summits.