Virtue Foundation Co-Sponsors Fast Forward Women’s Innovation Forum
Each year, the Seneca Women’s Fast Forward Women’s Innovation Forum brings together the brightest minds for an afternoon of discussion about power, purpose, innovation, and how women can and must be part of designing the future. Virtue Foundation again co-hosted this notable annual event, which featured speakers ranging from former Secretaries of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Madeleine Albright to executives from Apple, Salesforce, P&G among others. This year’s Forum consisted of conversations about power, purpose and innovating through technology. Dr. Joan LaRovere, Co-Founder and Vice-President of Virtue Foundation, joined Chris Hill, Chief Legal Officer & Head of Global Corporate Citizenship at Dun & Bradstreet in a conversation moderated by Sharon Bowen, former CFTC Commissioner on Data-Mapping for Good: Improving Global Health for Women.
The discussion focused on Virtue Foundation’s Data Mapping Initiative, a forward-thinking technology platform that seeks to create a more efficient marketplace for the delivery of healthcare in under-served regions of the world. Born of years of on the ground medical missions, the platform seeks to leverage predictive analytics and machine learning algorithms to analyze geospatial data, infrastructure, risk factors, and other environmental conditions to better predict need and match available resources. Through a simple and free user interface, the platform seeks to provide individuals, non-profits, governments, and companies with more efficient access to the data needed to help make critical decisions on how to most efficiently allocate resources for greatest impact.