After part 1 of Noelle Walker’s piece aired on NBC DFW we continued the discussion with a Facebook chat. We initially had planned on chatting for 15 minutes, however due to the amazing Dallas/Fort Worth community we spent over an hour and a half answering questions!
Tonya created the organization, It’s Going to Be OK, Inc., I’m going to add another post on all the amazing work Tonya and her team are working on!
So excited to post this segment Noelle Walker and her team at NBC DFW produced! Since this segment aired we have had a 100% increase in the number of downloads of the mobile application!
It was an honor to be on the panel:
The Role of Technology in the Movement to End Modern Slavery
Panel Members Included:
Bradley Myles – CEO of Polaris
Kay Firth-Butterfield – Chief Officer, Ethics Advisory Panel, Lucid Holdings Inc.
Kristin Boorse – Sr. Product Manager at Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children
Description of Panel Topic:
There are increasingly few areas or issues in society and culture that aren’t impacted by the ubiquitous nature of technology. Human trafficking is no different. From traffickers’ use of the internet and other tools to exploit victims to the demand for cheap goods and the perceived anonymity of sex buyers, technology has in many ways fueled the rise of human trafficking around the world. Yet innovative technologies are also being leveraged to fight and stop human trafficking. From big data and financial networks to supply chain insights and consumer apps, it is clear that technology will shape the future of the movement. This dialogue will explore these ideas with panelists who are the leaders behind some of the leading technology being used to combat trafficking today.
It was an honor to be included in the North Texan, a publication for Alumni and Friends of the University of North Texas. I am very grateful for my time at UNT, for working with both my advisors Michael Gibson and Keith Owens, and for the support I have received from the College of Visual Arts & Design!
Accepted into the Design Research Conference 2016, in Brighton UK, for presentation at the conference and publication in the proceedings. Looking forward to attending this conference and hearing all of the speakers!