The Scottish Tech Army’s annual conference addressing key issues in social responsibility and technology will return for the third year running.

The Tech for Good Summit 2023 is set to take place online on 20 April.

It will feature keynote presentations by Rhodri Davies, director of philanthropy matters, and Kathryn Baddeley, head of corporate social responsibility (CSR) at Cisco UK & Ireland.

The Tech for Good Summit is an annual gathering of technology experts, social entrepreneurs, the volunteer community and tech and third sector leaders who come together to explore the ways in which technology can be used for social good.

Event to cover ‘wide range of topics’ in technology sector

The event provides a platform for sharing innovative ideas, practical insights and proven strategies that can help organisations create positive social impact through technology.

This year’s event will include a series of panel discussions on a wide range of topics, including the benefits of skilled volunteering, open data challenges and opportunities, technology infrastructure for the third sector and equality of access and opportunity to jobs in the tech sector.

The panels will feature leading practitioners from various backgrounds and industries, providing attendees with a well-rounded perspective on the issues being discussed.

Alistair Forbes, chief executive of the Scottish Tech Army, said: “The Tech for Good Summit is a key part of our mission to both expand and increase the cohesion of the tech for good ecosystem in the UK.

“We are proud to be able to bring together such an outstanding group of presenters and panellists, who will both highlight the art of the possible and challenge attendees to think of
more effective ways to scale the impact that can be delivered by co-ordinated

“Our rallying call for the day is ‘Come ready to listen – leave ready to act’”.

The event will explore ideas for using tech for good. Image: Natali _ Mis/

Rhodri Davies said: “The Tech for Good Summit is an important event for those who are passionate about using technology to make a positive impact on society.

“I am delighted to be a part of this year’s event and look forward to sharing my insights on the ways in which technology can be used to address key social challenges.”

Kathryn Baddeley said: “As the Head of CSR at Cisco UK & Ireland, I have seen first-hand the transformative power of technology when it is used at scale for social good.

“I am excited to participate in the Tech for Good Summit and to share my experiences and Cisco’s perspective with the attendees.”

The Tech for Good Summit 2023 is sponsored by Zebra Growth, a creative growth agency for the impact-hearted.

To register for the event or to learn more, please visit the event website here.