The speed with which the coronavirus pandemic crippled the global economy, buckled healthcare systems, and crushed national pandemic response plans has created a resilience crisis that is engulfing our public institutions. From education to healthcare to basic benefits and services, communities are being forced to reimagine how they meet the needs of citizens and stakeholders. The crisis presents an opportunity to not only rebuild, but to emerge better off with a heightened ability to address many other challenges on our long national horizon.
In the fifth edition of Transformation, the New America’s Digital Impact and Governance Initiative (DIGI) will convene top leaders from civil society, academia, and the private sector to discuss reforms and partnerships that can foster resilience in the face of future crises. We’ll be launching a new report on fostering resilience co-written by former DIGI Senior Fellow Dante Disparte and DIGI Director Tomicah Tillemann. We’ll also convene senior representatives from MIT, the World Bank, and EY. Together with New America, these organizations are the founding members of the Prosperity Collaborative, a coalition developing open source technologies to help governments solve public finance challenges.
Global Practice Manager, Fiscal Policy & Sustainable Growth, World Bank
Dante Disparte, @ddisparte
Founder and Chairman, Risk Cooperative
Member, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Advisory Council
Susan Garfield, @garfield_susan
US Advisory Principal and Life Sciences Sector Commercial Lead, EY
Sandy Pentland, @alex_pentland
Professor, Connection Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tomicah Tillemann, @tomicahtd
Director, Digital Impact and Governance Initiative, New America
Transformation is a groundbreaking online event series examining how innovation and technology can reshape our institutions in a post-pandemic world. Each month, we bring together key leaders revolutionizing the structures that power our societies. The series explores breakthroughs that are making economic and governance systems more efficient, transparent, and accountable. Together, we’re creating a blueprint for building more resilient societies during and beyond the coronavirus pandemic.