Technology in Development

Date & Time July 22, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Adam White, E9, Rachael Alldian, A12, Viamo; Marc Sacal, A15, Arcus FInancial Services

Adam White (E09) is an educator, entrepreneur, designer and researcher. He founded the design firm Groupshot, which helps start-ups, businesses and non-profits to develop new projects and business models. He is also a creator of the Digital Matatus project, recently featured in WIRED magazine, Fortune, and the BBC. Adam is a frequent speaker about his work on technology, global development, entrepreneurship and Innovation including talks at Harvard’s Social Entrepreneurship Conference, Columbia’s SIPA, Tufts University, and Barcelona’s Smart City Expo. Adam has led student research groups to places like India, China, and Kenya. He is also the founder and director of Atlas Workshops. He has led students from around the world in innovative research and design projects on every continent besides Antarctica and has worked, lived and traveled in over 80 countries. He holds a Master’s Degree in City Design and Social Science from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and International Studies from Tufts University. Adam has won awards in innovation from the World Bank, the Media Architecture Biennale, and the IRU.

Rachael Alldian (A12) is an efficiency-driven digital development strategist and has been with Viamo as the Director of Program Operations and Global Projects Lead for three years. Rachael manages Viamo's global Program Operations team, as well as Viamo's in-country team in Zimbabwe. In that role, she is responsible for increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of Viamo's new business development and operational processes. She is also responsible for engaging and advising potential partners on mobile strategies and mobile technology solutions whilst she also directly oversees and coordinates implementation of all our mobile engagement projects in Zimbabwe.

Marc Sacal was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico and graduated from Tufts in 2015 with a B.A in Economics and International Relations. After graduation, he joined Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division in the Latin American M&A group. In 2018, he moved to Arcus Financial Intelligence as the Chief of Staff to the CEO and now am the Head of BizOps & Strategy. At Arcus his responsibilities include the execution of the Company key strategies, including fundraising from VCs, expanding to the rest of LatAm, among others.

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