You don’t need a superpower to make an impact, PCDN’s interview with the Sharethemeal.org, the world’s first app against global hunger

As PCDN has been blogging the past week, Dr. Zelizer was fortunate to attend the SXSW Interactive in Austin, Texas. SXSW Interactive is an incredible event that gathers over 30,000 digital innovators from the media, nonprofits, government, business, foundations and more. PCDN attended many sessions (see our blog posts)and did over 15 short interviews with leading innovators (these will be forthcoming on PCDN and our Youtube channel). 

One of the most exciting parts of Interactive is the Annual Innovation Awards, which celebrate the latest and greatest projects, products, and developments in the connected world.

PCDN was fortunate to do an interview with Masisiliano Costa, Marketing and Operations Sharethemeal.org The world’s first app against global hunger from the World Food Programme The interview is below. See also the full list of the inspiring award winners in each innovation category.

 

The 2016 Innovation Awards. Photo courtesy of Heather Kennedy / WireImage

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 SXSW INNOVATION AWARDS WINNERS

 

HEALTH, MED & BIOTECH

Awarded for the new technology that best improves the quality, efficacy, and cost-effectiveness of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care in health and medicine.

  • DESKGEN by Destop Genetics | London

INNOVATION IN CONNECTING PEOPLE

Awarded for the best new way to connect and communicate with others.

INNOVATIVE 3-DIY

Awarded for making 3D printing technology more accessible or affordable, or to the Maker using such technology in new and exciting ways.

MUSIC & AUDIO INNOVATION

Awarded for 2015’s best device or service that changes and improves the way we listen to and enjoy music.

NEW ECONOMY

Awarded to those redefining the exchange of goods and services, from the sharing economy, to virtual currency, to micro-finance, to mobile-device-payment systems, and beyond.

PRIVACY & SECURITY

Awarded for 2015’s most progressive accomplishment in the way we go about securing our data and ensuring our privacy.

  • Peeple by Building 10 Technology, Inc. | Austin, TX

RESPONSIVE DESIGN

Awarded for excellent digital design, creating the best-integrated interaction in terms of content, aesthetics, and functionality.

SCIFI NO LONGER

Awarded for the coolest scientific achievement or discovery that before 2015 was only possible in science fiction.

SMART CITIES

Awarded for innovations in eco-friendly or sustainable energy, transportation, and IoT technology, making life in the connected world a smarter, cleaner, greener, and more efficient Internet of Everything.

  • KASITA by Kasita LLC | Austin, TX

STUDENT INNOVATION

Awarded to the student with an exceptional interactive technology project or startup; both of which are the future.

VISUAL MEDIA EXPERIENCE

Awarded for content creation and delivery that moves beyond passive viewership by providing a more immersive and engaging entertainment experience.

VR & AR

Awarded for breakthroughs in augmented and virtual reality technology including the application of new hardware or software which truly make the virtual a reality.

WEARABLE TECH

Awarded for the new hardware that revolutionizes the convenience, comfort, functionality, efficiency, and fashion of having a device literally “on you.”

INTERACTIVE HALL OF FAME

  • Baratunde Thurston

DAVID CARR PRIZE FOR EMERGING WRITERS

MEME OF THE YEAR

  • Dance Like Drake

BEST OF SHOW

BREAKOUT TREND OF THE EVENT

  • Civic Engagement

SPEAKER OF THE EVENT

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

Craig Zelizer

Craig Zelizer

Dr. Craig Zelizer is the Founder of PCDN.global, which connects a global community of changemakers to the tools, community and opportunities to build careers of impact and scale change. He has strong experience in the development sector, academia and social entrepreneurship. From 2005 to 2016 he served as a professor in the Conflict Resolution program at Georgetown University (where he still teaches). He has led trainings, workshops and consultancies in over 20 countries organizations including with USIP, USAID, CRS, Rotary International and others. Craig is a recognized leader in the social sector field. He has received several awards including George Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution’s alumni of the year award and an alumni career achievement award from Central European University. Dr. Zelizer spent two years in Hungary as Fulbright Scholar and was a Boren Fellow in Bosnia. He has published widely on peacebuilding, entrepreneurship, and innovation in higher education.
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