Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker



Afua Bruce

Author, The Tech That Comes Next | tech + strategy + government + NGOs | STEM education and inclusion | Keynote Speaker | AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

Washington, District of Columbia, United States


AFUA BRUCE is a leading public interest technologist who has spent her career working at the intersection Afua Bruce Key Note Speaker CALIcon Conference

of technology, policy, and society. Her work has spanned the government, non-profit, private, and academic

sectors, as she has held senior science and technology positions at DataKind, New America, the White House,

the FBI, and IBM. Afua is currently a strategy consultant and advisor to organizations developing and expanding

responsible innovation projects in the corporate, government, and nonprofit spaces. She is an adjunct professor

at Carnegie Mellon University and a Technology and Public Purpose Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer

Center.  As an If/Then Ambassador, Afua engages in efforts to excite girls to consider STEM careers; she has

partnered with GoldieBlox, appeared on CBS's Mission Unstoppable TV show, and is featured in a number of

museums around the country. Afua has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Purdue University and

an MBA from the University of Michigan. Her newest book, The Tech That Comes Next: How Changemakers,

Technologists, and Philanthropists can Build an Equitable World, describes how technology can advance equity.






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