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Ann Mei Chang


Former Google executive, former Chief Innovation Officer at USAID and author of Lean Impact.

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Ann Mei Chang: Speech Topics


① LEAN IMPACT | ② BEYOND PROFITS | ③ ENDING GLOBAL POVERTY

① Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good


Are you tackling one or more problems facing people and the planet, but just can’t seem to make enough of a dent? Transformative change will not be achieved through business as usual. By building on the best practices for innovation that have emerged from Silicon Valley, we can bend the curve of progress by running lightweight experiments, driving fast feedback loops, and accelerating learning. The result will better address real needs, improve cost effectiveness, and unleash the possibility of true scale. Through inspiring stories drawn from her interviews with over 200 organizations across sectors and geographies, Ann Mei will share both the theory and the practice behind successful social innovation. (target audience: non-profits, social entrepreneurs, foundations, and government donors)

② Beyond Profits: Getting Serious About Purpose


More and more, people around the world are demanding that the companies they buy from, work at, and invest in deliver positive impact to our society. Business can indeed be a powerful force for good, but most barely scratch the surface of their potential. Drawing from her vast experience across Silicon Valley, nonprofits, and government, Ann Mei Chang explores the tools, techniques, and structures that can deliver to the promise of a triple bottom line. (target audience: general public, double/triple bottom line companies, impact investors, philanthropists)

③ A New Framework for Ending Global Poverty


We are $2-3 trillion short of the annual financing needed to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. Bridging this gap will require a fresh mindset. Rather than deploying traditional programs, we need to double down on innovation to drive more cost-effective solutions and catalyze larger resource pools from the private sector and local governments. Let's bring the ambition, scale, and pace of progress from Silicon Valley to global development. (target audience: global development professionals)


Ann Mei Chang: Books


Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good

Despite enormous investments of time and money, are we making a dent on the social and environmental challenges of our time? … ➡︎

Ann Mei Chang: Bio



      

Ann Mei Chang is a leading advocate for social innovation and author of LEAN IMPACT: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good (Wiley, Nov. 6, 2018). As Chief Innovation Officer at USAID, Ann Mei served as the first Executive Director of the US Global Development Lab, engaging the best practices for innovation from Silicon Valley to accelerate the impact and scale of solutions to the world’s most intractable challenges. She was previously the Chief Innovation Officer at Mercy Corps and served the US Department of State as Senior Advisor for Women and Technology in the Secretary's Office of Global Women’s Issues.

Prior to her pivot to the public and social sector, Ann Mei was a seasoned technology executive, with more than 20 years’ experience at such leading companies as Google, Apple, and Intuit, as well as at a range of startups. As Senior Engineering Director at Google, she led worldwide engineering for mobile applications and services, delivering 20x growth to $1 billion in annual revenues in just three years.

Ann Mei currently serves on the boards of BRAC USA and IREX, is a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution, and is a visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, is a member of the Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellows’ class of 2011, and was recognized as one of the “Women In the World: 125 Women of Impact” by Newsweek/The Daily Beast in 2013. Ann Mei is a keynote speaker who has been featured at TEDx MidAtlantic, SxSW, Social Good Summit, SOCAP, and Lean Startup Week, as well as numerous nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies.

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Ann Mei Chang


Former Google executive, former Chief Innovation Officer at USAID and author of Lean Impact.

SPEECH TOPICS
① Lean Impact: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good

Are you tackling one or more problems facing people and the planet, but just can’t seem to make enough of a dent? Transformative change will not be achieved through business as usual. By building on the best practices for innovation that have emerged from Silicon Valley, we can bend the curve of progress by running lightweight experiments, driving fast feedback loops, and accelerating learning. The result will better address real needs, improve cost effectiveness, and unleash the possibility of true scale. Through inspiring stories drawn from her interviews with over 200 organizations across sectors and geographies, Ann Mei will share both the theory and the practice behind successful social innovation. (target audience: non-profits, social entrepreneurs, foundations, and government donors)
② Beyond Profits: Getting Serious About Purpose

More and more, people around the world are demanding that the companies they buy from, work at, and invest in deliver positive impact to our society. Business can indeed be a powerful force for good, but most barely scratch the surface of their potential. Drawing from her vast experience across Silicon Valley, nonprofits, and government, Ann Mei Chang explores the tools, techniques, and structures that can deliver to the promise of a triple bottom line. (target audience: general public, double/triple bottom line companies, impact investors, philanthropists)
③ A New Framework for Ending Global Poverty

We are $2-3 trillion short of the annual financing needed to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. Bridging this gap will require a fresh mindset. Rather than deploying traditional programs, we need to double down on innovation to drive more cost-effective solutions and catalyze larger resource pools from the private sector and local governments. Let's bring the ambition, scale, and pace of progress from Silicon Valley to global development. (target audience: global development professionals)

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Ann Mei Chang is a leading advocate for social innovation and author of LEAN IMPACT: How to Innovate for Radically Greater Social Good (Wiley, Nov. 6, 2018). As Chief Innovation Officer at USAID, Ann Mei served as the first Executive Director of the US Global Development Lab, engaging the best practices for innovation from Silicon Valley to accelerate the impact and scale of solutions to the world’s most intractable challenges. She was previously the Chief Innovation Officer at Mercy Corps and served the US Department of State as Senior Advisor for Women and Technology in the Secretary's Office of Global Women’s Issues.

Prior to her pivot to the public and social sector, Ann Mei was a seasoned technology executive, with more than 20 years’ experience at such leading companies as Google, Apple, and Intuit, as well as at a range of startups. As Senior Engineering Director at Google, she led worldwide engineering for mobile applications and services, delivering 20x growth to $1 billion in annual revenues in just three years.

Ann Mei currently serves on the boards of BRAC USA and IREX, is a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Institution, and is a visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Stanford University, is a member of the Aspen Institute’s Henry Crown Fellows’ class of 2011, and was recognized as one of the “Women In the World: 125 Women of Impact” by Newsweek/The Daily Beast in 2013. Ann Mei is a keynote speaker who has been featured at TEDx MidAtlantic, SxSW, Social Good Summit, SOCAP, and Lean Startup Week, as well as numerous nonprofits, foundations, and government agencies.

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