Anne Kjær Bathel is CEO and co-founder of ReDI School of Digital Integration. She is a 2006 graduate from KaosPilot in Denmark, a hybrid of a business and a design school. From 2006-2009, she worked as a corporate social responsibility consultant. In that capacity, she developed and implemented Samsung Electronics’ award-winning corporate social responsibility strategy for Scandinavia. In July 2010, Anne moved to Japan, where she spent 2 years researching open social innovation and received the prestigious Rotary Peace Fellowship. In 2012, she moved to Berlin to set up the Berlin Peace Innovation Lab, which is associated with Stanford University. The lab focuses on how technology is facilitating emerging and measurable social change toward global peace. In 2015, in response to the refugee crises, Anne co-founded ReDI School of Digital Integration, a vocational training program teaching programming and tech skills to asylum seekers. In 2017 Anne won the “Victress Award” for outstanding female leadership, in 2018 she was recognised by Edition F as one of 25 women revolutionising German industry. and in 2020 she was awarded Female Social Entrepreneur of the year by the German Startup Award.
How does Tech improve our society?
Technology has the power to connect people and optimize processes. Therefore is a powerful tool to solve some of the biggest challenges facing humanity in the 21st century, from climate change and eradicating poverty to giving equal access to education. We need empathetic humans with creative minds to ask the right questions and work with and through machines.