We are Pivot.
We will be hosting focused campaigns, challenging the conversations around tech, and amplifying voices calling for practical, actionable reform.
We are planning big things.
The first major phase of Pivot will culminate in the 2019 Pivot Summit: a working (not networking) event bringing together tech dissidents, tech worker advocates, and representatives from the tech giants, as well as ethicists, academics, artists and other experts willing to share their insights.
The aim of the Summit is: to establish a shared vision for a more responsible tech industry; to lay the foundation for a certification process for companies and practitioners; and to take steps to provide tech workers with the tools they need to exercise their power in the industry. We don't plan to have it all solved in 3 days, but we plan to make a real start.
It's happened before, in fields like medicine, engineering, law - once unruly trades that over the last few centuries became slowly, painstakingly professionalized. And now it's tech's turn.
We know it's possible, but not without you.
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We're flattered! Here are some of the initial conveners behind Pivot:
Peter Picard