NEW YORK, November 9, 2017 – Today, Spotify becomes a key member of the Digital Humanitarian™ organization Overture; and Danielle Lee (Spotify’s Global Head of Partner Solutions) has joined Overture’s Advisory Board. She will help to guide Overture’s strategy for exploring ways technology can be leveraged to alleviate issues plaguing humanity.
Overture CEO Donnovan Andrews comments, “We’re energized about partnering with Spotify – frankly, I’m a long-time subscriber, and I’ve been following their trajectory in the digital space since their launch. We reached out to Spotify because we believe they can help drive Overture’s mission of using technology as a catalyst, to solve what have been unsolvable problems worldwide.”
Danielle Lee explains, “Embracing and elevating culture is paramount to the success of Spotify and why our listeners trust us to help them discover the unexpected. Overture, with its 40 global NGOs, nonprofits and corporate members, is the right partner to help us take our position as culture leaders to the next level. We hope our efforts in the humanitarian community will motivate other tech companies to do the same."
Andrews says, “Our whole organization looks forward to working with Danielle, she brings a deep level of expertise as a digital tech and content thought-leader. Her background speaking at Mobile World Congress, CTIA (and many other international events), perfectly aligns with the panel events and symposiums that we host to bring together tech and humanitarian influencers for think-tank conversations.”
To kick-off the partnership, Spotify was the lead sponsor of Overture’s STEM+HD (humanitarian development) event on October 26 at the Time Inc. building in Manhattan. STEM+HD is one of Overture’s signature event series. The Spotify-sponsored event was a gathering of global leaders in women’s rights and development from the intersection of technology, policy, and humanitarian outreach. Topics focused on how to advance opportunities for women internationally, and how technology can be used to improve The Human Condition.
Adds Andrews, “What we’re doing at Overture is different. We’re increasing awareness and conversation about the ability for technology to improve the ways we take care of each other and our planet. With Danielle as an Advisory Board member, and with Spotify’s support, we hope to further extend the global reach of Overture’s technology-driven humanitarian relief goals. Our members help us to foster vital partnerships, which are already enabling idea generation, and will soon lead to the tech development, funding, and distribution needed to effectively enact global change.”
Additional Overture organizational members include: Johnson & Johnson Innovation, true[X], S'well, Women’s Refugee Commission, T3, DataKind, OCHA, USAID, IRC, World Policy Institute, DoSomething.org, and The Nature Conservancy among others.
Overture is headquartered in New York. Our goal is to advance and curate the intersection between technology and humanitarianism: Digital Humanitarianism™. We foster periodic gatherings to establish meaningful dialogues, and to strategically activate the development and support of regional and global tech solutions to help solve issues plaguing humanity. www.overtureglobal.io
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