Dr. Peter Lucas Joins TechNow 2014 Conference Speaker Lineup

TechNow: A Technology Conference for NonprofitsJoin us on Thursday, October 30, 2014, for the 11th annual TechNow Conference, organized by The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University. TechNow 2014 will be held at Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Township, PA.

The longest-running nonprofit technology conference in the Pittsburgh region – a whole day devoted to the new and important technology trends and resources for nonprofits. Technology affects nearly every effort to achieve our missions. TechNow connects you with the resources, information and people your nonprofit needs to succeed!

Learn more at www.technowconference.org. Registration opens August 1!

Dr. Peter Lucas of MAYA Design

Dr. Peter Lucas of MAYA Design

In addition to our afternoon keynote speaker, Beth Kanter, we are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Peter Lucas of MAYA Design as our morning plenary speaker.

Peter Lucas is founding principal at MAYA Design, a technology design and innovation lab which he cofounded in 1989. He is a pioneer in breaking down the disciplinary boundaries that lead to technology that is poorly suited to the needs of individuals and society.

Currently, he is developing the Civium Information Commons, a global public information space designed to dramatically increase the trustworthiness and persistence of information on the Internet. The technical architecture behind Civium is aggressively decentralized, making possible a radically distributed peer-to-peer network capable of scaling without bounds.

He coauthored Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology (Wiley, 2012). The book is an account of both the promise and the risks associated with a world that, within a few years, will contain trillions of computing devices. It aims to help businesses and their customers prepare to thrive in a massively connected world.

He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University, where he studied educational and cognitive psychology and psycholinguistics. He did postdoctoral research at the University of Wisconsin and was a Sloan Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also adjunct associate professor of Human Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon. He served on the Committee on Networked Systems of Embedded Computers of the National Research Council.