Candace Faber is a thought leader at the intersection of technology and social change who has been recognized locally and nationally for her approach to innovation. She currently teaches at the University of Washington, where she manages 12-15 student teams to develop software products from concept to launch in the span of five months, and consults for organizations on business process management and company culture. Previously, she served as Civic Technology Advocate with the City of Seattle, where she launched several organization-wide initiatives, including an open data policy and program. She has also served as several U.S. embassies overseas as a member of the U.S. Foreign Service, where she earned several awards for her work to advance human rights and economic empowerment. Candace has been recognized as one of the most influential people in Seattle by Seattle magazine and as a “Geek of the Year” nominee by GeekWire. She is a frequent speaker on issues of technology, ethics, and civic life.