“The Consumer Technology Show (CES) is the world’s largest technology event, with more than 120,000 tech leaders from around the world. CES’ producer, the Consumer Technology Association, has adopted the theme of human security for the event for the second year running, partnering with Human Security for All (HS4A), a global campaign led by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security and the World Academy of Art and Science, in a first of its kind partnership.

Technology is a fundamental driver of change that can benefit all of humanity. The concept of human security, introduced by the UN nearly 30 years ago, identified seven security pillars tied to an individual’s overall wellbeing and experience in life. This year the HS4A campaign and the CTA announced technology as a new eighth pillar of human security, recognising that access to technology is an essential to human wellbe

Force for Good partnered with the CTA and HS4A to participate in a series of events at CES promoting technology’s role in human security, including talks and panel discussions as part of the CTA’s ‘Great Minds” sessions and the CES Research Summit.”

Great Minds Session:
“What Are the Technology Needs of the Developing World?”

Panellists: Stedman Graham, Business Advisor, and Chairman and CEO of S. Graham and Associates; Trammell Crow, Founder, EarthX; Walton Stinson, co-founder and CEO of ListenUp

Moderator: Ketan Patel, Chairman, Force for Good


Great Minds Session:
“How to Think Like an Innovator and Change the World”

Panellists: Amandeep Singh Gill, UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Technology, Megan Lee, Chairwoman and CEO of the Panasonic Corporation of North America,

Moderator: Garry Jacobs, President of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS)


CES Research Summit panel:
“Technology and AI Building a Sustainable, Secure, Superior Future,”

Panellists: Glenn Gaffney, Chief Strategy Officer, NobleReach Foundation; Walton Stinson, co-founder and CEO of ListenUp

Moderator: Ketan Patel, Chairman, Force for Good