Kari Keefe

KC Social Innovation Center

Kari Keefe

Kari is the founding Executive Director of KC Social Innovation Center – the nonprofit impact agency of Think Big Partners – with a focus on the social impact from technology, future workforce initiatives, and innovations in learning. The Innovation Center is a regional hub for human capital development in smart, digital cities, and Kari leads a passionate team to leverage technology to design and develop innovative quality, inclusive, accessible education and workforce programming in the Kansas City region.

Prior to KCSIC, Kari had a successful 20-year marketing career before jumping into high-speed tech with a National Science Foundation grant working for Mozilla managing an experimental fund for next-generation educational pilots that use gigabit technology to illustrate the transformative power of high-speed, low latency Internet and cyber-physical systems on learning and workforce development. Kari is a frequent speaker on next-generation workforce models, citizen empowerment and digital inclusion.

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