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CIO for good Summit

September 16, 2024 | Shack15 | San Francisco, California

The Cloud for Good
CIO for good Summit

Join Cloud for Good on September 16 at Shack15 for the inaugural CIO for Good Summit, an exclusive event designed for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and technology leaders in the nonprofit and higher education sectors.

This summit aims to foster collaboration within the Nonprofit and Education Communities, helping you plan and manage your technology and AI investments, deepen constituent relationships, personalize experiences, improve staff efficiency, create a unified picture of staff, constituent, and donor relationships, and measure overall economic impact.

Experience a one-of-a-kind lineup

Get ready to engage with exceptional thought leaders, industry disruptors, and innovators. Take a look at what’s in store.

Brandie Nonnecke

Director, CITRIS Policy Lab; Associate Research Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Host of TecHype
Brandie Nonnecke, PhD is Founding Director of the CITRIS Policy Lab, headquartered at UC Berkeley. She is an Associate Research Professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy (GSPP) where she directs the Tech Policy Initiative, a collaboration between CITRIS and GSPP to strengthen tech policy education, research, and impact. Brandie is the Director of Our Better Web, a program that supports empirical research, policy analysis, training, and engagement to address the rise of online harms. She serves as co-director at the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology at Berkeley Law and the UC Berkeley AI Policy Hub. Brandie is the host of TecHype, a groundbreaking video and audio series that debunks misunderstandings around emerging technologies and explores effective technical and policy strategies to harness emerging technologies for good. Her research has been featured in Science, Wired, NPR, BBC News, MIT Technology Review, Buzzfeed News, among others. Her research articles, op-eds, and presentations are available at

Bala Subramanian

VP & GM, Education Salesforce
Bala Subramanian is VP and GM for Education at Salesforce. In this role he is responsible for driving Salesforce’s product strategy and roadmap for Education. Bala is passionate about Salesforce’s role and track record in helping Educational institutions transform their processes and systems to maximize learner success and outcomes, and create lifelong learners. Prior to this role, Bala has over twenty years of experience in Enterprise Software across a variety of industries such as Health and Life Sciences, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing and High Tech. He is passionate about bringing his learnings from best practices in other industries and applying them in meaningful and relevant ways to the Education mission.

William Allison

Chief Technology Officer at the University of California at Berkeley
William Allison is the Chief Technology Officer at the University of California at Berkeley. He leads the University's cloud strategy, IT architecture, standards and innovation for the Berkeley campus and helps effect change broadly across the UC-system. He has been a recipient of Berkeley's Excellence in Management award, the Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award, and his teams have won several awards for innovation. Bill serves nationally through participation in the Common Solutions Group and EDUCAUSE. He has been an ECAR expert on mobile computing, a reviewer for the EDUCAUSE Review, the Chair of the Enterprise IT Leadership Conference, and served on the 2015 EDUCAUSE National Conference committee. He also acts as an adviser to startups at UC Berkeley's SkyDeck accelerator. Bill attended Yale University, where he received his B.A.

Lori Freeman

VP & GM, Nonprofit Salesforce
Lori Freeman is vice president and GM of Salesforce for Nonprofits. She has 15 years of experience in the technology and nonprofit industry in cloud and application based offerings for nonprofits. Based in Austin, Texas, she began her nonprofit technology career at the American Cancer Society in the 1990s. Lori holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Kansas State University. Follow her on Twitter: @lorif

Tal Frankfurt

Founder & Chief Executive Officer
As the Founder and CEO of Cloud for Good, Tal has over 14 years of experience in helping the impact ecosystem (Education + Nonprofit + Public Sector + Health) create transformational value through technology. He leads a team of over 250 Salesforce experts who deliver innovative and customized solutions for our clients and partners, using cutting-edge platforms such as Salesforce, Snowflake, and AWS. Tal's passion for cloud technology began during his tenure as a director of resource development for a nonprofit serving at-risk immigrant youth. Recognizing the potential of Salesforce for managing donors, participants, and volunteers, he founded Cloud for Good to help other mission-driven organizations. Tal has been recognized as a Salesforce MVP and has contributed to developing various Salesforce products for the nonprofit and education sectors. He serves on the Salesforce Partner Advisory Board and shares his insights through articles for the Forbes Technology Council and Entrepreneur Magazine.

Unleash Your Potential with Technology

This exclusive gathering is designed to bring together industry leaders for an afternoon of insightful discussions, networking, and innovation

Start by connecting with fellow attendees during our arrivals and networking session. This is the perfect opportunity to meet new colleagues, exchange ideas, and set the stage for the event.

Join us for the official welcome and introductions. We’ll provide an overview of the day’s agenda, introduce our speakers, and set the tone for the exciting discussions and sessions ahead.

Our keynote panel features industry leaders from UC Berkley who will share their insights and experiences. Engage in a dynamic discussion on the latest trends and challenges in the field and gain valuable perspectives to apply to your own organization or institution.

Take a short break to recharge. Use this time to grab a refreshment, stretch your legs, and prepare for the next session.

In this hands-on working session, you’ll learn how to evaluate your data infrastructure and identify key areas for improvement to ensure your organization is AI-ready.

Dive into the practical steps needed to begin your AI journey. This session will provide actionable strategies and tools to help you get started with AI projects in your organization.

We’ll wrap up the day’s formal sessions with final remarks, summarizing key takeaways and highlighting next steps.

Unwind and socialize with fellow attendees during our happy hour. Enjoy a selection of beverages while continuing the conversations sparked throughout the day.

Enjoy an unforgettable dining experience at Shack15. Indulge in a culinary masterpiece crafted by two Michelin-starred Chef Kristian Baumann and one Michelin-starred Chef Christopher Haatuft.

About the Cloud for Good CIO for good Group:

This community group serves as a dedicated forum for Chief Information Officers (CIOs) within nonprofit and higher education sectors, addressing pertinent challenges and opportunities unique to their roles. Delving into topics such as strategic CIO functions, innovative financing approaches, effective information resource management, HR considerations, networked information policies, and the evolving nonprofit and higher education landscape with a technology slant. The group offers invaluable insights and networking opportunities tailored to the needs of CIOs in these sectors.

Save Your Seat for the Cloud for Good CIO for good Summit

Please note that this event is for CIOs and technology leaders in the Nonprofit and Education sectors. Request your invitation below.