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May 27, 2013 For Immediate Release – Tyze CEO Vickie Cammack to Appear on ‘In Conversation’ with Nesta CEO Geoff Mulgan

May 27, 2013 VANCOUVER, BC –

On Thursday May 30, 2013, Nesta CEO Geoff Mulgan will interview Tyze Personal Networks Founder and CEO Vickie Cammack. In this conversation on technology and care Vickie will be talking about why she thinks we need a whole new approach to care. She’ll present her ideas on how we can use technology to organise and activate a network model of care. And she’ll also share some of her stories from life as an entrepreneur.

Geoff Mulgan is the author of Good and Bad Power (Penguin) and The Art of Public Strategy, among other books. A globally recognized pioneer in the field of social innovation, he was the founder of the think tank Demos and served as director of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit and director of policy under Tony Blair. He is currently chief executive of the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts

Vickie is an internationally acclaimed social entrepreneur. She is a Rockefeller Next Century Innovator, winner of the Meritorious Service Medal of Canada and a recipient of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work in the field. After establishing PLAN, a Canadian advocacy organisation for families caring for someone with a disability, and the Family Support Institute, she was named as one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women. Vickie writes and speaks internationally on social networks, organizational transformation and scaling social innovation.

Tyze is an online care collaboration tool that enables friends, family, community and professionals to join together to organize support for people with care needs. The tool was founded on the belief that we are better together and that no one should face illness or caregiving alone.

“We have been making exciting inroads in the UK and we’re thrilled to be receiving such positive support in this part of the world,” says Tyze CEO Vickie Cammack. “We see time and again that Tyze allows carers, friends, families and neighbours, to do what they really want to do, which is to connect, care and collaborate. I look forward to this stimulating discussion about the exciting innovations happening around care, technology and personal networks. ”

To register to attend in person or to view the live-streaming, please click here

If you cannot attend in person, the event will be live-streamed from 6pm here on the Nesta website. 
A recording will also be available after the event.

### Media Contact: James Watson VP Sales and Marketing 604.628.9594

Tyze Personal Networks is a social mission business focused on creating pathways for people to care, connect, and contribute. They do this by providing secure, online, private networks of support that strengthen relationships and address isolation. Their primary beneficiaries are people undergoing treatment for critical illness, seniors, and people with disabilities, as well as the home health care, government, and caregiving agencies that provide support for them.

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