The Techné Verde mission is to support the synergistic development and implementation of advanced Information and Communications Technology (ICT) applications and systems to serve the global shift to a socially just and ecologically resilient human culture.
Techné Verde Research Project
Techné Verde began as a non-profit research and development consortium, based in San Francisco, California, exploring and developing solutions for online collaboration. The group has advised various non-profits, philanthropic organizations, United Nations agencies and NGOs since its founding in 2009.
Techné Verde is a fiscally sponsored project of the Buckminster Fuller Institute. Also based in San Francsico, BFI is dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of solutions which radically advance human well-being and the health of our planet’s ecosystems.
Techné Verde has incubated the development of the Communitas.Zone private social network launching in mid-2020.
Techné Verde Group
Based in Allentown, PA and San Francisco, Techné Verde Group (TVG) is the independent consulting and production services organization associated with the non-profit Techné Verde project. TVG helps organizations develop more effective network infrastructure and management strategies to improve intra- and inter-organizational collaborations. TVG offers strategic planning, technical development, design services, community support, media production, platform and system training, content development and marketing programs.
Managing Director, Techné Verde
Senior Consultant, Techné Verde Group
Techné Verde founder Michael Gosney is a pioneer in Information and Communications Technology, having produced groundbreaking desktop publishing and multimedia products in the 1980s, and a variety of digital media projects and events in partnership with firms such as Apple Computer, Kodak, Toshiba, Peter Norton, GTE, and Microsoft. He is an expert in new media design and marketing, online media delivery, interactive content development and user experience. In parallel to his work in technology, Gosney has produced many influential books and events on the shift to sustainability, and has served on the board of architect Paolo Soleri’s ecocity research project Arcosanti through the '90s. In 2002, Gosney co-founded the Green Century Institute in San Francisco as an information clearinghouse on sustainable community solutions, which has provided consulting and advisory services, and produced a wide range of events and workgroups, including the Paradox Conferences at Arcosanti '97, '99 and 2001, the San Francisco Green Cities Expo at UNEP World Environment Day in June 2005, Earth Day Digital Be-In events with Paul Hawken, Janine Benyus and other sustainable culture and green technology leaders, and many specialized salons and workshops.
Gosney produced the talk radio podcast Eco Evolution with leaders and visionaries on the frontier of eco-evolutionary change. His 2013 TEDx Talk, “Designing the Control Panel for Spaceship Earth” provides background on the shared vision of Information and Communications Technologies facilitating an evolutionary shift and the genesis of the Techné Verde project.
Co-Director, Techné Verde
Senior Consultant, Techné Verde Group
Tom Moroz is Co-Director and Senior Consultant at Techné Verde. In these roles, he directs research and provides consulting and advisory services to non-profit and philanthropic clients, specializing in knowledge management, organizational development, and cross-organizational collaboration on social justice and sustainability issues.
From 2008-2013, he was Global Head of Knowledge Management for the Open Society Foundations, where he led a project to develop an open source collaboration platform called KARL. The platform is currently used by the 40 independent organizations that make up the global Open Society network of Foundations. As an open source collaboration solution, the platform is also currently being used by 15 other international organizations including Oxfam GB, UN Environmental Program, and the European Foundation Centre.
Prior to becoming head of the knowledge management initiative, he was Director of Special Projects for the entire global network of foundations. In this role, Tom was involved in various organizational re-structuring projects, starting up new initiatives and serving interim executive management roles in Albania and Kazakhstan.
Tom also has a strong background in financial management having been a consultant at Deloitte Consulting and the Controller of a major hotel operation in New York City. He also served in the Peace Corps in western Russia where he established a regional NGO development center and lectured on various topics related to the transformation to the free-market economy.
Community Platform Design, Training and Support
Jamaica Stevens is an experienced producer of on-the-ground and on-line communities, and co-founder of the Communitas.Zone social network developed by Techné Verde. She is the author and curator of the multimedia project "ReInhabiting the Village: CoCreating our Future" focused on revitalizing a Village ethos that fosters inter-cultural cooperation and sharing of collective intelligence to co-create solutions that benefit all. As an Organizational Design Consultant, Jamaica works with regenerative frameworks and whole systems principles to empower people, projects and organizations to THRIVE! She is also an experienced event producer, workshop leader, group facilitator, educational program designer, community organizer, project manager, writer and life coach. She is the Educational Program Manager for the Lucid University and Steward member of the Regenerative Communities Alliance. Passionate about life-long learning, earth stewardship, collective evolution and collaborative culture, Jamaica is in service to supporting the conditions for planetary flourishing through a regenerative renaissance.
Multimedia and Platform Design, Branding, Marketing
Cynthia Tina works at the heart of regenerative community networks, creating change by uplifting examples of a future world unfolding. She is seasoned designer and communications expert with deep experience in community building and networks. She is Vice President on the Board of Trustees at the Global Ecovillage Network, Communications Director at the Foundation for Intentional Community and Coordinator of the Day of Sustainable Communities in North America, as well as co-creator of both NextGENNA and the Regenerative Communities Alliance. She has traveled to over one hundred sustainable community projects across four continents. Her passion is supporting community projects to flourish through strategy consulting, marketing services, and group facilitation.
Design and Technology Strategist
With roots in traditional graphic design, Landon Elmore has been on the cutting edge of interactive design and online marketing since the early 1990s, originally based in the South Park technology hotbed of San Francisco, now located in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Landon specializes in integrated design and marketing programs for events, artists, PR firms and sustainably-minded companies. He provides creative direction on brand development and brand presentation, to produce packaging (physical and digital), websites and micro sites, posters and ads, email marketing programs and social media marketing campaigns.
Co-Director, Techné Verde
Advisor, Techné Verde Group
David Woolfson is a community-based lawyer in private practice in Toronto, Ontario, Canada since 1983, and a ‘world futures actionist’ addressing the many unprecedented societal and ecological challenges and opportunities now before us. His focus is on new thinking and actions emphasizing ‘whole-system’ approaches and innovative solutions that blend social and technological innovation with the evolution of our collective consciousness. The objective is to help us together discover a path to a positive future at this crucial time in human history. Blogsite: www.worldfuturist.com
David has founded, co-initiated and played a major role in numerous global/local non-profit initiatives and social entrepreneurial businesses whose core mission is to work collaboratively with like-minded individuals, groups, organizations, and networks around the world toward the co-creation of a peaceful, sustainable world and future for all, including:
Co-Founder & Director, Sanara Tulum Hotel/Retreat (2013 to date)
Co-Founder & Director, Oxygen Beach Investments Inc. (2013 to date)
Founder, AERIEL Channel for a Better World (2012 to date)
Director, Fanetwork Inc. (2012 to date)
Co-Founder, Global Shift Mapping Project, Techné Verde/BFI (2011 to date)
Coordinator, Development Committee, The Club of Budapest North America (COBA) (2011)
Co-Initiator, Worldshift Initiative (2008 to date)
Founder & President, The Club of Budapest Canada (2006 to date)
Co-Conceiver & Co-Coordinator, World Wisdom Council (2004 to 2007)
Coordinator, Toronto 2000 / Toronto Foresight 2020 Forum (1992 – 2003)