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About

Mission

 

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

 

Techné Verde is a non-profit research and development consortium, based in San Francisco, California. The group is currently developing several initiatives to serve the regenerative culture movement and 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 Group

Based in New York City, 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 serves clients primarily in the philanthropic,non-profit and impact investment sectors with strategic planning, technical development, design services, media production, training, and marketing programs. 

 
 

Team

Michael Gosney

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 since 1995. 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 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.

Thomas Moroz

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.

David Woolfson

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)

Deepak Bansal

Consultant, Techné Verde Group

Deepak is an international Executive with experience in the US, Europe, India, and Latin America, at the intersection of business, technology, and consciousness. Trained as an engineer in supply chains, operations, and technology (MTech); earned a European MBA with expertise in strategy, financial services, and business transformation; and a philosophy and consciousness graduate (MA) from California with a vision of making world a better place. He has managed large teams (50+) people, started green-field startups, and performed various business transformations in both profit and non-profit sector.

 

Deepak’s expertise lies in business transformation involving strategic planning, organizational restructuring, financial modeling, and technological alignment for organizations ranging from greenfield start-ups to global multinationals. His style of incorporating cultural and emotional well-being with cutting-edge business practices provides innovative solutions to business based on their unique positioning. 

 

Starting his career with Accenture consulting, he has designed and managed complex supply chains of global multinationals. He has worked in strategic internal consulting units of Deutsche Post DHL, and Zurich Financial Services, and has been involved in various projects of corporate strategy, cost containment, post M&A integration, and new market entry. He has been involved with strategic planning process of CIIS (California Institute of Integral Studies) aligning internal structures with external needs. He also provides Executive Coaching, guiding self-inquiry process to align inner selves with outer world. He speaks English, Hindi, and Spanish fluently, and German at intermediate level. He is an active public speaker and storyteller, have managed thought-leadership study on sustainable logistics, and have written in international journal about philosophy and quantum mechanics. 

 

Deepak continues to explore the various facets of intersection of business, technology and human consciousness, creating innovative sustainable solutions to address the challenges of our times.