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P@SHA hosts an interactive session with Kelly Anne Hutchinson at DotZero, Karachi

September 7, 2013 2:30 pm
September 7, 2013 5:00 pm
Dot Zero
Dilkusha Forum, 14th Floor, Tariq Road, Karachi

Kelly Anne Hutchinson is in Karachi as part of a country-wide roadshow on Social Enterprise and Innovation. Since she has been a friend of P@SHA for several years, we have convinced her to conduct a short session on:


  1. How to make participation in Awards and Competition work for your business
  2. What are judges looking for in a presentation
  3. Technology for Good

The session will be held on Saturday, 7 September from 2.30 pm – 5:00 pm at Dot Zero, Dilkusha Forum, 14th Floor, Tariq Road, Karachi.


Participation is free and registration mandatory at: http://goo.gl/qDdLpW


Kelly Anne Hutchinson’s Profile:


Social enterprises and technology for change are Kelly’s passions. Exchange between cultures, disciplines and people is how we create shared value. The nexus between research and practice is the way she discovers innovation. Successfully blending business and social missions is her purpose. Associations and collaborative organisations are a speciality.

Kelly is a passionate digital advocate focusing on industry development, promoting business opportunities and developing online services for people to connect and grow in new and interesting ways. Through creating true partnerships between government, donors, business, individuals, associations and institutions she believes we can achieve the best possible outcomes.

Establishing khonex in 2012 to purse both dimensions of what is the growing ‘social’ phenomena she strives to make the most of the digital experience. The potential to harness technology to deliver both business and social development goals is her motivation.

Her research focus is on digitally enabled social entrepreneurship. Particularly in Australia and emerging markets where mobile and broadband technologies can become new drivers of economic growth providing opportunities for new models of business to bring benefits to communities.

Internationally she worked in Southeast Asian private sector development building expertise in ICT solutions from 1999-2007. She ran 2 startups Vibe Publications and Silkroad IT and was part of the Village Phone and ANZ Wing Mobile Banking initiatives in Cambodia. As ICT Expert for Indochina Research she coordinated IT sector research for Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. She was active in the Australian Business Association of Cambodia and co-founded the ICT Association of Cambodia representing in international fora.

With Master’s degrees in Communications and Business IT (RMIT University) she often presents at international conferences and events and values the opportunity for knowledge exchange.


Kelly has been an Executive Judge for the iAwards in Australia, an international Judge at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards (APICTA),


Kelly spent a year with the team at Connecting Up, the most progressive, globally-connected, nonprofit in Australia to drive business innovation and service development.

Connecting Up provides a range of resources and programs for the nonprofit sector focusing in technology and innovation. Flagship technology donations programs including DonorTec, TechSoup New Zealand and TechSoup Asia. Other services are the national Directory of Nonprofits and Charities, the Connecting Up conference series, the SA community services database and much more.


Kelly  was also GM Corporate Relations and Programs at the Australian Information Industry Association’s (AIIA’s) Industry Development, Communications, Online Services and Events teams to deliver our goals of industry growth and support for local economic development in the AIIA Branches across Australia.

Key programs included SME programs CollabIT and AIIA Business Networks, State Government ICT Industry Development Grants, member services on AIIA.biz, national CXO events and iAwards.

She also represented AIIA on CoMICTA in Australia and international associations ASOCIO, APICTA and WITSA and led the Austrade Broadband Mission to Japan, Korea and Singapore in Oct 2010.

In 2011 she rebranded AIIA and relaunched their online services platform as part of their new digital strategy, Member 2.0 implementing SaaS platform.