Human Interest

Episode 11: Katz Kiely and Gina Soloperto

August 04, 2020 Group of Humans Season 2 Episode 1
Human Interest
Episode 11: Katz Kiely and Gina Soloperto
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Human Interest
Episode 11: Katz Kiely and Gina Soloperto
Aug 04, 2020 Season 2 Episode 1
Group of Humans

Today’s episode is the first after a long break, during which the coronavirus pandemic has upended pretty much every aspect of modern life. For the Humans, a lot of that time has been spent trying to adjust to this new reality, and to contribute what we can to a solution. So today’s episode focuses on one of those efforts — a website called FrontlineLive that uses social media and map-based sharing to connect medical personnel and other frontline workers in the UK with the Personal Protective Equipment they need to do their jobs.

FrontlineLive was founded by Katz Kiely, a UK-based entrepreneur with a long track record of using open platforms to drive institutional change, and she’s one of my two guests today.

The other guest is Gina Soloperto, a Group of Humans member who’s worked with Katz over the past five months to get FrontlineLive started, and growing. 

We talk a little bit about their own professional backgrounds, but the bulk of the conversation is the behind the scenes story of launching the website, quickly and with an all-volunteer team, and all of the ways it’s evolved and grown since then. There’s a lot of insight here for anyone looking to use technology and behavioral insights to drive positive change, and we also talk a little bit toward the end about the positive and negative potential of social platforms, and the responsibility they bring for those who set them up.


Show Notes

Today’s episode is the first after a long break, during which the coronavirus pandemic has upended pretty much every aspect of modern life. For the Humans, a lot of that time has been spent trying to adjust to this new reality, and to contribute what we can to a solution. So today’s episode focuses on one of those efforts — a website called FrontlineLive that uses social media and map-based sharing to connect medical personnel and other frontline workers in the UK with the Personal Protective Equipment they need to do their jobs.

FrontlineLive was founded by Katz Kiely, a UK-based entrepreneur with a long track record of using open platforms to drive institutional change, and she’s one of my two guests today.

The other guest is Gina Soloperto, a Group of Humans member who’s worked with Katz over the past five months to get FrontlineLive started, and growing. 

We talk a little bit about their own professional backgrounds, but the bulk of the conversation is the behind the scenes story of launching the website, quickly and with an all-volunteer team, and all of the ways it’s evolved and grown since then. There’s a lot of insight here for anyone looking to use technology and behavioral insights to drive positive change, and we also talk a little bit toward the end about the positive and negative potential of social platforms, and the responsibility they bring for those who set them up.