Sharon Kennedy Vickers

CEO of Software for Good


Sharon Kennedy Vickers is an award winning technology professional with 25 years of experience envisioning and leading equitable implementation of transformative digital solutions. Sharon is the CEO of Software for Good, an agency that builds technology that enables companies, nonprofits, and government agencies to solve some of the world’s toughest problems by understanding the
human needs of the people and communities it will touch.

Prior to this role, Sharon was appointed by Mayor Melvin Carter to serve residents in the City of Saint Paul and the national civic technology community, as Chief Information Officer (CIO). As CIO, she was responsible for ensuring the city used data and technology to create a more welcoming, just, and inclusive Saint Paul.

She is a champion for tech equity and is intentionally focused on creating an inclusive digital economy in Minnesota. Sharon is co-founder of Techquity, Co-Organizer of Code Switch, a civic hackathon.