About Us

Founded in 2017, the Better Ethics and Consumer Outcomes Network (BEACON) is a social innovation organization that operates at the intersection of human-centered design, social impact, and public policy. BEACON’s purpose is to advance the quality of human-computer experiences through values-based technology education and innovation.

Our Team

Leaders in principled innovation, for the age of automation

Joe Toscano

Co-Founder/ CIO

Max Miner

Co-Founder/ CEO

Our Board

Dedicated experts with a proven record of success, globally

Sally Hubbard

Fmr Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau NY;

Barbara Sondag

Assistant General Counsel, Privacy & Data Protection at Intuit

Our Partners

No one individual or organization ever changes the world. Our partners are the ones we rely on to help make these changes.


The world needs to heal. These teams are working to help communities do that while we help them by providing access to knowledge, resources, and capital that they may not otherwise have access to.

Emergent Campus

Creating a framework to retrain and re-engage rural America with tech jobs and broadband access.

Digital Futures Initiative (DFi)

Creating technology curriculum for primary- and secondary-education across the globe.


Creating a framework to assess and upskill communities lacking data literacy.

Own Your Data

Working to enhance digital intelligence throughout the world, helping people take control of their data.

Make Things Better

Our partners are making the world a better place every day. Join us!


New organizations are popping up every day that are focused on creating a better future through technology. We work with the following organizations to make sure we synergistically lift each other to higher levels of success.

Global Privacy & Security by Design

The experts that have created the world leading Privacy by Design (PbD) framework that has changed tech.

Greater Than X

Creators of Data Trust by Design (DTbD), leading the way in teaching ethical design, greater than basic experience design practices.

Make Things Better

Our partners are making the world a better place every day. Join us!


The internet wasn't built alone. We work with the other organizations to cooperatively create solutions to a better future.


One of the world's leading digital asset management platforms

Make Things Better

Our partners are making the world a better place every day. Join us!

Our Network

Friends, co-activists, and informal partners towards a better future.

Francisco Martinez
Principal Designer, Translated
Hessie Jones
CEO, ArCompany
Megan Elliot
Founding Director, The Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media & Arts
Brad Rowland
Partner & General Manager, Emergent Campus
Jane Crofts
Founder, Data To The People
Sudha Jamthe
Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Vehicles, Stanford
Chris Koehn
Founder, Second-61
Nathan Kinch
Founder, Greater Than X