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The Digital NGO: Turn Intent into Action.
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John Garrity

USAID`
Senior Connectivity Advisor
As Senior Connectivity Advisor within the Global Development Lab, John Garrity supports USAID's operations on extending Internet access and adoption through policy engagement and program management. This includes identifying and shaping policy and regulatory reform with respect to broadband expansion, engaging with various public and private stakeholders, leading on the technical aspects of developing and maintaining public-private partnerships around digital infrastructure investments and expansion, and assessing feasible technologies for last and middle mile infrastructure deployments, including identifying new, low-cost technologies that might replace current infrastructure.

Before USAID, Garrity spent ten years at Cisco, most recently as Senior Manager of Policy Research managing technology policy engagements and articulating the appropriate policies to expand broadband infrastructure deployment. His first role at Cisco was as Manager of Emerging Market Strategy, responsible for advising Cisco's emerging markets expansion strategy across 130 countries utilizing macroeconomic analysis and engaging in the public dialogue on the role of information and communications technologies. Prior to Cisco, Garrity was in the Corporate Strategy Group at the World Bank, and held previous roles at the Federal Trade Commission and in state government. He holds an undergraduate and graduate degree in Applied Economics from The Ohio State University.
Monday, November 7
 

7:00am

Monday Breakfast Prefunction Hall

9:00am

10:35am

12:00pm

1:00pm

1:30pm

2:00pm

2:45pm

3:15pm

4:00pm

4:45pm

5:30pm

6:00pm

8:00pm

 
Tuesday, November 8
 

6:15am

7:00am

8:00am

9:00am

10:30am

12:00pm

1:00pm

2:00pm

2:45pm

5:15pm

6:15pm

6:30pm

 
Wednesday, November 9
 

7:00am

8:00am

8:15am

8:45am

9:15am

9:45am

10:30am

10:45am

11:15am

12:00pm

1:00pm

2:00pm

2:45pm

3:00pm

6:00pm

 
Thursday, November 10
 

7:00am

8:00am

9:30am

10:00am

10:30am

11:15am

12:00pm

1:00pm