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The Digital NGO: Turn Intent into Action.
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Monday, November 7
 

9:00am

NetHope Disaster Management Working Group Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

Disaster Management and Connectivity & Infrastructure (C&I) working groups present back-to-back in these pre-Summit sessions. This session will cover the role of the Disaster Management working group, and its current projects, followed by a review of the Emergency Response Network Architecture.  Discussions will continue in the C&I working group, immediately following.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Altman

Matt Altman

NCE, Cisco/Tactical Operations
Please provide the following to maximize Summit value: 1. Email: 2. Key interests: 3. Expectation for the Summit: 4. Short bio:
avatar for Rakesh Bharania

Rakesh Bharania

Network Consulting Engineer, Cisco Tactical Operations
Rakesh Bharania is the West Coast lead for Cisco Tactical Operations (TACOPS), Cisco’s primary technology response team for disaster relief and humanitarian assistance. Additionally, he serves as the chairman for the Global VSAT Forum (GVF) Cybersecurity Task Force, and is a recognized... Read More →
avatar for Isaac Kwamy

Isaac Kwamy

Director, Global Programs, Humanitarian Disaster Management, NetHope
Isaac is presently the Global Programs Director of Humanitarian Operations and Disaster Management for NetHope. Isaac leads NetHope’s Global Humanitarian Operations Programs including Emergency Preparedness, Response & Recovery efforts, Crisis Informatics, Access to Information... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Cisco

Cisco

Cisco enables people to make powerful connections--whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible--providing easy access to information anywhere, at... Read More →
avatar for EMC

EMC

EMC specializes in mission-critical communications and content for organizations and people on the move in the most remote locations. At sea, on land and in the air, the company provides seamless, reliable connectivity and access, leveraging its wholly-owned and operated satellite-terrestrial-cellular... Read More →
avatar for Eutelsat

Eutelsat

Eutelsat is one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. With capacity on 38 satellites, the company provides global communications solutions for government, broadcast, broadband, telecoms and data markets.  With extensive coverage from... Read More →
avatar for Hughes

Hughes

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband solutions and services. Hughes has shipped more than 5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share as well as operating the leading... Read More →
avatar for Inmarsat

Inmarsat

Inmarsat PLC is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land... Read More →
avatar for Intelsat

Intelsat

Intelsat S.A. is the world’s leading provider of satellite services, delivering high performance connectivity solutions for media, fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure, enterprise and government and military applications for 50 years. Intelsat’s satellite, teleport and fiber... Read More →
avatar for ITC Global

ITC Global

ITC Global was founded in 2001 to bring carrier grade telecommunications and networking technologies to developing markets and remote and harsh locations. The company vision and mission are simple. Build the world’s best satellite communications provider by offering the best technical... Read More →
avatar for Marlink

Marlink

Communication, where it matters most Where conflict or natural disaster causes a breakdown in conventional communications, instant, reliable connectivity via satellite is mission-critical for humanitarian organisations. Setting up emergency telecoms centers, optimising emergency... Read More →
avatar for O3b

O3b

O3b Networks Limited is a global satellite service provider operating a next-generation satellite network for telecommunications operators, Internet service providers, enterprise and government customers in emerging markets. The O3b system combines the global reach of satellite with... Read More →
avatar for SpeedCast

SpeedCast

SpeedCast is a leading global satellite communications service provider offering high-quality fixed and mobile solutions in over 70 countries, and a global maritime network serving customers worldwide. SpeedCast leverages the latest satellite technologies for the provisioning of reliable... Read More →
avatar for Thuraya

Thuraya

Thuraya’s robust satellite network provides coverage in the most remote locations, ensuring congestion-free satellite communications to keep you connected at all times. Our satellites provide reliable L-band coverage across Asia, Australia, Africa, Central Asia, Europe and the Middle... Read More →
avatar for Ultisat

Ultisat

UltiSat delivers a wide range of communication solutions ranging from fixed and portable stations to turnkey managed networks for commercial-grade VoIP services, data and video transmissions, and Internet access. With sites in more than 130 countries,and resident FSRs in over 45 countries... Read More →


Monday November 7, 2016 9:00am - 10:25am
Conference A

10:35am

Connectivity & Infrastructure (C&I) Working Group Workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

Disaster Management and Connectivity & Infrastructure (C&I) working groups present back-to-back in these pre-Summit sessions. This session will review tried-and-tested network implementations, including security, traffic shaping and bandwidth management. The C&I keynote guest speaker will encourage the NGO sector to band together to influence the network-services industry.

Speakers
avatar for Duncan Drury

Duncan Drury

International Operations Manager, Christian Aid
At Christian Aid I look after the provision of ICT Services to field offices outside the UK and EU. I'm interested in using robust networking to remove the friction from teams using ICT in the developing world, and how we in ICT can add value to development programmes. Talk to me... Read More →
avatar for David Goodman

David Goodman

CIO-in-Residence, NetHope
David Goodman is NetHope’s CIO-In Residence. David focuses on bringing both technical and thought leadership to bear on the implementation of NetHope’s strategic plan. Toward that end, he works on developing strategies to bolster NetHope’s relationship with the technology sector... Read More →
avatar for Simon Gray

Simon Gray

Vice President of Humanitarian Affairs, Eutelsat
Simon Gray is the Vice President of Humanitarian Affairs for Eutelsat and he is also a member of the ITU Advisory board for developing disaster comms strategy world-wide. He has been elected by the other 8 satellite fleet operators to coordinate the Satellite charter with the UN for... Read More →
avatar for Mark Hawkins

Mark Hawkins

Global Field Technology Manager, Save the Children
After 15 years at sea in the Royal Naval Submarine Service as a technician, and then in the merchant navy commanding small sailing vessels and survey ships, Mark entered the humanitarian sector in 1999 where he joined Merlin. He was responsible for running all of Merlin’s IT and... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Cisco

Cisco

Cisco enables people to make powerful connections--whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible--providing easy access to information anywhere, at... Read More →
avatar for EMC

EMC

EMC specializes in mission-critical communications and content for organizations and people on the move in the most remote locations. At sea, on land and in the air, the company provides seamless, reliable connectivity and access, leveraging its wholly-owned and operated satellite-terrestrial-cellular... Read More →
avatar for Eutelsat

Eutelsat

Eutelsat is one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. With capacity on 38 satellites, the company provides global communications solutions for government, broadcast, broadband, telecoms and data markets.  With extensive coverage from... Read More →
avatar for Hughes

Hughes

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband solutions and services. Hughes has shipped more than 5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share as well as operating the leading... Read More →
avatar for Inmarsat

Inmarsat

Inmarsat PLC is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land... Read More →
avatar for Intelsat

Intelsat

Intelsat S.A. is the world’s leading provider of satellite services, delivering high performance connectivity solutions for media, fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure, enterprise and government and military applications for 50 years. Intelsat’s satellite, teleport and fiber... Read More →
avatar for ITC Global

ITC Global

ITC Global was founded in 2001 to bring carrier grade telecommunications and networking technologies to developing markets and remote and harsh locations. The company vision and mission are simple. Build the world’s best satellite communications provider by offering the best technical... Read More →
avatar for Marlink

Marlink

Communication, where it matters most Where conflict or natural disaster causes a breakdown in conventional communications, instant, reliable connectivity via satellite is mission-critical for humanitarian organisations. Setting up emergency telecoms centers, optimising emergency... Read More →
avatar for O3b

O3b

O3b Networks Limited is a global satellite service provider operating a next-generation satellite network for telecommunications operators, Internet service providers, enterprise and government customers in emerging markets. The O3b system combines the global reach of satellite with... Read More →
avatar for SpeedCast

SpeedCast

SpeedCast is a leading global satellite communications service provider offering high-quality fixed and mobile solutions in over 70 countries, and a global maritime network serving customers worldwide. SpeedCast leverages the latest satellite technologies for the provisioning of reliable... Read More →
avatar for Thuraya

Thuraya

Thuraya’s robust satellite network provides coverage in the most remote locations, ensuring congestion-free satellite communications to keep you connected at all times. Our satellites provide reliable L-band coverage across Asia, Australia, Africa, Central Asia, Europe and the Middle... Read More →
avatar for Ultisat

Ultisat

UltiSat delivers a wide range of communication solutions ranging from fixed and portable stations to turnkey managed networks for commercial-grade VoIP services, data and video transmissions, and Internet access. With sites in more than 130 countries,and resident FSRs in over 45 countries... Read More →


Monday November 7, 2016 10:35am - 12:00pm
Conference A
 
Tuesday, November 8
 

3:15pm

Humanitarian Crisis in a Digital Age - Technology Helping Humanity
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

SOS will showcase its "ICT Corners" program, a service for refugees and affected communities in emergency response. SOS responded to the European refugee crises in Macedonia, Serbia, Syria and Lebanon as well as the earthquake in Ecuador.  SOS collaborated with Mercy Corps, British Telecom and the local government of Ecuador, among others.

Speakers
avatar for Sergio Fernandez

Sergio Fernandez

ICT Director for Latin America, Mexico and Caribbean, SOS Children's Villages
avatar for Jalila Manal

Jalila Manal

ICT Director of MENA Region, SOS Children's Villages International
Please provide the following to maximize Summit value: 1. Email: 2. Key interests: 3. Expectation for the Summit: 4. Short bio:
avatar for Zoran Murgoski

Zoran Murgoski

Regional ICT advisor, CEE/CIS, SOS Children's Villages
Zoran Murgoski is a member of SOS CV's International ICT Department and as a Regional ICT Advisor for Central and Eastern Europe he is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of the region's ICT strategy and future goals as well as to lead and support the regional... Read More →


Tuesday November 8, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Conference B
 
Wednesday, November 9
 

11:15am

Architecting Modern Identity and Access Management for the Digital NGO
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you hesitant to transform from legacy systems to modern access management? In this session, we will walk through how to migrate from traditional web application management tools to a federated architecture. We will also cover how to automate integration and modernize infrastructure with minimal modification of legacy applications. David Goodman, NetHope CIO-in-Residence, will discuss access management problems from the user perspective.

Moderators
avatar for Erik Arnold

Erik Arnold

CIO, PATH
Erik Arnold is an information technology professional with over 20 years of experience in IT leadership, business technology, and systems integration. He has a passion for applying technology solutions in the development sector, and have served as the Chief Information Officer for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Lee

Stephen Lee

Director of Business Development & Partner Solutions, Okta Inc.
Stephen Lee is Director of Business Development & Partner Solutions at Okta who leads the technical alliance team. His team is responsible for developing strategic solutions and integrations with ISV partners. Prior to joining Okta, Stephen spent 10+ years at Oracle serving multiple... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Okta

Okta

Okta is the foundation for secure connections between people and technology. By harnessing the power of the cloud, Okta allows people to access applications on any device at any time, while still enforcing strong security policies. It integrates directly with an organization’s existing... Read More →


Wednesday November 9, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
Conference A

11:15am

Telecommunications Law, Regulatory and Licensing Support
Limited Capacity seats available

Christian Hyde is a leading legal expert in the field of telecommunications licensing and other compliance matters on six continents. His law firm,  Hyde & Associates has offered its services, free of any professional fees, to all NetHope members for two years. In this session, Hyde will present and review of the regulatory and licensing field and answer member questions. 

Moderators
avatar for Duncan Drury

Duncan Drury

International Operations Manager, Christian Aid
At Christian Aid I look after the provision of ICT Services to field offices outside the UK and EU. I'm interested in using robust networking to remove the friction from teams using ICT in the developing world, and how we in ICT can add value to development programmes. Talk to me... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christian Hyde

Christian Hyde

Director, Hyde & Associates
Christian Hyde is a Canadian-trained lawyer based in Paris, France. In over 20 years of practice, he has specialized in regulatory and commercial issues in telecommunications law worldwide. Mr Hyde heads the firm of Hyde & Associates, with offices in Tallinn (Estonia) and Paris (France... Read More →


Wednesday November 9, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
Conference B

11:15am

Unplug the Printer: Reduce Print Costs Without Jeopardizing Security
Limited Capacity seats available

According to a Gartner study, 1-3 percent of annual company  revenue is spent on print activities. Danoffice IT will present a Managed Print Solution in an effort to show how NetHope members can reduce cost and work smarter without jeopardizing security. This solution is applicable in both HQ and in the country office environment, for both small and large organizations.

For further information on this solution please contact:

 Farid Ajaka, MINUSCA GITTS  DIGITAL SOLUTION CENTER - Ajakaf@un.org

 

Speakers
avatar for Bjarne Blom

Bjarne Blom

Managing Director, Danoffice IT
Please provide the following to maximize Summit value: 1. Email: 2. Key interests: 3. Expectation for the Summit: 4. Short bio:

Sponsors
avatar for Danoffice IT

Danoffice IT

Danoffice IT elaborates on 20 years of experience on exclusively supplying and servicing IT & IS equipment to international organizations and non-governmental organizations. Danoffice IT excels in covering all areas of IT & IS solutions, from desktops, laptops, server & storage, networking... Read More →


Wednesday November 9, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
Conference D

1:00pm

Partner Challenge: What is the Future of Internet Connectivity for iNGOs?
Limited Capacity seats available

With the increased availability of high-quality internet connectivity in the developing world, some believe international NGOs will not need VSAT connectivity in five years time. We'll hear from a panel discussing this possibility with representatives from VSAT, fiber and mobile internet companies.

Moderators
avatar for Duncan Drury

Duncan Drury

International Operations Manager, Christian Aid
At Christian Aid I look after the provision of ICT Services to field offices outside the UK and EU. I'm interested in using robust networking to remove the friction from teams using ICT in the developing world, and how we in ICT can add value to development programmes. Talk to me... Read More →
avatar for Mark Hawkins

Mark Hawkins

Global Field Technology Manager, Save the Children
After 15 years at sea in the Royal Naval Submarine Service as a technician, and then in the merchant navy commanding small sailing vessels and survey ships, Mark entered the humanitarian sector in 1999 where he joined Merlin. He was responsible for running all of Merlin’s IT and... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Cisco

Cisco

Cisco enables people to make powerful connections--whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible--providing easy access to information anywhere, at... Read More →
avatar for EMC

EMC

EMC specializes in mission-critical communications and content for organizations and people on the move in the most remote locations. At sea, on land and in the air, the company provides seamless, reliable connectivity and access, leveraging its wholly-owned and operated satellite-terrestrial-cellular... Read More →
avatar for Eutelsat

Eutelsat

Eutelsat is one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. With capacity on 38 satellites, the company provides global communications solutions for government, broadcast, broadband, telecoms and data markets.  With extensive coverage from... Read More →
avatar for Hughes

Hughes

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband solutions and services. Hughes has shipped more than 5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share as well as operating the leading... Read More →
avatar for Inmarsat

Inmarsat

Inmarsat PLC is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land... Read More →
avatar for Intelsat

Intelsat

Intelsat S.A. is the world’s leading provider of satellite services, delivering high performance connectivity solutions for media, fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure, enterprise and government and military applications for 50 years. Intelsat’s satellite, teleport and fiber... Read More →
avatar for ITC Global

ITC Global

ITC Global was founded in 2001 to bring carrier grade telecommunications and networking technologies to developing markets and remote and harsh locations. The company vision and mission are simple. Build the world’s best satellite communications provider by offering the best technical... Read More →
avatar for Marlink

Marlink

Communication, where it matters most Where conflict or natural disaster causes a breakdown in conventional communications, instant, reliable connectivity via satellite is mission-critical for humanitarian organisations. Setting up emergency telecoms centers, optimising emergency... Read More →
avatar for O3b

O3b

O3b Networks Limited is a global satellite service provider operating a next-generation satellite network for telecommunications operators, Internet service providers, enterprise and government customers in emerging markets. The O3b system combines the global reach of satellite with... Read More →
avatar for SpeedCast

SpeedCast

SpeedCast is a leading global satellite communications service provider offering high-quality fixed and mobile solutions in over 70 countries, and a global maritime network serving customers worldwide. SpeedCast leverages the latest satellite technologies for the provisioning of reliable... Read More →
avatar for Thuraya

Thuraya

Thuraya’s robust satellite network provides coverage in the most remote locations, ensuring congestion-free satellite communications to keep you connected at all times. Our satellites provide reliable L-band coverage across Asia, Australia, Africa, Central Asia, Europe and the Middle... Read More →
avatar for Ultisat

Ultisat

UltiSat delivers a wide range of communication solutions ranging from fixed and portable stations to turnkey managed networks for commercial-grade VoIP services, data and video transmissions, and Internet access. With sites in more than 130 countries,and resident FSRs in over 45 countries... Read More →


Wednesday November 9, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Conference B
 
Thursday, November 10
 

8:15am

Member Showcase: Azure Rights Management (Azure RMS)
Limited Capacity seats available

Azure RMS is a technical solution, which enables all global SOS Children's Villages locations to protect sensitive company data in today's challenging working environment, where traditional security measures have only limited effectiveness. This session will provide a general overview of Azure RMS, as well as several examples of Azure RMS best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Oliver Vavtar

Oliver Vavtar

TEam Leader Network Services, International Office
Oliver Vavtar is Team Leader Network Services for SOS Children’s Villages International where he and his team is involved in all aspects of global Service Delivery including Communications Infrastructure, Information Security Management, Business Continuity Management and Network... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Microsoft

Microsoft

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Delivering on this mission starts with great technology, but great technology alone is not enough. Too many of technology’s benefits have yet to reach the people who need... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2016 8:15am - 9:15am
Conference B

8:15am

Member Showcase: CRS' Office 365 Adoption
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

CRS will share experiences and lessons learned from its adoption of Office 365, including: integration with other enterprise systems; impact on IT staff and general staff; and how to keep up with feature enhancements.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Carr

Dan Carr

Director, Core Infrastructure Services, Catholic Relief Services
Dan has 30 years of experience working in the NGO community, 25 of them in the field of information technology. He joined Save the Children in 1982 in Palestine and moved to Catholic Relief Services in 1984 as a Mother Child Health (MCH) project manager. He moved to the CRS Headquarters... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Microsoft

Microsoft

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Delivering on this mission starts with great technology, but great technology alone is not enough. Too many of technology’s benefits have yet to reach the people who need... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2016 8:15am - 9:15am
Conference D

8:15am

Member Showcase: Podio at Mercy Corps. Experimenting with a Work Management Platform 
Limited Capacity seats available

Mercy Corps has been experimenting with Podio, a cloud service that allows users to easily create workspaces for a variety of needs. Mercy Corps has used it to discuss plans for a basic enterprise architecture framework, vendor/product review tracking, and procurement workflow management.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Berry

Jim Berry

Business Applications Manager, Mercy Corps
jberry@mercycorps.orgInterested in: document management practices and solutions (particularly AODocs and Google), knowledge management (particularly around digital libraries), procurement systems, business intelligence (data warehouses, data marts, team structures, practices, etc... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2016 8:15am - 9:15am
Conference C

8:15am

Member Showcase: Moving from VPN to the Cloud
Limited Capacity seats available

NRC needed to move off VPN and into the cloud. Learn how they made this transition, and saved money doing it.

Speakers
avatar for Mads Grandt

Mads Grandt

ICT Operations manager, Norwegian Refugee Council
Please provide the following to maximize Summit value: 1. Email: 2. Key interests: 3. Expectation for the Summit: 4. Short bio:

Sponsors
avatar for Okta

Okta

Okta is the foundation for secure connections between people and technology. By harnessing the power of the cloud, Okta allows people to access applications on any device at any time, while still enforcing strong security policies. It integrates directly with an organization’s existing... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2016 8:15am - 9:15am
Conference A

10:00am

Global Connects: U.S. Department of State's effort to connect 1.5 billion to the Internet
Access to the internet is essential to development – just like roads, ports, electricity, and other infrastructure. It is also foundational for achieving the SDGs. To that end, the U.S. State Department's Global Connect Initiative aims to bring an additional 1.5 billion people online by 2020. It also seeks to foster networking among key stakeholders, to accelerate efforts toward universal connectivity, to share best practices, to promote partnerships and collaboration, and to encourage innovative industry-driven solutions to extend connectivity to remote areas. This session will identify stakeholders, and discuss scope, budget, reach, and project timeline. 

Session Recording>>

Speakers
avatar for Manu Bhardwaj

Manu Bhardwaj

Senior Advisor, US State Deptartment
Manu is a Senior State Department Official, reporting to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment. Manu serves as a key political advisor to the Under Secretary on a variety of international economic matters, including technology and internet policy... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom

1:00pm

Data Protection - Sectoral Capability, Regulation and You
Limited Capacity seats available

Data protection is a significant challenge that all NGOs face. Ten NetHope members worked with the Innovation Value Institute to assess their data protection capabilities and to create a benchmark for the sector. This benchmark will be of great value to members in their digital-transformation efforts focused on protecting personal data.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Duggan

Michael Duggan

CIO, Trocaire
Michael Duggan is the Chief Information Officer at Trocaire, the Irish Catholic Agency for International Development, where he oversees the ICT strategy and operations of the organization’s global work in Africa, Asia and Central America. Outside of his work in the nonprofit sector... Read More →
avatar for Bernard Gaughan

Bernard Gaughan

Head of ICT Systems and ICT4D, Concern Worldwide
JG

John Ghent

CEO, Sytorus


Thursday November 10, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Conference B

1:00pm

Delivering Safe and Stable Power
Limited Capacity seats available

Workshop will cover: the tools to assess power requirements, approaches to solar energy design, and power-protection measures followed by an open discussion about challenges faced and solutions used by members.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Hawkins

Mark Hawkins

Global Field Technology Manager, Save the Children
After 15 years at sea in the Royal Naval Submarine Service as a technician, and then in the merchant navy commanding small sailing vessels and survey ships, Mark entered the humanitarian sector in 1999 where he joined Merlin. He was responsible for running all of Merlin’s IT and... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Conference A

1:00pm

From Technology Assisted to ‘Self-Driving’ ERP
Limited Capacity seats available

In this breakout session, Heifer International will discuss how technology has enabled them to instantly respond to natural disasters; reduce G&A costs by 27 percent, and increase program impact by 57 percent. Unit4, an enterprise-software company, will also show how self-driving elements, such as machine learning and artificial intelligence, will have an even greater impact on your mission.

Speakers
avatar for Noelia Gomez

Noelia Gomez

Global Product Manager for Non Profits and NGOs, Unit4
Noelia Gomez is the Global Product Manager for Non-profits and NGOs at Unit4. Her current focus is on creating self-driving technology to support non-profit organizations in delivering their mission. She is passionate about delivering value to customers and hopes that self-driving... Read More →
avatar for Jesus Pizarro

Jesus Pizarro

Vice President of Enterprise Accounting and Controller, Heifer International
Jesús M. Pizarro Rodríguez is the Vice President of Enterprise Accounting and Controller of Heifer International. In that role, he supervises accounting and global financial consolidation, as well provide leadership of the Unit4 Business World ERP system. Prior to Heifer International... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Unit4

Unit4

As a member of ACEVO and with strong involvement in Inside NGO and NetHope, Unit4 provides solutions to hundreds of charities. NGOs and Non-profit organizations around the world that need enterprise applications that significantly reduce the cost of governance, management and administration... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Conference D

1:00pm

How to re-use SharePoint supporting a standardized global system environment
Limited Capacity seats available

In this breakout session, SOS Children's Villages will share how they created a dynamically extendable solution for skills management (ERoster) and request management (InfoHub). Based on SharePoint technology, this system proved flexible enough to meet a variety of requirements with a single standardized global solution.

Session Recording>>

Speakers
avatar for Benjamin Cremer

Benjamin Cremer

Enterprise Architect, SOS Children's Villages International
1. Email: benjamin.cremer@sos-kd.org2. Key interests: ICT4D, digital support of NGO end2end processes3. Expectation for the Summit: Discover means to leverage digital transformation on global scale4. Short bio: IS Architect @ Debeka Insurance Group with focus in ITIL implementation... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Microsoft

Microsoft

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Delivering on this mission starts with great technology, but great technology alone is not enough. Too many of technology’s benefits have yet to reach the people who need... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Conference C

2:00pm

Getting the Most Out of Office 365
Limited Capacity filling up

Many NetHope members have adopted Office 365, but few are using the full suite of offerings. This session, facilitated by Microsoft, will help members use Office 365 in more innovative ways. Topics covered: OneNote, Groups, Planner, PowerBI, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Chris L'Hommedieu

Chris L'Hommedieu

Productivity Technical Specialist, Microsoft
Chris L'Hommedieu is a member of Microsoft's enterprise business unit, and as a Productivity Technical Specialist, he is responsible for the more technical aspects of Office 365, SharePoint, Yammer, Skype for Business, Exchange and Microsoft Office. Chris is focused on helping customers... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Microsoft

Microsoft

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Delivering on this mission starts with great technology, but great technology alone is not enough. Too many of technology’s benefits have yet to reach the people who need... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Conference C

2:00pm

The NGO Reference Model
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how the "NGO Reference Model" can enable digital transformation. As a result of a global, collaborative effort, a first-of-its kind NGO reference model has been drafted by NetHope members. It provides a framework for NGOs and their suppliers/partners to speak a common language and facilitates a common understanding of NGOs' business processes.

Session Recording>>

Speakers
avatar for Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Systems Architect, WaterAid
avatar for Greg  Snow

Greg Snow

Global IT Architecture & Innovation Director, Save the Children International
Please provide the following to maximize Summit value: 1. Email: 2. Key interests: 3. Expectation for the Summit: 4. Short bio:


Thursday November 10, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Conference A

3:15pm

Blockchain 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Blockchain, the underlying technology that drives Bitcoin, offers a new way of transferring assets more securely and transparently. Blockchain has many potential use cases in the humanitarian sector, where trust and transparency are fundamental to everything we do. In this session, participants will learn how Blockchain works; how NGOs can leverage it to streamline legacy processes and create greater transparency; and about its applications in our sector, including digital identity, cash transfer, land registry, micro insurance and more.


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Moderators
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Vincent Richardson

CIO, Concern
Vincent is the Chief Information Officer at Concern Worldwide, where he seeks to embrace existing and emerging technologies to make a difference in the lives of his fellow colleagues at Concern Worldwide and the lives of those in the developing world. It is for this reason that he... Read More →

Speakers
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David Fragale

Director, Strategic Intelligence | Blockchain, PwC
David has over 15 years of experience building transparency, accountability and integrity solutions in the public / private sector including international finance institutions, multilaterals and humanitarian aid organizations.In 2014, David was appointed as an MIT Sloan Fellow in... Read More →
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Joseph Thompson

CEO, International Development, AID:Tech
Joseph Thompson is the CEO of AID:Tech, the world's first company to deliver international aid using blockchain technology. AID:Tech's mission is to increase the transparency and efficiency of the distribution of resources and social services (e.g. cash, welfare entitlements) by... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Conference E

3:15pm

Getting Started With Azure 
Limited Capacity seats available

Microsoft will provide an overview of Azure and the main concepts to get started, including details of their Azure nonprofit offer. This will be an introduction to the more in-depth training session on Friday.

Speakers
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Tony Surma

Director of Cloud Architecture for Microsoft / Co-Founder of Humanitarian Toolbox, Microsoft and Humanitarian Toolbox
Tony Surma is co-founder of the Humanitarian Toolbox whose mission is to build & maintain critical solutions for disaster response & humanitarian organizations through the orchestration of technical volunteers building open source solutions for good. He is also Director of Cloud Architecture... Read More →

Sponsors
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Microsoft

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Delivering on this mission starts with great technology, but great technology alone is not enough. Too many of technology’s benefits have yet to reach the people who need... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Conference C

3:15pm

Influencing the Networking Industry (Closed to NetHope Members Only)
Limited Capacity seats available

A follow-up session to the C&I working group session to determine how to influence the network-services industry. Goal is to report back at the 2017 Summit on what has and hasn't worked. 

Moderators
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Duncan Drury

International Operations Manager, Christian Aid
At Christian Aid I look after the provision of ICT Services to field offices outside the UK and EU. I'm interested in using robust networking to remove the friction from teams using ICT in the developing world, and how we in ICT can add value to development programmes. Talk to me... Read More →
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David Goodman

CIO-in-Residence, NetHope
David Goodman is NetHope’s CIO-In Residence. David focuses on bringing both technical and thought leadership to bear on the implementation of NetHope’s strategic plan. Toward that end, he works on developing strategies to bolster NetHope’s relationship with the technology sector... Read More →

Thursday November 10, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Conference A
 
Friday, November 11
 

9:00am

Microsoft Training: Azure
Limited Capacity seats available

Microsoft will go in-depth on the main concepts and tasks required to get started with Azure, starting with a Deployment 101 session. Then we’ll dive in to several key scenarios around data storage, setting up virtual machines (VMs) and virtual networks, running Active Directory on Azure and more.

Speakers
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Shashank Banerjea

Consultant, Microsoft
Shashank Banerjea is a 16 year industry veteran and services consultant at Microsoft, helping customers design and implement cutting edge solutions for their business on Microsoft platforms. Shashank has a Master’s degree in Computer Applications and specializes in Cloud, Data... Read More →
JL

Jonathan Lester

Sr. Technology Evangelist, Microsoft
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Tony Surma

Director of Cloud Architecture for Microsoft / Co-Founder of Humanitarian Toolbox, Microsoft and Humanitarian Toolbox
Tony Surma is co-founder of the Humanitarian Toolbox whose mission is to build & maintain critical solutions for disaster response & humanitarian organizations through the orchestration of technical volunteers building open source solutions for good. He is also Director of Cloud Architecture... Read More →
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Albert Wolchesky

Senior Technology Evangelist, Microsoft
Albert Wolchesky is a Senior Technology Evangelist in Microsoft’s Developer Experience (DX) organization. In his current role, Albert is responsible for helping Managed ISV Partners migrate and build their solutions in the cloud. Albert joined Microsoft in 2006 and has a long history... Read More →

Sponsors
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Microsoft

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Delivering on this mission starts with great technology, but great technology alone is not enough. Too many of technology’s benefits have yet to reach the people who need... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Conference B

9:00am

Network Optimization and Security Practical Training Session
Limited Capacity seats available

A practical training session, covering a host of member scenarios, including testing and optimizing connectivity in the field, from lab to field and from headquarters to field networks.

Speakers
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Matt Altman

NCE, Cisco/Tactical Operations
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Sponsors
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Cisco

Cisco enables people to make powerful connections--whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible--providing easy access to information anywhere, at... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm
Conference A

1:00pm

Office 365 Hands-On Training and Q&A
Limited Capacity seats available

This is your chance to come with your Office 365 questions and talk to an expert from Microsoft. There is no formal presentation, but learn more about how you can get the most out of Office 365, get help with issues or problems your facing, and more.

Speakers
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Blake Wotiz

Microsoft Technology Architect, Microsoft
Blake Wotiz has been working in IT in the Atlanta area for almost 20 years now. His area of concentration has been on SharePoint/Office365, web development, Azure, consulting, training and support. He currently works at the (MTC) in Atlanta as a Technology Architect and covers the... Read More →

Sponsors
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Microsoft

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Delivering on this mission starts with great technology, but great technology alone is not enough. Too many of technology’s benefits have yet to reach the people who need... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Conference B