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The Digital NGO: Turn Intent into Action.
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Tuesday, November 8
 

11:00am

Member Showcase: Increasing Visibility Within: Improve Organisational Effectiveness
Limited Capacity filling up

Islamic Relief is using information technology to increase the visibility of activities to enable decision makers, stakeholders and experts. Learn how we delivered value to stakeholders throughout the entire organization. Examples from global orphan sponsorship system, our global financial system and our Microfinance platform will be showcased.

Speakers
avatar for Mohammed Zabhier

Mohammed Zabhier

Interim Head of ICT / IS, IRW
Please provide the following to maximize Summit value: 1. Email: 2. Key interests: 3. Expectation for the Summit: 4. Short bio:


Tuesday November 8, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Conference D

5:15pm

Making Data Matter: Action, Results and What Comes Next
Limited Capacity seats available

Modern NGOs and crisis responders spend a great deal of time collecting and managing data, but there is little payoff if that data is not used to understand results or make decisions. We will discuss the importance of creating strong data cultures within organizations, and will include case studies about crisis data, Gates Foundation research on interoperability, and how to visualize progress toward the SDGs.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Schroeder

Andrew Schroeder

Director of Research and Analysis, Direct Relief
1. Email: aschroeder@directrelief.org; 2. Key interests: GIS, global health, epidemiology, disaster resilience, UAVs; 3. Expectation for the Summit: Great conversation and new ideas; 4. Short bio: Andrew Schroeder is a leading expert in GIS for global health and humanitarian assistance... Read More →
avatar for Martha Staid

Martha Staid

Senior Associate, Development Gateway
mstaid@developmentgateway.orgData use, results management, data visualization, user experience, design thinking, GIS. I manage projects using technology and data as tools to solve international development challenges.


Tuesday November 8, 2016 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Conference B

5:15pm

The Call for Gender-Disaggregated Data - Now and How!
Limited Capacity seats available

There is no gender equality without data equality. The Gates Foundation has announced a commitment of $80 million to close gender data gaps and help accelerate progress for women and girls around the world. This plenary session will answer key questions including:
1. What is the cross-sector value of collecting data by gender?
2. What are best practices for collecting data by gender, and how can your organization tap into this expertise?
3. How can quality gender data create better ICT4D/development outcomes?

Speakers
avatar for Erin L. Mcdonald

Erin L. Mcdonald

Evaluation Ph.D. Director Of Research, Monitoring e+, Women's World Banking
IDO
avatar for Shelley Spencer

Shelley Spencer

Project Director, NetHope
e-mail: shelley.spencer@nethope.orgKey Interests: My key interests are advancing women's empowerment through digital financial services, expanding the reach of financially inclusive products for the poor, building collaborative communities and getting things done!Summit Expectations... Read More →
avatar for Revi Sterling

Revi Sterling

Deputy Chief of Party, NetHope
Dr. Revi Sterling is Deputy Chief of Party for the USAID-GBI alliance at NetHope. She manages the Women and the Web Alliance - a multi-partner effort in Kenya and Nigeria - as part of her portfolio of ICTD applications for GBI. Prior to NetHope, Revi started and directed the first... Read More →


Tuesday November 8, 2016 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Conference E
 
Wednesday, November 9
 

11:15am

Initiating a GIS Program at Habitat for Humanity
Limited Capacity seats available

Habitat for Humanity International will present the process they used to build its GIS program utilizing ESRI's ArcGIS platform. The Habitat team will describe the challenges encountered and solutions implemented in establishing their GIS program. The team will also show how they use and benefit from GIS in their daily activities.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Barron

Renee Barron

Associate Director for Disaster Risk Reduction and Response, Habitat for Humanity International
Renee Barron currently serves as Habitat for Humanity International’s (HFHI) Associate Director for Disaster Risk Reduction and Response, responsible for US and Canada Field Operations. This position oversees disaster preparedness, daily hazard monitoring, initial emergency response... Read More →
avatar for Melissa McNamara

Melissa McNamara

Demographics and Performance Measures Manager, Habitat for Humanity International
Melissa started with Habitat in 2002 as an AmeriCorps member serving two years with the St. Tammany West, LA affiliate and Habitat Charlotte, NC. Following AmeriCorps, Melissa went on to work as the Donations and Logistics Manager with the Charlotte ReStores helping to renovate one... Read More →
avatar for Jack Orenstein

Jack Orenstein

IT Enterprise Architect, GIS Program, Habitat for Humanity International
Jack Orenstein started with Habitat For Humanity International in 2009 and serves as IT Enterprise Architect. This position connects and align Habitat's business strategies, goals and objectives with a supporting IT technology strategy, for the purpose of enabling and empowering the... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Esri

Esri

Think and plan geographically. As the market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), Esri technology is used in over 350,000 organizations worldwide. Use GIS to collect, manage, and analyze geographic information, helping you solve problems and make better decisions. www... Read More →


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

1:00pm

Executing Privacy Impact Assessments During Program Design
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will step through the process of performing a privacy impact statement during program design. It will explore the recommendations on data protection by the Cash Learning Partnership (CaLP) and the Electronic Learning Action Network (ELAN) and use the examples created in Nigeria to demonstrate the output and value.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Urbanowicz

Joel Urbanowicz

Director, Information Security & ICT Process Governance, Catholic Relief Services
Joel Urbanowicz is Director of Information Security and ICT Process Governance in the Global Knowledge and Information Management (GKIM) organization at Catholic Relief Services. He received a B.A. degree in Communications from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Information... Read More →


Wednesday November 9, 2016 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Conference D

2:00pm

Field Data Collection Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

Review of mobile data collection tools and best practices by NetHope members, including: offline capabilities, multi-language support and security.

Moderators
avatar for Rui Lopes

Rui Lopes

Sr. Director, IT, HIAS
rui.lopes@hias.org Interests: Office365, Collaboration, Telecommunications, Data Collection, Data Analytics, Security PolicyRui Lopes, Senior Director, Information Technology, aligns HIAS’ technology vision with business strategy through the integration of appropriate technologies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steve Hellen

Steve Hellen

Director, ICT4D & GIS, Catholic Relief Services
Steve Hellen has nearly 20 years of information technology experience. He joined Catholic Relief Services in 2012 to lead a team focused on Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) and improvements to systems throughout the agency. He managed the implementation... Read More →
avatar for Eleanor Meyers

Eleanor Meyers

CIO / Information Services Director, Medair
Eleanor moved to Switzerland in June 2015 to join Medair as CIO. Prior to that she was with World Vision for almost 11 years, where she was CIO in Canada, WV International and then Sr. Director of Global Marketing Solutions. Eleanor has a B. Math. in Computer Science, an M.Math in... Read More →
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Jonathan Palmer

Executive Director, WCS
Email: jpalmer@wcs.org Main interest in the summit is identifying common issues and solution with my peers.


Wednesday November 9, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Conference B
 
Thursday, November 10
 

1:00pm

Building a Data-Use Culture with the Principles for Digital Development
Limited Capacity seats available

We know that better use of better data drives better health decisions. But how do we create a culture that supports data quality and use? The Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative turned to the Principles for Digital Development in developing a user-driven methodology to improve data quality and build a data use culture across the health system. BID is jointly designing a suite of solutions, including an immunization registry, with a local user advisory group (UAG). The UAG provides local context, advocates for interventions, and helps battle user skepticism. This session will share about our approach and initial results from Tanzania and Zambia.

Speakers
avatar for Apollo Temu

Apollo Temu

Deputy Director for the BID Initiative in Tanzania, PATH
I work as a Deputy Country Director, Better Immunization Data (BID) Initiative Tanzania, Digital Health Solutions, PATH.Delivering on the promise of information technology to strengthen health systems, PATH Digital Health Solutions Group works directly with national government ministries... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Launch of a NetHope Data Analysis & Visualization Working Group
Limited Capacity seats available

NetHope's member organizations are exploring the many ways to capture this data, make it actionable for operations, and present insightful findings in visually engaging mediums to improve program efficacy and to communicate with donors and supporters. In this session, we will start the work of coalescing a working group that demystifies emerging data trends; provides exclusive insights and resources from technology partners; and shares best practices from those who are innovating in this arena

Speakers
avatar for Gabriele Almon

Gabriele Almon

GIS & Data Analyst Technical Lead, NetHope
Email: Gabriele.Almon@nethope.org Key interests: Data visualization, Emerging Technology, Futurism Expectation for the Summit: To enable decision-makers with strategies on how to gain deeper insights with the information already at their disposal.
avatar for Steve Hellen

Steve Hellen

Director, ICT4D & GIS, Catholic Relief Services
Steve Hellen has nearly 20 years of information technology experience. He joined Catholic Relief Services in 2012 to lead a team focused on Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) and improvements to systems throughout the agency. He managed the implementation... Read More →


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

3:15pm

Security Assessment and Training: a Tactical Response
Limited Capacity seats available

See how PATH has leveraged Wombat's security assessment and training tools to educate staff about phishing, smishing and other link-based attacks. This is one way that a relatively small investment in money and time can have a big impact on IT security.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Boeglin

Michael Boeglin

Director, Global Infrastructure, PATH
Michael is a recovering librarian. He has been working in IT management positions for over 20 years. He has experience in a variety of sectors including public television, software, mobile telecommunications, private equity and international development. He has worked for two Nethope... Read More →
avatar for Joel Urbanowicz

Joel Urbanowicz

Director, Information Security & ICT Process Governance, Catholic Relief Services
Joel Urbanowicz is Director of Information Security and ICT Process Governance in the Global Knowledge and Information Management (GKIM) organization at Catholic Relief Services. He received a B.A. degree in Communications from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Information... Read More →


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

9:00am

Trends and Techniques with Today’s Visualization Platforms
Limited Capacity seats available

In this training session, NetHope's Crisis Informatics team will explore the latest advances and trends in data analysis and visualization. The Crisis Informatics team will share best practices and lessons learned in making raw data engaging and actionable. Additionally, the team will provide guidance on how to build data science capacity while on a budget.

Moderators
avatar for Gabriele Almon

Gabriele Almon

GIS & Data Analyst Technical Lead, NetHope
Email: Gabriele.Almon@nethope.org Key interests: Data visualization, Emerging Technology, Futurism Expectation for the Summit: To enable decision-makers with strategies on how to gain deeper insights with the information already at their disposal.

Speakers
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Salim Sawaya

Manager,, Esri

Sponsors
avatar for Esri

Esri

Think and plan geographically. As the market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), Esri technology is used in over 350,000 organizations worldwide. Use GIS to collect, manage, and analyze geographic information, helping you solve problems and make better decisions. www... Read More →
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 →


Friday November 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:30am
Conference D

10:30am

Data-Doctor Session
Limited Capacity seats available

This is an opportunity for organizations to bring their data challenges and get one-on-one guidance from Microsoft, Tableau and Esri. This is your chance to come with your data or your visualization questions and talk to the experts. There is no formal presentation, but learn more about how these tools can help you swiftly analyze information, make better-informed decisions, and more.

Moderators
avatar for Gabriele Almon

Gabriele Almon

GIS & Data Analyst Technical Lead, NetHope
Email: Gabriele.Almon@nethope.org Key interests: Data visualization, Emerging Technology, Futurism Expectation for the Summit: To enable decision-makers with strategies on how to gain deeper insights with the information already at their disposal.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Natarajan

Jay Natarajan

Global Lead Solution Architect, Microsoft Corporation
Please provide the following to maximize Summit value: 1. Email: 2. Key interests: 3. Expectation for the Summit: 4. Short bio:
SS

Salim Sawaya

Manager,, Esri

Sponsors
avatar for Esri

Esri

Think and plan geographically. As the market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), Esri technology is used in over 350,000 organizations worldwide. Use GIS to collect, manage, and analyze geographic information, helping you solve problems and make better decisions. www... Read More →
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 →


Friday November 11, 2016 10:30am - 12:00pm
Conference D