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Disaster Management [clear filter]
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
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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

12:15pm

Inmarsat and Planson real life CAMP simulation

In remote locations, available emergency response resources may come up short even with advanced planning for future aid.  Planson’s Ecosystem of Mobile IT Solutions (eMITS), powered by Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) and BGAN connectivity, is designed to solve this problem by operating where first responders do as a mobile, modular, and interoperable answer to any number of issues in the field.

To better visualize and experience eMITS in action, we have developed a real life scenario featuring critical business requirements and simulated a standard response using only eMITS kits powered by Inmarsat connectivity. Electricity goes down; telephone lines are destroyed; local IT support is minimal; and yet, with eMITS and Inmarsat, all the necessary functions of aid are up and running.


Sponsors
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 Planson International

Planson International

Planson International is a woman-owned global supplier of Information and Communication Technology for international organizations.  For over 25 years, we have partnered with premier local IT companies to provide installation, support and training in even the toughest regions. Leading... Read More →


Monday November 7, 2016 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Prefunction Hall
 
Tuesday, November 8
 

12:15pm

Inmarsat and Planson real life CAMP simulation

In remote locations, available emergency response resources may come up short even with advanced planning for future aid.  Planson’s Ecosystem of Mobile IT Solutions (eMITS), powered by Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) and BGAN connectivity, is designed to solve this problem by operating where first responders do as a mobile, modular, and interoperable answer to any number of issues in the field.

To better visualize and experience eMITS in action, we have developed a real life scenario featuring critical business requirements and simulated a standard response using only eMITS kits powered by Inmarsat connectivity. Electricity goes down; telephone lines are destroyed; local IT support is minimal; and yet, with eMITS and Inmarsat, all the necessary functions of aid are up and running.


Sponsors
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 Planson International

Planson International

Planson International is a woman-owned global supplier of Information and Communication Technology for international organizations.  For over 25 years, we have partnered with premier local IT companies to provide installation, support and training in even the toughest regions. Leading... Read More →


Tuesday November 8, 2016 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Prefunction Hall

4:15pm

SBCC in Emergencies
Limited Capacity seats available

Health communications is a critical factor in all emergency response operations. The communication of clear, accurate and timely information saves lives and impacts response efforts. Social Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC) ensures this information is disseminated to those affected, while maintaining trust and reassurance in the message. This empowers a community and country to best protect themselves during the crisis. The positive results of SBCC has been shown in numerous emergencies, including the Nepal earthquake, the Ebola outbreak, and the Zika outbreak. This breakout session will focus on the lessons learned and best practices in SBCC in emergency response

Speakers
avatar for Jenna Groman

Jenna Groman

Program Manager, NetHope
Jenna joined NetHope in 2016 to lead NetHope's healthcare collaborations, including managing the Johns Hopkins University Health Communication Capacity Collaborative partnership. Jenna has more than 10 years of experience in domestic and international public health, humanitarian assistance... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for HC3

HC3

The Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is a five-year, global project funded by USAID. It is designed to strengthen developing country capacity to implement state-of-the-art social and behavior change communication (SBCC) programs. HC3 is led by the Johns Hopkins Center... Read More →


Tuesday November 8, 2016 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Conference A

5:15pm

ImpactCloud for Disaster Response
Limited Capacity seats available

NetHope, Team Rubicon, IRC and other humanitarian organizations have joined forces with ImpactCloud, a coalition of cloud vendors (Box, Salesforce.org, DocuSign, Okta, Splunk, Tableau and Twilio) to explore the best use of integrating cloud technologies in the crisis-response domain. 

For additional information see ImpactCloud web site>>


See the (partial) Session Recording>>

Speakers
avatar for Erika Balbuena

Erika Balbuena

Head of Strategic Initiatives, Twilio.org
Erika is the Head of Strategic Initiatives at Twilio.org, where she works across departments to increase the company’s social impact. With a vision of sending A Billion Messages For Good, Twilio.org fuels communications that unlock hope, power and freedom. Erika is responsible for programs that unleash the power of developers to code a better world and aligning strategic philanthropy with the needs of Twilio's nonprofit customers. She is a co-founder of Twomen (Twilio’s women-identi... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Breckenridge

Bryan Breckenridge

Executive Director, Box.org
1. BB@Box.com2. Interested in connecting cloud vendors & nonprofits to drive impact.3. To connect with old and new friends and advance www.impactcloud.org4. I'm founding Executive Director of Box.org, Box’s philanthropic social enterprise. In my role I lead the company’s efforts... Read More →
avatar for Corey Marshall

Corey Marshall

Director, Splunk4Good, Splunk
Corey Marshall is the director of Splunk4Good, the corporate social impact program for Splunk, where he leads the company’s efforts in employee service and engagement, community giving and social impact initiatives. Splunk4Good partners with organizations at the local, state and... Read More →
avatar for Amy Skeeters-Behrens

Amy Skeeters-Behrens

Executive Director, DocuSign IMPACT, DocuSign
Amy Skeeters-Behrens serves as Executive Director of DocuSign Impact, DocuSign’s corporate citizenship initiative comprising employee volunteerism, DocuSign for Nonprofits, and the DocuSign Impact Foundation. Prior to DocuSign, Amy spent 10 years at eBay where she held various... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Box.org

Box.org

Founded in 2005, Box is transforming the way people and organizations work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. As the world's leading enterprise software platform for content collaboration, Box helps businesses of all sizes in every industry securely access and manage their... Read More →
avatar for DocuSign

DocuSign

DocuSign is changing the way we live and do business. That’s because DocuSign is the fastest, most secure way to sign and approve just about anything from any mobile device—anywhere in the world. DocuSign is so simple to learn and easy to use, it will transform the way your customers... Read More →
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 →
avatar for Salesforce.org

Salesforce.org

Salesforce.org is a nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to empower its community of stakeholders to accelerate impact in a whole new way. Salesforce.org impacts thousands of organizations and the millions of people they serve by delivering the world’s best nonprofit and... Read More →
avatar for Splunk

Splunk

Splunk Inc. was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. Machine data is one of the fastest growing and most valuable parts of big data -- generated by every component of IT infrastructures, applications, mobile devices... Read More →
avatar for Tableau

Tableau

Tableau’s rapid fire, easy-to-use visual analytics software delivers data and analysis from any source to anyone in the organization on any device when it is needed most. With Tableau, a crisis management team - planners, first responders, and reconstruction organizations to gain... Read More →
avatar for Twilio

Twilio

Twilio is reinventing telecom by merging the worlds of cloud computing, web services and telecommunications. Twilio hosts a telephony infrastructure web service in the cloud, allowing web programmers to integrate phone calls and SMS messages into their applications. Twilio's simple... Read More →


Tuesday November 8, 2016 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom
 
Wednesday, November 9
 

11:15am

UAVs in Disaster Relief
UAVs are a new and exciting technology and they have captured the interested of many NGOs. NGOs are quickly finding that the process of running a UAV requires investment well beyond acquiring hardware. UAVs have also become a more common presence in the often crowded disaster relief theater. With their special abilities UAVs provide additional data that helps in making more timely and accurate deployment decisions.

This session will cover specific use cases for UAVs in disaster relief and will cover the benefits and challenges that current operators have experienced in past deployments

Speakers
avatar for Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

UAV Programs, NetHope
I am leading the NetHope UAV Working group. The group is exploring the best practices for integrating UAV data into the decision process for the early stages of disaster response. We are exploring all facets from data acquisition, analysis and distribution. I'm especially interested... Read More →

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 E

12:15pm

Inmarsat and Planson real life CAMP simulation

In remote locations, available emergency response resources may come up short even with advanced planning for future aid. Planson’s Ecosystem of Mobile IT Solutions (eMITS), powered with Inmarsat Connectivity, is designed to solve this problem by operating where first responders do as a mobile, modular, and interoperable answer to any number of issues in the field.

To better visualize and experience eMITS in action, we have developed a real life scenario featuring critical business requirements and simulated a standard response using only eMITS kits. Electricity goes down; telephone lines are destroyed; local IT support is minimal; and yet, with eMITS and Inmarsat, all the necessary functions of aid are up and running.


Sponsors
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 Planson International

Planson International

Planson International is a woman-owned global supplier of Information and Communication Technology for international organizations.  For over 25 years, we have partnered with premier local IT companies to provide installation, support and training in even the toughest regions. Leading... Read More →


Wednesday November 9, 2016 12:15pm - 12:45pm
Prefunction Hall

1:00pm

Apps for Refugees: Gauging Their Successes, and Challenges
Limited Capacity seats available

Different efforts (Hackathons, Techfugee events, etc.) have led to the development of numerous applications and services for the refugee population. This session will explore the success and usability of these services; which age groups and generations are using them; and whether digital literacy and access to devices has created new forms of inequality between refugee groups.


Session Recording>>

Speakers
avatar for Roya Pakzad

Roya Pakzad

Researcher, Stanford Global Digital Policy Incubator


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

2:00pm

Back to Work: Technology Training for Refugees in Turkey
Limited Capacity seats available

A new law allowing refugees to register for work permits in Turkey has created new work opportunities. Partnering with HP, International Medical Corps has recently opened a Livelihoods Center in Istanbul, which provides technology training and job-skills development for Syrian refugees. In this session, International Medical Corps will discuss this partnership, and approach. 

Moderators
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Milner

Rebecca Milner

VP Institutional Advancement, International Medical Corps
Rebecca Milner, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, mobilizes partnerships, resources and awareness in support of International Medical Corps programs that reach 10 million people a year globally. A preeminent First Responder, International Medical Corps provides lifesaving... Read More →


Wednesday November 9, 2016 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Conference C

2:00pm

NetHope UAV Program
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will introduce NetHope’s UAV Disaster Response program, a shared, professionally run service that lets NGOs outsource the complexity of managing their own UAV program. NGOs face many challenges in building a UAV system, including managing the hardware and pilots, the distribution of the final product, and data security. Learn how NetHope's UAV program can solve these problems for your NGO.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

UAV Programs, NetHope
I am leading the NetHope UAV Working group. The group is exploring the best practices for integrating UAV data into the decision process for the early stages of disaster response. We are exploring all facets from data acquisition, analysis and distribution. I'm especially interested... Read More →

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 →
avatar for NetHope

NetHope

NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. By facilitating collaboration between NetHope’s nonprofit members, foundations, and tech sponsors, NetHope is a catalyst for productive innovation and problem-solving in humanitarian and... Read More →


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

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

ICT Preparedness in Emergency Response
Limited Capacity seats available

Save the Children will introduce how they developed Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) kits, how they prepare their responders. This will be followed by an open discussion with other NetHope members about their approaches to EPP.

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 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Conference B
 
Friday, November 11
 

9:00am

Social Innovation Immersion Lab Part 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Led by Amplify 4 Good, the first-ever NetHope Global Summit Innovation Lab is an immersive and intense experience that provides NetHope members the opportunity to learn the mindset, processes, and tools used by top entrepreneurs and social innovators tackling organizational challenges.

The challenge? How can NGO's increase assessments data-sharing to improve response time during disasters by the year 2020?

Designed to build on the momentum from the Corporate Roundtable and generate innovative ideas ready to be implemented by NetHope member organizations, you’ll form small teams and are taken through a series of sprints to identify types of organizations and roles to help along with their specific pain points, root cause insights, “moonshot” ideas, and their sketches. You’ll then spend time getting real feedback and building a business case for internal implementation. Mimicking the experience of tech startups, the innovation lab culminates with all teams giving a short pitch for their solution.


Moderators
avatar for Joey Womack

Joey Womack

CEO, Amplify 4 Good
Joey Womack is the Founder and CEO of Amplify 4 Good, a social enterprise startup using rapid problem-solving to help organizations create social impact, and the Co-Founder/Executive Director of Goodie Nation, a nonprofit startup which builds tribes of changemakers & entrepreneurs... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Amplify 4 Good

Amplify 4 Good

Amplify 4 Good has roots as an online community of high-performance entrepreneurs of color dating back to 2009. Today, Amplify 4 Good is a social good consultancy focusing on using a combination of out-of-the-box thinking, rapid problem-solving, and obsessive data tracking to help... Read More →


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

1:00pm

Social Innovation Immersion Lab Part 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Led by Amplify 4 Good, the first-ever NetHope Global Summit Innovation Lab is an immersive and intense experience that provides NetHope members the opportunity to learn the mindset, processes, and tools used by top entrepreneurs and social innovators tackling organizational challenges.

The challenge? How can NGO's increase assessments data-sharing to improve response time during disasters by the year 2020?

Designed to build on the momentum from the Corporate Roundtable and generate innovative ideas ready to be implemented by NetHope member organizations, you’ll form small teams and are taken through a series of sprints to identify types of organizations and roles to help along with their specific pain points, root cause insights, “moonshot” ideas, and their sketches. You’ll then spend time getting real feedback and building a business case for internal implementation. Mimicking the experience of tech startups, the innovation lab culminates with all teams giving a short pitch for their solution.


Moderators
avatar for Joey Womack

Joey Womack

CEO, Amplify 4 Good
Joey Womack is the Founder and CEO of Amplify 4 Good, a social enterprise startup using rapid problem-solving to help organizations create social impact, and the Co-Founder/Executive Director of Goodie Nation, a nonprofit startup which builds tribes of changemakers & entrepreneurs... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Amplify 4 Good

Amplify 4 Good

Amplify 4 Good has roots as an online community of high-performance entrepreneurs of color dating back to 2009. Today, Amplify 4 Good is a social good consultancy focusing on using a combination of out-of-the-box thinking, rapid problem-solving, and obsessive data tracking to help... Read More →


Friday November 11, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference C