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The Digital NGO: Turn Intent into Action.
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Emerging Technologies [clear filter]
Monday, November 7
 

3:15pm

Opening Keynote: Designed for Digital
The digital economy offers a mind-boggling array of threats and opportunities to established organizations. On the one hand, the not for profit sector can seize new approaches to soliciting funds and serving beneficiaries. On the other hand, disrupters to existing models lurk around every corner. How do established organizations redesign themselves to leverage the opportunities of digital? Jeanne will share research conducted by MIT's Center for Information Systems Research which looked at how large, established companies are transforming themselves. We will explore how these findings can be applied to member NGOs.

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Speakers
avatar for Jeanne Ross

Jeanne Ross

Research Director and Principal Research Scientist, MIT, Sloan Center for Information Research
Jeanne Ross oversees the research portfolio of MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). A recognized expert in enterprise architecture, Jeanne’s current research focuses on how established companies will redefine their operating models and transform for success... Read More →


Monday November 7, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Grand Ballroom
 
Tuesday, November 8
 

8:15am

Creating a Cloud for Global Good
The cloud, artificial intelligence, and other technology waves have enormous potential to spur innovation and benefits to humankind.  However, that same innovation may have disruptive effects on society.  This talk explores how we can work to ensure that technology moves forward without leaving people behind by building a cloud that is trusted, responsible, and inclusive.  

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Speakers
avatar for Mary Snapp

Mary Snapp

Washington STEM Board, Microsoft Philanthropies
Mary Snapp is the Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Philanthropies and leads the team responsible for Microsoft’s philanthropic efforts, which brings to life the company’s mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.  The team seeks... Read More →


Tuesday November 8, 2016 8:15am - 9:00am
Grand Ballroom
 
Wednesday, November 9
 

8:15am

Disruptive Technologies and Trends in ICT4D
Georgia Tech's Elizabeth Mynatt will lead a discussion on how digital trends and emerging technologies (mobile health, robotics/autonomous systems, wearables, 3-D printing, IoT, Smart Cities, social media, data analytics) will affect international development, conservation and human aid.

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Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Mynatt

Elizabeth Mynatt

Executive Director, Institute for People and Technology (IPaT), Distinguished Professor, College of Computing, and Director, Everyday Computing Lab, Georgia Tech
Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt is the Executive Director of Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology (IPaT), a Distinguished Professor in the College of Computing, and the Director of the Everyday Computing Lab. She investigates the design and evaluation of health information technologies including creating personalized mobile technology for supporting breast cancer patients during their cancer journey, evaluating mobile sensing and mHealth engagement for pediatric epilepsy patients and... Read More →


Wednesday November 9, 2016 8:15am - 8:45am
Grand Ballroom

8:45am

Fixing the Internet of Broken Things in Global Health
At Portland State University, the SweetLab develops and implements connected "Internet of Things" sensor technologies. These sensors are designed to improve the collection of data in global health programs, which leads to improved operational decision making. Use cases include: cook stoves, water pumps, household water filters, sanitation systems, and pedestrian footbridges. The SweetLab has projects in 15 countries, with USAID, UK DFID, the National Science Foundation, Catholic Relief Services, Mercy Corps, Living Water International, IRC, CARE, and others.

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Speakers
avatar for Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas

Associate Professor, Portland State University
Evan A Thomas, PhD, PE, MPH is an Associate Professor and Director of the Sweet (Sustainable Water, Energy and Environmental Technologies) Laboratory, and a Faculty Fellow in the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University. Evan works at the interface of engineering... Read More →


Wednesday November 9, 2016 8:45am - 9:15am
Grand Ballroom

9:15am

Industrial Grade Solutions: Connectivity, Cybersecurity, and IoT in Humanitarian Response
How can we use emerging technologies to design an IoT-based infrastructure that meets cybersecurity standards and doesn't break the budget? Splunk CTO Snehal Antani discusses the importance of leveraging highly scalable and reliable technologies in effective disaster and international development efforts.

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Speakers
avatar for Snehal Antani

Snehal Antani

CTO, Splunk
Snehal joined Splunk from GE Capital, where he was the CIO of Distribution Finance. At GE Capital, his role focused on leveraging technology to drive business model innovation for the inventory finance and equipment leasing businesses. Snehal also served as the chief architect for... Read More →

Sponsors
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 →


Wednesday November 9, 2016 9:15am - 9:45am
Grand Ballroom

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

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
 

10:30am

Panel Discussion: Internet-of-Things (IoT) Technology For International Development
An expert panel will explore the impact of IoT on international development and humanitarian work. 

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Moderators
avatar for John Eckhouse

John Eckhouse

Managing Partner, Eventualities
As a journalist, analyst, moderator and event producer, John Eckhouse has been researching, analyzing, writing about and producing events about business and technology for more than 30 years. His career as a technology and business journalist includes stints at publications including... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Garrity

John Garrity

Senior Connectivity Advisor, USAID
Driving 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... 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 Harry Plant

Harry Plant

VP Social Impact, Aeris Communications
Harry Plant joined Aeris in 2014 as Vice President, Social Impact. His job is to reach out to social entrepreneurs, large INGOs, and other non-profits that can benefit from IoT solutions and then figure out how to make those solutions available. In that role, he leads Aeris’s effort... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Aeris

Aeris

Aeris is a pioneer and leader in the market of the Internet of Things (IoT) -- as an operator of machine-to-machine (M2M) and IoT services and as a technology provider.  We operate a purpose-built mobile network that provides a better solution for IoT connectivity primarily (but... Read More →
avatar for CDW

CDW

CDW, a 30-year old provider of technology, services and support, is focused on helping more than 5000 nonprofit organizations advance their mission with specialized industry expertise, shared best practices from nonprofit customers and access to a broad range of cost-saving IT solutions... 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 →


Thursday November 10, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Grand Ballroom

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.

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