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

3:15pm

Donor-centric Fundraising – Building the Next Generation Fundraising Program
Limited Capacity seats available

Today, Nonprofit fundraisers are facing an unprecedented era of transformation driven by shifting consumer habits and expectations, and new technology. In this session, we’ll define the 5 key trends changing the landscape for fundraisers.  With those trends in mind, we lay out the  solution for building an integrated fundraising program, that capitalizes on the trends, and successfully centers on the donor. Most importantly we demonstrate that this big transformation is the source of big revenue increases and a much improved experience for your donors. Our discussion will be practical, deep, and provide three immediate next steps to get started making the donor-centric transformation at your organization.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Patrick

Jeff Patrick

Chief Strategy Officer, VP | Nonprofit, Merkle Inc.
As the head of Merkle’s nonprofit strategy team, Jeff and his world-class team of strategic fundraisers help leading charities such as American Cancer Society, Susan G Komen, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Clubs of America and others maximize the value of their direct marketing... Read More →


Tuesday November 8, 2016 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Conference A

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

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... Read More →


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

4:15pm

Tailored Agriculture Lending for Small-Holder Farmers in Tanzania
Limited Capacity seats available

VisionFund International, a part of World Vision, has developed a lending and credit-scoring app that they use with small-holder farmers in Tanzania. This provides a highly scalable solution to support individual farmers with their specific financial needs.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Allen

Tom Allen

Global Director, VisionFund International
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 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Conference B

5:15pm

Behavior Change Communication through ICT: Simple Solutions, Serious Results
Limited Capacity seats available

New technology solutions are transforming the field of Social Behavioral Change Communication by enabling organizations to clearly communicate health information to target populations. SMS, IVR, television, radio (among others) are proving effective for malaria prevention and treatment, management of non-communicable diseases, changes in family planning behavior, and more. This has the potential to positively impact long-term health outcomes in both rural and urban settings.

Speakers
JE

Jacqueline Edwards

Chief Operations Officer, Medic Mobile
avatar for Rebecca Weissburg

Rebecca Weissburg

VP, Strategic Partnerships, VOTO Mobile
Passionate about connecting the world's 3B poorest people to information and services using their mobile phones.

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... Read More →


Tuesday November 8, 2016 5:15pm - 6:00pm
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.com | 2. Interested in connecting cloud vendors & nonprofits to drive impact. | 3. To connect with old and new friends and advance www.impactcloud.org | 4. I'm founding Executive Director of Box.org, Box’s philanthropic social enterprise. In my role I lead the company’s... 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... 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

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.org | | Data 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

Principles for Digital Development Implementers Toolkit Overview
Limited Capacity seats available

The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) and NetHope have formed a partnership to help organizations better leverage the Principles for Digital Development when planning and executing their programs. As a part of this effort, we are creating a toolkit that can be used by those working in the humanitarian sector.  The purpose of this session is to get input from NetHope members on the proposed plans to reach those who can most use this information.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Bothwell

Carol Bothwell

Consultant, Technology Innovation for Development, Catholic Relief Services
Plays an active role in advising organizations on the use of information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance the well being of developing communities around the world. As a consultant for Technology Innovation in Development, provides part-time advice and consulting support... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn Florey

Carolyn Florey

Director, Collective Impact, Digital Impact Alliance
Carolyn is the Director of Collective Impact for the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL). In this role, she helps coalesce the development community around scaling and increasing the impact and cost effectiveness of digital development investments. Prior to joining the Digital Impact Alliance... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Obradovich

Lisa Obradovich

Global Programs Manager, NetHope
email: lisa.obradovich@nethope.org | | I love bringing the NGO community, tech sector, | government, and corporate partners together to build high impact partnerships and programs. I started working with NetHope while with Accenture Development Partnerships in 2010 to launch... Read More →


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

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.org | Key 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1:00pm

Enabling NGOs with Interoperability Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, participants will see real-world examples of several Principles for Digital Development, including understanding the existing ecosystem, using open systems and reusing and improving upon what's available. In Tanzania, a recent connect-a-thon illustrates interoperability several ways: Village elders registering births over SMS, nurses providing immunization data to facilities which, in turn, manage vaccine inventories.

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 →


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

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

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

1:00pm

Principles in Practice: Digital Cash Transfers
Limited Capacity seats available

Come learn about the latest development in digital cash transfers including work by NetHope members in Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. We will also discuss the development of guiding principles to deliver humanitarian aid through financially inclusive digital payment products.

For a great example of cash transfers to refugees view the video: MasterCard and Mercy Corps Bring Dignity and Empowerment to Refugees


Speakers
avatar for Sasha Kapadia

Sasha Kapadia

Director, International Development, Mastercard
avatar for Shelley Spencer

Shelley Spencer

Project Director, NetHope
e-mail: shelley.spencer@nethope.org | Key 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 →


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

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

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 Policy | Rui 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

2:00pm

Harnessing Digital Today: Insights from NGOs Embracing Disruption

Going digital creates opportunities for NGOs to increase their influence, operational efficiency, and impact. During this session we will explore actual cases of how NGOs are taking advantage of digital disruption today. Participants will learn from real-world examples, which demonstrate how NGOs are leveraging artificial intelligence, human centered design, digital marketing, cloud computing, advanced imaging, and agile digital strategy development to drive impact, create competitive advantage, and transform their operating models.


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Speakers
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F. Roger Ford

Managing Director, Accenture Development Partnerships
Roger Ford is managing director and global lead for Accenture Development Partnerships, which focuses on helping international development organizations address the world’s complex social, economic and environmental issues. By delivering the power of Accenture’s global capabilities... Read More →
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Ryan Johnson

Global Client Services Director, Accenture
Ryan Johnson leads Accenture’s efforts to channel its core commercial strategy, digital, operations, and technology consulting capabilities to meet the needs of the international development community. Ryan has over 9 years of experience supporting the international development... Read More →


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

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
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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
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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 →
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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
 

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
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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

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
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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 →
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Bernard Gaughan

Head of ICT Systems and ICT4D, Concern Worldwide
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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
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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
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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 →
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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
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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.

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Speakers
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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
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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 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Conference C

2:00pm

Bring the Infrastructure with You: Lessons Learned from a Low-Resources Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

In emergencies or low-resource settings, there are significant challenges to deploying ICT solutions. The solution described in this session provides a ready-made infrastructure, from server to devices, and offers pharmacy management and electronic medical record-keeping. With additional software, it can also handle  comprehensive operations management needs and support real-time decision-making.

Speakers
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Paul Amendola

Director, Vecna Cares
Paul Amendola, MPH is the Executive Director of VecnaCares Charitable Trust. A leader in the ICT4D field and community, Paul brings over 12 years of health information systems building, health systems strengthening, technology deployments, informatics expertise, and humanitarian response... Read More →
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Vecna Cares

A non profit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, VecnaCares designs and deploys information management and technology solutions to create measureable impact, helping people in low resource settings live healthier and better lives. Video Introduction>>... Read More →


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

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
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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
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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 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Conference C

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
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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.
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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

2:00pm

Moving Toward a Standard Data Security Framework
Limited Capacity filling up

A data security framework is a critical component of an overall approach to responsible data practices. At this session, NetHope will report on the progress towards a standard framework for NGOs, and discuss how members can get involved.

Speakers
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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 →
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Sasha Kapadia

Director, International Development, Mastercard


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

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
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Mike Smith

Systems Architect, WaterAid
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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

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

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

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

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
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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 →
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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