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

9:00am

Gender, Empowerment and Technology Working Group Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

According to the 2016 UN/ITU Broadband Commission report, efforts to increase gender equality in ICT access have stalled after a period of incremental improvements. A week later, the Wall Street Journal ran a story titled: “Why the majority of Indian women will never use a smartphone.” Why is there so much tension between technology, gender, and cultural factors that limit the gender successes our organizations are working so hard to achieve? In this working group, we will explore the current state of gender and ICT4D, conduct simulations in order to help people develop gender-specific indicators, and demonstrate how to uncover new knowledge about culture, community and context critical to any ICT4D program success.


Speakers
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 →


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

9:00am

Healthcare Working Group workshop - Part 1
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology Solutions for Global Health Program Operations: Finding the right tools and technology to support your global health programs can be challenging. This workshop will feature panel presentations on tools that have proven successful in field operations. From M&E to program execution tools, panelists will share lessons learned and best practices. Participants will discuss different applications of these tools and how they may be able to support their program operations.

Moderators
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 →

Speakers
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 →
avatar for Dora Curry

Dora Curry

Sr. Technical Advisor, Monitoring. Evaluation and Learning, CARE-USA
Dora Ward Curry currently serves as Senior Technical Advisor for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning in CARE-USA’s Sexual, Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) team, leading both the transition to an open-source web-based database platform for the team’s flagship project for... Read More →
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 Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller

Director of Information Technology, Grameen Foundation
Email: smiller@grameenfoundation.org | Key Interests: Mobile tech, cybersecurity, managing cloud enterprise systems. | Expectations for the Summit: | Short bio:

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 →


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

9:00am

NetHope Disaster Management Working Group Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

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

Speakers
avatar for Matt Altman

Matt Altman

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

Rakesh Bharania

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

Isaac Kwamy

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

Sponsors
avatar for Cisco

Cisco

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

EMC

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

Eutelsat

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

Hughes

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

Inmarsat

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

Intelsat

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

ITC Global

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

Marlink

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

O3b

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

SpeedCast

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

Thuraya

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

Ultisat

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


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

9:00am

Principles for Digital Development Implementers Toolkit Workshop - Part 1
Limited Capacity seats available

The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) and NetHope have partnered to help organizations better utilize the Principles for Digital Development (PDD) when planning and executing their programs. The two organizations are creating a toolkit to be used by those working in the humanitarian sector, and are seeking input from members to help shape the discussion. The first part of this session will focus on assessment criteria for judging the implementation of PDD within a field program; the second part will focus on the resources needed by field project managers and their ICT support.

Moderators
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 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 →

Speakers
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 →


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

9:00am

Successful Chapter Meetings Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

As a member based organization, NetHope depends on engaged members. The best engagement occurs when we meet regularly and in person. The European Chapter meeting has proven to be an exceptionally effective collaborative mechanism, bringing together nearly 50 member organization representatives twice per year to share and learn. This successful chapter meeting is driven by local members, who organize and host these meetings without NetHope staff direct involvement.

This workshop is designed to share best practices with those interested in creating and growing their own regional chapter meetings, and to enable those leading these new meetings to replicate and build upon the successes experienced at the European Chapter.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Duggan

Michael Duggan

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

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

10:35am

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

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

Speakers
avatar for Duncan Drury

Duncan Drury

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

David Goodman

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

Simon Gray

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

Mark Hawkins

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

Sponsors
avatar for Cisco

Cisco

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

EMC

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

Eutelsat

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

Hughes

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

Inmarsat

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

Intelsat

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

ITC Global

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

Marlink

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

O3b

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

SpeedCast

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

Thuraya

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

Ultisat

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


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

10:35am

Healthcare Working Group workshop - Part 2
Limited Capacity seats available

Technology Solutions for Global Health Program Operations: Finding the right tools and technology to support your global health programs can be challenging. This workshop will feature panel presentations on tools that have proven successful in field operations. From M&E to program execution tools, panelists will share lessons learned and best practices. Participants will discuss different applications of these tools and how they may be able to support their program operations.

Moderators
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 →

Speakers
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 →
avatar for Dora Curry

Dora Curry

Sr. Technical Advisor, Monitoring. Evaluation and Learning, CARE-USA
Dora Ward Curry currently serves as Senior Technical Advisor for Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning in CARE-USA’s Sexual, Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) team, leading both the transition to an open-source web-based database platform for the team’s flagship project for... Read More →
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 Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller

Director of Information Technology, Grameen Foundation
Email: smiller@grameenfoundation.org | Key Interests: Mobile tech, cybersecurity, managing cloud enterprise systems. | Expectations for the Summit: | Short bio:

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 →


Monday November 7, 2016 10:35am - 12:00pm
Conference B

10:35am

IT-CMF DP Working Group (invitation only)
Limited Capacity seats available

This invitation-only session is for NetHope members who took part in the IT-CMF Data Protection capability assessment with the IVI. As part of the assessment all participating members will have received a capability improvement plan. The purpose of this session will be to identify synergies within the improvement plans in order that we can collaborate on improving our Data Protection Capability.

Moderators
avatar for Michael Duggan

Michael Duggan

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

Monday November 7, 2016 10:35am - 12:00pm
Conference E

10:35am

Principles for Digital Development Implementers Toolkit Workshop - Part 2
Limited Capacity seats available

The Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL) and NetHope have partnered to help organizations better utilize the Principles for Digital Development (PDD) when planning and executing their programs. The two organizations are creating a toolkit to be used by those working in the humanitarian sector, and are seeking input from members to help shape the discussion. The first part of this session will focus on assessment criteria for judging the implementation of PDD within a field program; the second part will focus on the resources needed by field project managers and their ICT support.

Moderators
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 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 →

Speakers
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 →


Monday November 7, 2016 10:35am - 12:00pm
Conference D