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Tuesday, March 21 • 10:45am - 12:30pm
Morning Breakout 2 – ETC2020 Partnerships: Ensuring Crisis Connectivity for Affected Communities FILLING

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The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster's 2020 strategy envisions providing connectivity not just to humanitarians in emergency response but also to affected populations. This requires a major scale up of services to cater for possibly millions of people. What are the benefits of ensuring that affected people have access to phone and data networks in crisis? How can the private sector partner with host Governments and humanitarian organisations to quickly ensure that affected people have access to information and communication networks following a disaster? What could be the major challenges and risks to achieving this outcome, and what would be some mitigation strategies? What practical steps should be taken if an emergency were declared tomorrow? Sli.do will be used for audience engagement and interaction. Kindly download the app ahead of the session. The event code for this session is #ETC2020.

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Cameron Birge

Humanitarian Response Manager, Microsoft Philanthropies
Cameron Birge has recently joined Microsoft Philanthropies as their Humanitarian Response Manager, responsible for coordinating the company’s response to humanitarian disasters around the world. He previously spent ten years in the aid industry having served as an emergency program and logistics officer in the United Nations World Food Programme in South Sudan, Kenya, Pakistan, and Rome and as a project manager for United Nations Office for... Read More →

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Brent Carbno

Program Director, Ericsson Response
Brent has more than 16 years of experience in the telecommunications technology field, and over 13 years of experience working in humanitarian emergencies.In his current role as Program Director for Ericsson Response, Brent is globally responsible for all of the operational aspects of the program, including managing the volunteers and humanitarian partnerships. Brent started with Ericsson in 2001 as a telecommunications engineer, and eventually... Read More →
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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). The firm is a pioneer in addressing practical regulatory issues, with unparalleled experience in field work in challenging jurisdictions. The firm today... Read More →
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Alan Kuresevic

Vice President, Engineering, SES Techcom
Alan Kurešević received BSc degree in Computer Science, Telecommunication and Information Technology from University of Zagreb, Croatia. After a short university carrier, in 1994 Alan joined Astra (today SES) and today holds position of Vice President, Engineering at SES TechCom. He was leading a number of projects and technology development that provided foundation for company’s new service developments. Since 2011 Alan is, among other... Read More →
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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 as Aid and Humanitarian Digital Financial Services (Cash programing). This includes providing leadership, oversight and execution of NetHope’s Humanitarian... Read More →
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Meg Sattler

Innovations Specialist, Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Network
Meg Sattler is Innovations Specialist, Communication and Community Engagement with the CDAC Network. Prior to this she was Global Advisor for Community Engagement with the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster, United Nations WFP, and a Communication with Communities expert with RedR Australia. She is passionate about supporting affected communities to take leadership in aid efforts and to hold the international aid system to account. Meg has... Read More →
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Jalal Shah

Global ETC Coordinator, World Food Programme (WFP)
With over 15 years of experience in information technology services during humanitarian emergencies, Jalal Shah is the Global Cluster Coordinator for the World Food Programme (WFP)-led Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC). | | Based in Rome, Jalal heads the Global ETC Team, responsible for leading efforts to effectively coordinate provision of shared communications services in emergency operations. | | As Global Cluster... Read More →

Tuesday March 21, 2017 10:45am - 12:30pm
CL2 - Crane Beach Tech Talk 1200 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View, CA 94303

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