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Tuesday, March 21 • 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Afternoon Breakout 2 – After the Emergency: Sustaining Connectivity for Affected People FILLING

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Humanitarian organizations and ICT partners increasingly focus on ensuring that affected people and communities have access to voice and data connectivity during a crisis. But this raises an important question: what happens when the emergency ends and the humanitarian organizations go home? Do the benefits of delivering temporary broadband connectivity outweigh the costs of distorting local markets? Can crisis connectivity be an opportunity to improve local infrastructure, or are humanitarians inevitably going to conflict with Governments and local private sector actors? This interactive panel discussion will focus on bridging the humanitarian/development divide and suggest best practices for connectivity that can be sustained after an emergency.

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Jack Deasy

Vice President, Government Solutions, O3b Networks
Jack Deasy is Vice President, Government Sales for O3b Networks and is responsible for O3b’s U.S. and global government sales activities. Mr. Deasy previously led business development activities for public safety/disaster response and aeronautical and UAV programs at Inmarsat, and... Read More →

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Brum Cerzosimo

Senior Director Global Accounts, UltiSat Inc.
Mr. Cerzosimo is the Senior Director of Global Account for UltiSat’s Humanitarian and NGO Business Segment. He joined UltiSat over five years ago and is responsible for the overall management of key anchor accounts such as UNHCR, UNICEF, and others. Mr. Cerzosimo is a multilingual... Read More →
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Gilles Hoffmann

Emergency.lu Coordinator, Government of Luxembourg
Born in 1980, Gilles studied telecommunication electronics and worked for a telecom provider in Luxembourg for ten years.Gilles joined the Luxembourg Civil Protection Humanitarian Intervention team as a volunteer in 2007 and was deployed for the first emergency.lu mission to South... Read More →
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Hani Shannak

Chief, ICTD Operations, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
With over twenty years of experience working in international, multi-cultural environments, Hani Shannak is a proven results-driven leader whose strong vision has led teams to achieve cross-functional business objectives. As Chief of ICT Operations in UNICEF Headquarters New York... Read More →

Tuesday March 21, 2017 1:30pm - 3:15pm
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