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Plenary Session [clear filter]
Tuesday, March 21
 

9:00am

Welcoming Remarks
A brief introduction and welcome from the 2017 Humanitarian ICT Forum conveners and primary sponsors.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Collar

Steve Collar

Chief Executive Officer, O3b Networks
Steve Collar has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of O3b Networks since 2011 and guided the company through the successful build and launch of its constellation of state-of-the-art satellites and led the business into service and revenue generation. O3b now serves some of the... Read More →
avatar for Yossi Matias

Yossi Matias

Vice President, Engineering, Google
Yossi Matias is Vice President, Engineering at Google and the Managing Director of Google’s Research and Development Center in Israel, which he established. He is also the founding executive lead of Google’s Campus Tel Aviv. Yossi has years of experience as a computer scientist... Read More →
avatar for Enrica Porcari

Enrica Porcari

Chief Information Officer and Chair of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), World Food Programme (WFP)
Ms. Enrica Porcari is the Chief Information Officer and Director of IT of the World Food Programme (WFP) and Chair of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC). Prior to her present appointment, Enrica spent many years at the CGIAR Consortium where she was the first CIO, then... Read More →
avatar for Gwi-Yeop Son

Gwi-Yeop Son

Director of Corporate Programmes, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Gwi-Yeop Son began her career in Haiti, assisting HIV/AIDS patients with the non-governmental organization Death and Dying Institute. She then worked with the Country Women’s Association of Nigeria, focusing on microfinance schemes, before becoming Assistant to the Managing Director... Read More →


Tuesday March 21, 2017 9:00am - 9:30am
CL2 - Crane Beach Tech Talk 1200 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View, CA 94303

9:30am

Opening Keynote - Bringing the Technology Revolution to Humanitarian Operations

An interactive conversation focusing on how humanitarian organizations and technology companies can work together to make humanitarian responses more effective, more efficient and more responsive to the needs of affected people.


Moderators
avatar for Connie Guglielmo

Connie Guglielmo

Editor in Chief, CNET News
Connie Guglielmo is editor in chief of CNET News and is responsible for overseeing a global team that covers breaking stories and also delivers analyses and features. She's a veteran tech reporter and editor who has worked in and around Silicon Valley for MacWeek, Wired, Upside, Interactive... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Golz

Michael Golz

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer - Americas, SAP
Michael Golz is Senior Vice President & CIO Americas at SAP. He oversees all IT solutions and services in North America and Latin America, aligning information and technology strategy with SAP’s business strategy and providing best-in-class processes and optimized operations... Read More →
avatar for Charlotte Lindsey-Curtet

Charlotte Lindsey-Curtet

Director of Communication and Information Management, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Current PositionDirector of Communication and Information ManagementCompanyInternational Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)CareerDirector of Communication and Information Management the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) a post she has held since July 2010Deputy Director... Read More →
avatar for Yossi Matias

Yossi Matias

Vice President, Engineering, Google
Yossi Matias is Vice President, Engineering at Google and the Managing Director of Google’s Research and Development Center in Israel, which he established. He is also the founding executive lead of Google’s Campus Tel Aviv. Yossi has years of experience as a computer scientist... Read More →
avatar for Paul Musser

Paul Musser

Senior Vice President, Humanitarian, Development and Donors at Mastercard, Mastercard
Paul leads the team responsible for Mastercard’s humanitarian and development solutions. His work focuses on creating and implementing innovative business models and technology solutions leveraging a shared value approach. His clients and partners include UN agencies, international... Read More →


Tuesday March 21, 2017 9:30am - 10:45am
CL2 - Crane Beach Tech Talk 1200 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View, CA 94303

4:15pm

Day One Summary and Next Steps
Session leaders from each breakout will present five-minute summaries of the key findings and next steps from their sessions. 

Moderators
avatar for Kareem Elbayar

Kareem Elbayar

Technology Partnerships Adviser, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Kareem Elbayar is Technology Partnerships Adviser in the Office of the Director of Corporate Programmes at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), where he supports efforts to foster partnerships and innovation between humanitarian agencies... Read More →

Tuesday March 21, 2017 4:15pm - 4:45pm
CL2 - Crane Beach Tech Talk 1200 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View, CA 94303

4:45pm

Afternoon Keynote – The Power of Strategic Partnerships: Scaling Humanitarian ICT Solutions
Nearly ten years ago, Ushahidi became the initial model for data collection, visualization and interactive mapping for the humanitarian sector. Thanks to a unique partnership and early-stage investment by the Cisco Foundation, Ushahidi has been able to scale its platform globally and continue to innovate in the sector. In an open conversation, Ushahidi and Cisco will look back at how humanitarian ICT solutions have evolved in the past decade, consider current gaps, and suggest ways to scale humanitairan ICT solutions in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Charu Adesnik

Charu Adesnik

Deputy Director, Cisco Foundation
As Deputy Director of the Cisco Foundation, Charu Adesnik helps steward Cisco’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) vision of accelerating global problem solving to positively impact people, society and the planet in a connected world.  Cisco’s strategy focuses on supporting... Read More →
avatar for Daudi Were

Daudi Were

Chief Executive Officer, Ushahidi
Daudi Khamadi Were is the Executive Director at Ushahidi (www.ushahidi.com) a global technology company whose mission is to change the way information flows in the world. Founded in Nairobi, Kenya in 2008, the Ushahidi Platform has grown to be the world-class tool for crisis and humanitarian... Read More →


Tuesday March 21, 2017 4:45pm - 5:15pm
CL2 - Crane Beach Tech Talk 1200 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View, CA 94303
 
Wednesday, March 22
 

9:00am

Day One Recap and Day Two Outlook
Start the morning with highlights from the first day’s sessions.

Moderators
avatar for Daniel Couture

Daniel Couture

Chief Information Officer, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Daniel Couture assumed the position of UNICEF CIO on 29 July 2015. From 2012 to 2014, he served as the CIO for Zoetis, a global animal health company spun off from Pfizer in 2013. In this capacity, Daniel successfully built the Information Technology function to enable Zoetis... Read More →

Wednesday March 22, 2017 9:00am - 9:15am
CL2 - Crane Beach Tech Talk 1200 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View, CA 94303

9:15am

Morning Keynote – The Future of Corporate Social Responsibility

What will collaboration between humanitarians and the private sector look like in 2020 and beyond? Join founding members of #ImpactCloud—an alliance of cloud-technology companies working with humanitarian organizations—in an interactive discussion focusing on new-generation CSR and the business case for private sector engagement with humanitarians. The panel will also explore case studies of technology improving humanitarian operations and empowering affected people in the field today and in the future.


Moderators
avatar for Frank Schott

Frank Schott

Vice President of Global Programs, NetHope
Frank Schott joined NetHope in 2005, and served as Managing Director of Global Programs for 11 years. In 2016, he took on the role of Vice President of Global Programs, where he oversees Field Programs. During his time with NetHope, Frank has worked closely with member agencies, corporate... Read More →

Speakers
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Rob Acker

Chief Executive Officer, Salesforce.org
avatar for Bryan Breckenridge

Bryan Breckenridge

Executive Director, Box.org, Box
Bryan Breckenridge is Executive Director of Box.org, Box’s philanthropic social enterprise. In his role, Bryan leads the company’s efforts to enable nonprofits to innovate and reach their mission. Prior to Box, Bryan founded the nonprofit-facing pillar of LinkedIn for Good supporting... 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 Meghan Nesbit

Meghan Nesbit

Director, Nonprofit Market Development, Twilio
Meghan Nesbit is the Director of Nonprofit Market Development at Twilio.org, working with mission-driven organizations to increase their impact through communications technology. Meghan's background spans nonprofits, corporate philanthropy, and tech start-ups with repeated success... Read More →
avatar for Steve Schwartz

Steve Schwartz

Social Impact Marketing Manager, Tableau
Steve Schwartz is the marketing manager for Tableau Software’s social impact efforts, including the Tableau Foundation’s efforts to encourage the use of facts and analytical reasoning to help solve the world’s problems. As Tableau Foundation’s partners develop new ways of... Read More →


Wednesday March 22, 2017 9:15am - 10:30am
CL2 - Crane Beach Tech Talk 1200 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View, CA 94303

10:30am

Start-Up and Emerging Technology Shark Tank
The top vote recipients from yesterday’s Start-Up and Emerging Technology Exhibition will present their products to the plenary and receive feedback from the members of the #ImpactCloud alliance.

Moderators
avatar for Frank Schott

Frank Schott

Vice President of Global Programs, NetHope
Frank Schott joined NetHope in 2005, and served as Managing Director of Global Programs for 11 years. In 2016, he took on the role of Vice President of Global Programs, where he oversees Field Programs. During his time with NetHope, Frank has worked closely with member agencies, corporate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Breckenridge

Bryan Breckenridge

Executive Director, Box.org, Box
Bryan Breckenridge is Executive Director of Box.org, Box’s philanthropic social enterprise. In his role, Bryan leads the company’s efforts to enable nonprofits to innovate and reach their mission. Prior to Box, Bryan founded the nonprofit-facing pillar of LinkedIn for Good supporting... 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 Meghan Nesbit

Meghan Nesbit

Director, Nonprofit Market Development, Twilio
Meghan Nesbit is the Director of Nonprofit Market Development at Twilio.org, working with mission-driven organizations to increase their impact through communications technology. Meghan's background spans nonprofits, corporate philanthropy, and tech start-ups with repeated success... Read More →
avatar for Steve Schwartz

Steve Schwartz

Social Impact Marketing Manager, Tableau
Steve Schwartz is the marketing manager for Tableau Software’s social impact efforts, including the Tableau Foundation’s efforts to encourage the use of facts and analytical reasoning to help solve the world’s problems. As Tableau Foundation’s partners develop new ways of... Read More →


Wednesday March 22, 2017 10:30am - 10:45am
CL2 - Crane Beach Tech Talk 1200 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View, CA 94303

3:45pm

Closing Keynote 1 – Adventures in Humanitarian Technology
From crisis mapping to robotics, by way of big data, digital humanitarianism, and artificial intelligence. Dr. Patrick Meier takes us on a personal journey marked with setbacks, failures, surprises, and the occasional albeit accidental success. As we reach the present day, we consider the rise of intelligent and autonomous systems: how we chose to respond to this emerging technology will speak volumes about how far we've come (or not) since the early days of humanitarian technology. Are we empowering affected people with appropriate robotics solutions? Are we taking advantage of data generated by robotics? Are we doing enough to safeguard the privacy of affected peoples? Are we engaging appropriately with local communities when introducing robotics solutions? The answers to these questions will provide us with a honest report card on whether we're passing or failing our latest test as humanitarians.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Meier

Patrick Meier

Executive Director, WeRobotics
Dr. Patrick Meier is an internationally recognized expert on Humanitarian Technology. Over the past 15 years, Patrick has worked on a wide range of innovative humanitarian initiatives in the Sudan, Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Liberia, India, Philippines, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Timor-Leste... Read More →


Wednesday March 22, 2017 3:45pm - 4:15pm
CL2 - Crane Beach Tech Talk 1200 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View, CA 94303

4:15pm

Closing Keynote 2 – Bringing Connectivity to Refugee and Displaced Persons Camps
In our last keynote of the conference, executives from UNHCR, Google, and O3b Networks will present an innovative new partnership to bring connectivity to refugees in one camp in Chad. We will hear what the partners hope to accomplish and how their work can inform efforts to ensure that everyone is connected in the humanitarian response of the future.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Deasy

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 →
avatar for Andrew Harper

Andrew Harper

Head – UNHCR Innovation, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Prior to becoming the Head of the Innovation Service in UNHCR in September last year, Andrew was responsible for leading and coordinating the international response to the Syrian Crisis in Jordan. Some of the main achievements included responding to, at the time, the largest refugee... Read More →
avatar for Milo Medin

Milo Medin

Vice President - Access Services, Google
Milo Medin has been part of the Internet development community for more than 25 years. He is currently the vice president of access services at Google, where he oversees a number of projects to improve access to the Internet.  Prior to joining Google in 2010, he was founder and... Read More →


Wednesday March 22, 2017 4:15pm - 4:45pm
CL2 - Crane Beach Tech Talk 1200 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View, CA 94303

4:45pm

Closing Remarks and Next Steps

In this final session, we hear summaries of today’s sessions and discuss next steps following the conclusion of the 2017 Humanitarian ICT Forum.


Speakers
avatar for Gwi-Yeop Son

Gwi-Yeop Son

Director of Corporate Programmes, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Gwi-Yeop Son began her career in Haiti, assisting HIV/AIDS patients with the non-governmental organization Death and Dying Institute. She then worked with the Country Women’s Association of Nigeria, focusing on microfinance schemes, before becoming Assistant to the Managing Director... Read More →


Wednesday March 22, 2017 4:45pm - 5:15pm
CL2 - Crane Beach Tech Talk 1200 Crittenden Lane, Mountain View, CA 94303