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Monday, March 20


Cocktail Reception and Interactive Exercise
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Join us for a fun and informal reception and interactive exercise at the Microsoft Research Silicon Valley Research Center. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served courtesy of Microsoft Philanthropies. Registration is required for this event and participation is capped at 140 people.

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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... Read More →
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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 →

Monday March 20, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Microsoft Silicon Valley Research Center - Building 1 1065 La Avenida St, Mountain View, CA 94043
Tuesday, March 21


Opening Dinner and Reception
Limited Capacity filling up

Enjoy drinks and a Mexican dinner at the last remaining Adobe brick building from the original Santa Clara Mission built in 1777, and see a live demonstration of the latest in mobile communications technology supporting humanitarian services. The Opening Dinner and Reception is made possible by a generous contribution from SES. Registration is required for this event and participation is capped at 175 people.

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Pat Lanthier

Founder and Principal, Rivera/Lanthier and Associates
Pat is Founder/Principal of RIVERA/LANTHIER & Associates, a Silicon Valley technology and policy firm formed in 1997. He also serves as Founder/Chairman of the Emergency Communications Leadership and Innovation Center at Carnegie Mellon University – Silicon Valley, Lead Advisor... Read More →

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Silvia Figueira

Associate Professor of Computer Engineering and Director, Frugal Innovation Hub, Santa Clara University
Silvia Figueira is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at Santa Clara University. She is also the director of the SCU Frugal Innovation Hub, in which she leads the Mobile Lab and advises students working on mobile applications for under-served communities and emerging markets... Read More →

Allen Hammond

Director of the Law and Public Policy Program and the Broadband Institute of California, Santa Clara University
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Nicole Robinson

Corporate Vice President, Government Market Solutions, SES
Nicole Robinson serves as the Corporate Vice President of Government Market Solutions with global satellite operator SES. In this position, she is responsible for the development of new products, go-to-market strategies and new business opportunities with global governments and institutions. Following... Read More →

Tuesday March 21, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Adobe Lodge at Santa Clara University 500 El Camino Real, Building 108, Santa Clara, CA 95053