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Embracing Change for Collective Impact. This year’s Summit theme reflects our optimism for the future and our recognition of the rapid change happening in our sector and in technology. True to NetHope’s legacy, our collaboration to explore, understand, and chart a course  to help our sector use technology well is key to achieving our respective missions.  With a renewed focus on working together, we can fully realize the promise of technology to impact our work, our organizations and our world.
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Thursday, November 5 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
A New Strategy for Humanitarian Connections LIMITED

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From humanitarians and healthcare workers to national governments and affected populations, everyone responding to emergencies needs access to communications services and digital aid. Through the ‘ETC2020’ strategy, the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) network of partners seeks to increase telecommunications connectivity in the coming 5 years. In this breakout session, the ETC will introduce the ETC2020 strategy, provide an outline of future goals, and describe who is involved and what has been achieved to date. How ETC2020 will impact NetHope members will be examined, as well as how members can become involved in the realization of the vision and the delivery of digital aid.

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Gisli Olafsson

Emergency Response Director, NetHope
Gisli Olafsson is the Emergency Response Director at NetHope, where he is responsible for emergency preparedness and response activities related to ICT within the NetHope member organizations. Gisli has over 15 years of experience in the field of disaster management and is an active member of the United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team, a group of experienced disaster managers on stand-by to coordinate responses to global... Read More →

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United Nations

Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC)
The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) is a global network of organizations that work together to provide shared communications services in humanitarian emergencies. Within 48 hours of a disaster, the ETC provides vital security communications services and voice and internet connectivity to assist humanitarian workers in their life-saving operations. Within four weeks, ETC services are expanded for continued emergency relief.  The... Read More →

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Mark Banbury

Chief Information & Constituent Services Officer, Heart and Stroke Foundation
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Isaac Kwamy

Director, Humanitarian Technologies for Disaster Management, World Vision International
Isaac Kwamy - Director, Humanitarian Technologies for Disaster Management – Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs, World Vision International. | Isaac Kwamy’s major responsibilities are to strategically lead and facilitate the development of the right future-state technological capabilities that enables World Vision International Disaster Management work globally. Provide overall direction, guidance and definition of humanitarian information... Read More →
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Elizabeth Spencer

Global ETC Coordinator, Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC)
Elizabeth’s interest in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) began over two decades ago when the island upon which she grew up was almost completely destroyed by Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Since then, she has held various roles working with the United Nations and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in information management, systems integration, emergency response, emergency training and policy, and programme management. As Global ETC... Read More →
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Jon Winder

Interim Global CIO, Plan International
Jon Winder is Plan International’s Interim Global CIO. He has 30 years of ICT experience in operations, applications and customer facing services roles, developing service strategy and support models, implementing ITIL best practices and managing projects to improve service quality and business relationships. Jon is particularly interested in talking about governance, security, IT service management (ITIL), support models, business... Read More →

Thursday November 5, 2015 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Lounge 9 - 0.9.32

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