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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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Monday, November 2 • 9:00am - 11:50pm
Connectivity & Infrastructure and Emergency Response: Joint Working Groups Meeting LIMITED

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Annual NetHope Connectivity, Infrastructure and Emergency working group session

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Nenad Bojovic

Director – Network Operations Center, IRC
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Duncan Drury

International Operations Manager, Christian Aid
At Christian Aid I look after the provision of ICT Services to field offices outside the UK and EU. I'm interested in using robust networking to remove the friction from teams using ICT in the developing world, and how we in ICT can add value to development programmes. Talk to me about Meraki, VSAT, data visualization, managing distributed teams and ICT for Development.Email me direct at ddrury@christian-aid.org.Please provide the following to... Read More →
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Kevin MacRitchie

Director - Global Programs - C&I, NetHope
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Nada El Marji

Director Aid and Development, Inmarsat
As Director of Aid & Development, Nada El Marji is responsible for setting the strategic direction of Inmarsat’s Enterprise business unit in the aid, healthcare and education sectors. Nada is particularly concerned with bringing innovative communications solutions to agencies dealing with disaster response and extending quality healthcare and education services to underserved communities through satellite broadband connectivity, which enables... Read More →
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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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Steven Ramage

Director, what3words
Steven Ramage is an accidental geographer. He's currently a Director at what3words, on the Advisory Board of the Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow and a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Future Cities at the University of Strathclyde also in Glasgow with a particular interest in resilience and disaster management. He recently worked for the British Government as the Managing Director of Ordnance Survey's international... Read More →
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Joe Simmons

Global Connectivity Programs, NetHope
Joe brings a focus of enabling enterprise-class networking and rural broadband infrastructure in the developing world to NetHope through his consultancy with the Global Connectivity Program. He has over 20 years of experience in technical management and solutions development at Bell Labs and Cisco Systems. He was also a technology consultant to The Heldrich Center on Workforce Development at Rutgers University and the State of New Jersey... Read More →
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Kenneth Supersano

Senior Director of Technology, Save the Children US
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Airbus Group

When communications become mission-critical, Airbus Group is the preferred humanitarian communication partner for emergency and aid organizations, NGOs and UN agencies. As a single supplier for turn-key solutions in addition to high level, long-term support, Airbus providesfully managed satcom-enabled solutions for humanitarian operations where lives, stability and infrastructure are at stake. Airbus enables agencies to set up emergency... Read More →
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Inmarsat PLC is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: ISAT.L). For more information, visit www.inmarsat.com  
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NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. By facilitating collaboration between NetHope’s nonprofit members, foundations, and tech sponsors, NetHope is a catalyst for productive innovation and problem-solving in humanitarian and conservation work. Since its founding in 2001, NetHope has grown to represent 43 international NGOs working on some of the world’s toughest challenges... Read More →
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Location management is key to the delivery of effective humanitarian or development services. Knowledge about the precise location of facilities, hazards, resources and boundaries is essential to the delivery of life sustaining support systems for humanitarian field operations, especially in environments that are challenging and unaddressed. Alphanumeric codes are complex and varied, and there is limited alignment in operational use... Read More →

Monday November 2, 2015 9:00am - 11:50pm
Auditorium III

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