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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 • 10:15am - 11:00am
Exploring the New Rural Broadband and Infrastructure Test-Bed LIMITED

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Joe Simmons, Matt Altman and Jonathan Palmer will review testbed architecture and applications, demonstrate network technologies and usage support requirements and show how testbeds have performed with Meraki, TV white space and VSAT at Cisco's Research Triangle Park.

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Matt Altman

NCE, Cisco/Tactical Operations
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Jonathan Palmer

Executive Director, WCS
Email: jpalmer@wcs.org | | Main interest in the summit is identifying common issues and solution with my peers.
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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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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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Intelsat S.A. is the world’s leading provider of satellite services, delivering high performance connectivity solutions for media, fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure, enterprise and government and military applications for 50 years. Intelsat’s satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video and broadband services. From the... Read More →
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SpeedCast is a leading global satellite communications service provider offering high-quality fixed and mobile solutions in over 70 countries, and a global maritime network serving customers worldwide. SpeedCast leverages the latest satellite technologies for the provisioning of reliable and efficient network services to key sectors such as NGOs, Media, Oil & Gas and Maritime. With a proven track record, SpeedCast is your global... Read More →

Thursday November 5, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
Lounge 9 - 0.9.34

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