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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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Friday, November 6 • 9:00am - 2:00pm
Collaborating Through Maps: Hands-On GIS Workshop LIMITED

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This full-day workshop aims to foster collaboration between consortium members on the use of Geographic Information technologies and provide hands-on training in the latest technologies with participants Story-maps used to share situational awareness during emergencies are simple to use and do not require specific GIS skills to operate. Interagency collaboration facilitated by story maps causes the sum of work to be greater than the individual components.

The workshop will begin with presentations from Esri, NetHope and consortium members on current uses of Geographic Information technologies, and evolving GI strategies, then move to hands-on training in GIS software and publishing web-maps. CIOs and current GIS users within consortium member organizations, will gain hands-on experience in GIS as well as connections to other organizations working on similar GI challenges.

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Charles Brigham

Account Manager, Esri
Prior to joining ESRI, Charles Brigham worked as Knowledge and Technology Lead for the World Bank’s PNPM Mandiri Support Facility in Indonesia. Charles has focused on Social Accountability and Open Data in Indonesia and within the World Bank, extending these resources to empower Indonesian village communities to participate in the planning process and project implementation, with the overall goal of accelerating poverty reduction. Charles... Read More →
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Helen Campbell

Operational Data Visualisation Consultant
Helen Campbell works to develop operational data visualization techniques and solutions for the NetHope Crisis Informatics team. Prior to consulting with NetHope, Helen worked as a GIS Officer for the Assessment Capacities Project (ACAPS) and was a coordinator for the Digital Humanitarian Network in 2014/15. She was also a volunteer with MapAction from 2003 to 2015 and led a number of emergency missions. Helen spent many years working as the... Read More →
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Jennifer Chan

Crisis Informatics, NetHope
Dr. Jennifer Chan is NetHope’s Crisis Informatics program advisor and previously helped launch the design, implementation, and execution of the Crisis Informatics program. During NetHope’s work during the West Africa Ebola crisis, Vanuatu Cyclone, Nepal Earthquake, and early stages of the Syria Refugee response she served as the operational coordinator for informatics efforts assessing user needs, managing volunteer technical experts... 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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James Tedrick

Solution Engineer, Nonprofits & Global Organizations, Esri
James Tedrick is the lead Solution Engineer with the Nonprofit Team at Esri. He specializes in solution design and architecture using ArcGIS technologies (online, server, and desktop) and web application development. Prior to working with Esri, James worked as a GIS Analyst and web developer with the Washington, DC government.
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Ellen Ward

ICT4D Coordinator, Concern Worldwide
Ellen Ward is the Head of IT Systems at Concern Worldwide – Ireland’s largest international NGO – where she manages the ICT4D project portfolio. Ellen also acts as ICT4D Advisor for staff worldwide who want to know whether or not they can successfully apply particular technologies in their work. Ellen co-authored the first ICT4D Strategy at Concern and is currently working to establish a GIS function for the organization. Prior to joining... Read More →

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Think and plan geographically. As the market leader in geographic information systems (GIS), Esri technology is used in over 350,000 organizations worldwide. Use GIS to collect, manage, and analyze geographic information, helping you solve problems and make better decisions. www.esri.com

Friday November 6, 2015 9:00am - 2:00pm
Lounge 9 - 0.1.19

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