The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Thursday, May 19 • 10:45 - 11:30
Accelerating Digital Development - Technology and Partnerships for Impact FULL

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Today, while the power of digital is being leveraged for the public and private sector, its potential to create sustainable and scalable social impact for the international development sector is yet to be fully harnessed. The need is for a solution that can bridge the gap between digital innovation and the international development sector by forming new ecosystem partnerships and supporting cross functional collaboration. Accenture’s DevTech platform is bringing together the world’s best digital expertise, private sector partners and the development sector within an ecosystem, drawing upon Accenture’s expertise in guiding innovation, deploying projects at scale, managing change, and mitigating risks. This session will explore the development needs and issues that can be most effectively addressed by digital, explore how the DevTech platform can accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, share several case studies on potential collaborations for new technology, and encourage participants to share their own experiences and ideas for future collaboration. One example of the DevTech platform in action is Accenture Development Partnerships collaboration with UNHCR.

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Ryan Johnson

Global Client Services Director, Accenture
Ryan Johnson leads Accenture’s efforts to channel its core commercial strategy, digital, operations, and technology consulting capabilities to meet the needs of the international development community. Ryan has over 9 years of experience supporting the international development... Read More →

Thursday May 19, 2016 10:45 - 11:30 EAT
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