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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, 750 individuals from 76 countries and 320 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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Monday, May 16 • 16:45 - 17:30
How to Succeed without Operators FILLING

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A lot of the writing about ICT4D and M4D puts mobile network operator relationships at the center of successful programs, but just as often, the business side of operators is a huge barrier to sustainability or start-up.

This is a workshop where we describe why we build on aggregator and SIM card-based gateways. Having sustainable affordable and platform independent options promotes diversification of risk, accessibility for beneficiaries to scale beyond the pilot and sometimes just the ability to get a project started within budget!

We'll discuss the technical theory as well as various project examples and interactive demonstrations.

FrontlineSMS as an organisation has 10 years of global experience working with organisations in the educational sector. With successful projects across Africa, Asia, Latin America and more we provide and help to utilise technology platforms across many sectors..

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Alex Pitkin

CTO + Projects, FrontlineSMS
Alex Pitkin joined the FrontlineSMS production team in Nairobi in January 2013 as the CTO. Alex runs all areas of the production team including product development, technical design and client-side consulting helping users new and old implement projects using the Frontline suite of apps. Before running SMS-driven projects with Frontline he worked in the digital democracy space for over 9 years with experience in consultation & crowd sourcing... Read More →


Monday May 16, 2016 16:45 - 17:30
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