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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On January 20, we launched joint Cisco & UN ITU report, "Harnessing the IoT for Global Development," where we explore the role of the Internet of Things in helping to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. I believe this is the first comprehensive report pointing to this next frontier in how ICTs can help in development.

As a qualitative analysis on how the the IoT, and in particular connected sensors, can play a role in development, the report first explores existing functionalities of the IoT (the range/cost of sensors; tradeoffs in different wireless technologies) and then highlights current project implementations where connected sensors are being deployed. The aim of the report is to demonstrate that the IoT is already having an impact beyond the existing focus on developed economies and industrial sectors.

The session will cover the main findings as well as other developments in the IoT for development space.

The full report can be accessed at: http://www.itu.int/en/action/broadband/Documents/Harnessing-IoT-Global-Development.pdf
And a blog introduction is here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-garrity/post_10909_b_9009292.html

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John Garrity

Global Government Affairs & Technology Policy, Cisco
John Garrity is Cisco's Global Policy Advisor in the Global Technology Policy group, managing government engagement and policy research. John is responsible for data-driven analysis on broadband connectivity issues contributing to the expansion of fixed and wireless networks, including... Read More →

Monday May 16, 2016 11:30 - 12:15 EAT
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