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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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Tuesday, May 17 • 14:00 - 14:45
Generating Secure Apps for Your Program LIMITED

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What if you could have a secure Android app for your program need in less than an hour? Your program's branding, your app name, your messaging, your language, "your secret sauce!" Benetech, a leading open source software developer based in California's Silicon Valley, is beta testing its new secure app generator with NGOs around the world. Benetech has long focused its strong security capacity on the needs of human rights groups, but believes that built-in security by design has strong application to privacy protection for vulnerable populations. Benetech also hosts the data for these applications in the cloud at no cost, and does not have (or want) the keys to access this confidential data.
We believe that more and more organizations are trying to collect data for their program needs, as well as building a data foundation for larger efforts to measure impact. By making the barrier so low to creating new applications, it will make rapid prototyping of these apps possible. By building on top of great open source technologies, it leverages technology investments by many other groups. And, if your app need is sufficiently distinctive to require software development, you will approach this effort from a position of knowledge and experience about what is required.
Come speak with one of the top technologists in the tech for good movement about your needs and desires for better applications to maximize program effectiveness and social impact.

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Jim Fruchterman

CEO, Benetech
Jim Fruchterman is a leading social entrepreneur and CEO of Benetech, a nonprofit technology company based in Silicon Valley. He is a former rocket scientist who founded several successful high technology companies and has received numerous awards, including the MacArthur, Skoll and Schwab fellowships, in recognition of his work applying technology to social needs.



Tuesday May 17, 2016 14:00 - 14:45
Giraffe 209

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