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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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Wednesday, May 18 • 10:45 - 17:30
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In this “executive salon” we will reflect on the theme of the conference “Using Technology to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”. In considering worldwide change through technology innovation we will ask simple but immensely vital questions: What would happen if our world’s tech sector, NGOs, forward-thinking governments, investors and multi-national agencies came together in true integration and collaboration around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? What could we change? What would we ask from each other?

Fundamentally, the spirit of a salon exists as much more than an executive meeting. Instead, salons draw inspiration from the French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries, representing a rebirth of ideas and a revival of intellectual culture. We’ll embark on a journey toward discourse and discovery, gathering together a group of insightful leaders from all walks of the world.

As part of this intimate group, we’ll dive into each attendee’s expertise, opinions, hopes and fears surrounding this unwieldy issue. Together, we’ll paint a picture of progress and optimism, development and possibility.

Areas for debate & discovery will include:
· How can the development community harness the floods of disruptive technologies emerging from the private sector?
· How do we balance the needs of efficacy with the demands of social justice?
· How might we measure progress towards the SDGs in the communities we serve on a level that makes sense for everyone involved?

Join us at the 2016 ICT4D Conference in Nairobi, Kenya as we tackle these issues and more. The salon will be (impartially) moderated by Scott Wayne, founder and lead consultant for The Frontier Project, a consulting firm specializing in influence and behavior change.

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Scott Wayne

Founder, Lead Negotiator & Consultant Author, The Cartography of Negotiation, The Frontier Project
Scott is the Founder of The Frontier Project, a portfolio of businesses leading behavioral change and helping Fortune 500s in their battle to reignite markets and shift mindsets. Working behind the scenes with some of the world’s most influential corporations, Scott discreetly investigates global market opportunities, moderates executive summit meetings, helps R&D divisions to become more innovative and provides negotiation support to C-suite... Read More →

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Dr. David Bergvinson

Director General, ICRISAT
Dr. David Bergvinson is a Canadian national with a PhD in plant biochemistry from Ottawa University. David has over 20 years of experience in maize breeding, biochemistry, pathology and entomology. Prior to joining ICRISAT, he was with the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) as Senior Scientist (Entomologist) where he received the “Promising Young Scientist” award by CGIAR. He has over 45 refereed journal articles and... Read More →
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Jim Daniell

COO, Oxfam America
You can find me at Jim.Daniell@Oxfam.org. My key interests are around re-imagining the NGO of the future. At this summit, I am hoping see as many old friend and make lots of new friends. I also want to survive election night,: For a short bio: see my LinkedIn Profile.
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Jaimie Drummond

Executive Director and Global Strategy, ONE
Jamie Drummond co-founded the advocacy organization DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade, Africa) with Bono, Bobby Shriver, and others in 2002 and ONE in 2004. The two entities merged in 2008 under the name ONE. DATA, ONE, and its partners have helped persuade the Bush Administration and bipartisan leadership in the US Congress to launch a series of initiatives for Africa including the Millennium Challenge Account, the President’s Emergency AIDS initiative... Read More →
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Dustin Homer

Director of Engagement & Partnerships, Development Gateway
Dustin leads Development Gateway’s Results Data Initiative, exploring how development results data can be collected, shared and used more effectively. He has learned, thought and written a lot about how data actually matters for governments and development orgs – and how it doesn’t. He has also worked with DG clients to manage development assistance portfolios, open up development data and visualize performance information. Dustin’s... Read More →
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Dr. David Otwoma

Chief Science Secretary, National Commission for Science Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. David Otwoma is the current Chairman of the Eastern Africa Association for Radiation Protection. He holds a PhD in Radiation Physics, an MSc in Nuclear Science and a BSc in Physics also lectures at the Technical University of Kenya. Currently he is the Chief Science Secretary at the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation. He was Secretary (Nuclear) in the Ministry of Energy and Petroleum seconded to the Nuclear Electricity... Read More →
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Darrell Owen

International Development Consultant, Owen & Owen
Darrell Owen has been engaged in socioeconomic-focused Digital Development for over 22 years, initially as an employee of USAID, but also as an independent consultant to both the private and public sectors. With a Master’s degree in Telecommunications, Darrell’s focus has been on expanding Internet connectivity in developing countries, with priority on expanding affordable broadband access into rural communities–seeking to close the Digital... Read More →

Julio Rank

Senior Business Strategy Specialist, RTI International
Please provide the following to maximize Summit value: | 1. Email: | 2. Key interests: | 3. Expectation for the Summit: 4. Short bio:
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Kate Wilson

Chief Executive Officer, Digital Impact Alliance
Kate is the new CEO of the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL). DIAL’s vision is to realize a more inclusive digital economy for the underserved in emerging markets, whereby all women, men and children benefit from life-enabling, mobile-based digital services. DIAL’s mission is to accelerate the collective efforts of government, industry and development organizations to realize this vision.has been working advising companies on market entry... Read More →
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Lauren Woodman

Chief Executive Officer, NetHope
Lauren Woodman is the Chief Executive Officer of NetHope, where she drives the organization’s aggressive movement to put advanced connective technologies in the hands of nonprofits whose work can be magnified by its power. | | | | | | It is her primary goal to spark the tech world’s interest in the NGO community and the developing world, all in the name of harnessing technology to advance humanitarian work worldwide... Read More →

Wednesday May 18, 2016 10:45 - 17:30
Mt Kenya C

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