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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, 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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10- Executive and Press [clear filter]
Tuesday, May 17
 

11:30

Press Event: The Sustainable Development Goals: Not just Pie in the Sky: ICT is Key
Limited Capacity seats available

The event will feature a moderated panel of leaders and experts from private sector, governmental and non-governmental organizations. This panel, entitled “The Sustainable Development Goals: Not just Pie in the Sky: ICT is Key”, will debate the question of whether or not the use of information and communications technology can enable regions, countries, and communities to overcome complex development challenges and actually achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Members of the press will be able to interact and debate this question with panel members.

Moderators
avatar for Anne Soy

Anne Soy

Moderator, BBC
Without access to quality healthcare no nation can develop. I have made it my life's goal to investigate then inform and educate society about the state of its health. Hopefully, through this contribution, I will equip fellow Kenyans and Africans with knowledge they can use to make... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. David Bergvinson

Dr. David Bergvinson

Director General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
David joined ICRISAT in January 2015 to lead its strategy development to ensure science, demand-driven innovation and strategic partnerships come together to translate science into prosperity for rural families in the dryland tropics of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Shaun Ferris

Dr. Shaun Ferris

Director, Agricultural Livelihoods, Catholic Relief Services
Dr. Shaun Ferris has worked for the past 10 years for Catholic Relief Services (CRS). In his current position, Shaun focuses on supporting smallholder farmers along the pathway to prosperity, as part of CRS’ Signature Program Area for Agriculture. His work at CRS also focuses on... Read More →
avatar for Kate Krukiel

Kate Krukiel

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft
Kate Krukiel joined Microsoft in 2006 and is currently the Technology Advisor for Partnerships for the United Nations International Organizations. In this role she is responsible for developing the key strategic objectives, mission-related partnerships and solution strategies across... Read More →
avatar for Dr. David Otwoma

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... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Woodman

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... Read More →


Tuesday May 17, 2016 11:30 - 13:00
Jambo Conference Centre
 
Wednesday, May 18
 

10:45

Executive Session (5 Hours)
Limited Capacity full

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.

Moderators
avatar for Scott Wayne

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. David Bergvinson

Dr. David Bergvinson

Director General, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
David joined ICRISAT in January 2015 to lead its strategy development to ensure science, demand-driven innovation and strategic partnerships come together to translate science into prosperity for rural families in the dryland tropics of Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to joining... Read More →
avatar for Jim Daniell

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.
avatar for Jaimie Drummond

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... Read More →
avatar for Dustin Homer

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... Read More →
avatar for Dr. David Otwoma

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... Read More →
avatar for Darrell Owen

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... Read More →
JR

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:
avatar for Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson

Chief Executive Officer, Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL)
Kate Wilson believes that digital technology products, new technology policies and updated business model practices are required to make transformative change in the lives of the under-served and decrease the growing digital divide. Kate joined DIAL in February, 2016 as its CEO to... Read More →
avatar for Lauren Woodman

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... Read More →


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