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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Gary Fowlie

International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
Head, ITU Liason Office to the United Nations
Gary Fowlie is the Head of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Liaison Office to the United Nations. ITU is the specialized agency of the UN responsible for information and communication technology. Gary worked as an Account Director for the global technology practice of the consulting firm Hill and Knowlton prior to joining the ITU and was responsible for communications for the UN World Summit on the Information Society. From 2005-2009 he occupied the post of Chief of Media Liaison for the United Nations in New York. He is an Economist and Journalist, having worked for the news service of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and The Economist. Gary is a graduate of the Universities of Alberta, Alabama and the London School of Economics and is a part-time instructor in the School of Business at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.