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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Dr. Reginald Vachon

World Federation of Engineering Organizations
Ph.D. P.E., Eur. Ing., Chairman SMA
United States
Dr. Reginald Vachon is a Board Member of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO), a Vice President of the North America Pan American Union of Engineering Organizations and a member of the Pan American Academy of Engineering and the International Nuclear Energy Academy.

He chairs the WFEO UN Relations Committee. He is the former chair of the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) and currently leads their International Committee.  He participated in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Committee for seven years.

Reginald has worked as an engineer in the private sector with DuPont, Thiokol, and Hayes Aircraft, as well as with a number of US Government organizations. As an aerospace technologist at NASA, he directed multi-disciplinary groups of scientists, economists and engineers. He designed /built EPA solar powered 720Wp Transportable Units and a 4.1Kwp PV System. At the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve, he played an instrumental role in laying out US future energy growth plans.

Reginald has published over 200 papers and reports and has received special recognition in the “Wonder of Engineering in 1975”, “Who’s Who in the World” and 8 other registers.  He received the American Society for Engineering Education award for Outstanding M.E. Professor and Western Electric’s award for “Outstanding Professor”.  He holds a Bachelor of Engineering, MS in Nuclear Science, Ph.D. in Aerospace / Mechanical Engineering, MS in Strategic Planning and an LL.B.