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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Brian O'Donnell

R&D Team Lead
Brian O’Donnell is an R&D Team Lead and HIV Informatics Manager with Akros, based in Lusaka, Zambia. He designs and implements mobile-to-web data collection systems, primarily through DHIS2, for HIV prevention, education, and community sanitation surveillance programs in Zambia and the region. He is also responsible for Akros DHIS2 trainings, and leading the Research & Development unit to integrate new tools and innovative data collection approaches into Akros projects. He holds a MA in public affairs from the University of Texas at Austin, where he specialized in technology policy, and a BA in government from the College of William & Mary. He has been helping governments and aid agencies to open and understand their development data since 2010.