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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Craig Heintzman

Craig is the Founder and CEO of Arifu, an edtech company with a personal learning companion making it possible for anyone to freely access training and education from the organizations they trust over any mobile phone. Since launching in East Africa in 2015, over 500,000 people have turned to Arifu to learn essential skills and discover high-impact products and services offered by Arifu's partners.

Prior to Arifu, Craig conducted livelihood research working with microentrepreneurs in Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Tanzania. He also held business development roles with the World Wide Web Foundation and MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) on projects designed to foster a more open and inclusive Web responsive to the needs of underserved communities globally.

Craig studied Business and Philosophy at Queen’s University, not far from his hometown of Toronto.