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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David Gadsden

Nonprofit & Global Organizations Director
Greater Seattle Area
David Gadsden leads Esri's Nonprofit Sector which supports Nonprofits, Foundations, and International Organizations globally. David is also the administrator of the Nonprofit Organization Program which aims to empower nonprofits around the globe with Esri technology. David earned a BA in Geography from the University of Washington in 1995 with an emphasis in GIS, after which he served as an environmental volunteer with the US Peace Corps from 1996-1998. Over his career David has applied GIS technology to environmental, social science, public safety, and construction engineering challenges while working for a number of commercial and non-profit organizations. David joined Esri in 2002 and has since advised communities on diverse topics ranging from disaster relief, environmental conservation and management, tribal governance, international development and diplomacy, energy transmission, enterprise system design and national and organizational spatial data infrastructures. David is a technical advisor to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.