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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Nicole Barnes

RTI International
Vice President
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area
Nicole leads business strategy and communications at RTI International’s International Development Group. As one of the architects of RTI’s investments in data revolution for development, she nurtures innovations at the intersection of RTI’s extensive experience in data science, mobile technology solutions and international development. She focuses on strategic partnerships, internal collaboration, and business development in data revolution for development at RTI.

Additionally, Nicole leads the International Development Group’s client diversification efforts, competitive intelligence analysis, and external communications. Half of her 20 year career has been spent on long term assignments overseas for multiple bilateral and multilateral donor agencies. Her overseas experience includes technical project work in India, Indonesia, Montenegro, Pakistan, South Africa, and Uganda. Ms. Barnes has also worked extensively in India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, South Africa, Uganda and the UK  on RTI’s strategic positioning and business development. Nicole holds degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Iowa.