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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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Ryan Johnson

Accenture
Global Client Services Director
Washington
Ryan Johnson leads Accenture’s efforts to channel its core commercial strategy, digital, operations, and technology consulting capabilities to meet the needs of the international development community. Ryan has over 9 years of experience supporting the international development sector and has worked directly with over 20 INGOs, international corporations, governments, and foundations. Ryan focuses on growth strategy, cross-sector partnerships, resilience programs, and innovative finance. He has traveled extensively throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. From 2012-2014, Ryan served as the first Director of Foundation and Corporate Engagement at Catholic Relief Services while on a two-year secondment from Accenture. During that time he led the development and implementation of CRS's agency-level corporate engagement strategy and oversaw the design and planning of the first Vatican Impact Investing Conference, which CRS co-convened in Rome in June 2014 with the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the University of Notre Dame. From 2008-2009, Ryan led the Program Management Center for PEPFAR’s Partnership for an HIV-Generation in Nairobi, Kenya.

Ryan has contributed to thought leadership such as the book “Building a Better International NGO: Greater than the Sum of the Parts?” and Accenture's “Convergence Economy: Rethinking International Development in a Converging World”. Ryan holds a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA from Georgetown University. He is a member of the Harvard Corporate Social Responsibility Scholars & Practitioners Network.