Featured Speakers

Experts and innovators driving change in the humanitarian and technology communities

Yossi Matias Vice President, Engineering at Google Charlotte Lindsey-Curtet Director of Communication and Information Management at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Paul Musser Senior Vice President, Humanitarian, Development and Donor Partnerships at Mastercard Gwi-Yeop Son Director of Corporate Programmes at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Nicole Robinson Corporate Vice President of Government Market Solutions at SES Steve Collar Chief Executive Officer at O3b Networks Barbara Span Vice President, Global Public Affairs at Western Union Molly Jackman Public Policy Research Manager at Facebook Andrew Harper Head of the Innovation Service at United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Erica Kochi Co-Founder – UNICEF Innovation at United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Daudi Were Chief Executive Officer at Ushahidi Michael Golz Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer - Americas at SAP Charu Adesnik Deputy Director at the Cisco Foundation Enrica Porcari Chief Information Officer and Director of IT at the World Food Programme (WFP) Milo Medin Vice President - Access Services at Google Patrick Meier Humanitarian Technology Expert Heba Aly Director of IRIN News Thea Anderson Director Financial Inclusion at Mercy Corps Anahi Ayala Senior Director - Humanitarian Programs at Internews Alpha Bah Chief of IT Emergency Preparedness and Response and Global ETC Branch at the World Food Programme (WFP) Linus Bengtsson Co-founder and Executive Director of the Flowminder Foundation Ed Bice Founding Chief Executive Officer at Meedan Cameron Birge Humanitarian Response Manager at Microsoft Philanthropies Matt Bohan Senior Program Officer – Financial Services for the Poor at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Bryan Breckenridge Chief Executive Officer of Box.org Brent Carbno Program Director at Ericsson Response Marian Casey-Maslen Director of the Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Network Brum Cerzosimo Senior Director Global Accounts at Ultisat Inc. Daniel Couture Chief Information Officer at United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Jack Deasy Vice President Government Solutions at O3b Networks Ben Donahue Senior Business Development Officer at Souktel Digital Solutions Kareem Elbayar Technology Partnerships Adviser at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Silvia Figueira Associate Professor of Computer Engineering and Director Frugal Innovation Hub at Santa Clara University Lily Frey Electronic Cash Transfer Officer Electronic Cash Transfer Learning Action Network (ELAN) Simon Gray Vice President of Humanitarian Affairs at Eutelsat Dakota Gruener Executive Director of ID2020 Joseph Guay Associate at the Policy Lab Connie Guglielmo Editor in Chief at CNET News David Hartshorn Secretary General of the Global VSAT Forum Mark Hawkins Global Field Technology Manager at Save the Children Gilles Hoffmann Emergency.lu Coordinator at the Government of Luxembourg Christian Hyde Director of Hyde and Associates Sam Kansara Product Manager - Google Wallet at Google Christine Knudsen Executive Director of Sphere Dale Kunce Global Lead ICT and Analytics American Red Cross Alan Kuresevic Vice President - Engineering at SES Techcom Isaac Kwamy Director Global Programs Humanitarian Disaster Management at NetHope Patrick Lanthier Emergency Communications Expert Corey Marshall Director - Splunk4Good Splunk Chrissy Martin Digital Finance Expert at the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Gregory Matthews Deputy Director of Economic Programs for Cash Initiatives at the International Rescue Committee Robert Munro Principal Product Manager for Machine Learning at Amazon Web Services Josh Musick Principal Design Director at frog Meghan Nesbit Director of Nonprofit Market Development at Twilio.org Amanda Noonan Strategy Director at frogImpact Olly Parsons Market Engagement Manager Disaster Response at the GSM Association (GSMA) Rebecca Petras Deputy Director of Translators without Borders Jeff Pitman Lead of Product Engineering - Google Translate at Google Beth Porter Policy Advisor Financial Inclusion and Better Than Cash Alliance at the United Nations Capital Development Fund Nicholas van Praag Director of Ground Truth Solutions Greg Puley Senior Advisor Coordination and Response Division at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Kyla Reid Head of Digital Identity and Disaster Response Mobile for Development at the GSM Association Simone Ross Co-Founder of Techonomy Media Meg Sattler Innovations Specialist at the Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Network Daniel Scarnecchia Researcher at Signal Program on Human Security and Technology at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative Frank Schott Vice President – Global Programs at NetHope Steve Schwartz Social Impact Marketing Manager Erik Schlegel Senior Engineer at Microsoft Satwik Seshasai Chief Technology Officer at Segovia Jalal Shah Global ETC Coordinator at the World Food Programme (WFP) Hani Shannak Chief ICTD Operations at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) June Sugiyama Director of the Vodafone Americas Foundation Sarah Telford Program Lead – Centre for Humanitarian Data United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Shara Tibken Senior Reporter at CNET News Diane Wagner Director Language Solutions at Microsoft Adele Waugaman Senior Advisor Digital Health at the US Agency for International Development (USAID)