The Final Countdown is On!

The 2017 Humanitarian ICT Forum is just 20 days away!

We are looking forward to seeing you in California and we hope you are looking forward to an interesting and outcome-oriented event.

Session sign-up is now open. All sessions have limited seating, and we encourage you to reserve your spot in the sessions you want to participate in as soon as possible. To do so, please visit hictf.sched.com and login with the email address that you received your registration confirmation on. Once you have completed the very short sign-up process, you will be able to reserve your sessions by clicking on the circle to the left of any session name. The circle will turn into a check mark, indicating that you have reserved a seat in that session. If you have any questions or any trouble, please contact us. While you are logged in, you can also upload a photograph and edit your profile and biography.

The conference agenda has also been published. Although the agenda is still being finalized, you can view session titles, descriptions, and presenters for most sessions at hictf.org/agenda.

We’re also pleased to announce some of our keynote speakers, including:

Mr. Daniel Couture, Chief Information Officer, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Mr. Steve Collar, Chief Executive Officer, O3b Networks

Mr. Michael Golz, Chief Information Officer – Americas, SAP

Mr. Doug Greene, Chief Information Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Ms. Charlotte Lindsey-Curtet, Director – Communication and Information Management,  International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Mr. Yossi Matias, Vice President – Engineering, and Mr. Milo Medin, Vice President – Access Services, Google

Mr. Patrick Meier, Humanitarian Technology Expert and Executive Director, WeRobotics

Ms. Tara Nathan, Executive Vice President – Public-Private Partnerships, MasterCard

Ms. Enrica Porcari, Chief Information Officer and Chair of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), World Food Programme (WFP)

Ms. Gwi-Yeop Son, Director of Corporate Programmes, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

Ms. Tae Yoo, Senior Vice President – Corporate Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility, Cisco

Plus dozens more panelists and moderators from the United Nations, humanitarian organizations, and the technology industry. More speakers are being added every day, so be sure to check hictf.org regularly for updates.

Hotel special offers are still available at hictf.org/logistics. Please note that group rates at the Sheraton Sunnyvale and Hotel Avante are set to expire on 28 February 2017, so if you are planning on staying at these hotels we encourage you to make your reservation as soon as you can.

Finally, a reminder that the conference is oversubscribed and we have many people on the waiting list. If your plans have changed and you are no longer able to attend, please let us know so that we can offer your ticket to someone else.

Additional information will be shared soon. In the meantime, if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us

See you in Mountain View!