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“Creating the Environment for Humanitarian Innovation”
Keynote Talk by Tarun Sarwal, Head of the Innovation Initiative at the ICRC
USAID: Development Innovation And You
Special Session Moderated by USAID
United States and international militaries, while not considered first responders for most humanitarian assistance efforts, are called upon to assist the humanitarian sector in responding to major sudden onset disasters when there is an acknowledged gap between the disaster needs that the relief community is being asked to satisfy and the resources available to meet them. While coordination between humanitarian and military actors has improved over the past decade, there is still a need for more effective coordination and collaboration to provide more efficacious responses. This panel will explore strategies, concepts, education/training programs, or organizational changes that militaries should consider to improve the civilian-military humanitarian responses.
Moderator: DAVID POLATTY, Professor
U.S. Naval War College
MICHAEL MARX, Senior Civil-Military Coordination Advisor
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN/OCHA)
MICHAEL LAPPI, Director of Field Operations
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
BRITTANY CARD, Program Coordinator
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
“Team Rubicon Technology Overview”
Chief Information Officer
“Human Agent Collaborations (HACs): The Future Force Multiplier“
Chief Executive Officer
JAKE KENDALL, Senior Program Officer
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
RAMESH RASKAR, Professor
MIT Media Lab
ANDRE KEARNS, Senior Director, US Government Product Management
JOHN CLARK, Skybox Partner Development
RHONDA JACOBS, Program Manager
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
GREG WILSON, Director
National Center for Photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
The session will concentrate on explaining the roles and activities of the impact investor and the management of early stage humanitarian technology companies during and after an investment transaction. The panel, comprised of professionals from Impact Investment firms, will discuss:
- the benefits of Impact Investing to HumTech companies;
- the necessary requirements that HumTech companies must satisfy to become an attractive investment;
- the due diligence that makes a successful investment transaction;
- the ongoing post-close management/investor operating and reporting relationship.
The intent of the coverage areas is to give early stage HumTech company management a clear picture of the conditions that Impact Investors are looking for in early stage companies that make them attractive investments.
Moderator: Dr. Joseph Franceschi, iNGOvation, Inc.
Director of Investments,Investors’ Circle
Principal, PCC Funds
JANINE ELLIOTT, Venture Development Program Manager
CHRISTINA TAMER, Investment Analyst
This panel will present the latest thinking and approaches to scaling complex social solutions and discuss the challenges,
opportunities and potential of digital technologies to achieve greater impact.
Moderator: Kyra Kaszynski
Client Relationship Executive
Deloitte Services Limited
Senior Director for Innovation
Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action