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Join us at the Check-In and Welcome Reception starting at 7pm on Monday evening, 11 May.
The Loft, 1st Floor of the Le Meridien Cambridge-MIT
RICHARD SERINO, Former Deputy Administrator of FEMA
Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Harvard University School of Public Health
VINCENZO BOLLETTINO, Executive Director
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
“Team Rubicon Technology Overview”
Chief Information Officer
“Human Agent Collaborations (HACs): The Future Force Multiplier“
Chief Executive Officer
PATRICK MEIER, Director of Social Innovation
Qatar Computing Research Institute
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
Morning Keynotes Florence
8:30 am “Delivering Protective Equipment for the Liberia Ebola Response”
Founder and Director
MIT Humanitarian Response Lab
8:50 am “On the Nature of Information Management in Complex and Natural Disasters”
Centre for Integrated Emergency Management, University of Agder
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
C2. Public Safety and Emergency Management
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