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May
11
Mon
Check-In and Welcome Reception
May 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us at the Check-In and Welcome Reception starting at 7pm on Monday evening, 11 May.

Room Location:
The Loft, 1st Floor of the Le Meridien Cambridge-MIT

May
12
Tue
Opening Plenary Presentations
May 12 @ 8:45 am – 10:10 am

Speakers:

RICHARD SERINO, Former Deputy Administrator of FEMA
Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Harvard University School of Public Health

VINCENZO BOLLETTINO, Executive Director
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

May
13
Wed
Opening Presentations: Disaster Relief Operations
May 13 @ 8:30 am – 9:05 am

“Team Rubicon Technology Overview”
Stephen Hunt
Chief Information Officer
Team Rubicon

“Human Agent Collaborations (HACs): The Future Force Multiplier“
David Jones
Chief Executive Officer
Rescue Global

Plenary Presentation: Humanitarians in the Sky: UAV Response to Nepal Earthquake
May 13 @ 9:05 am – 9:45 am

PATRICK MEIER, Director of Social Innovation
Qatar Computing Research Institute

Keynote Presentations: Technology for the Billions
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

JAKE KENDALL, Senior Program Officer
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

RAMESH RASKAR, Professor
MIT Media Lab

Keynote Presentations: Geospatial Global Reach
May 13 @ 11:00 am – 11:40 am

ANDRE KEARNS, Senior Director, US Government Product Management
DigitalGlobe

JOHN CLARK, Skybox Partner Development
Google

RHONDA JACOBS, Program Manager
Society of Exploration Geophysicists

Invited Lecture: Solar Energy Research: Past, Present and Future
May 13 @ 11:40 am – 12:00 pm

GREG WILSON, Director
National Center for Photovoltaics at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Impact Investing in Humanitarian Technology (Special Panel Session)
May 13 @ 2:20 pm – 3:00 pm

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.

Panelists:
JUSTIN DESROSIERS
Director of Investments,Investors’ Circle
Principal, PCC Funds

JANINE ELLIOTT, Venture Development Program Manager
VentureWell

CHRISTINA TAMER, Investment Analyst
Invested Development

Poster, Exhibit and Networking Session
May 13 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
May
14
Thu
Keynote Presentations
May 14 @ 8:30 am – 9:10 am

Morning Keynotes Florence

8:30 am “Delivering Protective Equipment for the Liberia Ebola Response”
Jarrod Goentzel
Founder and Director
MIT Humanitarian Response Lab

8:50 am “On the Nature of Information Management in Complex and Natural Disasters”
Tina Comes
Associate Professor
Centre for Integrated Emergency Management, University of Agder

Contributed Talks
May 14 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm

C2. Public Safety and Emergency Management
F2. Open Track: Water, Energy, Agriculture, Policy, Security, Education, …