Program at a Glance

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Registration Opens
May 14 @ 8:00 am

Registration Opens, 3rd Floor Executive Foyer

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

Information Technology for Humanitarian Operations (Special Panel Session)
May 14 @ 9:10 am – 10:10 am

Information Technology for Humanitarian Operations (Special Panel Session)

JARROD GOENTZEL, Founder and Director
MIT Humanitarian Response Lab

JONATHAN JACKSON, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

MARTIJN BLANSJAAR, Head of Logistics and Supply, International Division
Oxfam Great Britain

KEITH CHIBAFA, Service Delivery Manager
World Vision International

Scaling Innovations to Change Lives (Special Panel Session)
May 14 @ 10:40 am – 11:40 am

Scaling Innovations to Change Lives

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

Stephen Coller
Senior Manager
Monitor Deloitte

Jay Corless
Senior Director for Innovation
UN Foundation

Brooke Cutler
Deputy Director
Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action

Invited Talk: Bridging the Infrastructure Divide: Connecting mHealth to the Healthcare Continuum
May 14 @ 11:40 am – 12:00 pm

“Bridging the Infrastructure Divide: Connecting mHealth to the Healthcare Continuum”
Deborah Theobold
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Vecna Technologies and Vecna Cares

Lunch with Guest Speaker and Best paper and Poster Awards
May 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch – Sponsored by Resolution Solar in the Jerome C. Hunsaker Ballroom, 3rd Floor
– Best Paper and Best Poster Awards
– Featured Lunch Speaker: Bill Lawton, Chief Operating Officer at Resolution Solar

Bill Lawton is currently the COO of Resolution Solar, a Manhattan based solar
provider servicing Massachusetts. Bill volunteered as part of FEMA’s post-
Katrina security detail. There, Bill rebuilt impoverished areas devastated by
hurricane Katrina as the construction superintendent at Brad Pitt’s Make It Right
Foundation. During the tenure at Make It Right, Bill led rebuilding efforts with the
construction of more than 75 LEED platinum certified homes. Bill has more than
20 years experience in tactical business development, major fund raising for start up projects, contract review
and negotiations, logistics management, and process development.

Afternoon Invited Talks
May 14 @ 1:30 pm – 1:45 pm

1:30 pm in the Florence Luscomb Ballroom

“Expanding Competency-based Credentialing in Health Care: Digital Badges for Global Health Delivery”
Rebecca Weintraub
Assistant Professor in Medicine and Faculty Director, Global Health Delivery Project
Harvard University

1:30 pm in the Robert B. Taylor Ballroom

“Humanitarian Telemedicine. A Role For Technology And Space!”
Peter Hulsroj
European Space Policy Institute (ESPI)

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, …

Closing Remarks
May 14 @ 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm