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Haiti Tech Meet-Up: Agenda

Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
May 10, 2010


#HaitiTech Meet Up
Date: May 10, 2010
Location: George Marshall Center, E. Auditorium, U.S. Department of State
Time: 8:30 AM – 1:15 PM

07:45Invitees/Media Arrive 21st St. Entrance, pass through security, enter E. Auditorium
07:45 – 08:25Coffee/breakfast in lobby
08:30WELCOME – Katie Stanton, Secretary Clinton’s Innovation Team @kateatstate
08:35IGNITE SHOW WELCOME – Brady Forrest, O’Reilly Media @brady
08:40 – 09:30

SMS Help!

Moderator: Carline Cazeau, President, Altimax Solutions, LLC
 • Rob Munro, Stanford & Energy for Opportunity
 • Denise Rosalind Sewell, Tufts/Ushahidi Crisis Mapping Team @drsewell426
 • Josh Nesbit, Frontline SMS Medic @joshnesbit
 • Luke Beckman, InSTEDD @lukebeckman

09:30 – 10:00Creating Safe Environments for Women & Girls
Moderator: Caitlin Klevorick, Counselor Cheryl Mill’s Team @caitlinbk
Speaker: Emily Jacobi, Co-Director, Digital Democracy @DigiDem
10:00 – 10:30BREAK
10:30 – 11:15Empowering Haitians through Mobile Banking
Moderator: Judy Payne, e-Commerce / e-Business Advisor, USAID @jpayne8010
 • Brad Blanken, CTO, Mobile Accord @literallymobile
 • Scott DiPretoro, Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean, American Red Cross @RedCross
 • Sean Rankin, One Cent Banking
11:15 – 12:30Empowering Haitians through Education
Moderator: Suzanne Hall, Western Hemisphere Affairs, State @SuzKPH
 • Jeff Nesbit, Legislative & Public Affairs Director, National Science Foundation @jeffnesbit
 • Dan Hodges, Managing Partner, Conceptiviti
 • Al Leandre, Founder & President, Vyalex Management Solutions
12:30 – 1:15Tracking in a Crisis
Moderator: Dan Stoneking, Director, Private Sector Office of External Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
 • Prem Ramaswami, Google
 • Eddie Pickle, Senior Vice President, OpenGeo @opengeo
 • George Reyes, COO/EVP, PayCargo LLC.

ROUND UP: Suzanne Hall, New Media Advisor, Western Hemisphere Affairs Bureau, State @SuzKPH

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