Global Summit: Day Five

The end to a busy and inspiring weekBy Lauren Woodman, CEOWhat I consider the bonus day of the NetHope Global Summit 2018 saw attendees departing from the familiarity of the Royal Dublin Society campus and dispersing for in-depth workshop and training opportunities hosted by some of our technology partners with offices in Dublin. Here are … Continued

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Global Summit: Day Four

Attendees treated to diverse and intriguing line-up of speakers including keynote Kentaro ToyamaBy Lauren Woodman, CEOWhile technically the last day of the NetHope Global Summit 2018, there was no loss of momentum among the attendees (Who knew?: Perhaps Guinness is an energy drink?). The day’s presentations and sessions underscored the explosive growth and opportunities that … Continued

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Global Summit: Day Three

A HUMAN CENTERED DIGITAL FUTUREBy Lauren Woodman, CEOYou’ve heard me say before that technology is no longer a “nice to have” but a “necessity.” In order for each of us to fully realize the vision that drives our organizations and to scale our impact to meet global needs, digital transformation is essential.This morning’s plenary sessions … Continued

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Global Summit: Day Two

‘Commitment’ is Operative Word at SummitBy Lauren Woodman, CEOIn any presentation about NetHope, I typically begin with our mission statement: NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology.I recognize this shouldn’t be breaking news for any organization, but every single word of this statement was carefully and intentionally chosen and … Continued

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People come first in digital transformation

By Lauren Woodman, CEOWith all the important work that NetHope members perform, time is nearly always of the essence. Whether it’s responding to a disaster, providing vital health care programs, protecting and educating youth and women, conserving the environment, or the other myriad types of assistance, the critical component is often getting those services provided … Continued

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Global Summit: Day One

YOUR ENGAGEMENT IS KEY TO SUCCESSBy Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeThe brisk, rainy Dublin morning didn’t dampen the opening day enthusiasm of attendees at the NetHope Global Summit 2018. Looking out at the delegates seated in the historic Royal Dublin Society Concert Hall, I was reminded that the Summit is an opportunity to reconnect with old … Continued

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Relationships at the core of NetHope Summit

Photo: Dublin, Ireland, the site of the 2018 NetHope Global SummitGLOBAL SUMMIT: WELCOME!Hello, and welcome to Dublin!We’re so happy to have the opportunity each year to meet with so many of our colleagues, partners, and friends; with more than 500 attendees and 36 sponsors, this year’s NetHope Global Summit will be the biggest ever! Knowing … Continued

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NetHope stands with HIAS

By Lauren Woodman, CEOWhen Nobel Laureate, political activist, and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel wrote, “I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation,” he knew full well that the evil of hatred can strike hardest when we are complacent.The rampage that resulted in the deaths of 11 worshippers and … Continued

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Remembering Paul Allen

By Lauren Woodman, CEO, NetHopeIt was September 2014, and NetHope had been hearing from our member NGOs working in West Africa about the desperate need for improved connectivity in the rural districts of Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea. The Ebola outbreak was ravaging the region, and the lack of connectivity in hard-hit areas was making … Continued

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Episode 1 with Mark Hetfield, CEO of HIAS

In this inaugural episode, we learn that for the 129 years since its foundation, HIAS has focused on the needs of refugees, starting with Jewish migrants to the U.S. at the turn of the 20th century, to all refugees facing the challenges to their status today. Throughout this time, however, the dreams and aspirations of … Continued

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