After a fantastic night at the Guinness Storehouse, we all had so much to look forward to since today was the special “Cloud Day” of the Summit.
Professor Martin Curley, Director of Intel Labs Europe and Senior Principal Engineer of the Intel Labs at Intel, welcomed us again to Intel and spoke on the dependable cloud and IT maturity.
Joe Baguley, Chief Cloud Technologist of VMware, did not hesitate getting right into the subject matter, demystifying the cloud and breaking down what the cloud means for IT and the humanitarian sector.
After a short break, members separated into breakout session on various topics around infrastructure and preparing for the Cloud.
After lunch and networking for an hour, participants were again broken into smaller groups and then were asked to rotate between showcases of NetHope Premier Cloud Services. Showcases varied from water information sharing and shared learning to virtualization, leveraging Microsoft Office 365 and vertical mobile application.
Then, Dr. Maura O’Neill, Chief Innovation Officer at USAID, a gave a presentation on “Innovation, Mobility and the Cloud.” Jessica Long and Fredrik Winsnes closed out the Cloud day with a summary and the next steps for the cloud.
Brindley gave a final Summit wrap-up, and then representatives from the NetHope member organization gathered for the Annual NetHope member meeting.
The Summit may be finished for some, but we do have our final Working Group day for those interested member organizations. We will be continuing to cover all Summit activity tomorrow, as well as looking for your comments, questions and feedback on Twitter @NetHope_Org. For those whose Summit experience ends today, we thank you for your contributions and participant in NetHope’s special 10th year Anniversary Summit!