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Friday, September 6 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Messaging Platforms: Best Practices, Costs, Security and Privacy

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This session is for people who want to learn how messaging platforms are being used for development/relief work, lessons learned and related issues. By 2019, an estimated 3.9 billion people will be using messaging apps (Activate & WSJ Tech). NGOs and the development community have already begun to embrace the opportunity afforded by these platforms to reach more people and track progress and success of their programs. This panel will discuss best practices, the costs of using messaging platforms and enterprise integration, and related privacy and security considerations. The panel discussion will be followed by Q&A at the end.

Speakers
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Maurice Sayinzoga

Manager, Insights & Impact, Digital Impact Alliance
Maurice Sayinzoga works as the Manager, Insights & Impact at Digital Impact Alliance.
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Boris Maguire

CEO, Echo Mobile
Boris Maguire is the CEO of Echo Mobile, which develops the Echo platform—one of few software-as-a-service tools built in Africa, for Africa. Over 300 organizations have used the Echo platform to engage, influence and understand the markets and communities they serve through intelligent... Read More →
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Christoph Pimmer

Learning Across Frontiers
I’m a researcher, lecturer and advisor in the field of digital global learning, collaboration and knowledge management in work-related- and post-16 education contexts. I’ve earned my PhD from the University of Zürich and I’ve acted as a visiting scholar at the UCL Institut... Read More →
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Charles Copley

Head of Data Science, Praekelt.org
Dr. Charles Copley, Head of Data Science, Praekelt.Org. has a background in astrophysics and a special interest in data science for social good. After completing his DPhil. in Astrophysics at the University of Oxford he worked for the Square Kilometre Array in South Africa, leading... Read More →


Friday September 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Balcony E FHI 360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave, 8th Floor, Washington, DC

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