Why is transformation so difficult? What are the main obstacles?
This blog post describes the rapid push for technology solutions to meet the effects of COVID-19 on development programs around the world.
Tropical Cyclone Kenneth is now lashing the already savaged nation of Mozambique, with 700,000 people in its path and promising more devastation due to flooding. For responders to stay connected is vital to helping rescue, feed, and shelter those impacted by storms such as this. After the destruction caused by tropical Cyclone Idai,NetHope deployed and assisted […]
During the first week of April, NetHope conducted its inaugural disaster response training (DRT) course for the Asia region in Makati, Philippines. Thirty-two participants from 17 member organizations and three governmental organizations were given hands-on training in emergency telecommunication networking, wireless distribution, TV white space, installation of VSATs, alternative power solutions, and mobile satellite communication. […]
Just like all other sectors, the Humanitarian Sector is ripe for digital transformation. We are already seeing some of the first steps occur, but sadly most of the innovative efforts never go beyond the pilot stage, resulting in what I have chosen to call pilotitis. If you would ask some of the technology people within […]
Solitude is always good for reflection and for the last couple of weeks I have thought much about the importance of passion in everything we do. I have been lucky enough to have great discussions with my own kids about their future direction and to meet young passionate people who are going after what they […]
Gisli Olafsson (standing to right) is a Humanitarian Advisor at NetHope and has been responding to disasters for the past 25 years. He is the main designer behind the NetHope Disaster Preparedness Training simulation held in Panama July 18-28. Below is an interview where he explains his process for designing the simulation and the expectations and goals […]
When people think about technology hotspots, places like Silicon Valley or Stockholm come to mind, but few people are familiar with Nairobi, Kenya, the hotspot of technology in Africa. Over the past decade it has flourished, fueled by explosive growth in mobile phone ownership and improvements in connectivity. A decade ago, the rise of the […]
Within the technology industry, the term “eating your own dogfood” has been widely used to describe the practice of using and demonstrating the confidence in a product by giving it real-world usage within your own company. As a technology focused investment bank, we firmly believe that technology is transforming multiple sectors, enabling new business models, […]
In my last post I discussed how we at Beringer Finance are leveraging technology to help disrupting the investment banking industry. Yet disruptive transformations do not happen overnight. Establishing momentum is an important element of any successful change journey, but it is particularly critical when tackling disruptive transformation. It is critical to use the journey as an opportunity to […]