Digital Health has the potential to advance the Sustainable Development Goals, to support health systems in all countries, and to ensure a greater impact on health and disease prevention. Emerging technologies are on the rise and have already made their breakthrough in health and humanitarian settings. The policy landscape is evolving and privacy regulations are changing how we collect and store information. To enlighten us, inspire us, and better prepare us for what’s to come, we have developed an event program to help shape dialogue, discussion, and action. We have thought leaders in the fields of data use and analytics, cloud technologies and artificial intelligence, policy/regulation, and sustainability. Learn how organizations can work together to solve challenges in the international humanitarian and development sector through technology-enabled solutions. Have a look at the event program below, browse the attendee directory and start your networking early!
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Heath Arensen

Digital Impact Alliance at the UN Foundation
Director of Business Sustainability for Open Source Software
Heath is the Director of Business Sustainability for Open Source Software at the UN Foundation’s Digital Impact Alliance. The international development and humanitarian community have long embraced Open Source in developing digital solutions for global challenges. The Digital Impact Alliance’s Open Source Center was founded as a multi-stakeholder initiative to support open source products that have been invested in to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Heath is a global nomad with an itch for entrepreneurship, having spent more than fifteen years founding and scaling tech-driven startups in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. He thrives at the intersection of technology and social good, with experience in founding startups, in impact investing and in product incubation. Heath is an active mentor in the Middle East and African technology startup scenes. Prior to joining the Digital Impact Alliance, Heath oversaw iHub Nairobi’s innovation hub launch of an internal software consulting unit and talent development platform. Prior to iHub, he led the East Africa portfolio for impact investment firm Invested Development. For more than 10 years, he served as the founder and ran Tanasuk Technologies, a software consulting firm, and startup incubator with offices in Amman, Jordan and Nairobi, Kenya. Heath holds an MBA from Loyola University Chicago and an MA in sustainable international development from Brandeis University. Understanding the unique challenges of building and managing digital projects in emerging markets, Heath brings diverse expertise in business strategy and technology.

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Tuesday, October 29