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    Sep 16
    Oct 17

    GHTC 2019

    October 17 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 12:00 pm PDT
    Seattle WA United States

Keynote and Plenary Sessions

The GHTC 2019 Plenary Panel sessions are:

  • Disaster Recovery, Disadvantaged Communities and Displaced People Panel
  • Health Panel

Disaster Recovery, Disadvantaged Communities and Displaced People Panelists

  • John Berglund, Territorial Emergency/Disaster Services Director, The Salvation Army USA
  • TBA, Navajo Nation

Health Panelists

  • Tim Wood, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Skye Gilbert, Deputy Director, Digital Health, PATH

Confirmed Panelists (Health Panel)

Tim Wood, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Tim Wood specializes in applying information technology to address the problems of poverty and health in developing countries. After 12 years at Microsoft working on software development, in 2002 Mr. Wood joined the Grameen Foundation’s Technology Center where he pioneered replication of the Grameen Village Phone program, launching sustainable initiatives in Uganda and Rwanda and co-authoring the Village Phone Replication Manual. Mr. Wood went on to implement money pilot programs for microfinance institutions in the Philippines and Kenya and spent four years as the Director of Mobile Health Innovation at the Grameen Foundation, creating the MOTECH platform to deliver multiple mobile-service initiatives at scale in India and Africa.  Tim joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2013 and is working across a wide range of information technology initiatives with a particular focus on “digital health tools”, country data systems, and aligning global efforts around country-defined priorities.

 

 

 

Skye Gilbert, Executive Director, Digital Square

Skye Gilbert serves as the Executive Director of Digital Square, a consortium (housed at PATH) of 40+ leading digital health organizations working together with countries to strengthen digital health systems. From 2016 to 2019, Skye supported strategy, business development, adaptive management, and data use efforts as deputy director of PATH’s Digital Health program. Her work touched on projects including the Data Use Partnership in Tanzania, the BID Initiative, the Joint Learning Network’s Information Technology Initiative, and many others. Prior to joining PATH in 2016, Skye worked on health and information systems, first as an academic researcher living in Senegal and China, then as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, and finally as a program and strategy officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Skye has a Global Executive MBA from INSEAD and a bachelor’s degree in economics, international studies, and psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.