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Tablets in international aid: David Goodman presentation at TabTimes Tablet Strategy 2014

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Presentation by David Goodman, CIO, International Rescue Committee, at TabTimes' Tablet Strategy conference on May 6, 2014 in New York City.

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Tablets in international aid: David Goodman presentation at TabTimes Tablet Strategy 2014

  1. 1. From Harm to Home | theIRC.org Tablets in International Aid? David Goodman, CIO May 2014
  2. 2. 2 From Harm to Home | theIRC.org The IRC in 30 seconds •https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OgFkKDUY F8
  3. 3. 3 From Harm to Home | theIRC.org By The Numbers •~12,500 staff globally • 40 countries • 22 US cities • > $500MM in revenue
  4. 4. IncreasingImpacttoBeneficiaries ICT for Programs Business Applications Foundational RescueSMS CTS, Teacher Training Grants Mgmt, Finance, HR, Supply Chain Intranet Global network infrastructure, datacenters, connectivity, directory services, email, desktops/laptops/tablets/phones, user support IT Service Model
  5. 5. 5 From Harm to Home | theIRC.org Foundational Uses of Tablets • I am iPad-obsessed • Many senior managers are embracing tablets – all are using iPads • 95% are self-purchased and self-managed • IT provides minimal guidance – email setup only
  6. 6. 6 From Harm to Home | theIRC.org ICT for Programs uses • Beneficiary Registration • Remote data collection • Health information tracking
  7. 7. 7 From Harm to Home | theIRC.org Beneficiary Registration in Iraq • 207,000 Syrian refugees registered in northern Iraq • 60% are in urban areas without means of support • Biggest need: winterization kits • Phase 1: direct distribution of kits • Phase 2: vouchers to purchase needed clothing
  8. 8. 8 From Harm to Home | theIRC.org Beneficiary Registration in Iraq • So how do we track all of this? Tablets! • Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 • Running ODK • Because they were locally available • Data is collected in the field • Uploaded to central db when back in the office • Data can be aggregated and analyzed via Excel
  9. 9. 11 From Harm to Home | theIRC.org Thank you.

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