Wednesday, May 17 • 14:15 - 15:45
Moving Beyond Scale in Digital Solutions: What works and what doesn’t? User testing session for reference guide (under development) LIMITED

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DIAL is developing a handy, quick reference guide that addresses common questions that digital development programs and solutions face as they transition from the startup or pilot stage to their next phase.  That transition can be brought about by a number of possible changes: a funding cliff, a leadership change, an expansion to a new market or location, new competition, or the entry of government into program ownership. Deployments face common questions as they navigate transitions, with respect to their program strategy, business models, solution design, human capacity and regulatory policy.  The guide will fill a critical gap because most existing resources are aimed at organizations starting up, rather than those who have made it to the 4-5 year mark. This project (being developed with BBC Media Action, Esoko, Vital Wave Consulting and Johns Hopkins University) will build on and extend earlier guidance outputs, which primarily focused on providing guidance to launch and design digital development efforts, and focus more towards what it takes to sustain an initiative once launched. Development of this toolkit will be based on extensive research, iteration, user input and feedback. It will include the documentation of experiences from digital deployments, including what worked, what did not work and how they adjusted. 


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Dr. Smisha Agarwal

Associate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Dr. Agarwal is an Associate in the Department of International Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins Global mHealth Initiative (JHU-GmI). She is a population health scientist with expertise in monitoring and evaluation of large scale maternal... Read More →

Sara Chamberlain

Head of Information Communication Technology, BBC Media Action
Sara Chamberlain is a Tech Laureate and the Head of Information Communication Technology for BBC Media Action in India. Sara is responsible for developing mobile services for base of the pyramid subscribers and community health workers at scale.  Sara has been at the forefront... Read More →
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Wameek Noor

Director Insights, Digital Impact Alliance
Wameek Noor works to catalyze the pace of innovation to enhance sustainability and scale of digital deployments and digital development programs. Wameek joined the Digital Impact Alliance in October 2016 as the Director of Insights. In this role, he manages innovative research and... Read More →
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Derek Treatman

Implementer, Vital Wave
Mr. Treatman has a background in electrical and computer engineering with unique ability to apply ICT expertise to policy and fieldwork. He has implemented and pioneered variety of mService pilots and ICT4D projects. Most recently, he has worked with the Ministry of Health in Ethiopia... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 14:15 - 15:45 IST

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