IoT Leader to Share the Impact of IoT on
International Development and Humanitarian Work
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 7, 2016 – Aeris, a pioneer and leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, today said Harry Plant, its vice president of social impact, will be presenting at the NetHope Global Summit 2016. NetHope is a collaboration of leading international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) serving tens of millions each year in more than 180 countries.
The summit, which takes place today to Friday, Nov. 11 at the Georgia Tech and Hotel Conference Center in Atlanta, Ga., will be attended by more than 250 NGO delegates from 38 countries. This year’s summit theme, “The Digital NGO: Turn Intent into Action,” recognizes this coming sea change and the summit’s agenda reflects the opportunities and challenges emerging technologies present for NGOs.
Plant, who oversees Aeris’ corporate social impact programs, will participate in a panel discussion titled, “Internet of Things (IoT) Technology for International Development,” at 10:30 a.m. (EST) on Thursday, Nov. 10.
Aeris collaborates with several social entrepreneurs and non-profits around the world and makes available to them IoT connectivity service and tools to communicate and analyze data, as well as complete IoT-based solutions. Aeris is currently working with several social impact companies including SweetSense and Nexleaf.
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- Harry Plant, vice president of social impact, Aeris
“Aeris is uniquely positioned to help non-governmental organizations with our IoT technologies that have demonstrable benefits in telecommunications-challenged environments and to provide connected solutions that can have a positive impact for our society. We look forward to presenting at the NetHope Global Summit in Atlanta.”
NetHope empowers committed organizations to change the world through the power of technology. By facilitating collaboration between NetHope’s nonprofit members, foundations, and tech sponsors, NetHope is a catalyst for productive innovation and problem-solving in humanitarian and conservation work. Since its founding in 2001, NetHope has grown to represent 49 international NGOs working on some of the world’s toughest challenges including poverty and hunger, refugee displacement, human trafficking, gender inequality, and environmental protection.
Aeris is a pioneer and leader in the market of the Internet of Things – as an operator of end-to-end IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) services and as a technology provider enabling other operators to build profitable IoT businesses. Among our customers are the most demanding users of IoT services today, including Hyundai, Acura, Rand McNally, Leica, and Sprint. Through our technology platform and dedicated IoT and M2M services, we strive to fundamentally improve their businesses – by dramatically reducing costs, improving operational efficiency, reducing time-to-market, and enabling new revenue streams.
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