IEC Telecom sheds light on tech advancements in the humanitarian sector at Connect Technology Conference 2024

IEC Telecom shed light on tech advancements in the humanitarian sector at Connect Technology Conference 2024

17 May 2024

Organised in cooperation between the IFRC and the ICRC, Connect Technology Conference 2024 took place from May 14th to 16th, 2024, at Montien Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. As a headline sponsor with 30+ years of firsthand experience in delivering communications solutions to the humanitarian sector, IEC Telecom had the honour of joining 24 Red Cross organisations, ICRC, and IFRC delegates in this face-to-face event dedicated to impacting international humanitarian efforts through technology.

Connect Technology Conference kicked off on May 13th with a presentation by Nabil Ben Soussia, CEO – Asia, Middle East & CIS, IEC Telecom. The presentation centered on the transformative role of technologies in advancing the humanitarian response – no matter where missions take place. “Satellite communication is a key driver for change in the humanitarian industry. Connectivity is crucial to ensure a quick and precise response in the field. With digitalisation, we can empower e-medicine, e-learning, and community management solutions,” he shares.

IEC Telecom’s comprehensive portfolio includes customised project-based solutions. Network management systems such as OneGate enable live monitoring and remote troubleshooting, critical to enhance the coordination between humanitarian field teams. Moreover, value-added services by IEC Telecom serve the aid and NGO sector on-demand, seamlessly delivering critical communications in the field.

On May 14th, IEC Telecom had the opportunity to moderate round table discussions on connectivity in the field. Delegates touched upon essential market topics, including communication in an emergency, connectivity for affected populations, tracking vehicles/people and backup connectivity for offices.

This three-day event served as an ideal platform to map out the future of technology in the humanitarian sector.

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