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An IntraHealth production

30 Presenters. 1 Stage. 1 Day. Haw River Ballroom :: April 20, 2012 :: Saxapahaw, NC

SwitchPoint is an unusual gathering of global thinkers and doers merging ideas, sharing breakthroughs, and finding solutions to save lives in the developing world. Get ready to explore how the latest inventions, innovations, entrepreneurial ideas, principles, and change levers can dramatically increase global health equity.

Please put cell phone ringers on silent mode. Be sure to tweet during the event using #SwitchPoint.

Ag e n da

M o r n i ng S e ss i o n 8:30AM – 9:15AM Registration

Haw River Ballroom Ticket Booth Register on the Ground Level

Breakfast (included)

Cup 22 Coffee, Mezzanine 2 Haw River Ballroom

9:15AM – 12:30PM

All presentations take place in Haw River Ballroom.


Eric Hodge: Welcome and Launch


Michael Tiemann: Openness and Innovation


Jessica Colaco, Amod Kumar, TMS “Teddy” Ruge, Jenny Stefanotti: Community and the Local Entrepreneur

Reality Check

Stembile Mugore: Connections and Conduits

Reading and Remix

Stephen Levitin, Pierce Freelon, Sameer Abdel-Khalek, Mohammad Moussa: Portraits of a Revolution


Jonathan Opp: Branding, Adversity, and Ingenuity


Jessica Colaco, Eric Gunderson, Josh Nesbit, Vincent Oketcho Okoth, Dykki Settle: Solutions, Tools, and Responsive Engineering


Eric Hodge: Transition

12:30PM – 1:45PM Lunch (included)

By river, ballroom decks, Riverside Amphitheatre


Kairaba: Riverside Amphitheater

Meet and Greets

With speakers and sponsors: Innovation Everywhere Hall

A f t e r no o n S e ss i o n 1:45PM – 5:30PM

All presentations take place in Haw River Ballroom.


Eric Hodge: More


Pape Gaye: Inclusiveness, Optimism, and the Creative Response


Casey Caplowe: DIY Manifesto


Jane Chen: Saving Babies through Extreme Affordability


Jane Chen, Madhuri Narayanan, Narayan Sundararajan: Building for Scale


Jon Camfield, Jenny Stefanotti, Will Schmitt: Hybrid Ideation


Yacine Djibo, Aaron Sherinian, Hawa Talla: Noise for Impact: Social Media, Celebrities, and Campaigns


Jon Camfield, Gail Davenport, David McConville, Will Schmitt: Challenges and Global Engagement

Reality Check

Barbara Stilwell: What Can Innovation Do for Me?


Andrew Zolli: Resilience


Eric Hodge: What's Next?

5:30PM – 7:30PM Dinner (on your own)

• Saxapahaw General Store, The Eddy Pub, Food Truck Rodeo • VIP Dinner: Innovation Everywhere Hall • Kayaks and canoes with boxed dinner

E v e n i ng S e ss i o n 7:30PM – 9:30PM

Hall River Ballroom


Anders Parker of New Multitudes Django Haskins of The Old Ceremony Andy Kleindienst of Orquesta GarDel Birds and Arrows Toubab Krewe Apple Juice Kid

Pre senters Michael Tiemann Keynote Michael Tiemann is Red Hat’s vice president of open source affairs and is a true open source software pioneer: his early work led to the creation of leading open source technologies and the first open source business model. Michael co-founded Cygnus Solutions, the first company to provide commercial support for open source software. He is also the co-owner and general manager of Manifold Recording. Eric Hodge Emcee Eric Hodge is the host of Morning Edition and the host and producer of Last Motel for North Carolina Public Radio, WUNC. Eric worked for the BBC and XFM radio while living in London. He has also run his own music marketing company, worked for major record labels in New York and London, and worked on the Grammy Award-nominated Harry Belafonte project, “The Anthology of Black Music.” Stephen Levitin Music Curator Stephen Levitin, a.k.a. Apple Juice Kid, is a producer, eight-time beat battle cham­ pion, DJ, and drummer—he’s performed with Timbaland, The Foreign Exchange, and The Jungle Brothers. Stephen is an adjunct professor in the Music Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he teaches a Beat Making Lab. One of his latest projects include composing the original score for a nationally touring play, Poetic Portraits of a Revolution. His score entitled Beats of a Revolution will be released through ARTVSM (pro­nounced Artivism), a company he co-founded to merge the worlds of art and activism. Sameer Abdel-Khalek Sameer Abdel-Khalek is a photographer, videographer, graphic designer, and founder of FISDJ, a multimedia company based out of Raleigh, NC. A Muslim and first-generation American of Egyptian and El Salvadorian descent, his pictures have graced a range of album covers, publications and web sites. He is the photographer and videographer for Poetic Portraits of a Revolution, a project that helped capture the images and emotions of the transformative movements in Egypt and Tunisia in 2011 through poetic reflections, oral interviews, still photography, and video. Jon Camfield Jon Camfield is the technology strategist for Ashoka’s Changemakers. Jon joined Ashoka from the worlds of ICT4D and nonprofit technology. Prior to Ashoka, Jon ran the technology program at Youth Service America and consulted for international nongovernmental organizations on technology and business process issues. He has served in the Peace Corps with the Jamaican Ministry of Education, promoting open source and educational technology projects. Casey Caplowe Casey Caplowe, a co-founder of GOOD, currently serves as its chief creative officer and product lead. Casey has helped build and shape the look, feel, and voice of the brand and its creations online, in print, video, and live events. Under his direction, GOOD’s products have been widely recognized and acclaimed. Casey has spoken about GOOD at events including TEDx in Sao Paulo, the Social Design Symposium in Tokyo, and the Insights Series at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Pre senters Jane Chen Jane Chen is the co-founder and CEO of Embrace, a social enterprise that aims to develop disruptive health care technologies that will empower the disadvantaged to improve their lives. Previously, Jane worked on health care issues in developing countries with non-profits such an HIV/AIDS organization in China, and the Clinton Foundation’s HIV/AIDS Initiative in Tanzania. She also worked at Monitor Group as a management consultant, advising Fortune 500 companies. Jane has been selected as a TED Fellow and an Echoing Green Fellow, and she was named as one of Forbes’ Impact 30. Jessica Colaço Jessica Colaço is the research lead at iHub Research and manager at iHub, Nairobi’s tech innovation hub. A self-proclaimed mobile technology evangelist, Jessica is the founder of Mobile Boot Camp Kenya and co-founder of AkiraChix, an association that inspires and develops women in technology in Africa. A TEDGlobal Fellow in 2009, she has been named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya’s business scene by Business Daily in both 2009 and 2011. Jessica’s goal is to put Kenya on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country. Yacine Djibo Yacine Djibo is the West Africa Regional Director for Malaria No More and the Founder and CEO of Speak Up Africa, a not for profit organization that aims to engage all sectors of society to end malaria deaths and sickness by delivering life saving solutions. Previously, Yacine consulted for NetGuarantee, an innovative finance mechanism that accelerates delivery of mosquito nets to families in Africa. Gail Davenport Gail Davenport is currently leading the World Bank Institute team which designs and manages competitions and challenges. Their most recent challenges have involved apps related to climate change and global best practices in procurement reform. Gail has lived and worked in Ghana as well as several other regions. She has a background in project finance, and holds B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Queen’s University. Pending her thesis completion, she will also hold an MSOD from Pepperdine. Pape Amadou Gaye Pape Amadou Gaye is president and CEO of IntraHealth International. A native of Senegal, Pape previously led the organization’s regional office for West, Central, and North Africa. He has worked with the US Peace Corps, the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Committee, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Believing partnership is essential to meeting the health challenges developing countries face, Pape speaks internationally on capacity building and the global health worker crisis. Eric Gunderson Eric Gunderson coordinates product development for MapBox, the platform that let anyone make fast and beautiful maps and share them anywhere. Eric is passionate about open data and building open source data visualization tools that focus on speed and hot design. He’s also the co-founder of Development Seed, a creative data visualization team based in Washington, DC. Eric has been featured in the New York Times and Federal Computer Week and on Nightline and NPR. He has presented at conferences such as SXSW, Web 2.0, Where 2.0, GOSCON, and DrupalCon.

Pierce Freelon Pierce Freelon is a hip hop artist, social entrepreneur, and professor with a passion for creativity and community. Front man of the genre-bending quartet, The Beast, Freelon’s music has been hailed as a “natural, engaging blend of jazz and hip hop” by Jazz Times Magazine. Freelon is the co-founder of ARTVSM (pronounced Artivism), an organization which creates collaborations between progressive artists and community organizations. He has taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina Central University. Amod Kumar Amod Kumar is IntraHealth’s Manthan Project director in India and is focused on improving maternal and child health in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP). Amod has contributed significantly to the areas of e-Governance, education, health, and family welfare and has received the Golden Icon award and the e-Governance Champion Award. His unique career profile gives him expertise in senior-level government functioning and the nongovernmental organization sector and—through his field postings—a first-hand understanding of rural markets, which he believes hold the key to India’s future growth. David McConville David McConville is president of the Buckminster Fuller Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of solutions which radically advance human well-being and the health of our planet’s ecosystems. David is also co-founder of The Elumenati, a custom installation design and engineering firm, and he serves as the creative director of Worldviews Network, a collaboration of scientists, artists, and educators. Mohammad Moussa Mohammad Moussa is a translator, interpreter, and spoken word artist with the Sacrificial Poets’ Poetic Portraits of a Revolution. Born in the US to Lebanese parents, he is a junior at North Carolina State University majoring in electrical and computer engi­neering. Moving between the US and Lebanon, he has an understanding of and deep connection to both cultures. He serves as president of the Muslim Students Association at NC State and is fluent in English and Arabic. Stembile Mugore Stembile Mugore (Tembi), a nurse midwife by profes­sion, is an IntraHealth senior health sector performance and sustainability advisor for Evidence to Action, the USAID flagship family planning and reproductive health project. In her career, Tembi has worked with policy-mak­ers, health managers, trainers, and health workers to strengthen clinical service delivery systems in Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya. Madhuri Narayanan Madhuri Narayanan is the Vistaar project director and the India country representative for IntraHealth International. After starting her career with the Nutrition Foundation of India, Madhuri worked with CARE for 20 years where she played a critical role in advancing good design, monitoring and evaluation practices, and gender integration in its programming and promoting gender equity and diversity within organizational policies and practices. Previously, she was IntraHealth’s Urban Health Project director.

Pre senters Josh Nesbit Josh Nesbit is the CEO of Medic Mobile, a nonprofit company that uses mobile technology to create connected, coordinated health systems that save more lives. He is a PopTech Social Innovation Fellow, Echoing Green Fellow, Rainer Arnhold Fellow, Strauss Scholar, and Haas Public Service Fellow. Forbes Magazine named Josh as one of the “Impact 30” this year, and Devex named Josh one of 40 under 40 leaders in international development. He also is a member of IntraHealth International’s Board of Directors. Vincent Oketcho Okoth Vincent Oketcho Okoth is the chief of party for IntraHealth International’s Uganda Capacity Program. Vincent has worked in Ugandan and East African health care for 26 years, as a physician and as a leader in human resources for health. Prior to working with IntraHealth he served as the senior human resources for health advisor to Uganda’s Ministry of Health, working on human resources policy, planning, and development. TMS “Teddy” Ruge TMS “Teddy” Ruge is the lead social media strategist for the Connect4Climate campaign at the World Bank. He is co-founder of Project Diaspora, an online platform for mobilizing members of Africa Diaspora to engage in the continent’s development. He is a contributor to CNN, PopTech, and The Guardian. In January he received a Champion of Change award from the White House for his community development work in East Africa. Teddy is also a director of Uganda Medicinal Plants Growers, an agricultural start-up dedicated to the value-added export of indigenous medicinal crops. Jonathan Opp Jonathan Opp is “Director of Poetics” at New Kind, a strategic design and communications firm. He works with organizations to define communication strategy—helping them discover their brand stories and tell them in the clearest, most powerful way. Jonathan has 15 years’ experience in creative roles at three prominent technology brands: Red Hat, IBM, and Gateway. He also writes about brand, culture, and community at his own blog, Applied Poetics. Will Schmitt Will Schmitt is an open innovation advisor in the Office of Science and Technology in USAID’s Policy, Planning, and Learning Bureau. His primary regional focus is on subSaharan Africa, and he has served USAID on assignments abroad in Nigeria and Juba, South Sudan, and has previous experience in Kenya. Will is also the founding program manager at USAID for LAUNCH, a unique technology and entrepreneurship support program co-presented by USAID, NASA, the Department of State, and Nike, Inc. Dykki Settle Dykki Settle leads IntraHealth and CapacityPlus efforts in health workforce informatics, with a health worker-centered approach to the availability and use of high-quality information for better health. Dykki’s leadership areas include developing and implementing open source human resources for health information solutions, helping countries build absorptive capacity for new health technologies, and supporting regional and country health organizations to realize the power of open source for global health.

Aaron Sherinian Aaron Sherinian is vice president of communications and public relations for the UN Foundation. Previously, he was managing director of public affairs for the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and his career also includes a decade with the US Department of State as a foreign service officer. His diplomatic experience includes a tour as a deputy political and economic chief at the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia, and as press attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Quito, Ecuador. Jenny Stefanotti Jenny Stefanotti currently works as an independent consultant with companies operating at the intersection of technology and international development. Jenny brings an extensive global background to her work, having engaged professionally in over 20 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Most recently, Jenny led projects at and allocated segments of the company’s 2011 charitable giving, including grants to organizations employing technology for change. Barbara Stilwell Barbara Stilwell is director of technical leadership at IntraHealth International and is an internationally recognized expert in human resources for health and health systems strengthening. She is a principal author of the World Health Report 2006. Barbara is best known for her influence in advancing the role of nurse practitioners as an important cadre of health workers in the United Kingdom (UK). Barbara was recently named one of the most influential nurses of the past 40 years by the UK’s Nursing Times. Narayan Sundararajan Narayan Sundararajan is chief technology officer of Grameen Intel Social Business. He oversees technology and product development as well as strategy for the company with sustainability and social impact as the key drivers. He is also an emerging markets health care team member in the World Ahead Program at Intel. He holds 40 patents and has co-authored a book on the fabrication of microfluidics. Hawa Talla Hawa Talla is the deputy chief of party in Senegal for IntraHealth International’s USAID-funded Health Services Improvement Program. She has over 16 years’ experience implementing effective communication and behavior change campaigns and has worked as the national program coordinator of the Senegalese International Planned Parenthood Federation and as the director of the Siggil Jigeen network. Andrew Zolli Andrew Zolli is an acclaimed leader in the fields of global foresight, social innovation, and resilience. He serves as curator and executive director of PopTech (, a global innovation network which brings together scientists, technologists, engineers, designers, business leaders, social entrepreneurs, ecologists, and others to collaborate on new approaches to the world’s toughest challenges. Andrew’s next book, Resilience: Why Things Bounce Back, will be published by Free Press, a division of Simon and Schuster.

P e r f or m e r s Anders Parker Anders Parker is a singer/songwriter from Burlington, VT. Fourteen years into his career, Bladen County Records is proud to announce the release of his twelfth album — the double concept LP Skyscraper Crow. The Crow portion of the set is unadorned acoustic folk simplicity at its finest, and Skyscraper is totally computer-generated laptop pop. While the albums are, at least aesthetically, diametrically opposed, both remain distinctly the work of Parker. Django Haskins Described variously as “an intersection of Randy Newman’s gruff flamboyance, Nick Cave’s gothic élan and Leonard Cohen’s pithy wisdom” and “a pop stylist, with a quick lyrical wit and a card shark’s finesse in delivering a hook,” Durham, NC based songwriter and author Django Haskins makes mongrel American music.

Andy Kleindienst In addition to his warm tone and disciplined expression, it is Andy Kleindienst’s versatility on the trombone that is most notable. From jazz to classical, latin to funk, folk to slash metal, he has played it all. Through constant study and transcription of all genres of music, Andy is always in search of new ideas, great sounds, and the challenge of making quality music. BIRDS and ARROWS Birds and Arrows create unique music that is “full of romance and energy,” “enchanting,” and “the kind you fall in love with.” The trio, based in Chapel Hill, NC, is Andrea Connolly (vocals and guitar), Pete Connolly (vocals and drums) and Josh Starmer (cello), and together they create a rich sound that is much more than the sum of their parts. The romance between Andrea and Pete’s voices is distinctly captivating and intertwines with beautiful yet haunting cello melodies. Birds and Arrows accomplish an elegant, warm sound that is truly their own. Toubab Krewe Toubab Krewe is an American instrumental band which fuses the music of Mali with American musical styles (particularly those of the southern United States). The group’s instrumentation includes kora (21-string harp-lute), kamelengoni (12-string harp-lute), soku (Malian horsehair fiddle), two electric guitars, electric bass guitar, drum set, and African percussion. The group, which is based in Asheville, North Carolina, was founded in early 2005 and has traveled to West Africa several times, working with local musicians. Kairaba Kairaba is composed of Senegalese griot musician Diali Keba Cissokho, with North Carolinians John Westmoreland, Jonathan Henderson, Austin McCall, and Will Ridenour. The outcome of this collaboration is an infectious sound reminiscent of West African dance bands full of unison melody, adventurous improvisation, fiery solos, and polyrhythmic frameworks.


M ap Canoe and Kayak Shuttle Pickup

The Eddy Pub (Level 3) Via exterior ramp

Food Truck Area


Riverside Amphitheater

Entrance & Registration (Level1)

Haw River Ballroom


Innovation Everywhere Hall (Level 1)

Saxapahaw General Store

Cup 22 Coffeeshop (level 2)









About IntraHealth

About the Ballroom

For over 30 years, in more than 90 countries, IntraHealth International has empowered health workers to better serve communities in need. IntraHealth fosters local solutions to health care challenges by improving health worker performance, strengthening health systems, harnessing technology, and leveraging partnerships.

The Haw River Ballroom is a beautiful, award winning space set in the former Dye House of Saxapahaw’s Historic Cotton Mill. With three levels, a riverside deck, concessions bar and coffee shop, full service stage and sound system, gorgeous historic detail, solar and geothermal power, and an idyllic rural setting just minutes from Chapel Hill, there is just no other place quite like it.

SwitchPoint 2012 Host Committee Co-Chairs


Marcia Angle Ambassador Brenda B. Schoonover Louise Winstanly

Anu Kumar Linda Kornberg Bob Ingram David Lindquist


THank you: Dave Mello

Harkness Design

Will Bosley

New Kind

Haw River Ballroom

The Eddy

Saxapahaw General Store

Village of Saxapahaw

IntraHealth International and the SwitchPoint 2012 Host Committee wish to thank our speakers, sponsors, and participants for making our first annual SwitchPoint gathering possible, and all our partners, funders and friends who make our work possible throughout the year. To become a SwitchPoint 2013 Sponsor, contact Deb Smulyan Program printed courtesy of AlphaGraphics

Switchpoint program 2012