Enrica Porcari
Guest Keynote

Enrica Porcari

Chief Information Officer and Director of Technology
Ms. Enrica Porcari is the Chief Information Officer and Director of Technology of the UN World Food Program (WFP), and Chair of the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC). Enrica is leading the digital transformation of WFP by fostering the use of technologies, particularly by facilitating the digital relationships between humanitarian operators and the people they support. Internally, her efforts focus on turning WFP into a data-driven organization, while establishing peer-based relationships with the private sector towards the common goal of eradicating hunger worldwide. Prior to her present appointment, Enrica was the first CIO at the CGIAR Consortium, then the Director of Shared Services, which included ICT, procurement and support services. In her assignment with WFP before that, she coordinated ICT global activities and created WFP’s IT Emergency Response Team, which is now the recognized humanitarian emergency technology lead. Enrica is an Italian national and holds a Master in Social Sciences and a Master in International Public Procurement Management.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 08:00 AM|Tuesday, October 22, 2019 08:45 AM
CIO Story: Driving Transformation in a Digital Ecosystem

The world’s largest humanitarian organizations, the World Food Programme, is taking the lead in an ever-growing digital society. With a budget of over 7 Bn USD a year, operations in over 100 countries, WFP serves over 80 million beneficiaries every year. With the introduction of new technologies such as biometrics, blockchain, and smart cards for humanitarian assistance, and a more data-informed customer journey, what seemed impossible only a decade ago is a reality for the furthest behind WFP serves, many without an identity or any financial tools. Harnessing technologies to create new opportunities for new digital societies in the most remote parts of the world, Enrica Porcari will talk about driving transformation in the leading UN organization. Through a digital strategy that involves partnerships, investments, cultural change, and the attention paid to both beneficiaries and governments’ needs, WFP is playing a crucial role in a humanitarian ecosystem made of Non-Government Organizations, United Nations agencies, governments and local partners.

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