David Hartshorn


David Hartshorn image, NASIG Faculty

David Hartshorn serves as CEO of Geeks Without Frontiers (Geeks). 

Mr. Hartshorn has worked for over 25 years on disaster preparedness, response, and recovery with industry, government, NGOs, militaries, UN agencies, communities, and other stakeholder groups.  He leads Geeks’ connectivity initiatives, which address forcibly displaced populations and marginalized communities. 

Mr. Hartshorn also coordinates with governments worldwide on developing regulatory, policy, and spectrum best practices.  He currently serves in the Disaster Preparedness Working Group of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee. He was previously involved in developing the UN Crisis Connectivity Charter, successfully implemented for disaster-relief efforts in Africa and Asia.