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ETP and its portfolio companies lead by example.  Recognized by leaders in technology and social responsibility groups, ETP demonstrates the path to the double bottom line. 
No other firm has so clearly a grasp of how innovation works in the Developing World and how to capture innovation from it.  The World's new class of entrepreneurs are finding success in even the most humble of surroundings.  They understand, as do we, the nature of sustainable solutions.

Although ICT has been the focus of ETP's efforts in the Developing World, the intersection of ICT and Financial Services, Agriculture, Construction, Logistics, Healthcare and Government Services have been the reality of most engagements.  This is where just being a telecom expert is not enough.  Convergence of connectivity, technology and industry is unavoidable.  We specialize in how to maximize the opportunities that connectivity and technology bring at the lowest cost.  Our clients are constrained by funding, infrastructure, regulation, topography, lack of natural resources.  But most of all, they lack experienced people with the know-how to deliver complex projects.  Our engagement is never complete until the local personnel are fully trained and capable of taking over the project.


  • 12 September:  ETP explores partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank to develop and study the blockchain platform for use by Developing World central banks to build digital economies.
  • 08 August 2016:  ETP publishes the 2016 FinTech Atlanta Task Force Benchmark Study. The study compares the Openess, Infrastructure and Leadership of six cities/regions across the world that are leaders in FinTech innovation.  The study uses the CITIE framework to identify opportunities for Metro Atlanta to emulate the best practices that will develop and support the next generation of FinTech solutions.
  • 01 June 2016:  ATPC asks ETP to provide a Benchmark Exercise for the FinTech Atlanta Task Force covering global practices and direct comparisons to 6 cities that compete for new FinTech innovative startups..
  • 03 March 2016:  ETP uses the CITIE framework to make policy recommendations for the government of Myanmar.
  • 17 January 2016:  ETP has adopted the CITIE framework for evaluating city, state and federal policy for technology innovation cluster development.
  • 01 November 2015:  ETP partners with Efficient Markets to address the global insurance gap problem in Emerging Markets.  The project will use a patent pending matching engine to make cost-effective policies available to at-risk populations.
  • 11 September 2015:  ETP is assisting HealthCHEC Technologies in their SBIC grant process.  HealthCHEC provides high tech, high touch outreach programs for at-risk populations in Georgia.
  • 22 August 2015:  ETP is working with Edea, Inc. to develop Financial Literacy and Micro-Lending programs for Latina entrepreneurs in the Atlanta Metro area.  The program is funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation and uses an innovative product called My1000Points to measure the social impact of the programs.
  • 08 August 2015:  ETP is teaming up with visionfactory and the Clarkston Community Center to pursue the Blank Foundation for funding for STEAM education programs for refugee and immigrant children.  Initially the programs will focus on Mathematics and 3D Printing for children ages 8 to 13.
  • 01 July 2015:  ETP has partnered with InfoAge Consulting to provide consulting services to Bhutan's Ministry of Information and Communications.
  • 11 May 2015:  ETP is working with Morris & McDaniel to develop a framework for the International Congress for Improved Emergency Response (ICIER).  This organization will be responsible for funding the development of resources and training for regional crisis response teams throughout the world.
  • 23 March 2015:  ETP has been asked by Georgia Institute of Technology's Advanced Technology Development Center to provide expertise in Mobile Application Development and Payment Systems. ATDC is ranked one of the world’s top technology incubators and named a Top 12 Incubator Changing the World by Forbes in 2013.  ATDC’s 150 graduates have collectively raised more than $2 billion in capital. In 2013, Select companies merited $50+ million in capital.   Nationally, 90% of technology startups fail. More than 90% of the ATDC’s Select graduates are successful five years after their graduation.
  • 18 December 2014:  ETP partners with the University of the West Indies to deliver Mobile Innovation mHubs to the islands of Anguilla, Antigua, Barbuda, Jamaica and St. Kitts & Nevis.
  • 21 August 2014:  ETP's Smart Grid Consulting Group partners with NUMARK Associates to provide electricity distributor analysis in Nigeria.
  • 08 August 2014:  ETP partners with FD Venture Farm to develop an Innovation Collaboration Platform for the Payment Processing Industry.
  • 03 April 2014: ETP participates in second Congressional Fly-IN for the American Transaction Processors Coalition (www.atpcoalition.org).  Discussions with Congressmen included domestic regulation, economic development in Georgia and fostering international growth in Emerging Markets through mobile payment systems.
  • 23 March 2014:  USTDA awards its Energy IDIQ to ETP's Smart Grid Consulting Group for at least five transmission/distribution projects in the Developing World.
  • 28 February 2014:  ETP partners with Morris & McDaniel (www.morrisandmcdaniel.com) to supply technology solutions for Food Security in Basra. 
  • 31 December 2013:  ETP service company Smart Grid joins NuMark Associates (numarkassoc.com) in USTDA transmission and distribution strategies for the Developing World.
  • 22 December 2013:  ETP and The American Transaction Processing Coalition (www.atpcoalition.org) deliver Economic Development forecast for the Payment Processing Industry
  • 11 September 2013:  ETP portfolio company Black Tie Networx starts delivery of  HPC and Cloud-based solutions to Emerging Economies.
  • November 2012:  ETP and MacmillanKeck team up to win major strategy engagement with Bhutan Telecom.  The project will include an assessment of BT's capabilities and the development of its evolutionary role in ICT for the Kingdom of Bhutan.
  • September 2012: NIH submits RFI: Identifying Organizations with the Appropriate Expertise to Participate in a Mobile Health (mHealth) Collaborative Public-Private Partnership.  
  • September 2012: ETP has 4 USAID mHealth projects approved for funding review.  They include deployments in Haiti and Liberia as well as technology innovation in mHealth platforms and bio-mechanical energy harvesting for mobile workers 
  • August 2012: PFHCS reviews the Proposal for The Rural Trust with members of the the US House of Representative Ways and Means Committee
  • July 2012: ETP and ClickMedix (www.ClickMedix.com) partner to win award of Philippines mHealth project with the World Bank
  • June 2012: ETP is shortlisted for LIBTELCO Re-Positioning Strategy project with the Government of Liberia 
  • May 2012: ETP and ClickMedix are shortlisted for the World Bank Philippines mHealth project
  • May 2012: ETP and Georgia Tech are shortlisted for the World Bank Post-Conflict Country ICT Strategy project in Africa
  • April 2012: PFHCS and Windstream (WIN) submit Comment Letter and Proposal for The Rural Trust to the FCC  
  • November 2011: PFHCS presents at the 2011 APHA National Convention
  • October 2011: ETP ProjectRelativity team presents Observations on the Emerging Telecom Markets in the Developing World at IEEE
  • September 2011: BTNX is selected to attend Nokia's Ideas Camp
  • June 2011: PFHCS begins discussions with the FCC on funding The Rural Trust to provide broadband connectivity and EHR services to Rural America
  • April 2011: APHA selects PFHCS to present its Cloud Computing and Rural America Connectivity white papers at the National Convention in November
  • October 2010: ETP is selected to provide financial analysis for the SALCAB Privatization project in Sierra Leone
  • September 2010: Black Tie Networx finalizes its submission for the EU FP7 ICT call for technologies designed to solve mass parallelization for legacy applications and new scientific algorithms.
  • September 2010: Black Tie Networx named runner-up in the Nokia 2010 Growth Economy Venture Challenge.
  • September 2010: The Nokia 2010 Growth Economy Venture Challenge names Black Tie Networx (BTNX) a Top 10 Finalist for their IED Detection technology.  BTNX was one of almost 300 submissions in the race to provide technologies with significant social impact in countries that average less than $5 per month per person.
  • August 2010: The Dutch government decides to award Black Tie Networx 1.9MM Euros to develop their IED Detection technology.


    1. "Observations on the Emerging Telecom Markets in the Developing World", John F Ellingson, ETP November 2011 
    2. "Return on Compliance" John F Ellingson, Deloitte January 2002 TheNewEraofCorporateGovernance.pdf
    3. "Intelligent Agents" John F Ellingson, Innovation Exchange, Deloitte, April 2004 IntelligentAgents-IEApril2004.pdf
    4. “Sensor Network Management and Visualization of IED/Deeply Buried IEDs using 3D Oil and Gas Industry Pipeline Imaging Methods” John F Ellingson, Scott Hunter and Dr. Sandeep Gulati, 2008
    5. “Aggregated Micro-Lending Management using short-term lending methods from the US Sub-Prime Financial Industry” John F Ellingson, 2007

Patents/Intellectual Property

    • “Methods and Systems for Adding Information in Text Display” US60/910,484 Pending
    • “Methods and Systems for Converting Video Content and Information to a Sequenced Media Delivery Format”  US60/895,121; US60/895,108, Pending

Reference Papers/Links