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Friday, September 16 • 8:00am - 10:00am
Opening Plenary

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Welcome by Andre Laperriere, Executive Director, GODAN Secretariat
Welcome by Amir Dossal, GODAN Summit Master of Ceremonies
Remarks by Catherine Brown, Chief Executive, UK Food Standards Agency
Remarks by Ian Boyd, Chief Scientific Adviser, UK DEFRA
Panel:  Universities and the Open Data Revolution

  *Moderated by Brady Deaton, BIFAD Chair & PUSH Steering Committee
  *Lightning Presentation by University of Illinois
     -- Amy Marshall-Colon, Assistant Professor
     -- AJ Christensen, Visualization Programmer
  * Glenda Humiston, Vice President, University of California
  * Robert Jones, incoming Chancellor Univeristy of Illinois
  * Sumantra Ray, NNEdPro Founding Chair, University of Cambridge and Honorary Professor
  * Ignacio Pena, Founder, Surfing Tsunamis
Remarks by Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Panel:  Leveraging Agriculture and Nutrition Open Data to Improve Investment 
   Moderated by:  Steve Dauphin, Director, Kirchner Impact Foundation
    *Dexter Paine, CEO, Paine + Partners
    *Stephan Tanda, Executive Managing Board Director, DSM Royal
    *Ann Aerts, Head, Novartis Foundation
    *Rebecca Middleton, Executive Director, Alliance to End Hunger

Session Speaker
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Ann Aerts

Head, Novartis Foundation
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Ian Boyd

Chief Scientific Adviser, Defra
Professor Ian Boyd is Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. He is currently Professor in Biology at the University of St Andrews. Career highlights include: Physiological Ecologist with the Natural Environment Research Council Institute of Terrestrial Ecology Science Programme Director with the British Antarctic Survey Director at the Natural Environment Research Council’s Sea Mammal... Read More →

Catherine Brown

Chief Executive, Food Standards Agency
Catherine Brown took up post as Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency on 16 October 2012. Catherine was previously Chief Executive of the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency (AHVLA), which is an executive Agency of Defra. She joined Animal Health, one of the AHVLA’s predecessor bodies in 2007 as Chief Operating Officer, before becoming Chief Executive and leading the Agency into the newly merged AHVLA. Before joining... Read More →
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AJ Christensen

Visualization Programmer, NCSA
AJ is a visualization programmer for the Advanced Visualization Lab (AVL) at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As part of the AVL, AJ creates data-driven imagery for a variety of scientific domains including astrophysics, geo-sciences, and biochemistry. AJ is currently developing scientific visualizations of biological datasets for expert analysis and communicating... Read More →
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Steve Dauphin

Director, Kirchner Impact Foundation
Steve has over 20 years of venture capital, and fund management experience with particularly focus on the agriculture sector. Steve has worked with funds totaling in excess of $200M. Steve presented a market-based technology commercialization strategy for advanced fertilizer technologies in 2010 to a gathering of global agricultural experts assembled at the World Bank. The Food Security Group and eventually Kirchner Agricultural Partners were... Read More →
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Brady Deaton

Chancellor Emeritus and Executive Director, Deaton, University of Missouri
Brady J. Deaton was Chancellor of the University of Missouri from 2004–2013 and now serves in emeritus status and as Director of the Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development at Missouri. He was appointed Chair of the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development by President Obama in 2011, and reappointed in 2012 for a four-year term. Brady earned a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics and a... Read More →
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Glenda Humiston

Vice President, Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California
Dr. Glenda Humiston became Vice President of UC’s Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources in August 2015.  Humiston brings over 25 years of experience working on public policy development and program implementation supporting sustainability; prior experience includes service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tunisia and several years as a consultant on environmental and agricultural issues throughout the western states.  Prior... Read More →
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Robert Jones

President, University at Albany
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Andre Laperriere

Executive Director, GODAN Secretariat
Mr. André Laperriere joined the Global Open Data Initiative on Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) as its first Executive Director, in September 2015. During his career, Mr. Laperriere has led/managed numerous projects on behalf of large Private Corporations and subsequently, within the United Nations and the World Bank. In this context he played a senior role in the design and the implementation of major reforms within a number of... Read More →
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Amy Marshall-Colon

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois
Amy Marshall-Colon is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Marshall-Colon leads a research program at UIUC that uses plant systems biology approaches to integrate genomic and metabolomic information into network models to investigate regulatory crosstalk between primary and secondary metabolism. She is one of the leaders of the Crops in silico project, which is an... Read More →
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Rebecca Middleton

Chief Operating Officer, Alliance to End Hunger
Rebecca Middleton is the Executive Director of the Alliance to End Hunger. She is responsible for implementing the Alliance’s vision of bringing together diverse organizations to build the public and political will to end hunger. This role brings together Rebecca’s many years of professional experience in policy, strategy and advocacy with her lifetime commitment to antihunger initiatives. Rebecca joined the Alliance to End Hunger... Read More →

Dexter Paine

Chairman and CEO, Paine & Partners
Mr. Paine is Chairman and CEO and a founding Partner of Paine & Partners. Mr. Paine has over 20 years of investment experience in the food and agribusiness sectors. Prior to co-founding Paine & Partners in 2006, Mr. Paine co-founded the Predecessor Firm, Fox Paine & Company, in 1997 and served as President from its inception until December 2007. Previously, Mr. Paine was with Kohlberg & Company, which he joined in 1994 to... Read More →

Ignacio Pena

Founder, Surfing Tsunamis
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Sumantra Ray

NNEdPro Founding Chair, University of Cambridge and Honorary Professor, NNEdPro
Sumantra (Shumone) Ray is a Medical Doctor and Registered Nutritionist, with interests in Nutrition, Cardiovascular Disease and Medical Education. He works at the MRC Elsie Widdowson Laboratory in Cambridge as a Senior Clinician Scientist and UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey Lead Clinician (Public Health England). Shumone is Founding Chair of the NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health, and in 2015 he was elected as a governing... Read More →
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Stephan Tanda

Member Managing Board of Directors, DSM NV
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Thomas Vilsack

Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Friday September 16, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
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