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Friday, September 16 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Open Data: from Release to Impact

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In order for open data to make a real difference requires tackling a range of challenges such as organizational change, interoperability, infrastructures, and capacity building. In this session, the Chief Scientist from the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs will share the lessons learned from releasing 11,000 datasets and the DFID funded GODAN project will share the details of their exciting new GODAN Action project that will develop standards and capacity to use open data for agriculture and nutrition. Syngenta will present a vision for a shared global data infrastructure for agriculture industry  – a common data ecosystem - produced and used by diverse stakeholders, from smallholder farmers to multinational conglomerates. Defra will also share lessons learned from establishing a cross-Whitehall centre of excellence on earth observation, and discuss what the future holds for earth observation.

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Martin Parr

Director, Data & Services, Digital Development, CAB International
Leads data and services team within CABI's Digital Development theme. Executive management of data-rich projects, and programmes in the data for development, data policy and data services space. Developing and delivering data-informed consultancies and services (especially in support... Read More →

Sebastian Mhatre

Data Innovation Lead, D4D team, DFID

Session Speaker

Dean Allemang

Principal, Working Ontologist, LLC
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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... Read More →
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Saharah Moon Chapotin

Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Food Se, U.S. Agency for International Development
Saharah Moon Chapotin serves as Deputy Assistant to the Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Food Security. She previously served as Division Chief for Research in BFS, where she oversaw the implementation of the Feed the Future Research Strategy, a key effort under the U.S. Government’s... Read More →
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Medha Devare

Module Lead, Big Data Platform, CGIAR
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Sarah Hull

Head, External Affairs, Syngenta
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Sander Janssen

Team Lead Earth Informatics, Wageningen UR
Sander Janssen Ph.D., is leading a research team Earth Observation and Environmental Informatics at Wageningen Environmental Research, Wageningen UR, the Netherlands. He dedicates his scientific career to cross-disciplinary communication and collaboration required for achieving impacts... Read More →
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Rachel Lambert

Interim Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Development
Rachel Lambert is a Senior Livelihoods Adviser in DFID’s Agriculture Research team in the Research and Evidence Division. DFID commissions and funds agricultural research to: develop new agriculture technologies, test interventions and delivery mechanisms, and develop a deeper understanding... Read More →

Sebastian Mhatre

Data Innovation Lead, D4D team, DFID
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Graham Mullier

Head of Data Sciences, R&D IS, Syngenta
data ecosystem data infrastructures, interconnects, APIs, business models data science!
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Isaura Lopes Ramos

Project Coordinator, CTA
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Jeni Tennison

CEO, Open Data Institute

Stanley Wood

Senior Program Officer - Strategy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Stanley Wood is a Senior Program Officer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to that he was a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, DC, where he worked on or led a variety of intiatives, including impact assessment... Read More →

Friday September 16, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm EDT