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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

Programme Manager, GODAN Secretariat & CABI

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 of Terrestrial Ecology Science Programme Director with the British Antarctic Survey Director at the Natural Environment Research Council’s Sea Mammal... 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 global hunger and food security initiative, and launched the Feed the Future Innovation Lab portfolio with U.S. universities. Saharah Moon joined... Read More →
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Medha Devare

Data and Knowledge Manager, CGIAR
I am a cropping systems agronomist with strong data and knowledge management background.
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Sarah Hull

Head, External Affairs, Syngenta
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Sander Janssen

Researcher Earth Informatics, Alterra, Wageningen UR
Sander Janssen Ph.D., is leading a research team Earth Observation and Environmental Informatics at Alterra, Wageningen UR, the Netherlands. He dedicates his scientific career to cross-disciplinary communication and collaboration required for achieving impacts in food security, climate change, agriculture and environment. He has a drive for increasing the impact of research and studying evidence based decision making towards sustainable... 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 of the context that influences the success of investments in agriculture development. Rachel leads on several of DFID’s research programs in... 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, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

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