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Friday, September 16 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Open Data Revolution: Pipe Dream or Global Solution?

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Massive, freely available ag and nutrition data is potentially the single greatest accelerator towards a zero hunger world. The CGIAR and Presidents United to Solve Hunger (PUSH) tackle the challenges of transforming research to create a greater global public good with open data and the resultant access to big data approaches.

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Paula Hunker

Director of Strategy and Policy, HSI, Auburn University
Paula Hunker is the Director of Strategy and Policy for the Hunger Solutions Institute at Auburn University. She was posted to Auburn University by WFP to serve as a Senior Policy Advisor, representing the United Nation’s World Food Programme in their joint fight against hunger... Read More →
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Steven Prager

Principal Scientist for Integrated Modeling, Bioversity-CIAT Alliance
Steven Prager is a Principal Scientist for Integrated Modeling at CIAT where he leads activities supporting ex-ante impact assessment of different agricultural technologies and policies. He also co-leads a team of agricultural and climate system modelers whose work is used throughout... Read More →

Session Speaker
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Samantha Custer

Director of Policy Analysis, AidData/College of William & Mary
Samantha directs AidData’s policy and communications efforts to encourage greater visibility, uptake and use of open data for decision-making, advocacy and research. She leads AidData’s work to produce rigorous policy analysis on development investments and results, as well as... 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... 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... Read More →
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Julia Finkelstein

Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition, Cornell University
Dr. Julia Finkelstein is the Follett Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition in the Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University. She is also an adjunct Associate Professor at St. John's Research Institute in Bangalore, India... 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... Read More →
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Daniel R. Jiménez

Scientist, CIAT
Daniel Jiménez is an award-winning scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). A pioneer of using artificial intelligence techniques for agricultural research in developing countries, he coordinates the Data-Driven Agronomy Community of Practice of the... Read More →
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Mark Keenum

President, Mississippi State University
Dr. Mark Everett Keenum became Mississippi State's 19th president Jan. 5, 2009, following a distinguished public service career. Keenum serves as chairman of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges' Executive Council. In 2016, Keenum was elected president... Read More →
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John McHarris

Deputy Chief Vulnerability Analysis Mapping/VAM, UN WFP
Mr. John McHarris graduated from Syracuse University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.  John earned a Master’s of Science (M.S.) in Forestry in 1991, with a focus on GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and Remote Sensing at the State University of... Read More →
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Charles McKeown

Owner, MTS LLC
Charles McKeown is a decision support, geospatial, and outreach practitioner with experience in higher education and in the private sector. In his work at Michigan State University, he has performed energy efficiency and renewable energy analysis, resource assessment, cluster analysis... Read More →
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Matthew McNaughton

Executive Director, SlashRoots Foundation
Matthew McNaughton is the Executive Director of the SlashRoots Foundation, a civic tech non-profit building technology and communities to address development issues in the Caribbean. In this role he develops strategies and leads projects to improve the design and delivery of public... Read More →
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Steven Prager

Principal Scientist for Integrated Modeling, Bioversity-CIAT Alliance
Steven Prager is a Principal Scientist for Integrated Modeling at CIAT where he leads activities supporting ex-ante impact assessment of different agricultural technologies and policies. He also co-leads a team of agricultural and climate system modelers whose work is used throughout... Read More →

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