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Thursday, September 15
 

7:00am

Exhibit Hall
Thursday September 15, 2016 7:00am - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom, Promenade, Foyer

8:00am

Opening Plenary
Welcome by Andre Laperriere, Executive Director, GODAN Secretariat
Welcome by Amir Dossal, GODAN Summit Master of Ceremonies
Remarks by Kerry Kennedy, President, Kennedy Human Rights
Remarks by Kate Van Waes, Policy Director, ONE Campaign
Video Address by David Nabarro, Special Advisor, United Nations
Lightning Presentation Panel and Q&A
  *Moderated by: Nancy Stetson, U.S. Special Representative for Global Food Security
  *Derrick Easton, Willis Towers Watson
  *Sumair Sayani, Project 8
  *Prasanta Kalita, Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss, ADM
  *Sanjeev Krishnan, Seed 2 Growth
Remarks by Trevor Nicholls, CEO, CABI
Remarks by John Rossant, Chairman, New Cities Foundation
Remarks by Willy Bett, Minister of Agriculture, Kenya 
Remarks by Judith Rowland, Head of U.S. Policy and Advocacy, Global CItizen

Session Speaker
avatar for Willy Bett

Willy Bett

Cabinet Secretary, Republic of Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
Willy Kipkorir Bett is the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. By the time of his appointment to the Cabinet, Mr. Bett was serving as the Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Seed Company, a position he held for six years (2009-2015). During his tenure, the company’s financial performance grew significantly from a turnover of KES2.9 billion in 2011 to KES5.0 billion in 2015 with a paradox profit of KES50 million... Read More →
avatar for Derrick Easton

Derrick Easton

Managing Director, Alternative Risk Transfer Solu, Willis Towers Watson
Derrick Easton is the Managing Director of Alternative Risk Transfer Solutions at Willis, Towers, Watson. Derrick joined Willis in 2015 from Aon where he was Managing Director and Leader of their US Risk Finance, Captive Consulting and Captive Reinsurance practices. He was also a member of the US Risk Consulting Senior Management Team. Prior to Aon, he was a Senior Vice President in the Alternative Risk Solutions team of Marsh USA where his focus... Read More →
avatar for Prasanta Kalita

Prasanta Kalita

Associate Dean, University of Illinois, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Scie
Dr. Prasanta K. Kalita is the Director of the ADM Institute for the Prevention of Postharvest Loss and a Professor and Leader of the Soil & Water Resources Engineering Division in Agricultural & Biological Engineering Department at the University of Illinois. He currently also serves as the Assistant Dean of Research in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) and a Distinguished Teacher-Scholar at the... Read More →
avatar for Kerry Kennedy

Kerry Kennedy

President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
avatar for Sanjeev Krishnan

Sanjeev Krishnan

Managing Director, S2G Ventures
As Managing Director at Seed 2 Growth, Sanjeev is active in developing investments and managing portfolio companies. He has over 15 years of experience in sourcing, executing, managing and governing venture and private equity investments. He began investing in the food and agriculture sectors in 2003 as a co-founder of the life sciences practice of the IFC, the $20 billion private investment arm of the World Bank. His previous investment roles... Read More →
avatar for Andre Laperriere

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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Trevor Nicholls

CEO, CABI
avatar for John Rossant

John Rossant

Founder and Chairman, New Cities Foundation
avatar for Judith Rowland

Judith Rowland

Head of U.S. Policy and Advocacy, Global Citizen
Judith Rowland (@JudithJRowland) is the Head of U.S. Policy and Advocacy at Global Citizen. Ms. Rowland holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Missouri State University and a graduate degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. In her current role, Judith leads Global Citizen’s advocacy within the U.S. government. Judith helped secure over 100 cosponsors on the 2014 Water for the... Read More →
avatar for Sumair Sayani

Sumair Sayani

Vice President, The Demand Institute / Project 8
Sumair Sayani is a Vice President at The Demand Institute and Nielsen. Sumair leads The Demand Institute’s delivery of key research programs. Prior to this role, Sumair led the Nielsen’s Public Development & Sustainability Vertical for Middle East North Africa & Pakistan (MENAP) region working with a diverse range of clients from the private sector and government ministries to NGOs and multilateral donors. Sumair has been... Read More →
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Nancy Stetson

U.S. Special Representative for Global Food Security, U.S. State Department
Dr. Nancy Stetson is the U.S. Special Representative for Global Food Security. As head of the Secretary’s Office of Global Food Security she is responsible for leading all aspects of U.S. diplomacy related to food security and nutrition. Dr. Stetson’s diplomatic efforts to advance global food security and nutrition target donors, developing countries, emerging economies, multilateral organizations, civil society, and the private... Read More →
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Kathryn Van Waes

Policy Director, ONE
Kate (Russell) Van Waes is a Policy Director at ONE, leading the organization’s policy on global security and development, agricultural development, nutrition, energy poverty, education, women and girls, climate change, and trade and investment.  Kate was the lead author of ONE’s 2015 Poverty is Sexist Report, directed the 2016 global nutrition campaign, and led the 2015-2016 founding of the SDG2 Accountability Framework... Read More →

Thursday September 15, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom

10:00am

Break
Thursday September 15, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Promenade

10:30am

Connecting a Continent: Open Data for Africa
Civic actors across Africa use open data to drive growth, unburden bureaucracy, build innovative solutions to tough problems, and improve lives.  This session will showcase great solutions, demonstrate the shared value of open data for public and private sector, and convene current and new open data enthusiasts for Africa.

africaopendata.net



Session Action Officer
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Jeanne Holm

holm@worldpeaceone.com
avatar for Kat Townsend

Kat Townsend

Policy & Civic Tech Engagement, Africa Open Data Collaborative
Open Data in Africa, US Goverment, privacy of data globally, engagement with us government foreign assistance data in country. Best practices to share on hackathons and civic engagement, and on sustainable shifts in large organization rktownsend@gmail.com africaopendata.net

Session Speaker
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Cheryl Christensen

Chief, Food Security and Development, Economic Research Service, USDA
I am committed to developing better data to increase international food security. New open data can help improve both the analysis and the eradication of food insecurity. My work has concentrated on sub-Saharan Africa. I have also participated in the Global Strategy to Improve Agricultural and Rural Statistics.
JH

Jeanne Holm

holm@worldpeaceone.com
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Winnie Kamau

Data Journalist, Association of Freelance Journalists
avatar for Matthew McNaughton

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 services and development programmes. He focuses on the process by which institutions be become more data-driven, utilizing open data, user-centred design, and... Read More →
avatar for Casper Sitemba

Casper Sitemba

SENIOR DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENT OF KENYA
casper.sitemba@gmail.com
avatar for Kat Townsend

Kat Townsend

Policy & Civic Tech Engagement, Africa Open Data Collaborative
Open Data in Africa, US Goverment, privacy of data globally, engagement with us government foreign assistance data in country. Best practices to share on hackathons and civic engagement, and on sustainable shifts in large organization rktownsend@gmail.com africaopendata.net
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Lambert Ugorji

Managing Director, Edo State ICT Agency

Thursday September 15, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Rendezvous

10:30am

Effective Open Data: User-centered, Joined-up and Interoperable
This session will draw on the insights of both the Open Data Charter’s “Open Data for Agriculture” project and the Initiative for Open Agriculture Funding. Between them, these two projects seek to define user needs, improve data interoperability,  and refine agricultural funding data standards. The session will also look at some of the tensions between openness and ownership as GODAN launches two new papers on issues of data rights and responsibilities, ownership and governance. 

Session Action Officer
avatar for Andre Jellema

Andre Jellema

Consultant, GODAN
Agriculture | Rural development | Sustainable development goals
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Timothy Davies

Member, Open Data Services Co-operative
tim.davies@opendataservices.coop

Session Speaker
avatar for Jeremy de Beer

Jeremy de Beer

Professor, University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law
I am a tenured Full Professor of law at the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Law, Technology and Society, where I create and shape ideas—about technology innovation, intellectual property, and global trade and development. As an interdisciplinary scholar, I have published five books and over three-dozen peer-reviewed chapters and articles across the disciplines of law, business, political science, international... Read More →
avatar for Hanns-Christoph Eiden

Hanns-Christoph Eiden

President, Federal Office for Agriculture and Food
avatar for Steven Flower

Steven Flower

Director, Open Data Services Co-operative
I used to work with Development Initiatives, as part of the IATI Secretariat. I now work with others in the IATI community (Tim Davies, Ben Webb, David Carpenter) as part of a new co-operative - Open Data Services.
avatar for Laia Grino

Laia Grino

Director, Transparency, Accountability and Results, InterAction
Laia Griñó is Director of Transparency, Accountability and Results at InterAction, the largest alliance of international NGOs and partners in the U.S. Laia leads InterAction’s efforts to increase transparency, accountability and effectiveness in the NGO sector, and to increase the transparency of U.S. foreign assistance. This involves supporting the development of InterAction’s NGO Aid Map, advocating for... Read More →
avatar for Andre Jellema

Andre Jellema

Consultant, GODAN
Agriculture | Rural development | Sustainable development goals
avatar for Andre Laperriere

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 →
avatar for Zara Rahman

Zara Rahman

Research Lead, The Engine Room
Zara Rahman is a researcher and information activist, currently working with the engine room. Previously she worked with School of Data, supporting data literacy for journalists and civil society, and before that, with OpenOil, on data in the extractive industries. Zara is fascinated by the relationship between technology and power structures, and runs a regular podcast, Collusion, on this topic.
avatar for Fiona Smith

Fiona Smith

International Development Manager, Open Data Institute
Biography: Fiona is the International Development Manager at The Open Data Institute responsible for research design, evaluation and learning covering the ODI’s work supporting developing country governments to unlock the value of open data. Fiona has a broad background in international development, research and advocacy. She previously worked for a children’s humanitarian organization in Australia, India, the Middle East and Eastern... Read More →
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Stanley Wood

Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Thursday September 15, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Petit

10:30am

Using Data to Improve Nutrition Policy, Programming, Accountability
From the global to the individual, this interactive session will discuss how nutrition open data can facilitate achievement of SDG 2 by improving food/nutrition policies, nutrition programming and the monitoring of nutrition goals. Participants will learn about current global nutrition status, newly released data sets, and game-changing interventions.

Session Action Officer
avatar for Paula Hunker

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. She works closely with Dean June Henton and her team in supporting Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) and also building the Hunger Solutions Institute as a... Read More →
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Sebastian Mhatre

Data Innovation Lead, D4D team, DFID

Session Speaker
avatar for Cathleen Cisse

Cathleen Cisse

Project Manger (INDDEX), Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts
Cathleen Cissé is the Project Manager for the INDDEX Project. Cathleen has experience implementing community health and research programs, as well as providing direct service to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations in the US and Sub-Saharan Africa.  Cathleen has worked on nutrition programming with HKI, UNICEF, and CRS in Guinea, Mali, Niger, and Madagascar. Prior to joining the INDDEX Project, Ms... Read More →
avatar for Brooke Colaiezzi

Brooke Colaiezzi

Assistant Researcher (INDDEX), Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts
Brooke Colaiezzi is an Assistant Researcher on the INDDEX Project at the Friedman School, where she will focus the development of tools for the collection, processing, and analysis of individual dietary assessment data.  She will support the testing of these tools in the field and developing guidance and training materials for their use.  Prior to joining INDDEX, Brooke worked as a consultant on a variety of research initiatives... Read More →
avatar for Shenggen Fan

Shenggen Fan

DIRECTOR GENERAL, INTERNATIONAL FOOD POLICY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Shenggen Fan has been director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) since 2009.Dr Fan joined IFPRI in 1995 as a research fellow, conducting extensive research on pro-poor development strategies in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. He led IFPRI’s program on public investment before becoming the director of the Institute’s Development Strategy and Governance Division in 2005. He is one of the Champions of... Read More →
avatar for David Gustafson

David Gustafson

Director, CIMSANS, ILSI Research Foundation
Dave Gustafson serves as Director for ILSI Research Foundation’s Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Security (CIMSANS), which helps food systems meet nutrition needs in more sustainable ways. CIMSANS leads partnerships on novel food system modeling methods, better informing adaptation to the increasing impacts of climate change, extreme events and resource scarcity on sustainable nutrition security... Read More →
avatar for Anna Herforth

Anna Herforth

Adjunct Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University
Anna Herforth is a senior researcher and consultant specializing in the links between agriculture, food systems and nutrition. She holds a Ph.D. in international nutrition from Cornell University, M.S. in food policy from Tufts University, and a B.S. in plant science from Cornell University. She is currently an adjunct Associate Research Scientist at Columbia University, and a consultant for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and... Read More →
avatar for Suneetha Kadiyala

Suneetha Kadiyala

Senior Lecturer in Nutrition-Sensitive Development, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygeine
Suneetha Kadiyala is the Principal Investigator of IMMANA (Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions), DFID’s partnership to stimulate the development and application of scientifically sound methods and metrics in agriculture, health and nutrition research. She is the Principal Investigator of a research programme integrating maternal and child nutrition objectives into a participatory low-cost video driven... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Lambert

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 →
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Samuel Myers

Senior Research Scientist, Harvard University
Samuel S. Myers is a Senior Research Scientist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health who works at the intersection of human health and global environmental change.  He received his B.A. from Harvard College, his M.D. from Yale, performed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco and received his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health.  He is also an Instructor of Medicine at... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Starke-Reed

Pamela Starke-Reed

Deputy Administrator, ARS/USDA
Pamela Starke-Reed, Ph.D., is the Deputy Administrator for Nutrition, Food Safety and Quality at the Agricultural Research Service (ARS), USDA. Dr. Starke-Reed also serves as the Ethics Officer and Scientific Integrity Officer for ARS. Prior to ARS she served at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as Deputy Director of the Division of Nutrition Research Coordination and coordinated the ongoing nutritional sciences, obesity and Physical... Read More →
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Alastair Summerlee

Professor, President Emeritus, University of Guelph
Alastair Summerlee served as president of the University of Guelph in 2003-14. Under his leadership, the University of Guelph became preeminent among Canadian universities with a strong reputation for civic engagement and volunteerism. Dr. Summerlee spent six years as the chair of the board of the World University Service of Canada (WUSC), one of the leading Canadian international development agencies, and became involved in humanitarian issues... Read More →
avatar for Roger Thurow

Roger Thurow

Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Roger Thurow joined the Chicago Council on Global Affairs as senior fellow on global food and agriculture in January 2010 after three decades at The Wall Street Journal. For 20 years, he was a foreign correspondent based in Europe and Africa. His coverage of global affairs spanned the Cold War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the release of Nelson Mandela, the end of apartheid, the wars in the former Yugoslavia, and the humanitarian crises of the... Read More →
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Catherine Woteki

Under Secretary/Chief Scientist, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Dr. Cathie Woteki is Under Secretary for USDA’s Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area, and the Department’s Chief Scientist. Before joining USDA, Dr. Woteki served as Global Director of Scientific Affairs for Mars, Incorporated, where she managed the company’s scientific policy and research on matters of health, nutrition, and food safety. From 2002-2005, she was Dean of Agriculture and Professor of Human... Read More →

Thursday September 15, 2016 10:30am - 12:30pm
Trianon

10:30am

GODAN Open Data Hackathon -- Powered by Thought For Food and PUSH

As part of the GODAN Open Data Challenge 2016, young entrepreneurs will gather to build prototype products and services that utilise open data to improve our food system in a significant, yet practical, way. Conference delegates are welcome to join the hackathon to observe and contribute to the team’s work.

For more information contact: godan@tffchallenge.com 

To apply: http://bit.ly/GODANHackathon 

Session Action Officer
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Briony Phillips

Product + Innovation Manager, Freelance
briony.phillips1@gmail.com
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Edward Silva

Executive Director, Thought For Food
edward@tffchallenge.com


Thursday September 15, 2016 10:30am - Friday September 16, 2016 12:30pm
2nd Floor Morgan

12:30pm

Lunch Plenary
Remarks by Barend Mons, Author of the FAIR Principles and Chair of the High Level Expert Group on the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)
Viewing of FAIR Principles video
GODAN Challenge Announcements
 -- Edward Silva, Food for Thought
 -- Briony Phillips, GODAN Secretariat
Viewing of the GODAN Documentary video 

Session Action Officer
BP

Briony Phillips

Product + Innovation Manager, Freelance
briony.phillips1@gmail.com
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Edward Silva

Executive Director, Thought For Food
edward@tffchallenge.com

Session Speaker
avatar for Barend Mons

Barend Mons

Chair of EOSC HLEG, DTL
Barend Mons (born 1957, The Hague) is a molecular biologist and biosemantics specialist. He is known for innovations in scholarly collaboration, especially nanopublications and the FAIR data initiative. Since 2012 he is a Professor in Bio-Semantics at the Department of Human Genetics at the Leiden University Medical Centre and he is also affiliated with the Erasmus Medical Centre, University of... Read More →

Thursday September 15, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom

1:30pm

Open Data Soapbox: Let your Ideas Be Heard and Network with Colleagues!
Organized by The GovLab, this session provides a platform for GODAN Summit attendees to share their ideas, insights and proposals on using open agriculture and nutrition data to solve global food and nutrition security challenges and network with others working on similar issues.  GODAN Summit attendees may sign-up in advance to reserve the opportunity to give verbal interventions during this session for up to 2 minutes in length (no powerpoints).  The interventions must align with one of the following categories: open data ideas, practices and proposals to 1) improving government policies and services, 2) empowering individuals/organizations, or 3) driving innovation and economic growth.  Interventions must conclude with a clear and concise action item you would like to collaborate or get input on.

Opportunities for interventions will be first come, first serve.   Sign-up here to give your intervention during this session:  http://bit.ly/GODANsoapbox

Session Action Officer
avatar for Stefaan Verhulst

Stefaan Verhulst

Chief Research and Development Officer, The GovLab @NYU
Bio at http://thegovlab.org/about/team/stefaan-verhulst/ | Currently developing a set of detailed case studies on the impact of open data in developing economies with USAID and FHI360.  | Would be delighted to learn about your insights and examples. | Can be reached via stefaan at thegovlab.org | Also: Check-out our weekly digest at http://thegovlab.org/govlab-digest/


Thursday September 15, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Rendezvous

1:30pm

Precision Agriculture: How Could Open Data Revolutionize Farm Productivity?
This session will explore precision agriculture – farming practices based in information and technology that allow farmers to manage fields in a site-specific manner. It will assess at how open data can enable emerging precision agriculture technologies in a variety of contexts, from smallholder- to larger-scale growing operations across developed and developing regions.

Session Action Officer
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Samuel Crowell

AAAS Fellow, USDA
Dr. Samuel Crowell joined the Office of the Chief Scientist in September 2015 as the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow. Dr. Crowell advises on biotechnology and plant breeding issues and leads special initiatives for the Research, Education and Economics Mission Area of USDA. | | He serves as Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science Coordinator to promote expansion of open data policies... Read More →

Session Speaker
avatar for Marco van den Berg

Marco van den Berg

CIO, International Rice Research Institute
Marco van den Berg is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Los Banos, Philippines.  He has a background in database and network technology and is an information technology professional with private and public sector experience. Marco is active in CGIAR IT leadership roles and is the overall project manager for ERP systems. He is a self-professed “recovering software... Read More →
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Ruud Grim

Senior Advisor and Coordinator, Netherlands Space Office
I (Ruud Grim) am coordinating the Geodata for Agriculture and Water (G4AW) programme. G4AW supports 17 partnerships to develop and operate financially sustainable advisory and financial services for smallholder farmers and pastoralists in 10 developing countries based on an innovative of business models. I would like to speak with anyone who is also interested in bringing research into operations based on a solid business model.
avatar for Sander Janssen

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 →
avatar for Raj Khosla

Raj Khosla

Professor, Colroado State University
Dr. Raj Khosla is a Professor of Precision Agriculture at Colorado State University. He also shares administrative responsibilities with the College of Agricultural Sciences as the Assistant Dean of International Programs. In 2012, Dr. Khosla was named the Jefferson Science Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences and was appointed as the Senior Science Advisor on Food Security to the U.S. Department of State. In 2011, he earned NASA board... Read More →
avatar for John McArthur

John McArthur

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
John W. McArthur is a senior fellow in the Global Economy and Development program at the Brookings Institution. He is also a senior advisor to the UN Foundation and a member of the Board of Governors for the International Development Research Centre. He was previously the chief executive officer of Millennium Promise, the international non-governmental organization. He has also been a senior fellow with the Hong Kong-based Fung Global... Read More →
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Daniel Jiménez R

Scientist, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT)
Colombian agronomist Daniel Jiménez is a scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). He holds a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences (Agriculture) from Ghent University, Belgium and currently is the leader of the group of Big Data at CIAT. Daniel’s data-mining approach to agronomy is now rapidly gaining proponents at all levels – from farmers and technicians to government decision makers and... Read More →
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Matt Rushing

Vice President, AGCO
Matt Rushing is currently Vice President, Global ATS Product Line, for AGCO. In this role, Mr. Rushing is leading part of a global team responsible for the future development, marketing and product support of these products as well as the long term strategic product plans for AGCO vehicle electronic architecture, and for Advanced Technologies including but not limited to Machine Guidance and Machine Telematics. | | Mr. Rushing joined AGCO in... Read More →
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Sally Schneider

Deputy Administrator, Natural Resources & Sustaina, USDA Agricultural Research Service
Dr. Schneider received her Ph.D. in Plant Pathology/Nematology from the University of California, Riverside, in 1985.  She joined the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in 1985 as a Research Plant Pathologist to conduct research on crop simulation and modeling in Oxford, NC.   Subsequent assignments within ARS include leading the Precision Agriculture Research Team at Prosser, WA and... Read More →
avatar for Dan Wicks

Dan Wicks

Senior Earth Observation Specialist, Satellite Applications Catapult
Dan Wicks is a senior Earth observation specialist at the Satellite Applications Catapult, a not-for-profit research organisation focused on promoting the commercialisation and advancement of the satellite applications industry. Dan is responsible for managing a range of projects in support of the exploitation of data from remote sensing satellites and takes a lead on the technical governance of agritech activities. Prior to this he has... Read More →

Thursday September 15, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Trianon

1:30pm

Workshop -- Setting Priorities: the Most Important Open Data for Agriculture?

Join the Initiative for Open Ag Funding and Agricultural Sector Package Working Group to explore the priority use-cases and open datasets on farming and funding. This hands-on and participatory workshop session will dig down to explore the particular fields, vocabularies and publishing practices needed to make data high-impact, interoperable and accessible.


Session Action Officer
avatar for Andre Jellema

Andre Jellema

Consultant, GODAN
Agriculture | Rural development | Sustainable development goals
TD

Timothy Davies

Member, Open Data Services Co-operative
tim.davies@opendataservices.coop


Thursday September 15, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Petit

3:30pm

Break
Thursday September 15, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Promenade

4:00pm

Closing Plenary
Remarks by Sarah Hull, Global Head of External Affairs, Syngenta
Remarks by Chris Rawlings, Head of Department, Computational Systems Biology, Rothamsted Research
Remarks by Hanns-Christoph Eiden, President, Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE), Germany
Remarks by Jeni Tennison, Deputy CEO, the ODI 
 

Session Speaker
avatar for Hanns-Christoph Eiden

Hanns-Christoph Eiden

President, Federal Office for Agriculture and Food
avatar for Sarah Hull

Sarah Hull

Head, External Affairs, Syngenta
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Christopher Rawlings

Head of Computational and Systems Biology, Rothamsted Research
avatar for Jeni Tennison

Jeni Tennison

CEO, Open Data Institute

Thursday September 15, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom
 
Friday, September 16
 

7:00am

Exhibit Hall
Friday September 16, 2016 7:00am - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom, Promenade, Foyer

8:00am

Opening Plenary

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
avatar for Ann Aerts

Ann Aerts

Head, Novartis Foundation
avatar for Ian Boyd

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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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 →
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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 →
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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
Grand Ballroom

10:00am

Break
Friday September 16, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Promenade

10:30am

Agricultural Data as Public Good for Africa’s Prosperity
The agricultural industry is the largest economic sector in most G77 countries, with the potential of creating opportunities for shared prosperity and ending poverty. The session will explore agricultural transformation that could leverages connectivity & mobile devices to deliver critical information (soil, crop, weather), market facilitation and financial services.

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Casper Sitemba

SENIOR DIRECTOR, GOVERNMENT OF KENYA
casper.sitemba@gmail.com

Session Speaker
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Willy Bett

Cabinet Secretary, Republic of Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
Willy Kipkorir Bett is the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. By the time of his appointment to the Cabinet, Mr. Bett was serving as the Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Seed Company, a position he held for six years (2009-2015). During his tenure, the company’s financial performance grew significantly from a turnover of KES2.9 billion in 2011 to KES5.0 billion in 2015 with a paradox profit of KES50 million... Read More →
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Sonigitu Asibong Ekpe

Head of Biodiversity and Ecotourism, Cross River State Government
Mr. Sonigitu Ekpe is a Staff of the Cross River State Government and he his currently deployed to the Department of Forestry, Biodiversity and Conservation, Governor's Office. Mr Ekpe, holds a National Diploma in Fisheries Technology, Higher National Diploma in Agriculture & Management Technology, B.Sc Environmental Protection and Resource Management, M. Sc Forestry & Environmental Management. He holds an International Diploma in... Read More →
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Sammy Kanai

MANAGING DIRECTOR, EWASO NYIRO SOUTH DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
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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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K. Sing'oei

ADVISOR, GOVERNMENT OF KENYA
I am an attorney keenly interested in public administration, governance and rule of law
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Frank Tumwebaze

Minister for ICT, Government

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

10:30am

Open Data Revolution: Pipe Dream or Global Solution?
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. She works closely with Dean June Henton and her team in supporting Universities Fighting World Hunger (UFWH) and also building the Hunger Solutions Institute as a... Read More →
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Steven Prager

Senior Scientist, International Center for Tropical Agriculture
Steven Prager is a Senior 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 the world to support agriculture decision-making. He has a PhD in Geography from Simon Fraser University where he studied economic development and the throughput of... 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 leveraging social surveys to learn from the experiences of decision-makers in low and middle income countries regarding impact of external money and ideas on... 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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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, and a Fellow at the Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from McGill University, Master of Public Health... 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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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 of the Southeastern Conference where he is a member of the SEC Executive Committee and continues to serve on the SEC’s Content Committee that oversees... 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 New York’s School of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse. Since 2012, John has been working with the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) Rome... 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, ecological assessments, and developed decision support and analytics systems and education for the U.S. Department of Energy, the Michigan Public Service... 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 services and development programmes. He focuses on the process by which institutions be become more data-driven, utilizing open data, user-centred design, and... Read More →
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Steven Prager

Senior Scientist, International Center for Tropical Agriculture
Steven Prager is a Senior 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 the world to support agriculture decision-making. He has a PhD in Geography from Simon Fraser University where he studied economic development and the throughput of... Read More →
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Daniel Jiménez R

Scientist, Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (CIAT)
Colombian agronomist Daniel Jiménez is a scientist at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). He holds a PhD in Applied Biological Sciences (Agriculture) from Ghent University, Belgium and currently is the leader of the group of Big Data at CIAT. Daniel’s data-mining approach to agronomy is now rapidly gaining proponents at all levels – from farmers and technicians to government decision makers and... Read More →

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

10:30am

Open Data: from Release to Impact
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
m.parr@cabi.org
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Sebastian Mhatre

Data Innovation Lead, D4D team, DFID

Session Speaker
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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 →
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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
lopes@cta.int
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Jeni Tennison

CEO, Open Data Institute
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Stanley Wood

Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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

12:30pm

Lunch Plenary
Remarks by Sally Rockey, Executive Director, Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) 
Remarks by Michael Stebbins, Vice President of Science and Technology, The Arnold Foundation  
Viewing of the GODAN Documentary video 

Session Speaker
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Sally Rockey

Executive Director, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research
Dr. Sally Rockey became the inaugural Executive Director of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR) in September 2015. Prior to this role, Dr. Rockey was a leader in Federal research, overseeing the operations of the extramural programs in both agriculture and biomedicine.  She spent 19 years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture where she held a number of positions within the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension... Read More →

Friday September 16, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom

1:30pm

Communicating Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition

Data collection and analysis are being refereed as one of the most important factors in communication of information. Data visualisation refers to the use of visualisations such as maps, dials, graphs, charts, etc. to communicate information in order to enable the audience to absorb and interpret data quickly and easily. For the agricultural sector, the use of data visualisation tools can help reveal important trends and different variables such as environmental factors, geographic location yield percentage, types of products, seed care data that effect changes to crop and yields. Nowadays, there are many data visualisation tools and software programmes open source and free that can give decision support for policy-makers, researchers, farmers for better planning. This session will outline some of the agriculture open data visualisation tools providing information on agricultural science and technology.

 


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Chris Addison

Senior programme coordinator, CTA
addison@cta.int
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Isaura Lopes Ramos

Project Coordinator, CTA
lopes@cta.int

Session Speaker
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Chris Addison

Senior programme coordinator, CTA
addison@cta.int
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Ulrich Atz

Data Consultant, CTA
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Natasha Mhango

Senior Agricultural Information Officer - Publicat, National Agricultural Information Services
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Muchiri Nyaggah

Executive Director, Local Development Research Institute
Local Development Research Institute, Kenya
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Nilam Prasai

Data curator, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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Nemo Semret

CTO, Gro Intelligence
Nemo is CTO of Gro Intelligence. He joined Gro after 8.5 years at Google as a Software Engineer. At Google, he first worked for several years in web search, where he developed ranking algorithms. He was then Tech Lead on Google’s Ad Exchange from its inception through its growth into the kernel connecting all of Google’s advertiser and publisher products (adwords, adsense, dfp). He led the engineering team responsible for auction... Read More →

Friday September 16, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Rendezvous

1:30pm

Research Symposium: Open Research Data Going Forward
At this Research Symposium, academics, researchers and open data practitioners will have the opportunity to discuss their latest findings. Topics to address in our research symposium will cover open data releases, interoperability and creating impact.

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Ben Schaap

Research Lead, GODAN Secretariat
Currently working as GODAN Secretariat Research Lead. Wageningen University trained Soil Scientist with extensive experience in Climate Smart Agriculture at Wageningen UR - Plant Research - Agrosystems. | (ben.schaap@godan.info)
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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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Dr Suchith Anand

Researcher, University of Nottingham
Suchith Anand is founder of Geo for All . He is working for establishing Open Source Geospatial Labs/Research Centres in key universities worldwide as part of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation- ICA MoU. Over 100 research labs have been established worldwide so far .Details at http://www.geoforall.org | | He is one of founders of the Open Source GIS Summer School initiative and the Geospatial Open Source, Open Standards, Open Data... Read More →
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Elizabeth Arnaud

Scientist, Bioversity International
Elizabeth Arnaud leads the Crop Ontology project at Bioversity InternationalIn this framework, she chaired in 2016 the organization of a workshop on semantics for harmonization of phenotypic and agronomic data. In a carreer at Bioversity, Elizabeth coordinated  several information networks and platforms  on Plant Genetic Resources like tthe Musa Germplasm Information System (MGIS), the CGIAR System-wide Information System on Genetic... Read More →
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Chris Baker

CEO, IPSNP Computing Inc.
Chris Baker is a professor and chair in the department of Computer Science at the University of New Brunswick, Canada, focusing on technologies for data integration in the life sciences. Over the last decade he has successfully pioneered the design, development and adoption of advanced knowledge management technologies supporting the needs of researchers in subject areas such as; environmental toxicology, genomics, lipidomics, and... Read More →
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Thomas Baker

Independent FAO consultant, tombaker.org
Thomas Baker is an independent Semantic Web consultant currently helping FAO build the Global Agricultural Concept Scheme (GACS).  His background is in social sciences, with a PhD in Anthropology at Stanford University (1989) followed by work at a socio-economic research institute in Italy.  Since 1993, his wife's relocations have taken their family from New York to Bonn, Bangkok, Berlin, Washington, and back to Bonn, where he currently... Read More →
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Rainer Baritz

Soil Information Officer, UN FAO
Rainer Baritz currently works at FAO's secretariate of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP). His main focus is the development of the Global Soil Information System, which involves aspects such as data harmonization, data specification development for the exchange of interoperable soil data, but also project development. He is a forester by training, and has specialized on indicators, mapping and monitoring related... Read More →
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Ruth Bastow

Executive Director, Global Plant Council
Ruth Bastow is the Executive Director of the Global Plant Council (GPC). GPC is a coalition of national, regional and international societies and partner organisations representing ~55,000 plant, crop and agricultural experts across the globe. The GPC aims to provide an independent and inclusive forum to bring together all those involved in plant and crop research, education and training; facilitate the development of plant science for global... Read More →
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Imma Subirats Coll

Information Management Officer, FAO of the United Nations
Imma Subirats has worked as senior information management officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) since 2006. She works on the advice of standards, tools and good practices for the management and exchange of data to academic, research, private and governmental organizations worldwide. She is also actively promoting open science, open access and open data in the agricultural research context, particularly... Read More →
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Shaun Hobbs

Global Director, Knowledge Bank, CABI
I am responsible for the development Plantwise Knowledge Bank, working with a wide variety of partners and users in this exciting CABI-led initiative. I have 19 years’ experience in the world of scientific information provision, including responsibility for CABI’s database business.  Prior to this I was a research scientist, authoring 40 scientific publications on plant genetics and biotechnology. I have also worked for the... Read More →
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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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Clement Jonquet

Assistant Professor, University of Montpellier
Dr. Clement Jonquet is assistant professor at University of Montpellier, France and since Sept. 2015 visiting scholar at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Informatics Research (BMIR). He is a researcher at the Laboratory of Informatics, Robotics, and Microelectronics of Montpellier (LIRMM), on (biomedical/agronomical)ontologies, semantic data indexing and annotation, semantic Web, text mining, knowledge representation. Dr. Jonquet obtained his... Read More →
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Rebecca Lawrence

Managing Director, F1000
Twitter: @rnl_s  @f1000research  @f1000 Rebecca Lawrence is Managing Director of F1000, providers of a series of tools and services to support the research community in writing, publishing, discovering and evaluating new scientific findings. She was responsible for the launch in January 2013 of the novel open science and open data publishing platform F1000Research. She has subsequently led the initiative behind the upcoming launch of... Read More →
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Ramil Mauleon

Scientist II Bioinformatics Specialist- GRC, IRRI
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Shaik N. Meera

Principal Scientist, ICAR- Indian Institute of Rice Research
Dr. Shaik N.Meera has made outstanding contributions in Indian rice sector with innovative extension methods and practical ICT approaches benefitting rice farmers and extension agencies. He is a member of the Agricultural Research Service in India since 2003, currently working as a Principal Scientist in the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). He has extensive work experience in the field of data and knowledge management in... Read More →
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Barend Mons

Chair of EOSC HLEG, DTL
Barend Mons (born 1957, The Hague) is a molecular biologist and biosemantics specialist. He is known for innovations in scholarly collaboration, especially nanopublications and the FAIR data initiative. Since 2012 he is a Professor in Bio-Semantics at the Department of Human Genetics at the Leiden University Medical Centre and he is also affiliated with the Erasmus Medical Centre, University of... Read More →
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Antonio Jesús Sánchez Padial

Head of Biometrics Service, Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria
Research Software Enginnering with 12+ years' experience in different domains. Currently leading the Agriculture Research Data Repository project at INIA.
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Ben Schaap

Research Lead, GODAN Secretariat
Currently working as GODAN Secretariat Research Lead. Wageningen University trained Soil Scientist with extensive experience in Climate Smart Agriculture at Wageningen UR - Plant Research - Agrosystems. | (ben.schaap@godan.info)

Friday September 16, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Trianon

1:30pm

SDG2 Accountability Framework: for a World without Hunger
Ensuring effective accountability mechanisms will be a pre-requisite for achieving food and nutrition security and thus advancing the progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 2. Identifying and filling data gaps, data standardisation and data disaggregation will become increasingly critical with the ever greatest focus on socio-economic inequalities. This session highlights the results of the work on SDG2-related accountability and data gaps undertaken by a multistakeholder group led by GODAN, in particular the results of the workshop, which took place during the HLPF in July in New York. The framework consists of a pool of policies and tools to be adapted by governments, civil society, international organizations, and the private sector, and involves creating an enabling environment and a tailored data portal.

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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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Gawain Kripke

policy director, oxfam
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Sylvia Szabo

Nutrition Policy and Advocacy Adviser, Save the Children
s.szabo@savethechildren.org.uk

Session Speaker
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Karen Fabbri

Policy Officer, European Commission
Policy Officer at the European Commission's Directorate General for Research and Innovation (R&I) focussing on Food and Nutrition Security (FNS). Developing FOOD 2030 - a new EU R&I policy narrative to future-proof our food systems by stepping-up R&I for more impactful and societally relevant FNS solutions better-suited to withstand the looming 'perfect storm' - the urgent and combined effects of climate change, sustainability... Read More →
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Kiringai Kamau

Programme Lead, CANIS (Center for Agricultural Networking and Information Sharing), University o
My work involves wealth creation vehicles among the communities and groups of common interests that I work with. We drive this through Value Addition and Cottage Industry Development (VACID Africa). VACID Africa is an outcome of my work with the Kenya government and UNIDO. It is an International NGO that links ICT to Agricultural Value Chains founded when I came face to face with the challenges of integrating knowledge to rural agriculture... Read More →
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Geraldo Martha

Coordinator of Embrapa's Scientific Cooperation Program in the United States (Embrapa Labex-USA), Embrapa
Geraldo Martha is an agronomist (1994), having received his Ph.D. (2003) in agronomy, with emphasis in Animal Sciences and Pastures from the University of São Paulo. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in economics at the University of Brasilia (2007). He has been a researcher at Embrapa (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation) since 2001. In the past 15 years he has coordinated more than a dozen research projects, and has... Read More →
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Alberto Sandoval Uribe

Executive Director, Transversal Think Tank
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Paul Zeitz

Director, Data Revolution for Sustainable Development Team
Dr. Paul Zeitz serves as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of State. In this role, he is spearheading efforts to harness the data revolution for sustainable development. He co-coordinates an internal USG working group on the data revolution for sustainable development and he actively liaises with the Data Revolution Task Force. Dr. Zeitz is co-leading the MCC-PEPFAR Partnership to strengthen country-Led open data systems, the Global... Read More →

Friday September 16, 2016 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Petit

3:30pm

Break
Friday September 16, 2016 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Promenade

3:45pm

Closing Plenary
GODAN Hackathon Announcements
GODAN High-Level Forum, LIVE from the United Nations ECOSOC Chamber 
Closing Remarks

2016 GODAN High-Level Forum
United National Headquarters
ECOSOC Chamber 

4:00pm  Welcome Remarks
Mr. Amir Dossal, Global Partnerships Forum, Chair

4:05pm  Voices of United Nations System
H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations (invited)
Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on the SDGs
Mr. Amir Abdulla, Deputy Executive Director, World Food Programme
Mr. Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, UN DESA

4:25pm  Presentation of the GODAN Petition
Ms. Judith Rowland, Head of U.S. Policy and Advocacy, Global Citizen

4:30pm  Voices of GODAN Summit Visionaries
The Honorable Thomas Vilsack, Secretary, Department of Agriculture, United States of America
The Honorable Willy Bett, Minister, Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya
Dr. Mark Keenum, Chair, PUSH Steering Committee
Ms. Rachel Lambert, Interim Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser, Department for International Development, United Kingdom

4:50pm  Call to Action
Mr. Amir Dossal, Global Partnerships Forum, Chair

4:55pm  Open Intervention
Anyone in attendance may make interventions.
Please limit interventions to no more than 2 minutes.

5:25pm  Closing Remarks
Mr. Amir Dossal, Global Partnerships Forum, Chair

 

Session Speaker
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Willy Bett

Cabinet Secretary, Republic of Kenya Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
Willy Kipkorir Bett is the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. By the time of his appointment to the Cabinet, Mr. Bett was serving as the Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Seed Company, a position he held for six years (2009-2015). During his tenure, the company’s financial performance grew significantly from a turnover of KES2.9 billion in 2011 to KES5.0 billion in 2015 with a paradox profit of KES50 million... 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 of the Southeastern Conference where he is a member of the SEC Executive Committee and continues to serve on the SEC’s Content Committee that oversees... Read More →
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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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Judith Rowland

Head of U.S. Policy and Advocacy, Global Citizen
Judith Rowland (@JudithJRowland) is the Head of U.S. Policy and Advocacy at Global Citizen. Ms. Rowland holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Missouri State University and a graduate degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. In her current role, Judith leads Global Citizen’s advocacy within the U.S. government. Judith helped secure over 100 cosponsors on the 2014 Water for the... Read More →
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Jeffrey Sachs

Senior Advisor, United Nations
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Thomas Vilsack

Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Friday September 16, 2016 3:45pm - 6:00pm
Grand Ballroom

6:00pm

Reception
6:30pm - VIP Remarks

Friday September 16, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Grand Ballroom
 

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