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Thursday, September 15
 

7:00am EDT

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

8:00am EDT

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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Andre Laperrière

Andre Laperrière

Executive Director, GODAN
During his career, Mr. Laperrière has led/managed numerous large scale projects on behalf of Private Corporations and subsequently, within the United Nations.He has extensive work experience in the Americas, Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, in particular in developing... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Nicholls

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Stetson

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... Read More →
avatar for Kathryn Van Waes

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... Read More →

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

10:00am EDT

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

10:30am EDT

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 Katherine Townsend

Katherine Townsend

Open Data & Innovation Advisor, Open Data Collaboratives
Institutionalizing data policies in government, hackathons and civic engagement, open data in Africa, and on sustainable shifts in large organization rktownsend@gmail.com www.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... Read More →
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Jeanne Holm

holm@worldpeaceone.com
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Winnie Kamau

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... Read More →
avatar for Casper Sitemba

Casper Sitemba

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

Katherine Townsend

Open Data & Innovation Advisor, Open Data Collaboratives
Institutionalizing data policies in government, hackathons and civic engagement, open data in Africa, and on sustainable shifts in large organization rktownsend@gmail.com www.africaopendata.net
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Lambert Ugorji

Managing Director, Edo State ICT Agency

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

10:30am EDT

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
avatar for Tim Davies

Tim Davies

Co-Director, Open Data Services Cooperative

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... Read More →
avatar for Steven Flower (Open Data Services Co-operative)

Steven Flower (Open Data Services Co-operative)

Member, Open Data Services Cooperative
I'm a member of Open Data Services Co-operative.
avatar for Hanns-Christoph Eiden

Hanns-Christoph Eiden

President, Federal Office for Agriculture and Food
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... Read More →
avatar for Andre Jellema

Andre Jellema

Consultant, GODAN
Agriculture Rural development Sustainable development goals
avatar for Andre Laperrière

Andre Laperrière

Executive Director, GODAN
During his career, Mr. Laperrière has led/managed numerous large scale projects on behalf of Private Corporations and subsequently, within the United Nations.He has extensive work experience in the Americas, Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, in particular in developing... Read More →
avatar for Zara Rahman

Zara Rahman

Deputy Director, The Engine Room
Zara is the Deputy Director of The Engine Room, a non-profit organisation supporting civil society to advance their missions via strategic, effective and responsible use of data and technology.
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Fiona Smith

International Development Researcher, 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... Read More →
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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 →

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

10:30am EDT

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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Shenggen Fan

Shenggen Fan

Director General, IFPRI
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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Samuel Myers

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Alastair Summerlee

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Woteki

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... Read More →

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

10:30am EDT

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
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


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

12:30pm EDT

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... Read More →

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

1:30pm EDT

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
Seeking to establish a practice and evidence base on how to leverage science and technology toward improving lives and enhancing governance. Many of our recent projects focus on open data and data collaboratives - a new kind of public private partnerships across sectors to exchange... Read More →


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

1:30pm EDT

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Ruud Grim

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... Read More →
avatar for Sander Janssen

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 →
avatar for Daniel R. Jiménez

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 →
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... Read More →
avatar for John McArthur

John McArthur

Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution & UN Foundation
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... Read More →
avatar for Matt Rushing

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... Read More →
avatar for Sally Schneider

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... 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... Read More →

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

1:30pm EDT

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
avatar for Tim Davies

Tim Davies

Co-Director, Open Data Services Cooperative


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

3:30pm EDT

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

4:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Grand Ballroom
 
Friday, September 16
 

7:00am EDT

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

8:00am EDT

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for AJ Christensen

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... Read More →
avatar for Steve Dauphin

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 →
avatar for Brady Deaton

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 →
avatar for Glenda Humiston

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 →
avatar for Robert Jones

Robert Jones

President, University at Albany
avatar for Andre Laperrière

Andre Laperrière

Executive Director, GODAN
During his career, Mr. Laperrière has led/managed numerous large scale projects on behalf of Private Corporations and subsequently, within the United Nations.He has extensive work experience in the Americas, Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, in particular in developing... Read More →
avatar for Amy Marshall-Colon

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... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Middleton

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Ignacio Peña

Ignacio Peña

Founder, Surfing Tsunamis
Es especialista en innovación y estrategia, asesor y speaker internacional. Es fundador de Surfing Tsunamis, una catalizadora de iniciativas orientadas a la innovación transformadora. Es Faculty de Singularity University, Lecturer del Wharton School y fue seleccionado Bold Innovator... Read More →
avatar for Sumantra Ray

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... Read More →
avatar for Stephan Tanda

Stephan Tanda

Member Managing Board of Directors, DSM NV
avatar for Thomas Vilsack

Thomas Vilsack

Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Friday September 16, 2016 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom

10:00am EDT

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

10:30am EDT

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.

Session Action Officer
avatar for Casper Sitemba

Casper Sitemba

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

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... 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... Read More →
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Sammy Kanai

MANAGING DIRECTOR, EWASO NYIRO SOUTH DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
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Andre Laperrière

Executive Director, GODAN
During his career, Mr. Laperrière has led/managed numerous large scale projects on behalf of Private Corporations and subsequently, within the United Nations.He has extensive work experience in the Americas, Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, in particular in developing... 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 EDT
Trianon

10:30am EDT

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.

Session Action Officer
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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
Rendezvous

10:30am EDT

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.

Session Action Officer
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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 →
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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... 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 →
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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 - 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
Petit

12:30pm EDT

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... Read More →

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

1:30pm EDT

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.

 


Session Action Officer
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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
I'm a champion for Africa's development agenda as articulated in its normative frameworks and treaties. I am focused on how data and open data can help the continent achieve its vision to end hunger, poverty and reduce inequality. Let's talk about open data with a purpose, supporting... Read More →
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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... Read More →

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

1:30pm EDT

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.

Session Action Officer
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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

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 →

Session Speaker
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Nickolai Alexandrov

Bioinformatics Scientist, IRRI
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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... Read More →
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Elizabeth Arnaud

Scientist, Ontologies CoP leader, Bioversity International
Elizabeth Arnaud leads the Crop Ontology project at Bioversity International and coordinate the Ontology CoP of CGIAR Big data Platform. She organizes and chairs workshops on semantics for harmonization of phenotypic and agronomic data. In a carreer at Bioversity, Elizabeth coordinated... 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... Read More →
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Tom Baker

Co-director, Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
Tom Baker has left his fingerprints on key Semantic Web standards since the late 1990s, when he helped found the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI), which he now co-directs. He co-chaired the W3C working group that published Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) in 2009... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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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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 Montpell... 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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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 EDT
Trianon

1:30pm EDT

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.

Session Action Officer
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Andre Laperrière

Executive Director, GODAN
During his career, Mr. Laperrière has led/managed numerous large scale projects on behalf of Private Corporations and subsequently, within the United Nations.He has extensive work experience in the Americas, Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, in particular in developing... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →

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

3:30pm EDT

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

3:45pm EDT

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... 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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Andre Laperrière

Executive Director, GODAN
During his career, Mr. Laperrière has led/managed numerous large scale projects on behalf of Private Corporations and subsequently, within the United Nations.He has extensive work experience in the Americas, Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, in particular in developing... 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... Read More →
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Jeffrey Sachs

Director, The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, a leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 80 countries.
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Thomas Vilsack

Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture

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

6:00pm EDT

Reception
6:30pm - VIP Remarks

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

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