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Thursday, September 15
 

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
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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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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 →
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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 →
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Kerry Kennedy

President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
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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 →
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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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Trevor Nicholls

CEO, CABI
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John Rossant

Founder and Chairman, New Cities Foundation
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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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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 →
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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... 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... Read More →

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

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
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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

Session Speaker
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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 →

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

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
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Hanns-Christoph Eiden

President, Federal Office for Agriculture and Food
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Sarah Hull

Head, External Affairs, Syngenta
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Christopher Rawlings

Head of Computational and Systems Biology, Rothamsted Research
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Jeni Tennison

CEO, Open Data Institute

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

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
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Ann Aerts

Head, Novartis Foundation
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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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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 →
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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... 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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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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Robert Jones

President, University at Albany
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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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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 →
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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... 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 →
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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 →
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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... 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 EDT
Grand Ballroom

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

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
 

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