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Thursday, May 28 • 13:30 - 15:30
Data + Agriculture / Données + agriculture

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This session will focus on the growing use of open data in agriculture, particularly in the developing world.
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Cette séance sera axée sur l'utilisation croissante des données ouvertes en agriculture, en particulier dans les pays en développement.

Moderators
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Catherine Woteki

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)
Dr. Cathie Woteki is Under Secretary for USDA's Research, Education, and Economics (REE) mission area, and the Department's Chief Scientist. Prior to 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 Nutrition at... Read More →

Speakers
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Liz Carolan

The Open Data Institute
Liz manages the Open Data Institute’s collaboration with the World Bank, the “Partnership for Open Data”. She joined the ODI in   2014 from the Institute for Government (IfG), where she developed and project managed learning programs for politicians, public officials, and those engaging with government. While at the IfG, she took a secondment to the Africa Governance Initiative, providing support to new cabinet leaders... Read More →
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Marie-Cécile Huet

Chief Marketing Officer / Agente de marketing principale, OpenDataSoft
Marie-Cécile Huet is Chief Marketing Officer at OpenDataSoft, a software company developing an Open Data management platform. After graduating from the French Press Institute, she has worked several years as Marketing Specialist at Exalead (Dassault Systèmes Group). | --- | Marie-Cécile Huet est Chief Marketing Officer d'OpenDataSoft, plate-forme en ligne conçue pour la collecte, l'agrégation et la... Read More →
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Stephen Costello Lowe

Geospatial Information Officer (GIO) / agent d’information géospatiale,, United States Department of Agriculture / ministère de l’Agriculture des États-Unis
Stephen is the United States Department of Agriculture Geospatial Information Officer (GIO).  He is the senior executive leader for enterprise-wide geospatial data and geographic information systems strategy, policy, and portfolio management, extending the power of spatially enabled data to internal stakeholders across 29 mission and staff office areas, and opening data to external stakeholders through visualization and analytics... 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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Gilles Saindon

Sous-ministre adjoint associé / Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Agriculture et agroalimentaire Canada / Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Dr. Gilles Saindon has been the Associate Assistant Deputy Minister at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Science and Technology Branch, since 2012. Dr. Saindon began his agricultural career when he joined AAFC in 1989 as a research scientist in Lethbridge, AB, developing new dry beans adapted to western Canada.  Dr. Saindon holds a Bachelor degree in Agronomy Science (1983) and a Masters in Plant Breeding (1986) from Laval University... Read More →
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Enrique Zapata

Director of Public Innovation, Office of the President
Director of Public Innovation of the Coordination of National Digital Strategy in the Office of the President of Mexico, where he is one of the main responsible of the development and implementation of the Mexican Open Data Policy. Enrique holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Oxford, with specialization in economic development, and obtained the British Council’s Chevening Scholarship. Previously, he worked at the... Read More →

Panelists
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Steve Adler

Chief Information Strategist / Stratège en chef de l’information, IBM
Steve Adler is IBM's Chief Information Strategist, where he is responsible for IBM's Open Data, Data Governance, and System Dynamics strategies. He is an early pioneer in the Data Governance Industry; he hold four patents on Data Privacy and Security, and is a member of the US Commerce Data Advisory Council, the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Program, and the Open Government Partnership. Mr. Adler is the founder of the Open... 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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Nkechi Okwuone

Open Data Manager / Gestionnaire de données ouvertes, Edo State Open Data Portal / Portail de données ouvertes de l’État d’Edo
Nkechi Okwuone is the Open Data Manager of the Edo State Open Data portal in Nigeria, the first sub-national Open Data portal in Africa. She is an alumnus of Federal Government Girls College, Ibusa and the University of Port Harcourt, where she received her B. Eng in Electrical Electronics Engineering. She leads a team of professionals who implement and promote the Government’s agenda of transparency, collaborative and participatory... Read More →
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Martin Parr

Operations Director, the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Secretariat (GODAN)
Martin Parr is the Operations Director for the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition Secretariat (GODAN) and works in CABI’s Knowledge Services for International Development and is the Head of Open Data at CABI. Martin has over fifteen years of experience working in international development for agriculture and on mobile internet, web-based products, and research communication services.
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Federico Sancho

Leader, Inter-American Information and Editorial Production Centre for Agriculture
Federico has worked at the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), a specialized agency of the Inter-American System for agriculture, since 1997 as project specialist. Since then his portfolio were related with project in information, agribusiness, rural development, and innovation. Since 2004 he became the Head of the Information and Editorial Production Centre for Agriculture at IICA who deal with all the... Read More →
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Stanley Wood

Senior Program Officer, Data, Evidence & Learning / Agent principal de programmes, Données, preuves et apprentissage, Agricultural Development Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) / Programme de développement agricole à la Fondation Bill-et-Melinda-Gates
Stanley Wood is a Senior Program Officer in the Data, Evidence & Learning team of the Agricultural Development Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). Stanley has over 35 years of experience in international research and development. Before joining BMGF Stanley was a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Washington DC, where he also served as the Coordinator of the... Read More →

Thursday May 28, 2015 13:30 - 15:30
Room 210

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