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Friday, May 29 • 08:30 - 10:00
Data Revolution: Will the Revolution be Open? / Révolution des données : La révolution sera-t-elle ouverte ?

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This panel will speak to recent developments and emerging opportunities related to the United Nations' Data Revolution for Sustainable Development. Issues highlighted will include data supply and quality, privacy rights, and open data as a resource for inclusive, participatory and sustainable development.
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Les membres de ce groupe se pencheront sur les récents développements et les nouvelles possibilités à explorer en tenant compte de l'initiative de la révolution des données pour le développement durable des Nations Unies. Parmi les thèmes abordés, mentionnons l'offre et la qualité des données, les droits à la vie privée et les données ouvertes en tant que ressource pour assurer le développement inclusif, participatif et durable.

Moderators
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Stephen McGurk

Acting Vice-President Program and Partnership Branch | Vice-président, Programmes et partenariats, par intérim, IDRC / CRDI
A trained economist and Sinologist, Stephen McGurk has spent more than three decades studying Asia’s rural development. Prior to acting as Vice-President, McGurk was the Director of IDRC’s Agriculture and Environment program. This program is dedicated to supporting research that seeks to increase agricultural productivity as well as food and water security while ensuring environmental sustainability. Previously, he served as IDRC... Read More →

Speakers
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Wayne Smith

Chief Statistician of Canada / Statisticien en chef du Canada
Born in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Wayne Smith completed an Honours B.A. and Masters degree in Economics at Carleton University in Ottawa. His early career was in the library, academic and news media sectors. In 1981, he joined Statistics Canada, working in the advisory services, communications, census and agriculture programs before becoming Director of Communications Division in 1990. After assignments as Director of Special Surveys Division... Read More →
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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 →

Panelists
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José Alonso

World Wide Web Foundation
José, Program Manager, Open Data, is an Open Data pioneer and advocate with extensive experience in the eGovernment and Web standards fields. He has held various leading roles in Open Data projects and initiatives at the local, regional, national and global levels, such as co-chairing the national Open Data Initiative in Spain. He also and directs research across the Global South such as the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in... Read More →
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Shaida Badiee

Managing Director, Open Data Watch
Shaida Badiee is Managing Director of Open Data Watch. She brings several decades of experience in managing global development statistics as the long-time Director of the World Bank's Development Data Group. During her tenure, flagship global statistical products were launched such as the World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, and the Atlas of Global Development. In 2010, she led the World Bank's Open Data Initiative, a... Read More →
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Amparo Ballivian

Lead Economist, The World Bank / la Banque mondiale
Amparo Ballivián leads the Open Government Data working group at the World Bank. Amparo has managed several development projects in various economic areas, in the Latin America and Caribbean and the Africa regions of the World Bank. Between 2002 and 2006 she was the Bank’s Country Manager and Resident Representative in Nicaragua. Before joining the Bank she worked in public service, academia, diplomatic posts and the... Read More →

Friday May 29, 2015 08:30 - 10:00
2. Salon Ottawa

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