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Wednesday, September 20 • 09:30 - 10:15
How to Mobilize Agricultural Data and Unlock its Full Value

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Mobilizing data out of hard drives and spreadsheets and into open, discoverable environments presents an array of challenges. The incentives to mobilize data flow from the needs of users who will be able to unlock its value in different contexts. Panelists from across the research and development spectrum will tackle questions such as:
  • What are the most acute challenges facing the sector in finding and interacting with agricultural data?
  • Who are the public and private sector stakeholders that we want to use the data, and how could they play a role in mobilizing it?  
  • What failures and successes have different sectors encountered along the path to mobilizing data fully? 
  • What lessons were learned from the failures and what capabilities were unlocked by the successes?

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Jawoo Koo

Senior Research Fellow, IFPRI
Jawoo is a Senior Research Fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and a co-pioneer of the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture. At IFPRI he leads Spatial Data and Analytics Theme. Jawoo also serves as the Global Coordinator of the CGIAR Consortium... Read More →


Summer Allen

Research Coordinator, IFPRI
Summer Allen is a Research Coordinator in IFPRI focusing on Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH) and the Food Security Portals. Before joining IFPRI, Summer served as the Research Coordinator for the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) and has years of experience... Read More →
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Elizabeth Arnaud

Scientist, Ontology CoP Coordinator, Bioversity International
Elizabeth Arnaud leads the Crop Ontology project at Bioversity InternationalIn this framework, she chaired in 2016 the organization of a workshop on semantics for harmonization of phenotypic and agronomic data. In a carreer at Bioversity, Elizabeth coordinated  several information... Read More →
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Vanessa Goas

Senior Director of Operations, Development Gateway
Vanessa oversees all Development Gateway (DG)'s project teams and partner relationships, ensuring high-quality products and services are delivered to client satisfaction. In particular, Vanessa is the product owner for DG's Aid Information Management Program, and oversees software... Read More →
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Kevin Silverstein

Scientific Lead, G.E.M.S | University of Minnesota
I have extensive experience in bioinformatics, having worked in a variety of both crop and model plant systems, bacteria, cattle, and human. I have a dual background in molecular biology and computation, having programmed in 12 languages.

Wednesday September 20, 2017 09:30 - 10:15
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia

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