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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


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, 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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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

RIS Informatics Analyst, University of Minnesota
Kevin Silverstein PhDScientific LeadRIS Informatics Analyst, Minnesota Supercomputing InstituteExpertise:Bioinformatics, Systems biology, Comparative genomics, Databases, Plant-microbe interactionsEducation:PhD, Biophysics, University of California, San FranciscoBA, Computer Science... Read More →

Wednesday September 20, 2017 09:30 - 10:15 GMT-05
Kellogg Auditorium CIAT HQ, Cali, Colombia