Keynote (Part 1)
Bonnie Glick, Deputy Administrator of the US Agency for International Development and Maury Blackman, CEO of Premise Data
Disrupting Development Conference
September 19, 2019 - Washington, D.C.
About the Event
Disrupting Development: How the Data Revolution will Radically Increase Development Impact was a one-day educational and progressive gathering of thought leaders, influencers and senior policymakers from the international development community. Brought to you by Premise, IBM, IBTCI and Fraym, the conference focused on how the data science methodologies that contributed to the rise of Silicon Valley enterprises can be applied to international development.
While digital technology holds the promise of improved results, the prevailing practice of running scores of pilots has created a sense of activity but little actual progress or strategic shift in the development industry. Traditional measurement and evaluation (M&E) approaches are not adaptive or operations-focused enough to improve outcomes in real-time.
Hear from a variety of innovative tech companies, as well as leading donor organizations (list of speakers below), on adopting a data-driven approach to reshaping the development landscape. Conference highlights and videos are available here.
Chris Watson, Business Development Manager, International Development Market, Premise
Bonnie Glick, Deputy Administrator and Chief Operating Officer, USAID
Aisha Kasali, Global Health Fellow at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Caroline Andresen, Team Leader, Office of U.S Foreign Disaster Assistance
Sawyer Baker, Manager 211 at United Way Worldwide
Jason Ladnier, Interagency Senior Advisor for Security and Stabilization at United States Institute of Peace
Glenn Finch, GM and Global Leader of Cognitive Business Decision Support, IBM
Ngozi Onwuaduegbo, Senior Managing Consultant of Cognitive Business Decision Support, IBM
David Stanton, Director, office of HIV/AIDS, USAID