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Thursday, September 5 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Managing Development Data Across the Data Lifecycle

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This session will deliver a panel discussion of USAID initiatives to advance management of development data across a lifecycle, in partnership with the broader development data community. The discussion will highlight the importance of planning for and managing different types of USAID-funded development data (e.g., monitoring, evaluation, geospatial, etc.) across a lifecycle to enhance both data usability and responsible sharing and publication. It will focus on data management practices reflected in policy updates and revisions (e.g, ADS 579, Activity Location Data Mandatory Reference), partner perspectives, current governance and legal efforts and risk management and responsible data frameworks that respond to new Federal data mandates.The panel will emphasize how USAID and the development data community can work together in ways that advance a collective goal of using data to improve development outcomes.


Gayle Girod

Chief Innovation Counsel, USAID
Gayle joined the USAID Office of General Counsel in May 2011 from World Vision.  She is the Chief Innovation Counsel, supporting the Agency to use its authorities creatively to achieve our development objectives.  Gayle previously practiced government contracts law at three DC law... Read More →

Patrick Gault

Senior Geospatial Analyst, USAID GeoCenter - Freedom Consulting Group Contractor
Patrick Gault is a founding member of the USAID GeoCenter and has recently led the Agency's work to establish and implement geographic data policy, guidance, and standards for improved development decisions and greater accountability.

M. Scott Thompson

Data Scientist, USAID
Scott provides project leadership through USAID's Data Services team to advance the availability, accessibility, and re-use of USAID-funded data. Dr. Thompson's work at USAID focuses on enterprise data efforts, such as long-term curation, interoperability, and data sharing and publication... Read More →
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Carmen Tedesco

Data and Tech Lead - Development Results, DAI
In her current role as Data and Tech Lead for DAI's Managing for Development Results team, Ms. Tedesco leads the Data Science Team, serving as data analytics translator, bridging DAI's data science capability and development needs to help derive insights that improve our work. She... Read More →

Thursday September 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm EDT
Academy Hall A FHI 360 Conference Center, 1825 Connecticut Ave, 8th Floor, Washington, DC