Premise Hosts Inaugural Disrupting Development Conference in DC

Premise Hosts Inaugural Disrupting Development Conference in DC


The 2019 Disrupting Development conference in DC has concluded. Special thanks to all the speakers, sponsors and attendees for making the first-ever Disrupting Development possible. We’re already planning and looking forward to making 2020’s conference even greater! Conference highlights and videos are available here.

 

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