DEVEX WORLD 2016
The global development event of the year.
June 14, 2016 | Washington, D.C.Get Tickets
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MORE THAN A CONFERENCE, IT’S A BREATH OF FRESH INSIGHT.
Thinkers & doers, changemakers & expert practitioners will converge by the hundreds at The Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, DC on June 14, 2016. The first global development event of its kind, Devex World is a full day of inspiring, interactive, collaborative sessions with one focus: you.
We enter a future where new models reign. No sector, no function, no professional can afford to miss the data revolution or arrive late to innovations transforming lives at scale. This more global, dynamic, competitive ecosystem is brimming with possibility.
Devex World is not just about understanding this future. It’s about charting it for you, your organization, and the world. Tickets are limited - reserve your place now.
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Here’s a chance to lift your gaze and see what’s coming. What you and your organization might, no must, do differently. Swim across five streams essential for every development professional. And take your pick from 30 workshops, expert interactives, multimedia & hands-on experiences, and main stage conversations with leaders driving this future.
SOME OF THE LUMINARIES YOU'LL HEAR FROM
Mandar is the Co-Founder of MediaRise, a non-profit that promotes the creation and consumption of meaningful media to accelerate social change. He has previously managed Shell’s GameChanger social innovation program and received the Ashoka League of Intrapreneurs award for his leadership program promoting innovation culture through meditation.
Co-Founder of MediaRise
As the Chief Philanthropic Officer at Vulcan Inc., Anthony leads philanthropic initiatives focused on wildlife and ocean conservation, climate change, global health, development and culture. He has previously served as the U.N. assistant secretary-general for field support and played a leading role in U.N’s operational response to the Ebola crisis, the Indian Ocean tsunami and the Haiti earthquake.
Chief Philanthropic Officer at Vulcan Inc.
As an infectious diseases physician, Nahid has combated Ebola on the ground and now works on identifying health systems interventions designed to reduce the often devastating impact of outbreaks on communities. She is also the medical director of a patient unit designed to care for patients with highly infectious diseases at the Boston Medical Center.
Director of Infection Control and Medical Response at the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories
As the Associate Director of International Development at The Rockefeller Foundation, Sundaa develops initiatives that contribute to global discourse on international development trends and multilateral processes. She has over 20 years of experience designing and executing high-impact initiatives supporting economic and social development across the globe.
Associate Director for International Development at The Rockefeller Foundation
Ann Mei Chang
Ann Mei Chang’s work at USAID is transforming global development through science, technology, innovation, and partnerships. She is a women in tech with more than twenty years of engineering and leadership experience in Silicon Valley. She has also served as Senior Advisor for Women and Technology at the U.S. Department of State.
Ann Mei Chang
Chief Innovation Officer and Executive Director, U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID
T.J. is the CEO of CauseLabs and has helped launch more than 100 solutions for the socially conscious innovation firm specializing in creative technology solutions for scaling impact. With more than 15 years of experience from the forefront of emerging technologies, he is a thought leader in digital innovation and human centered design.
CEO of CauseLabs
As president and CEO of PATH, Steve Davis combines his extensive experience as a technology business leader, global health advocate, and social innovator to accelerate great ideas and bring lifesaving solutions to scale. He oversees PATH’s work of driving transformative global health innovation to save and improve lives.
President & CEO, PATH
Matt leads the international relations team at Uber where he manages public policy around the company’s expansion and operations outside the U.S. in a total of 70 countries. As a global policy expert, he has previously worked on public sector reform with governments around the globe.
International Relations Lead, Uber
Dr. Gayle leads McKinsey & Company’s global non-profit to solve the world’s most critical and challenging social issues. She is an expert on global development, having been CEO at CARE USA and spending years at the CDC and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
CEO, McKinsey Social Initiative
Christoph leads Charity:water’s global water investments in 24 countries. He also oversees technology innovations that increase the transparency and long-term impact of clean water programs. Growing up in the Central African Republic and Nigeria, he discovered at a young age the importance of clean water and it’s impact on people’s lives.
Chief Global Water Officer at Charity: water
As a Principal on the Innovation Investment team at the Skoll Foundation, Raymond U. Guthrie develops and structures investments to scale the proven innovative approaches of Skoll social entrepreneurs, in order to accelerate impact on the world’s most pressing problems.
Senior Partner, Global Innovation Fund
Jake is the founder of Nuru International, an organization focused on ending extreme poverty in remote, rural, conflict areas. After serving over seven years in the Marine Corps as a Platoon commander, including two combat tours in Iraq and disaster relief operations after the Asian Tsunami, he understood that the lack of education and extreme poverty had to be eradicated before the “War on Terror” can be resolved.
CEO and Co-Founder of Nuru International
As General Partner at Khosla Impact, Sandhya leads impact-tech investments across India and Africa. An engineer and entrepreneur at heart, Sandhya uses her expertise investing in energy, education and financial service technologies to assist high-impact entrepreneurs. She was also named a top investor under 40 in India.
General Partner, Khosla Impact
Qutaiba is the co-founder and Director of Operations of People Demand Change. He is a native of Damascus and was on the ground in Syria during the protests of 2011. Detained twice for his activism, he was forced to leave the country. Since then, he has worked with several relief groups in Lebanon and Egypt.
Co-Founder of People Demand Change
A global development, fundraising and marketing veteran, Scott leads Global Impact’s giving initiatives. He has more than twenty years of experience making the world a better place through his leadership, direction and oversight of organizations such as PATH and World Vision.
President and CEO of Global Impact
Dean is a Professor of Economics at Yale University and the President and Founder of the research and policy non-profit IPA. His research focuses on microeconomic issues of public policies and poverty. Much of his work uses behavioral economic insights and approaches to better understand economic and policy issues in developing countries.
President of Innovations for Poverty Action
Julie T. Katzman
Julie is the Executive Vice President and COO responsible for managing overall operations of the IDB, the largest provider of development finance in Latin America and the Caribbean. She is the pioneer leading an institutional transformation aimed at achieving, measuring and reporting tangible results. She also serves on the Boards of Directors of the MacArthur Foundation.
Julie T. Katzman
Executive Vice President and COO at the Inter-American Development Bank
During his 25 years’ in strategic performance management, Scott has advised both local and foreign governments, as well as Fortune 500 companies. He now leads Grant Thornton’s Global Public Sector state and local practice, collaborating with over 130 country offices around the world in order to build capacity within public sector institutions and provide best practices in public financial management.
Global Leader for Public Sector Team at Grant Thornton
Kevin oversees, Facebook’s free Internet access program, Internet.org. Prior to Facebook, Kevin was Chairman at the FCC, helping pioneer adoption of a policy statement on net neutrality leading to the 2010 Open Internet Order.
VP Mobile and Global Access, Facebook
As Founder of the Humanitarian UAV Network, Patrick expertly advises global organizations on the use of aerial robots to solve humanitarian challenges. He has led disaster recovery missions using aerial robotics in over 12 countries and is a global thought leader and expert in digital humanitarian technology and innovation.
Executive Director, WeRobotics
In her capacity as Global Health Ambassador for PSI, Debra has visited Zimbabwe and Zambia to advocate for HIV prevention programs. As an Ambassador, she has brought attention to progress being made against the epidemic by advocating for US investments in HIV/AIDS, and meeting with DFID and USAID. She is also a talented actress.
Global Health Ambassador, PSI
The former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom now oversees the IRC’s humanitarian relief operations in more than 30 war-affected countries and the resettlement of refugees in 25 U.S. cities. His professional accomplishments include having served as MP and Secretary of State for the Environment.
President & CEO, IRC
Sid is a Zambian-born entrepreneur and investor who serves as the Director of Partnerships for the Draper Venture Network, an organization of independent venture funds operating in 60 cities across four continents. He also advises CRE Venture Capital and their investments and partnerships with visionary entrepreneurs in technology-enabled startups in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Director of Partnerships at Draper Venture Network
Neal is the director of social impact at Tableau Software and the director of the Tableau Foundation. He leads the company’s efforts in community impact, employee service and giving, philanthropic partnerships and worldwide grantmaking. Outside of Tableau, he’s an active angel investor promoting ethical data, diversity and social equity.
Corporate Social Responsibility Director at Tableau (director of social impact)
As President Obama's principal communications aide on national security, Ben oversees all communications, speechwriting, and global engagement on national security. He was previously leading Speechwriting at the White House and the Obama campaign.
Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications & Speechwriting of National Security Council
Christina leads and provides her education expertise to Andela’s operations as they identify top development talents on the African continent, train them and pair them with companies worldwide. She has previously built education and employment programs around the world and directed the Program department of the Clinton Global Initiative.
Co-Founder and COO, Andela
Bob oversees mobile growth and the central technology innovation function at Thomson Reuters. He is an ambassador for the London Tech City Initiative and a Member of the British Empire for services to British trade / investment and promotion of STEM education.
Head of Applied Innovation, Thomson Reuters
Pam helps teams and organizations discover and leverage Human-Centered Design (HCD), particularly in the social sector. As the founder of The Curious Company and a member of the Board of Director at IDEO.org, she inspires companies to be more consumer-focused, innovative -- including introducing HCD to the challenge of unintended teen pregnancy in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Founder and Board, IDEO.org and The Curious Company
Gayle Smith oversees a team of 10,000 professionals at USAID working to end extreme poverty, foster sustained and inclusive economic growth, and promote democratic societies globally. In addition to her experience covering military, economic and political affairs in Africa, she has been a driving force behind Presidential initiatives that are advancing USAID’s mission, and now fulfills a vital role in shaping America’s international development policy.
As Chief Technology Officer of the United States, Megan was appointed by President Obama to lead technology policy, data and innovation initiatives for the country. An award-winning entrepreneur, engineer, and tech evangelist, Meghan has over 25 years of experience working on innovative projects at Google and PlanetOut, and co-founding the Malala Fund.
Chief Technology Officer, The White House
David leads Premise, a data and analytics company that is measuring economic, political and social developments in real-time using mobile software. David has experience in capital markets, data infrastructure, tech startups, and is on the advisory board of Columbia University’s Institute for Data Sciences.
CEO and co-founder, Premise
Dr. Stofan serves as principal advisor to the NASA Administrator on science programs and science-related strategic planning and investments. She most recently was Vice President at Proxemy Research and an honorary professor at University College London.
Chief Scientist, NASA
As President of the Malala Fund, Meighan leads the foundation’s work and Malala’s dream to empower girls and help them achieve their full potential through a quality secondary education. She has previously led high-level projects with Bono’s ONE Campaign, The United Nations, Clinton Global Initiative and the World Economic Forum. She also holds a seat on the Board of Pencils of Promise.
President of the Malala Fund
Zenia leads XPRIZE’s global expansion by designing and launching exciting prizes to address failures in the traditional development sector. She has worked across 20 countries, always at the nexus of technology and social impact, focusing on how to leverage technological innovations for greater good.
Executive Director, Global Development of XPRIZE
Parminder manages all the day-to-day strategic operations to ensure the Foundation continues its mission of empowering African entrepreneurs. Under her leadership, the Foundation continues to make entrepreneurship the primary driver of Africa’s economic growth and social transformation.
CEO, The Tony Elumelu Foundation
As the CEO of NetHope, Lauren drives the organization’s mission to put advanced connectivity technologies in the hands of nonprofits whose work can be magnified by its power. She managed Microsoft’s global education and government programs for more than a decade and now leverages her years of experience to help solve international problems through technology.
CEO of NetHope
YOUR DAY IN A NUTSHELL
YOU SHOULD ATTEND
Global Development is a bigger tent than ever, and Devex World covers all of it. Private & public, NGO & corporation, foundation & social enterprise - we’re all in this together. Whether you design, operate, or lead solutions to the world’s toughest problems, Devex World is for you. We won’t put you in a box but if you must know, these are the kinds of professionals you’ll meet: