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Andrew Patricio is the founder of Data Effectiveness Inc, focusing on helping organizations increase the return on their investment in data science and analytics. He previously was the most senior technical leader at DC Public Schools for 6 years where he led all work on data systems and data reporting. Prior to that he had an extensive career in consulting for both commercial and government clients. He no longer has hobbies other than sleep as he is busy with the data consulting company, two pre-schoolers, a pregnant wife, a sweet but very bad dog, and entirely too many youtube videos of puppies. He has a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois and holds unnecessarily strong opinions on science fiction TV shows from the 80’s.→
Senior Programme Officer, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
As Senior Program Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bin Pei is the China lead in developing and executing the Charitable Sector Support strategy, working closely with inter-government agencies, think tanks, academia, social organizations and international experts on some of the fundamental issues hindering the development of charities and philanthropy in China. Bin also supports the foundation’s policy, advocacy and government relations’ work in China to engage China as a development partner. Bin joined the foundation in August 2010 and has brought her passion, enthusiasm and extensive experience to support the foundation’s work to engage and mobilize China as a development partner.→
As part of CECP’s research and analysis team, Carmen Perez manages CECP’s Global Corporate Giving Initiative. This project includes coordinating the research, synthesis, and collaborative process of developing CECP’s global valuation guidance, publication of the Global Initiative’s report, and the engagement of an international stakeholder network.→
Lisa Philp is vice president for strategic philanthropy at the Foundation Center. In this role, she connects funders, philanthropy networks, and advisors with data, research, and technology to encourage more strategic and collaborative giving. Lisa previously headed up a philanthropic advisory practice at a private bank and served as a program officer, communications and government relations director at a regional association of grantmakers, and board member of two affinity groups of funders.→
CEO of Healthy Culture Action Tank
Agata is CEO of Healthy Culture Action Tank, an independent non-profit research organization focused on health. Previously she worked in the technology sector as a communication strategist specialized in international market development. Since 2004 she’s been running international relations for various nonprofit organizations in Poland. Agata graduated from Institute of Applied Linguistics on the University of Warsaw and Spanish and European Law Centre run by Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha and University of Warsaw. In 2013 she published a book on online communication “Hello Reputation: We trust people. We remember stories. We buy experiences”.→
Ana Pinho is currently WINGS' knowledge management coordinator. For the past 10 years Ana has worked for grassroots and international non-governmental organizations in Brazil and the United Kingdom on a variety of subjects including human rights, gender, adult education, and public policy. Ana joined WINGS in 2011, and since then has done extensive research and data collection on philanthropy infrastructure, contributing to different publications and projects, such as the Community Foundations Atlas. Ana coordinated the work towards WINGS' two latest reports: "Infrastructure in Focus - A Global Picture of Organizations Serving Philanthropy" and "Global Status Report on Community Foundations - 2012 Update".→
Alberto Andreu Pinillos is Global Corporate Reputation & Responsibility Managing Director at Telefónica. He is also a Visiting Professor at the School of Economics & Business Administration at Navarra University. Additionally, he holds a seat in the Spanish CSR Council and member of the Stakeholders Council of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Formerly, he was associate professor at IE Business School for more than 20 years→
Caroline Poirrier is Senior Program Officer at Results for Development where she focuses on governance, transparency, accountability, and participation. She manages the Secretariat of the Governance Data Alliance, a community of governance data producers, users, and funders committed to the effective production and use of high-quality data to advance democratic governance reforms in countries. She also manages capacity building and research programs.
Caroline holds a M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Pennsylvania.→
Jake is a machine learning and technology enthusiast who loves nothing more than seeing good values in data. He founded DataKind™ in the hopes of creating a world in which every social organization has access to data capacity to better serve humanity. He was most recently the data scientist in the New York Times R&D lab and remains an active member of the data science community. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Statistics from UCLA.→
Brenna Marea Powell
Brenna Marea Powell is the Associate Director of the Stanford Center on International Conflict and Negotiation, an interdisciplinary research center at Stanford University dedicated to the study of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. She is also Principal and Chairman at the IPRE Group, a consulting firm that conducts rigorous impact evaluation and policy analysis for organizations working in the fields of development, governance, and peacebuilding. →
The Basic Registry of Identified Global Entities (BRIDGE) is a collaborative project that aims to revolutionize information sharing, in order to better understand the flows of philanthropic dollars and enhance transparency and effectiveness in the global social sector.→