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Building Data Science Capability in Your Organization

  • OpenGov Hub 1110 Vermont Avenue NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005 (map)


In the age of “big data,” analytics can be applied to virtually every aspect of society. A growing number of international development organizations are seeking to harness the power of data for improved decision-making – to better understand what happened in the past, and predict what will happen in the future.

However, no organization becomes instantly adept at using data analytics to inform decision-making. How do you begin to build out your capabilities? How do you gain and sustain stakeholder buy-in? What kind of talent should you hire to harness the value from your data and how do you retain your talent?  How can you engage with challenging data sources and scale up existing analytics efforts? How do gain momentum around analytics and enable a data (or analytics) driven culture?

These questions and more will the subject of discussion at “Building Data Science Capability in Your Organization,” a half-day event on January 15, 2016, hosted by Development Gateway and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Bringing together organizations that are active in the international development sphere and outside of it, we will hear about how some of these challenges were overcome via real-life case studies, and what tools are available to make the transition from square one to data-driven decisions.

Catered breakfast and lunch will be served. If you would like to attend this event, please RSVP.

Due to space constraints, Development Gateway might not be able to confirm all expressions of interest; registration confirmation emails will be sent separately.