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Friday, March 13 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Fighting Ebola With Technology, Data and Innovation

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Anyone with a smartphone, wearable device or access to their physician via the Internet knows firsthand how technology and connectivity can improve health.
But how can these and other cutting-edge technologies be leveraged to fight the Ebola epidemic, save lives at birth or even alleviate hunger and malnutrition?
Hear how the U.S. Agency for International Development's U.S. Global Development Lab and Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact are harnessing technology, data and crowdsourcing to tackle some of the world’s toughest development challenges. See firsthand how innovations such as re-imagined protective gear that zips off like a wetsuit, long-lasting lotions that kill the virus on contact, and wearable sensors that allow for remote patient monitoring are all being deployed to support the global crisis response to Ebola.

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Speakers
avatar for Ann Mei Chang

Ann Mei Chang

Exec Dir US Global Dev Lab, USAID
Ann Mei Chang currently serves as the Executive Director of USAID’s Global Development Lab. Previously, she was the Chief Innovation Officer at Mercy Corps, building highly scalable social ventures and leveraging mobile/internet to improve the lives of the poor. She served as the Senior Advisor for Women and Technology in the Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues at the U.S. Department of State. At State she developed partnerships... Read More →
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Wendy Taylor

Dir Center for Accelerating Innovation & Impact, USAID
Wendy Taylor is Director of the Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact at the US Agency for International Development (USAID), a center of excellence applying innovative, business-minded approaches to accelerate the development, introduction and scale-up of priority global health innovations. Joining the Administration in 2010, Ms. Taylor established and built the Center, spearheaded the Saving Lives at Birth Grand Challenge for... Read More →
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Steven VanRoekel

Chief Innovation Officer, USAID


Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

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