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Sunday, March 15 • 9:30am - 10:30am
How Big Data Can Transform Poverty Policy

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Despite 50 years of well-intentioned policies, poverty in America remains stubbornly high and income mobility is at its lowest in decades. But transformation is on the horizon. By increasing their reliance on big data and analytics, communities, states, and even the federal government are shifting toward results-oriented programs, boosting effectiveness and accountability across program areas.
This new interest in evidence-based initiatives is bringing hope to many communities, changing the lives of America's homeless, single mothers, convicted felons, and underprivileged children. However, more needs to be done. In this panel, Congressman John Delaney (D, MD) will be joined by top nonprofit experts to discuss the successes of data-driven programs, the barriers to their expansion, and the ways in which the tech community can marshall its resources to tackle one of the greatest public policy challenges facing America today.

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Kevin Corinth

Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Kevin Corinth is a research fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, where he studies homelessness and poverty. His current research evaluates the effectiveness of Housing First policies in reducing homelessness, and examines the role of social detachment in homelessness incidence... Read More →
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John Delaney

Congressman, United States House Of Representatives
Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) is the only former CEO of a publicly traded company in the House of Representatives. Congressman Delaney founded and led two NYSE-listed financial services companies before the age of forty and is a past winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of... Read More →
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Michele Jolin

Managing Dir, America Achieves
Michele Jolin is a Managing Partner for America Achieves, leading the organization's Results for America initiative, which works to develop recommendations and bipartisan support for investing public funds in evidence-based solutions that can be taken to large scale. Michele also... Read More →
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Lori Sanders

Sr Fellow, R Street Institute
Lori Sanders is the outreach director and a senior fellow at the R Street Institute. In this role, she manages R Street's research on income mobility, coordinating and publishing work on the importance of evidence-based approaches to poverty reduction. She is also responsible for... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
ACC Room 10AB Austin Convention Center

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