Big Data, Big Problems, Big Solutions!



On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, from 11:30AM to 12:45PM ET, we will present a free webinar:


Big Data, Big Problems, Big Solutions!

Incorporating Responsible Data Principles in Institutional Data Management


The nonprofit sector produces a wealth of data that plays a fundamental role in the strategic and operational decision making and learning. Nevertheless, many organizations face major challenges with storing and integrating data produced in the field, limiting decision and learning capacity. Data warehousing and integration is an approach that could help fill this gap. However, it raises challenges in terms of responsible data management. This session will discuss the major conceptual, programmatic and technical considerations needed to implement responsible data principles and approaches, at different levels (field, region, global) and scenarios.


On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017, from 11:30AM to 12:45PM ET, please join Alvaro Cobo-Santillan, Senior Advisor MEAL/ICT at Catholic Relief Services (CRS); Jeff Lundberg, Senior Program Manager at CRS; Paul Perrin, Director and Associate Professor of the Practice at University of Notre Dame; and Gillian Kerr, President Emeritus at LogicalOutcomes Canada in a repeat of their popular session from this year’s MERL TECH DC 2017 Conference.



Alvaro Cobo-Santillan is the Senior MEAL/ICT Advisor at Catholic Relief Services. He is primary role is ensuring that the agency ICT4D solution (eValuate – is designed for global rollout to meet Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Program Management needs in the field, regions and headquarters.

Jeff Lundberg is a Senior Program Manager at Catholic Relief Services, where he leads a global team that provides solutions for a suite of International Development technology projects to help improve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of human life.

Jeff has more than 15 years of collective experience, and has been recognized as a leader with signature strengths in planning and execution, communicating effectively, and building relationships.

He has a passion for international volunteerism and has completed multiple missions with Habitat for Humanity, Global Village; including leading a team to Bangladesh. Jeff recently obtained a Master of Arts degree in International Leadership.

Paul Perrin is the Director and Associate Professor of the Practice, University of Notre Dame. For five years, he was a Senior Technical Advisor and then the Director for Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning at Catholic Relief Services in Baltimore, MD.

Gillian Kerr is the President Emeritus at LogicalOutcomes Canada. Gillian founded LogicalOutcomes in 2013 to provide evaluation and consulting to Canadian nonprofits. LogicalOutcomes creates, implements and shares tools and approaches that lead to social change; it promotes open access principles among funders and non-profits; and it constantly evaluates and improves what it does. Since early 2015 it has focused on implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems using DHIS2.


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