2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

How Big Data Can Transform Poverty Policy

Sunday, March 15
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Austin Convention Center
Room 10AB
Austin Convention Center

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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John Delaney


United States House Of Representatives

Congressman John Delaney (D, MD) was elected in 2012 to serve Maryland’s Sixth District. Delaney is the only former CEO of a publicly traded company in the House of Representatives, and brings to W...

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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 red...

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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 import...

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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 publ...

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