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

Fighting Ebola With Technology, Data and Innovation

Friday, March 13
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Room 201-202
110 E 2nd St

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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Ann Mei Chang

Exec Dir US Global Dev Lab


Ann Mei Chang is the first Executive Director of the U.S. Global Development Lab at the U.S. Agency for International Development. With extensive experience in the technology industry, a commitment...

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Steven VanRoekel

Chief Innovation Officer


Wendy Taylor

Dir Center for Accelerating Innovation & Impact


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 app...

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