Technology Empowering U.S. Diplomacy and Development

Tech@State: Moneyball Diplomacy - Agenda

Friday, June 7, 2013


8:00 – 8:45 AM

Registration - (Jack Morton Auditorium)

8:45 – 9:00 AM

Master of Ceremonies Introduction - (Jack Morton Auditorium)

Laura Williams, Watch Officer, Operations CenterU.S. Department of State

Welcoming Address

Chris Bracey (@gwlaw), Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Law, George Washington University Law School

Richard Boly (@Beaurichly), Director, Office of eDiplomacyU.S. Department of State

9:00 – 9:45 AM

Keynote Address - (Jack Morton Auditorium)

Kenneth Neil Cukier (@kncukier), Data Editor, The Economist

9:45 – 10:30 AM

Perspectives on Moneyball Diplomacy - (Jack Morton Auditorium)

Ambassador Marc Grossman, Vice Chairman, The Cohen Group

Ambassador Alan Larson (@CovingtonLLP), Senior International Policy Advisor, Covington & Burling LLP

Kenneth Neil Cukier (@kncukier), Data Editor, The Economist

10:30 – 11:00 AM


11:00AM–12:00 PM

Plenary Panel: "The Impact of Geo-Economics on Foreign Policy and i... - (Jack Morton Auditorium)


Laurel Adams, Senior Economist, Office of the Chief Economist, U.S. Department of State


Shantayanan Devarajan (@WorldBankAfrica), Chief Economist, World Bank Middle East & North Africa Region

David Gordon (@DavidFGordon), Head of Research; Director, Global Macro Analysis, Eurasia Group

John Taylor (@EconomicsOne), Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University

Angel Ubide (@AngelUbide), Senior Fellow, The Peterson Institute for International Economics

12:00 – 12:30 PM

Ignite Sessions - (Jack Morton Auditorium)

Amir Bagherpour (@StateCSO): "Big Data Analytics and Preventing Conflicts", U.S. Department of State

John Silson (@johnsilson): "Trade Leads and Visualizing Economic Diplomacy" - U.S. Department of State

Matt Chessen (@mattlesnake): "Digital Reputations, Development and Diplomacy", U.S. Department of State

Will Tucker (@ideas42): "Designing Behavioral Interventions in the Western Cape", ideas42

Cindy Walker (@Pragmatics_Inc): "Predictive Analytics - Beyond the  Numbers", Pragmatics

David Kim (@Foretuit): "The Future of Big Data: Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Predict and Alter Group Behavior", Foretuit

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Lunch - (Jack Morton Auditorium)

1:30 – 2:30PM

Afternoon Keynote Address

Nassim Nicholas Taleb (@nntaleb), Author, The Black SwanAntifragileand Fooled by Randomness

2:30 – 3:00 PM


3:00 – 4:30 PM

Breakout Panels

Panel Discussion One: Prediction Markets

Panel Discussion Two: Diving into Data

Panel Discussion Three: How We Decide

4:30 – 4:45 PM


4:45 – 5:00 PM

Wrap Up Address – (Jack Morton Auditorium)

Bill Hall (@GetInandWin), Author, Changing the Game

5:00 – 8:00 PM

June ICT4 Drinks: Tech@State Happy Hour - (Elephant and Castle)


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