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Data Ecosystem Panel

Data Ecosystem Panel aims to inspire collaboration among nonprofits to achieve greater societal impact through data science. The Data Ecosystem Panel brings together program and technology professionals in the Northeast Florida region.

Karthikeyan Umapathy

on 24 November 2016

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What does the data ecosystem mean for your organization?
Question 4:
What are the important components/entities in your current data ecosystem, how do they work together, and how could they be improved?
Question 5:
What is your data ecosystem wish list or your data ecosystem dream?
Question 6:
What does data-driven decision making mean for your organization?


What is the difference between data and evidence in the decision-making processes in your organization?
Question(s) 1:
What are the hurdles in establishing a data-driven decision making approach in your organization?
Question 2:
To what extent has data-driven decision making penetrated the different levels of your organization?
Question 3:
Data-driven Decision Making
Improving the Data Ecosystem in the NE Florida
Live Q&A Session
Post questions to panel members anytime during the discussions. Moderators will pose relevant questions to panel members.
Data Ecosystem Panel
To inspire collaboration among nonprofits to achieve greater societal impact through data science.
Theme 1:
Theme 2:
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Dr. Karthikeyan Umapathy
He is a Florida Campus Compact STEM Fellow, UNF Community Scholar, and IEEE Senior Member.
He uses service learning to provide real-world software development experience for students while giving access to technological solutions for nonprofits.
His research topic includes Web Services, IT Standards, Large-scale Software Development, and IT in nonprofits context.
He received his PhD in Information Sciences and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Dan Richard
Associate Professor
School of Computing, UNF
Director Faculty Enhancement
Associate Professor of Psychology, UNF
He has considerable experience in statistical methods, modeling human behavior, and working with a variety of data sources and large datasets.
He has helped nonprofit organizations determine the impact of their programs and has helped in determining the long term impacts of service learning and community engagement on students.
He is a strong advocate of evidence based practices.
He received his PhD Experimental Psychology - Social from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX.
Panel Members:
Michael Blessing
Housing Systems Coordinator,
LSF Health Systems,

I am committed to providing innovative, flexible, results-oriented services tailored to address the unique needs and cultures of our consumers.

LSF Health Systems seeks to improve productivity, reduce costs and improve lives in the Northeast and North Central Florida Region through the provision of innovative and cost-effective Substance Abuse and Mental Health services, acting as the “managing entity” of state-funded mental health and substance abuse services.
Lauren D’Amico
Data & HMIS, HMIS Systems Administrator,
Changing Homelessness,
She has more than 10 years experience in direct service and program management. Ms. D’Amico has worked with various populations including adolescents in residential settings, emergency shelter programs for families experiencing homelessness and homeless adults seeking to obtain Social Security benefits.

She holds a BA in Communication and Women’s Studies from West Chester University (West Chester, PA). She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a focus on Nonprofit Management at the University of North Florida.
Mark Walker
Knowledge Management and Technology Officer,
Jessie Ball duPont Fund,

He conducts research on areas of interest to the Fund, including but not limited to energy conservation, youth employment, juvenile justice reform, and affordable rental housing and manages the distribution of all essential research findings via the Fund’s internal “wiki.”

He works with the Fund's president to advise, manage, and oversee the Fund's technology solutions including, but not necessarily limited to, the grants management platform, the internal “wiki,” and any associated technologies.
Jason Rose, Ph. D.
Vice President of Data & Research,
Jacksonville Public Education Fund,
He began his career in education as a first and second grade teacher at schools in Savannah and Atlanta.
He was a postdoctoral research fellow with the Center for Diverse Families and Communities at The Pennsylvania State University.
He has a master's degree in early childhood education from Armstrong Atlantic State University, a doctorate in education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has most recently completed a two year fellowship with the Strategic Data Project at Harvard University's Center for Education Policy Research.
to panel members for taking time to participate in the discussions.
to the Nonprofit Center for organizing this event and giving us an opporunity to organize this panel.
for supporting us and attending the event.
Thank You
Organized as a part of the Data and Technology Experience, October 25, 2016, Jacksonville, FL
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