Information and Technology in Human Services: Who's at the Table and How We Can Work Together More Effectively
Sponsored by Alumni in Performance Measurement and Management, the NYU Wagner Office of Alumni Relations, and the New York Consortium of Evaluators

Date: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Time: 9:00am-10:30am
Location: 295 Lafayette Street, 2nd Fl., NYC
                   Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue


Different groups of stakeholders in the human service sector (nonprofit leaders, policy makers, government funders, philanthropic funders, evaluators, service delivery staff, clients, etc.) understand the role of data and technology in the human services sector in different ways. Lack of coordination among these various players leads to very concrete challenges in the development of information systems. Nonprofits have a lot of potential in using data and technology in new and innovative ways, but they often struggle with the most mundane challenges of data management, basic technology support, and meeting the requirements of government and philanthropic funders. How can the human services sector push past these basic challenges to benefit from the great potential that data and modern technology hold? The panelists will discuss these challenges with an eye towards solutions that are relevant for both individual organizations/projects as well as the human services sector as a whole.

Panelists:
Ivy Pool – Executive Director, HHS Connect at the NYC Mayor’s Office of Operations
Marlowe Greenberg - Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Foothold Technology
Brad Dudding – Chief Operating Officer, Center for Employment Opportunity
Derek Coursen, Director of Planning & Informatics at Public Health Solutions

Moderator:
Patrick Germain, Director of Strategy & Evaluation, Project Renewal and President of the New York Consortium of Evaluators