The 2016 GODAN Summit, New York

The Challenge

To strengthen the value of open data requires universal and cross border agreement and commitment.

The Solution

We brought together nearly 800 world leaders, researchers, farmers and students from 46 countries to discuss how open data can be used to improve food security at all levels. The GODAN Summit was the first global conference to advance the role of open data for agriculture and nutrition in addressing long standing global food security issues.

The Outcome

The outcomes included the announcement of a new open data partnership for public health from the USDA and the launch of an extensive branded food products database with nutrition details. The event was covered by the media worldwide, reaching around 5.2 million people through 150 outlets.