SatSummit 2024
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Jessica Seddon

Co-Founder at The Institutional Architecture Lab. She/Her.


Jessica Seddon is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Deitz Family Initiative on Environment and Global Affairs at the Jackson School of Global Affairs at Yale and co-founder The Institutional Architecture Lab. Her work on environmental governance focuses on how new sources of data can be leveraged to enable new (and more sustainable) ways of interacting with the environment around us. Jessica’s career in India and the U.S. spans academic, program leadership, and strategic advisory roles focused on institutional design for integrating science into policy and social initiatives.

On the agenda

  1. Effective Institutions for Affecting Change

    May. 16, 01:15pm
    The Forum

    20th-century institutions were not built to create, manage, or share the data needed to cooperate on the global challenges we face in the 21st century. Both public and commercial institutions face limits in consolidating and harmonizing data at a global scale in a manner that is actionable, trustworthy, technically proficient, and durable. This panel will explore what institutions are needed to produce and maintain global data products and whether a new sort of institution is needed.


    1. Tara McGuinness


    1. Jessica Seddon
    2. Craig Mills
    3. Jed Sundwall

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