Tuesday Lightning Talks 14.30-15.00 (Bridewell Hall)

Empowering our staff to be data driven (or trying to!):  Emily Tomkys, Oxfam GB
Imagine a world where at the click of a button staff can access and analyse programme data nationally, regionally and globally across the thematic spectrum. Or has everyone already got this sussed? Oxfam has some data problems. Hear our plans to try and resolve them with our Datahub.


Emily Tomkys, Oxfam Great Britain. MERL Tech Co-organiser and Selection Committee. Emily works with the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) in programme team in Oxfam. As ICT in Programme Officer, she supports staff with applications of ICTs within their work. She specialises in mobile data collection, and coordinating Oxfam’s work on how ICTs can be used within monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL). Emily is also exploring how to improve applying MEAL to projects that use ICTs to maximise organisational learning and programme quality. Before this role, she worked as a research analyst first in the Insights team and later the Protection team. Prior to joining Oxfam in 2010, Emily worked as a data analyst before completing an MA in Global Security. See Emily’s full bio here and follow her on Twitter @EmilyTomkys. (Oxfam GB is a co-sponsor of MERL Tech London 2017).