Judges

Meet the Judges

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Peer-to-Peer Review

During Peer-to-Peer review, each applicant will score and comment on five other applications using the four criteria included in the scoring rubric: transformative, equitable, feasible, and innovative. This is the same scoring rubric that the Evaluation Panel will use in their review.  

Scores will be calculated using an algorithm that ensures a level playing field for all applicants. In addition to scoring each application on the four criteria in the scoring rubric, Peer-to-Peer reviewers will also provide a final numerical score, ranging between 0-100, representing an overall impression of the entire application. We ask that each Peer-to-Peer reviewer carefully read the applications given to them and provide meaningful feedback. The Peer-to-Peer review will result in a rank order of all valid submissions. Based on the rank order of scores, a subset of top-scoring applications will move forward to the Evaluation Panel.

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Evaluation Panel

Evaluation Panel judges will score and provide feedback on the applications assigned to them using the scoring rubric, and each valid application will receive five sets of reviews with scores that have been statistically normalized to ensure a level playing field. Applicants are encouraged to use this valuable feedback to strengthen and refine their solutions as they implement projects and secure other funding sources.  

Meet the judges featured here, and more Evaluation Panel members will be added in the next few months.

Richard

Richard Whitt
President, GLIA Foundation

Richard

Richard Whitt
President, GLIA Foundation

Astha

Astha Kapoor
Co-Founder, Aapti Institute

Astha

Astha Kapoor
Co-Founder, Aapti Institute

Jeni

Jeni Tennison
Founder & Executive Director, Connected by Data; ex-ODI CEO

Jeni

Jeni Tennison
Founder & Executive Director, Connected by Data; ex-ODI CEO

Dirk

Dirk Bergemann
Professor, Yale University

Dirk

Dirk Bergemann
Professor, Yale University

David

David Eaves
Associate Professor in Digital Government, UCL

David

David Eaves
Associate Professor in Digital Government, UCL

Parminder

Parminder Jeet Singh
Executive Director, IT for Change

Parminder

Parminder Jeet Singh
Executive Director, IT for Change

Salome

Salome Viljoen
Fellow, Columbia Law School

Salome

Salome Viljoen
Fellow, Columbia Law School

J. Bob

J. Bob Alotta
VP, Global Programs, Mozilla Data Futures Lab

J. Bob

J. Bob Alotta
VP, Global Programs, Mozilla Data Futures Lab

Safiya

Safiya Noble
Co-founder & Faculty Director, UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry

Safiya

Safiya Noble
Co-founder & Faculty Director, UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry

Sylvie

Sylvie Delacroix
Professor in Law and Ethics , University of Birmingham

Sylvie

Sylvie Delacroix
Professor in Law and Ethics , University of Birmingham

Rainer

Rainer Kattel
Professor & Deputy Director, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London

Rainer

Rainer Kattel
Professor & Deputy Director, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, University College London

Lili

Lili Gangas
Chief Technology Community Officer, Kapor Center

Lili

Lili Gangas
Chief Technology Community Officer, Kapor Center

Benjamin

Benjamin Moskowitz
Vice President, Innovation Lab, Consumer Reports

Benjamin

Benjamin Moskowitz
Vice President, Innovation Lab, Consumer Reports

Paromita

Paromita Shah
Executive Director, Just Futures Law

Paromita

Paromita Shah
Executive Director, Just Futures Law

Mahlet (Milly)

Mahlet Zimeta
Head of Public Policy, The Open Data Institute

Mahlet (Milly)

Mahlet Zimeta
Head of Public Policy, The Open Data Institute

Bruce

Bruce Schneier
Fellow, Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

Bruce

Bruce Schneier
Fellow, Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School

Bertrand

Bertrand de la Chapelle
Co-Founder & Chief Vision Officer, Datasphere Initiative; Executive Director & Co-founder, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network

Bertrand

Bertrand de la Chapelle
Co-Founder & Chief Vision Officer, Datasphere Initiative; Executive Director & Co-founder, Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network
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Selection Committee

The Selection Committee will review the top-scoring submissions and select up to ten winners based on considerations that may include, but are not limited to, Evaluation Panel resulting rank order, organizational capacity, geographic diversity, and feasibility. The Selection Committee will make the final recommendation to Omidyar Network for the winners who will each receive $100,000 awards, as well as up to five additional promising solutions that will each receive $20,000 awards.

Michele

Michele Jawando
Senior Vice President of Programs, Omidyar Network

Michele

Michele Jawando
Senior Vice President of Programs, Omidyar Network

Tazin

Tazin Khan Norelius
Founder, Cyber Collective

Tazin

Tazin Khan Norelius
Founder, Cyber Collective

Tim

Tim O'Reilly
Founder, O'Reilly Media

Tim

Tim O'Reilly
Founder, O'Reilly Media

Paul

Paul Romer
Professor, NYU

Paul

Paul Romer
Professor, NYU

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