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Natalie Evans Harris (she/her)

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, BrightHive Inc

Natalie Evans Harris is the Founder and President of Harris Data Consulting. An ecosystem builder at heart, she is a mission-driven data scientist, strategist and speaker with over 20 years of experience leading initiatives, coalitions and organizations to powerfully and equitably leverage data to combat economic and social injustice.

As a leading voice in the responsible use of data for social impact, she has spent her career working with a broad network of academic institutions, data science organizations, application developers, and foundations to advance the responsible use of data. In her most recent role as the founding executive director of the Black Wealth Data Center, she established and led a team tasked with harnessing data to support the creation of programs, policies, and strategies to measurably increase Black wealth. She has served in the Obama Administration as a Senior Policy Advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer and the Biden Administration as a Senior Advisor to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. Ms Evans Harris is a world-class speaker, and has been invited to speak on stages, for institutions, conferences and platforms around the globe on her passion, skills and impact on advancing the power of data for social good. She holds degrees from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and George Washington University.


Key characteristics to digitizing social services

November 7, 2018  6:30 PM – 7:00 PM


November 8, 2018  8:20 PM – 10:00 PM
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Beyond Technology: Transforming Social Services

November 9, 2018  8:15 PM – 8:35 PM
BrightHive, Inc’s Natalie Evans Harris speaks about transforming social services. See more.
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