Co-Founder and COO, BrightHive, Inc

Conference Program


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Keynote Speaker

Natalie has dedicated nearly 20 years to advancing the public sector’s responsible use of data for protecting and improving individual's lives.


Following a 15 year career at the National Security Agency, Natalie co-founded and became COO of BrightHive, a collaborative data platform delivering a suite of smart data collection, integration, and governance products to social services providers for improved access and usability of social sector data. She founded the Community-driven Principles for Ethical Data Sharing (CPEDS) community of practice with over 800 active members focused on strengthening ethical practices in the data science community and as a Senior Policy Advisor under the Obama Administration, she founded the Data Cabinet - a federal data science community of practice with over 200 active members across more than 40 federal agencies.  

Data-Driven Collective Impact: Driving Social Change as a Community

The last decade (or more) has experienced a transformation of data to an action-oriented asset that can draw insights necessary to describe, detect, predict, and evaluate factors to help our communities and the individuals in them to thrive.  We've also witnessed threats to these opportunities in the forms of breaches, misinformation, and other erosions of trust that make access to and use of data much more complicated.  As a community, it is imperative to take an interdisciplinary approach to data use grounded in public-private collaboration and focused on building trust with the communities we seek to serve. 

2018 ADRF Network Research Conference: 

Innovations in Administrative Data for Social Science

November 13th & 14th, 2018

JW Marriott Washington, D.C.
1331 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004

The Conference

The ADRF Network and Georgetown University’s Massive Data Institute hosted the second annual ADRF Network Research Conference on November 13 & 14, 2018 in Washington, DC.


This event built on our successful inaugural conference in 2017, which drew nearly 150 participants from academia, government, the private sector, think tanks, and other organizations to advance administrative data use in social science research. In 2018, the conference program expanded to two full days and focused on innovation in administrative data for social science. The conference served as a forum to share groundbreaking work and promote interdisciplinary and cross-sector dialogue that will shape the future of the social sciences.



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Venue and Hotel

Thank you to JW Marriott!


JW Marriott Washington, DC

1331 Pennsylvania Ave, NW

Washington, DC 20004



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Program Committee

Ann Carson, Bureau of Justice Statistics

Tanvi Desai, Consultant in Data Policy and Strategy

Rashida Dorsey, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Dylan Ellis, Camden City School District

Kitty Smith Evans, American Economics Association

Daniel Goroff, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Amy Hawn Nelson, Actionable Intelligence for Social Policy

Valerie Holt, ECDataWorks

Monica King, ADRF Network

Julia Manzella, U.S. Census Bureau

Ed Mulrow, NORC at the University of Chicago

Amy O'Hara, Georgetown University

Ken Steif, University of Pennsylvania

Ali Whitmer, Georgetown University

Fred Wulczyn, Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago