Mobile data collection technology innovator to discuss how to leverage technology and big data in global health @Magpi_Mobile

WASHINGTON, D.C., – September 16, 2014  Magpi, a leading provider of configurable, cloud-based mobile data collection and communication applications, today announced that CEO and Co-founder Dr. Joel Selanikio will speak at Health Workers Count, a cross-sector ideation session focusing on the use of technology and big data in global health held in New York City on September 23. Dr. Selanikio will discuss how the social sector can leverage big data to provide insights on global health programming and drive decision-making that enhances the healthcare workforce and health outcomes.

Leaders from the private sector in data analysis, business strategy and innovation will be sharing lessons learned in how to use data to inform better practice and determine future opportunities for collaboration. Johnson & Johnson has partnered with the Global Health Workforce Alliance, Frontline Health Workers Coalition, One Million Community Health Workers Campaign, IntraHealth, and PSI to make this session possible.

“I am thrilled to have been invited to speak at Health Workers Count,” said Dr. Joel Selanikio, CEO and co-founder of Magpi. “It’s an honor to be able to share my ideas and insight with other professionals in the healthcare and international development sector, and to learn how their work is helping grow the global healthcare workforce.”

Dr. Selanikio has pooled together decades of experience in global health, disaster response, technology and international development to create Magpi, a technology that enables simple mobile data collection for NGOs and nonpro?ts. Magpi’s con?gurable, web-based mobile application enables people in the ?eld to quickly and easily collect data on any mobile device.

Magpi, formerly DataDyne, was founded in 2003 by two global health and technology experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Red Cross. Magpi is the longest running data collection technology in international development and is widely used in the global health and international development sectors. Magpi recently announced plans to expand its footprint to the commercial sector, along with the release of Magpi 2.0, making it easier and more affordable to create form-based mobile apps and outgoing SMS and voice messages.

About Magpi

Magpi (formerly DataDyne) is a leading provider of configurable, cloud-based mobile data collection and communication applications that enable users in the field to quickly and easily collect data and create broadcast messaging campaigns. Magpi enables organizations across various industries to easily and cost-effectively develop flexible and robust mobile forms, access real-time data, and generate outgoing SMS and voice messaging campaigns. Founded in 2003, Magpi has leveraged its extensive experience in data science, international development, and global health to provide mobile data collection applications for numerous organizations in the NGO/nonprofit, international development, and commercial markets. More than 31,000 users in over 170 countries have used Magpi, including organizations like the World Bank, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Red Cross. For more information, visit www.magpi.com and follow on Twitter @Magpi_Mobile.

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