Claudia Juech

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Vice President of Data and Society, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

Claudia Juech is a forward-looking strategist, pragmatic optimist, and a builder of programs and organizations. Her career has been all about using data for decision making – first in the financial sector in Germany and more recently at the Rockefeller Foundation. Before she joined PJMF, Claudia established and led the Cloudera Foundation in Silicon Valley as its founding CEO. Based on conversations with 300 nonprofit organisations, she pioneered a foundation model designed to deliver the key elements nonprofits need to use data effectively: appropriate funding in combination with direct access to technology, data expertise, and long-term technical support.

Her work is guided by a clear focus on AI and data-use cases, where the resulting insights will advance action and lead to progress on societal impact – from gender violence to child mortality. She believes that for civil society and nonprofit organisations to be successful they can’t pass on the opportunities new data tools have to offer. Today she leads a team of technologists working collaboratively to advance the AI and data capacity and technical expertise of social change organisations. Claudia has a degree in information science from Cologne University of Applied Sciences and an International MBA from the University of Cologne.