Before taking on a new role, our Chief Digital Officer Jenny Riley shares insights from her time building a new business area for Clear Horizon – evaluating digital interventions – learnings which have rapidly become all-too-applicable to anyone working in today’s evaluation and social impact space.
About Jenny Riley
Jen Riley is Clear Horizon’s Chief Innovation Officer and has worked in the social sector for over 20 years. Jen has worked for some of the world’s largest NGOs including Oxfam, Plan International and United Way as well as a number of stints in state and federal government. In 2018 Clear Horizon acquired Jen’s firm and digital solution for measurement and evaluation – Track2Change, an online data reporting solution for social and environmental projects.
Jen has worked across a range of sectors including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, Youth Transitions, Homelessness, Early Years, Mental Health and Family Violence, she has also led a number of collective impact initiatives and worked on a range of place-based evaluations. Jen is passionate about technology in the social sector and making reporting easy and transparent for stakeholders while also ensuring high standard of data integrity and security. Jen has a Masters in Development Studies and a BA, she is certified Agile PM practitioner and a Board Director at Eating Disorders Victoria.
She is also a mum to two beautiful children.
Entries by Jenny Riley
Jenny Riley, our Chief Digital and Data Officer is gearing up to chair next week’s conference on Measuring and Evaluating Social Outcomes, where the focus will be on adapting to complex change & using digital tools to measure impact. Find out why she thinks you should go.
What happens when Designers and Evaluators start cooking up social innovations together? Is it a case of the Cook and the Chef, where there’s collaboration throughout, or is it more My Kitchen Rules, with paring knives out? Here are four kitchen scenarios we’ve observed – but we want to know: which kitchen are you cooking in?
It might be the least of your worries in this time of COVID-19, but measurement, evaluation and learning (MEL) has a crucial role to play to help organisations adapt. Understandably, in these last few weeks many social change and government organisations have been focusing on emergency response activities – moving their programs online, offering previously […]
Reflections on the first Digital Transformation Summit by Jen Riley, CIO at Clear Horizon I arrived 2 hours late to the Digital Transformation Summit in Canberra because something had gone wrong with Microsoft which caused havoc with aviation booking systems. The incident was a salient reminder of how dependent we are on technology. The embracing […]
Jen Riley our Digital Transformation lead recently spoke with David Pembroke on a GovComms podcast. The topic of discussion was Social problems & digital solutions. Areas discussed in this episode: The importance of simplicity in communication Preparing an evaluation checklist The qualities of a good evaluator The shifting focus from output to outcomes The impact of […]