Registration open!

We are pleased to announce that the registration is now open for the Data for Policy 2016 conference. Following the success of our inaugural conference last year, we have received a large number very high quality submissions from academic, government, non-profit and private sector institutions across the globe for this year’s conference. We are also bringing together an exclusive list of expert presentations covering angles from a range of disciplines including Statistics, Computer Science, Economics, Political Science, Psychology, Philosophy, and Law. Data for Policy 2016 is a truly unique international event not to be missed!

Book early to secure a place at the conference!

Featured participants for this year’s conference include:

Professor Jim Waldo, Chief Technology Officer of Harvard University
Professor Enrico Giovannini, Co-Chair, United Nations Data Revolution Group & Uni. of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Ms Maive Rute, Deputy Director-General of European Commission Joint Research Centre
Professor Anthony Finkelstein, Chief Scientific Advisor, UK Government Office for Science
Professor Beth Noveck, Co-Founder and Director of The GovLab, New York University and MIT Media Lab
Professor Helen Margetts, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Ms Barbara Ubaldi, Lead for the OECD Digital Government Project
Dr Rayid Ghani, Director of the Center for Data Science and Public Policy, Chief Data Scientist at the Urban Center on Computation and Data, University of Chicago
Mr David Best, Director, Digital Services, Technology and Methodology, Office for National Statistics
Professor Philip Treleaven, Director of the Financial Computing Centre, University College London
Professor Kenneth Benoit, Head of the Department of Methodology, London School of Economics
Professor Rob Procter, Deputy Head of the Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick
Professor John Shawe-Taylor, Head of the Department of Computer Science, University College London
Mr Dan Gaylin, President and Chief Executive Officer, NORC at the University of Chicago
Mr Daniel Castro, Director, Centre for Data Innovation, US
Professor Gabrielle Demange, Paris School of Economics, France
Dr Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye, Harvard University
Dr Martijn Poel, Technopolis Group
Drs Gideon Shimshon, Director, Centre for Innovation, Leiden University, Netherlands
Professor John Taysom, University College London, University of Cambridge, Harvard University
Professor Sir David Wallace, University of Cambridge
Professor Derek Wyatt, Chair, Royal Trinity Hospice; NHS Innovations South East, UK
Professor Ralph Schroder, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford
Professor Jon Crowcroft, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge

and many other prestigious speakers & participants tbc…

This year’s conference is kindly supported by the following institutions:

  • University of Cambridge – Computer Laboratory & Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP)
  • European Commission
  • The Alan Turing Institute
  • Office for National Statistics
  • Imperial College London – Data Science Institute
  • London School of Economics – Department of Methodology
  • University of Oxford – Oxford Internet Institute
  • University College London – Department of Computer Science & UCL Public Policy
  • Royal Statistical Society
  • London Innovation Society
  • Technopolis Group
  • New York University (NYU) – The Government Lab (GovLab) & Open Governance Research Exchange (OGRX)
  • Leiden University – Centre for Innovation

Registration Deadlines: 

Presenters’ registration deadline: Monday, 1 August 2016
Public registration deadline: Thursday, 1 September 2016 *

* Please note that public registration may be closed earlier if all spaces are filled before the deadline.

Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available. If you are interested please get in touch via email –

Please click here to complete your registration to secure a place at this prestigious conference. Please also note that access to the conference venues will not be permitted without advance registration.

We look forward to seeing you in Cambridge in September.

Kind regards,

Data for Policy Team