The Data for Policy central team are busy with preparations for December’s three-region conference.
In Hong Kong on 5 Dec, plans are well underway to deliver a fully hybrid programme for those who are not able to attend in-person, due to travel restrictions. Masaru Yarime (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Regional Chair) is assembling an exciting programme of speakers, which includes invited panellist Noboru Koshizuka (Tokyo University) and sessions on Management and Governance of Data-Driven Innovations; Government Policy and Regulation on Data-Driven Innovations; Political Economy of Data Policies and Strategies and Data for Civic Participation in Asia, and speakers including Kris Hartley (City University of Hong Kong), Joni Jupesta (Research Institute of Innovative Technology for Earth, Kyoto), Atsushi Koyama (University of Tokyo) and Debora Malito (Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University).
In Seattle on 8-9 Dec, we are delighted to report that those registered for in-person attendance are invited to a side event on the afternoon of Dec 8. This will be hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation on their Seattle campus, and features three panels on Open Data, the Politics of Data, and the Ethics and Efficiency of Machine Learning. The latter will feature Data for Policy’s founder Zeynep Engin as an in-person panellist. The panel moderators will be Shaida Badiee (Open Data Watch) and Stanley Wood (Senior Programme Officer at the foundation). Steered by regional chair Leigh Anderson, the second day, at Intellectual House on the UW campus, will feature a keynote talk from Carl Bergstrom, Professor of Biology at UW, as well as sessions on Data and Methods to Inform Covid Lessons, and Citizen Data and Governance. We are also pleased to feature panels from the International Fund for Agriculture and Development (IFAD) on Leveraging Data to Set Objectives and Make Decision: What Can We Learn from Impactand Assessments? and from the Africa-Canada AI & Data Innovation Consortium (ACADIC) on Towards an Inclusive Data Governance Policy for the use of AI inAfrica.
In Brussels on 13 Dec, there will be a packed day of panels and talks. Regional chair Francesco Mureddu will introduce the day. A varied parallel programme of individual presentations will include sessions on Public Data for Private Gain or Public Benefit?; Data-driven Transformations in Policy and Governance and Data Technologies and Analytics for Policy and Governance. We will feature a keynote on AI for Delivering Government Services by Gianluca Misuraca (InTouchAI.eu), and three plenary panels, including one convened by our host Rob Heyman (VUB). Confirmed panellists include Emanuele Baldacci (Eurostat), Barbara Ubaldi (OECD), Jean-Claude Burgelman (VUB), and Joep Crompvoets (KU Leuven), as well as our three conference general chairs Zeynep Engin (Data for Policy and The Alan Turing Institute), Jon Crowcroft (University of Cambridge) and Stefaan Verhulst (The GovLab).
Register now to join the debate in-person and online! Deadline extended to 30 November!