Watch the Keynotes and Plenaries from Data for Policy 2020

We happy to announce that recordings from our Conference are available now on our YouTube channel

Our Keynotes feature Professors David Hand (Imperial College) on ‘Dark Data’, Alessandro Vespignani (Northeastern University) on ‘Computational Epidemiology at the time of COVID-19’ and Yi Zeng (Beijing Academy) on ‘Philosophy & Ethics of Brain-inspired AI’


Opening plenary chaired by Barbara Ubaldi (OECD)

Speakers: Jeffrey Schlagenhauf, Deputy Secretary-General OECD; Sir Peter Gluckmann, Former Chief Scientific Advisor, New Zealand; Zuena Aziz, Chief Coordinator for Sustainable Development Goals Affairs in the Prime Minister’s Office, Bangladesh; Jeanine Vos, Head of SDG Accelerator, GSMA


Data & Policy plenary chaired by Matt Day (Cambridge University Press)

Speakers: Jean Claude Burgelman, Vrije University Brussels; former Head of Unit Open Data Policies and Science Cloud DG RTD, European Commission; Samia Melhem, Global Lead on Digital Capabilities, Digital Development Practice, World Bank; Martijn Poel, Senior Policy Official, Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science


Closing plenary chaired by C. Leigh Anderson (University of Washington)

Speakers: Katie Atkinson, Dean of Electrical Engineering, Electronics, and Computer Science, University of Liverpool; Kamau Bobb, Global Lead, Diversity Strategy and Research at Google; Torbjörn Fredriksson, Head of ICT Analysis Section of the Division on Technology and Logistics, UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); Himanshu Nagpal, Deputy Director Financial Services for the Poor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation