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Data for Policy 2020: 5th International Conference

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 1.00pm to Thursday, 17 September 2020, 4.50pm
Location: Online

The Data for Policy conference series is the premier global forum for multiple disciplinary and cross-sector discussions around the theories, applications and implications of data science innovation in governance and the public sector. In partnership with Cambridge University Press, the conference series has also entered into a new open-access peer-reviewed journal venture, Data & Policy, in order to capture and archive scholarly discussions in this fast-growing field.

Registration deadline: Friday, 4th September 2020 

Moving to an online format for the first time, this year’s conference continues the multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral, global conversation on the theories, applications and implications of data science innovation in governance and the public sector. The conference provides an unmissable opportunity for networking as leading international scholars, policy makers, international institutions and private sector organisations from across the world are participating. Data for Policy 2020 truly is a one of a kind, unmissable event. 

Featured participants include: 

  • Jeffrey Schlagenhauf, Deputy Secretary General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)  
  • Sir Peter Gluckmann, Former Chief Scientific Advisor, New Zealand 
  • Zuena Aziz, Chief Co-ordinator for Sustainable Development Goals Affairs in the Prime Minister's Office, Bangladesh  
  • Samia Melhem, Global Lead on Digital Capabilities, Digital Development Practice, World Bank  
  • Masaru Yarime, Associate Professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong; UCL STEaPP, UK; and The University of Tokyo, Japan.  
  • Torbjörn  Fredriksson, Head of ICT Analysis Section of the Division on Technology and Logistics, UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)  
  • Barbara Ubaldi, Head of Reform of the Public Sector Division, OECD 
  • Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder of the Government Laboratory (GovLab), New York University 
  • Christoph  Lütge, Professor, Institute of Ethics and AI, ITM, Munich 
  • Helen Margetts, Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford; The Alan Turing Institute 
  • C. Leigh Anderson, Marc Lindenberg Professor for Humanitarian Action, International Development, and Global Citizenship, University of Washington 

Keynote Speakers: 

  • Professor David Hand, Imperial College 
  • Professor Alessandro Vespignani, Northeastern University 
  • Professor Yi Zeng, Beijing Academy

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