ODI Summit 2020

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Summit 2020 –  Data | Futures


We invite people from across the globe to join us and discuss how humanity can harness the power of data in a changing world.

Mr Gee, It’s Your Move, 2020

Tuesday 10 November, online

In light of recent global events, discussions around data sharing – and how we use that data – are more critical than ever. For this is the time for decision, the future’s already arrived.

The ODI Summit is the ODI’s flagship event, bringing people from a broad range of sectors, backgrounds and countries together to discuss critical issues around the future of data. Join over 1000 attendees to enjoy an exciting line-up of keynotes, high-profile speakers, interactive panels, roundtables, performances, taster workshops and demos exploring key themes about the future of data.

The event has keynotes from the ODI’s co-founders, inventor of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee and artificial intelligence expert Sir Nigel Shadbolt and the ODI’s Vice President, Jeni Tennison.

Join us to explore the future of data for:

  • Innovation
  • Policy making
  • International sharing
  • Health
  • Climate
  • Skills
  • Data Institutions
  • Cities, towns and regions
  • Advertising and big tech

View our programme

Special guests and keynotes


Book your place

We have a ticket fund for people from low- and middle-income countries, and those who cannot afford the price of the ticket or who face structural disadvantages. More information lower on this page.

Welcome fund

We will be offering free ‘welcome fund’ tickets to the ODI Summit for people who cannot afford a ticket or people who face structural disadvantages. Please complete our short form to apply.

More details and how to apply 

Places for people from low- and middle-income countries

We will also be offering free tickets to the ODI Summit for people from low- and middle-income countries. Please complete our short form to apply.

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“There’s always a moment of original thought that pops up on stage or in a  conversation, where you say ‘ah, that wasn’t yet in our strategy, we better do something about it’” – Volker Buscher, Chief Data Officer, Arup

Our sponsors

Sponsor the ODI Summit

Over 1,000 guests from across the globe join us for the ODI Summit, including senior government officials, policymakers, business leaders, startup innovators, civil society and academics. Our summit attracts a range of high-profile guests, with government officials and senior leaders making up the majority of attendees.

  • Show leadership in your sector around current data issues by aligning your organisation with the ODI’s mission and high-profile summit speakers.
  • Get your brand seen by a large, influential international audience spanning the UK, Europe, North America and Asia. We’ve shifted the timing to start at 13:00 UK time to attract audiences from further afield.
  • Gain exposure to national media coverage; ODI summits are often covered by BBC, The Times, Guardian, Economist, Civil Service World and Computer Weekly, among others.
  • Support ethical data use by demonstrating your commitment to the ODI’s vision to make data work for everyone.

There’s more information in this PDF, or contact us via the form below and we’ll get in touch.

“I always leave the event more inspired and knowledgeable – and this year was no exception. Well done on arranging such a varied and interesting set of speakers” – Jonathan Silvester, Founder, IONI