ODI Summit 2018 – Speakers and agenda

Our founders Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt will give a keynote, and the conference will feature a host of high-profile speakers and thought-leaders from the world of data

Speakers and agenda

As stories of data use and misuse fill the news, questions about data’s role in society are more timely than ever.

Hosted by our co-founders, inventor of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee and AI expert Sir Nigel Shadbolt, and ODI CEO Jeni Tennison OBE, the ODI Summit gathers people from governments, businesses and civil society to discuss major issues of the day – from ethics to trust, business models to emerging technology.

This is the fifth ODI Summit and we’re proud to be offering another lively, fun and interactive day with influential keynote speakers, discussions, performances and demos.

Speakers are being added regularly, so watch this space

Welcome address, State of the Data Nation and Minister keynote

The ODI’s CEO, Jeni Tennison OBE, will welcome the event, and handover to web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee and AI expert Sir Nigel Shadbolt for a talk on the State of the Data Nation. Sam Gyimah MP, joint Minister for Higher Education at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Education will then give a keynote speech.

Poetry performance

Mr Gee will give us a unique view of the value of data through poetry. Most recently Mr Gee presented new Radio 4 series, Poetic Justice, encouraging inmates to write poems that gave an intimate insight into prison life at different prisons across the UK. This came hot after the success of Radio 4 series Rhyme and Reason, 6 half-hour interviews of rock and pop stars that aimed to demonstrate the direct influence that poets and poetry have had on some of the world’s most successful rock and pop musicians. Both these series gained recognition by being included on Radio 4’s Pick of The Week.

Building trust in data and tech

The global impact of geospatial data infrastructure

Designing for fairness: growing data’s value for markets and citizens

Data and diversity

Redesigning public services

The business case to engage with open and shared data

Operationalising ethics in innovative organisations

Tribes, Treasure Hunts & Truth Seekers

Leveraging emerging technology