ODI Summit 2018 – Speakers and agenda

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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.

Introduced 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.

You can find a ‘sneak peek’ of the agenda here.

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Welcome address, State of the Data Nation and Minister keynote

The ODI’s CEO, Jeni Tennison OBE, will welcome the event, then ODI Co-Founders Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt will be interviewed by BBC R4 journalist, Aasmah Mir

Sam Gyimah MP, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation 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

This panel will address critical questions of trust in data and tech: why trust of citizens or consumers is important to government and business, how it is built and nurtured, and how it can be measured

Geospatial data: economic and humanitarian impact

This panel will focus on how geospatial data infrastructure is changing,
the global impact and challenges for data users

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

This panel will discuss who benefits from data, and ways to ensure data’s value can be felt by the many, not the few

Data and diversity

Panelists will bring a range of perspectives to discuss how and why to promote diversity, who should be consulted and how can ethics be respected

Redesigning public services

Speakers will discuss the how local governments can take advantage of the opportunities created by data to improve public services and better serve communities

Open and shared data for business

This session will combine case studies, a debate and a panel to discuss approaches to opening and sharing data to bring value to businesses

Operationalising ethics in innovative organisations

This panel will explore ways to promote and apply ethics throughout data programmes, organisations and movements

Using data to plan our cities’ futures

This session will consider how better data can lead to better city design and why it matters, drawing on global experience in the built environment

Data stories

Tribes, Treasure Hunts & Truth Seekers: How foraging for meaningful data can help us to understand who we are and reinvent the world we live in

Leveraging emerging technology

This panel will delve into artificial intelligence, blockchain and other emerging technologies, and how they can create value for business

Looking ahead