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Thursday, September 27 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Private Data for Public Good

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For all of open data’s potential to address public challenges, the truth remains that most data generated today is in fact collected by the private sector. This data contains tremendous possible insights to help solve public problems. But because of access restrictions and other transaction costs its vast potential often goes untapped.
Data Collaboratives - a new type of public-private partnership around data and data expertise - offer a way around this limitation. This panel will review the potential and emerging practice of data collaboratives. It will examine why, where, how and under what conditions data collaboratives can provide for data-driven public innovation.
Key questions:
- What are the value propositions and practices of data collaboratives?
- What are the different ways to develop data collaboratives -  examples and lessons learned?
- What are the risks of using corporate data for public good?
- How to overcome the current transactions costs associated with setting up data collaboratives?

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Stefaan Verhulst

Chief Research and Development Officer, The GovLab @NYU
Seeking to establish a practice and evidence base on how to leverage science and technology toward improving lives and enhancing governance. Many of our recent projects focus on open data and data collaboratives - a new kind of public private partnerships across sectors to exchange... Read More →


Natalia Adler

Data, Research, and Policy Manager at UNICEF, where she and her team use data science and collaboratives to improve child welfare. Beginning as an intern in 2005, she has worked her way up the organization by spearheading numerous innovative projects. Prominent projects include her... Read More →

Leo Ferres

Professor of Computer Science at the Data Science Institute at la Universidad del Desarrollo and a fellow of Telefónica Research and Development in Santiago, Chile. In addition to teaching programming, data science, and computing, his research spans from computational social science... Read More →

Paula Vargas

Privacy and Public Policy Manager for Latin America at Facebook, a law professor, and Coordinator of the Internet Law and Technology Program (DITC) at the University of San Andrés. A graduate of Berkeley University Law School, she is an expert in the intersection between technology... Read More →

Thursday September 27, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT-03