This workshop aims to move forward the debate about the ways in which big data is used, can be used, and should be used in development.

This workshop aims to move forward the debate about the ways in which big data is used, can be used, and should be used in development.

This symposium will also serve as a bridge between methodological knowledge about big data, critical academic research on the topic, and the desires of stakeholders and practitioners to achieve key developmental outcomes and goals.

This conference will use the hashtag #datahumdev

With keynotes by:

  • Professor Bitange Ndemo, Former Permanent Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communication, and Lecturer at the University of Nairobi
  • Professor Alex (Sandy) Pentland, Academic Director of Data-Pop Alliance, and Director of the MIT Human Dynamics Lab
  • Dr Linnet Taylor, Assistant Professor in Data Ethics, Law & Policy, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT)

Organizers:

 Programme

Thursday 15 September
Start End Schedule
12:30 13:00 Registration
13:00 13:15 Welcome & Opening Remarks

13:15 14:15 Keynote

  • Dr. Bitange Ndemo, Former Permanent Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communication and University of Nairobi Business School
14:15 14:45 Coffee Break
14:45 15:15
15:15 15:45
15:45 16:30 Title TBC

Title TBC

16:30 17:30 Working Session: “What the smart city needs in terms of the health care”

18:30 Drinks at The Mitre
17 High St, Oxford OX1 4AG
Friday 16 September
Start End Schedule
09:00 10:00 Keynote

10:00 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 11:30 Parallel Session A (Lecture Theatre 04)

“The emergent opportunity of Big Data for Social Good”

“The Diffusion of Ultrasound Technology and Missing Women: An Analysis based on Google Searches for India”

 10:30 11:30 Parallel Session B (Seminar Room)

“Exploring the Potential of Open Data and Aid Transparency for Development”

“Building the Online Labour Index”

“Emergency Event Detection Using Mobile Phone Data”

11:30 12:30 Parallel Session A (Lecture Theatre 04)

“The Economic Geography of the Internet 2.0: Digital Social Capital and Cities.”

“Data, Visualisation and Human Development”

“Measuring the Hidden Contours of the Global Knowledge Economy with Big Data”

 11:30 12:30 Parallel Session B (Seminar Room)

“The Making of Beneficiaries: On the Datification of Anti-Poverty Programmes”

“Big data for development research in the Global South: Experiential lessons from LIRNEasia”

“Combining Big and Traditional Data Sources to Enhance Public Policy Decision Making for Sustainable Development”

  • Dr. Jonggun Lee, Pulse Lab Jakarta – United Nations Global Pulse
12:30 13:30 Lunch (provided)
13:30 14:30 Keynote

14:30 15:30 Parallel Session A ( Lecture Theatre 04)

“Digging into big data and development: Findings from three Indian cases”

“Algovernance: Can Open Algorithms Revive Democratic Principles and Processes?”

14:30 15:30 Parallel Session B (Seminar Room)

“Using IATI Data in “big data for human development” Research”

“Big Data and Development: the Role of Competition Law and Policy”

15:30 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50 16:50 Panel & Keynote

16:50 17:00 Closing Remarks

About the speakers

  • Professor Bitange Ndemo

    Affiliation: Former Permanent Secretary of Kenya’s Ministry of Information and Communication, and Lecturer at the University of Nairobi
  • Professor Alex (Sandy) Pentland

    Affiliation: Academic Director of Data-Pop Alliance, and Director of the MIT Human Dynamics Lab
  • Dr Linnet Taylor

    Affiliation: Assistant Professor in Data Ethics, Law & Policy, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society (TILT)
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