We are pleased to confirm the schedule for this major project
Having announced the Future Value of Data as a major Future Agenda programme for 2018 and completed the first event in India, we are very pleased that the overall global schedule is now clear. The first workshop was held in Bengaluru in January and was undertaken in partnership with Facebook and Carnegie India. It brought together a wonderful combination of informed expertise for the day. Covering a wide range of issues, key areas of focus included the social value of data, trust, increasing moves toward data sovereignty, the impact of machine learning and AI, as well as responses to privacy issues.
With the support of a great mix of forward looking organisations, companies, governments and business schools, we have confirmed on several key dates and a number of additional options now in the diary. The next workshop in Madrid on Feb 22 is also being supported by Facebook.
Going forward we will be running further events with a focus on different regions over the next few months:
In April, we will be in Asia for workshops in Tokyo (24th) and Singapore (27th) and then in May we are in Jakarta (17th) and Bangkok (23rd). We are also planning additional events in June in Hong Kong, KL, Manila, Shanghai and Seoul.
The Syndey event is set for May 21st hosted by TAL
The Dubai workshop in Dubai is taking place on April 30th hosted by DMCC. In addition, we hope to add an event in Israel as diaries allow plus maybe Istanbul if there is demand.
Bangalore was the kick off event in January and others in Mumbai and Delhi are also scheduled for later in the programme.
We will run workshops across several key cities in Europe throughout the progremme. Madrid took place in February. Copenhagen is set for August 28th. Frankfurt is on 6th September with a following on workshop also now being finalised for London. Paris is an option and Brussels will be the final event in late September.
Events in South Africa are taking place in May (17th and 21st) Others in Nigeria, Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire and Senegal are currently under discussion for late June / start of July.
Sao Paulo, Bogota, Buenos Airies, Mexico City and Santiago are all in the mix for July and we will be choosing the best options as suits hosts.
July will also include a series of events taking place across the US. DC and San Francisco are confirmed locations and we are looking at adding in NYC / Boston / Seattle as best fits with hosts. The Toronto event in partnership with York University will be in early September.
If you would like to be involved in any of these events either as a participant or as a co-host, do please let us know and we will follow up with more details.
The Value of Data is an extremely important topic that is clearly in need of richer dialogue and clarity. We are very pleased to have this as a core focus for 2018 and very much look forward to discussing and sharing the different views of how it may evolve as we move forward.