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 March, we will be across Asia between 13th and 23rd for workshops in Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo and also plan to return in late April for additional events in Shanghai and Seoul.
Middle East and India:
Workshops in Dubai, Mumbai and Delhi are also being scheduled for the same March / April window en route to and from Asia. In addition, we hope to add an event in Israel in April.
We will run workshops across several key cities in Europe during April and May. London is confirmed for April 10th and will take place within Whitehall. Brussels, Paris, Berlin and Copenhagen will follow on over the next few weeks.
Events in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria are currently under discussion with prospective hosts. Our aim is that these take place in the last two weeks of April / first week of May as best suits.
Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City and Santiago are all in the mix for May
June will be the finale of this project with a series of events taking place across the US and Canada. Toronto, DC and San Francisco are all confirmed locations and we are looking at adding in NYC / Boston / Austin as best suits.
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.