A Call for Action

The GovLab
Data Stewards Network
20 min readMar 16, 2020



See also https://data4covid19.org/ for updates on how we are implementing the recommendations below.

View a PDF version of this document here.

The undersigned concerned individuals, all of whom have worked responsibly to harness the potential of data to address critical societal and environmental challenges, call upon major stakeholders to take seven key actions to unleash the potential of #datacollaboration in addressing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and to improve preparedness for the future.



The spread of COVID-19 is a human tragedy and a worldwide crisis. The social and economic costs are huge, and they are contributing to a global slowdown. Despite the amount of data collected daily, we have not been able to leverage them to accelerate our understanding and action to counter COVID-19. As a result we have entered a global state of profound uncertainty and anxiety.

The current pandemic has not only shown vulnerabilities in our public health systems but has also made visible our failure to re-use data between the public and private sectors — what we call data collaboratives — to inform decision makers how to fight dynamic threats like the novel Coronavirus.

We have known for years that the re-use of aggregated and anonymized data — including from telecommunications, social media, and satellite feeds — can improve traditional models for tracking disease propagation. Telecommunications data has, for instance, been re-used to support the response to Ebola in Africa (Orange) and swine flu in Mexico (Telefónica). Social media data has been re-used to understand public perceptions around Zika in Brazil (Facebook). Satellite data has been used to track seasonal measles in Niger using nighttime lights. Geospatial data has similarly supported malaria surveillance and eradication efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa. In general, many infectious diseases have been monitored using mobile phones and mobility.

The potential and realized contributions of these and other data collaboratives reveal that the supply of and demand for data and data expertise are widely dispersed. They are spread across government, the private sector, and civil society and often poorly matched.

Much data needed by researchers is never made accessible to those who could productively put it to use while much data that is released is never used in a systematic and sustainable way during and post crisis.

This failure results in tremendous inefficiencies and costly delays in how we respond. It means lost opportunities to save lives and a persistent lack of preparation for future threats.

There is a large return to the cross-organizational alignment of goals and leveraging of data resources that results from collaboration and partnerships. Responsible data collaboration also increases trust and ethics in the way data is handled and, importantly, the perceived legitimacy of such efforts.

Today, many public and private organizations are donating and re-using data and expertise and are working tirelessly to generate insight(s) that can inform decision making (See Google Doc of projects) and “flattening the curve.”

However most of these efforts are ad hoc, poorly funded, and often disconnected from key decision makers who can act upon insights generated. There exists widespread confusion and often misinterpretation of legal provisions, which in turn leads to new hindrances to responsible data collaboration. There is also no strategy on how to connect and transform the energy, expertise and resources provided today into a new data driven approach to address future public threats, including fast-developing public health and climate crises.

The European Commission’s Expert Group on Business to Government Data Sharing recently stated that “much of the potential for data and its insights to be used for the benefit of society remains untapped…Due to organisational, technical and legal obstacles (as well as an overall lack of a data-sharing culture) business-to-government (B2G) data-sharing partnerships are still largely isolated, short-term collaborations.


The below recommendations are based upon the European Expert Group on Business to Government Data Sharing’s Final Report and efforts undertaken by The GovLab, The World Economic Forum, GSMA’s AI for Impact Taskforce, SDSN TReNDS, Open Data Institute, the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, UN Global Pulse, among others.

A set of concrete pathways to implement the below immediately, in tandem with governments and other actors, is being developed and crowdsourced with the help of the signatories. When signing up please indicate whether you want to be part of the next steps.

  1. DEVELOPING A GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK: Public actors, private actors, and civil society, worldwide should work together to develop and/or clarify a governance framework for the trusted reuse of privately-held data toward the public interest. This framework should include governance principles, open data policies, trusted data re-use agreements, transparency requirements and safeguards, and accountability mechanisms, including ethical councils, that clearly define duties of care for data accessed in emergency contexts and do not obligate new and additional data collection by the private sector.
  2. BUILDING CAPACITY: Governments should increase the readiness and the operational capacity and maturity of the public and private sectors to re-use and act on data, for example by investing in the training, education, and reskilling of policymakers and civil servants so as to better build and deploy data collaboratives. Building capacity also includes increasing the ability to ask and formulate questions that matter and that could be answered by data. Such a list of priority questions and metrics could facilitate more rapid response by critical data holders.
  3. ESTABLISHING DATA STEWARDS: Private, public, and civil society entities should create and promote the position of a Chief Data Stewards within organizations. Data stewards would be mandated to coordinate and collaborate with counterparts toward unlocking the public interest value of data, to protect potentially sensitive information, and to act on insights derived through data analysis.
  4. BUILDING A NETWORK: Parties across sectors should establish a network of such data stewards. This community of practice can help to coordinate and streamline efforts and provide greater transparency on the current state of play with regard to data stewardship and collaboration. Its mission, objectives, participants, and criteria for participation should all be made open to the public, and its activities should be undertaken in an inclusive manner.
  5. ENGAGING PEOPLE: People should be encouraged to co-create data collaboratives for well-defined and documented public interest purposes of their choice. To enable this, governments and corporations should promote user-friendly crowdsourcing and data donation mechanisms. These mechanisms should clearly articulate to the public how their data will be responsibly used, re-used, and protected. In general, efforts should be made to make more transparent to people what the benefits of data collaboration could be for them personally and for society at large.
  6. UNLOCKING FUNDS: Funding from a variety of sources, including crowdfunding, should be unlocked and sustained without the use of heavy-handed procurement. Funders should support data systems and infrastructure with an eye toward future crises as well as current challenges. A system of pre-qualified recipients should be developed that can facilitate rapid access to resources during the first stages of a crisis. Other incentives for data collaboration should also be established, including the public recognition of private companies and civil organizations that engage in data collaboratives. Existing funding schemes should take societal priorities into account when making decisions on how to allocate funds or create incentives.
  7. PROMOTING TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION: With the support of governments and foundations, data scientists and researchers should co-design and co-develop technologies needed to implement data collaboration at scale and in a responsible and sustainable way. This collaborative research should be as transparent and interdisciplinary as possible, and could focus initially on core needs such as privacy-preserving technologies, security technologies, and access-control technologies.


For more information and suggestions contact Stefaan G. Verhulst at The GovLab (stefaan @ thegovlab.org).

SIGNATORIES (Still open and updated regularly)

Stefaan G. Verhulst, Co-Founder, The GovLab, New York University and Editor in Chief, Data & Policy, Cambridge University Press, United States

Ciro Cattuto, Associate Professor at the University of Torino and Principal Scientist at the ISI Foundation, Italy

Richard Benjamins, Chief AI & Data Strategist, Telefonica, Cofounder OdiseIA, Spain

Massimo Lapucci, Secretary General Fondazione CRT, Chair European Foundation Centre Brussels, Italy and Belgium

Catherine Stihler, CEO, Open Knowledge Foundation, United Kingdom

Nuria Oliver, Chief Data Scientist, Data-Pop Alliance, Cofounder ELLIS and OdiseIA, Spain

Alex Pentland, Professor MIT, United States

William Hoffman, World Economic Forum, United States

Geoff Mulgan, UCL, United Kingdom

Leo Ferres, Associate Professor, Institute of Data Science, Faculty of Engineering, Universidad del Desarrollo, and Telefónica Research and Development, Santiago, Chile

John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer, Sage Bionetworks

Brennan Lake, Senior Director of Research Partnerships, Cuebiq, Inc, United States

Irene Braam, Executive Director, Bertelsmann Foundation, United States

Alberto Alemanno, Professor of Law, HEC Paris, Founder of The Good Lobby and rapporteur of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Business to Government Data Sharing, France

Christoph Lütge, Professor and Director, Institute for Ethics in AI, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Virginia Dignum, Professor, Umeå University, Sweden

Ioana Stoenescu, Government Affairs Manager, Roche, Romania

Idoia Salazar, President OdiseIA (Observatory for the Social and Ethical Impact of Artificial intelligence), Spain

Juan Murillo, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, Madrid, Spain

Pedro A. de Alarcon, Head of IoT & Data for Social Good, Telefonica, Spain

Claudia Juech, CEO and President of the Cloudera Foundation, United States

Urs Gasser, Berman Klein Center, United States

Enrique Frias-Martinez, Scientific Researcher, Telefonica Research, Madrid, Spain

Renaud Lambiotte, Associate Professor, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Albert Ali Salah, Professor, Information and Computing Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Dimitris Zissis, Associate Professor at University of the Aegean and Head of R&D, MarineTraffic, Greece

Harald Sterly, Senior Researcher, University of Vienna, Austria

Ingmar Weber, Qatar Computing Research Institute, Qatar

Luigi Di Caro, University of Turin, Italy

Matthew Gee, CEO, Brighthive, United States

Jeni Tennison, CEO, Open Data Institute, United Kingdom

Jessica Espey, Director, UN SDSN TReNDS (Thematic Research Network on Data and Statistics), United States

Jean Claude Burgelman, Former Head Open Science, European Commission, Faculty of Social Science, Free University Brussels and Solvay Business School, Belgium

Ulrich Mans, Founder, HumanityX.nl, The Netherlands

Miguel Luengo-Oroz, Chief Data Scientist, United Nations Global Pulse

Luca Pappalardo, Researcher, Institute of Information Science and Technologies (ISTI), National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Pisa, Italy

Anita McGahan, Professor, University of Toronto, Canada

Daniela Paolotti, Scientific Coordinator of Influenzanet, ISI Foundation, Italy

Marzia Rango, Research and Data Officer, International Organization for Migration, Germany

Davide Colla, PhD Student, University of Turin, Italy

Duccio Medini, Head Data Science and Digital Innovation, GSK Vaccines R&D, Italy

Patrick Vinck, Director of Research, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, United States

Nicolas de Cordes, VP Marketing Anticipation, Orange Group, France

Claire Melamed, CEO, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, United Kingdom

David Osimo, Director of Research at the Lisbon Council, Spain

Paul Hofheinz, President and Co-founder of the Lisbon Council, Belgium

Daniele Manini, University of Turin, Italy

Matthew Salganik, Professor, Department of Sociology, Princeton University, United States

Julia Stoyanovich, Assistant Professor, New York University, United States

Phuong Pham, Harvard Medical School/Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, United States

Marci Harris, POPVOX, United States

Francesco Mureddu, Lisbon Council for Economic Competitiveness and Social Renewal, Belgium

Kareem Elbayar, Partnerships Manager, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs — Centre for Humanitarian Data, United States

Alyson Marks, Communications Manager, SDSN TReNDS, United States

Greg Bloom, Open Referral, United States

Simone Ravaioli, Director Strategic Partnerships, Digitary, Italy

Paolo De Rosa, CTO, Ministry of Innovation Technology and Digital Transformation, Italy

Pierluigi Contucci, Professor, University of Bologna, Italy

Katie Clancy, IDRC, Canada

Paolo Papotti, EURECOM, Italy

Antonio Lieto, University of Turin and ICAR-CNR, Italy

Rod Glover, Professor of Policy and Impact, Monash Sustainable Development Institute, Monash University, Australia

Panthea Lee, Executive Director, Reboot, United States

Olivia Dorey, Unaffiliated

Catherine Nikolovski, Executive Director, Civic Software Foundation, United States

Varun Aggarwal, Founder, India Migration Now, India

Tim Spann, Field Engineer, Cloudera, United States

Isabel Garcia, Gender Technical Adviser, Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, United States

Joanne Cooper, Founder & CEO, ID Exchange, Australia

Hamed Alemohammad, Chief Data Scientist, Radiant Earth Foundation, United States

Brendan Noakes, Adjunct Professor, New York University, United States

Adam Burns, Founder, free2air

Astha Kapoor, Aapti Institute, India

Misha Belkindas, Founder and Managing Director, Open Data Watch Consulting, United States

Vsevolod Salnikov, Co-Founder, @EisphorIA

Patricia Facultad, Partnerships Officer, World Food Programme, Italy

Bettina Koebler, Design Researcher and Service Designer, Politics for Tomorrow, Germany

René Clausen Nielsen, Data Innovation Strategist, United Nations Global Pulse, Denmark

Rossano Schifanella, University of Turin and ISI Foundation, Italy

Bruno Lepri, Head of Research Unit, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

Kyriaki Kalimeri, ISI Foundation, Italy

Tuba Bircan, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Mario Rasetti, Professor, ISI Foundation, Italy

Francesco Bonchi, ISI Foundation, Italy

Viviana Bono, University of Turin, Italy

Nicole Harper, Editor, Digital Future Society, Spain

Mia Dowman, Proposition Lead for Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Yamir Moreno, Professor of Physics, University of Zaragoza and Principal Scientist, ISI Foundation, Spain

Maurizio Sbogar, Unaffiliated, Italy

Boris Villazon Terrazas, Boricles, Spain

Diego Caro, Adjunct Professor, Data Science Institute, Universidad del Desarrollo and Telefónica I+D Chile, Chile

Robert Bjarnason, Citizens Foundation America, Iceland

Erik Wetter, Stockholm School of Economics & Flowminder, Sweden

Valerio Basile, University of Turin, Italy

Siim Esko, Positium, Estonia

Esther Minguela Carpintero, Founder, Localidata

Juan Carlos De Martin, Professor, Nexa Center for Internet & Society at Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Sara Capecchi, University of Turin, Italy

David Pastor-Escuredo, Lead Data Scientist — itdUPM, Technical University Madrid, Spain

Mar Schoebel, Executive Assistant, Telefónica, Spain

John Belchamber, Telefonica SA, United Kingdom

Jacob Ohrvik-Stott, Unaffiliated

Tim Bean, Fellow, Institute for Data Marketing, United Kingdom

Rongkun Wang, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Iban Eguia Moraza, CERN, Spain

Rodolfo Baggio, Bocconi University, Italy

Diletta Di Marco, Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy

Cristina Gena, University of Turin, Italy

Pablo Collada, Researcher, Unaffiliated

Chris Knighting, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Ray Walshe, Adapt Research Centre at Dublin City University, Ireland

Barend Mons, Professor, Leiden University Medical Center and CODATA, The Netherlands

Christine Kirkpatrick, San Diego Supercomputer Center, University of California San Diego, United States

Symeon Papadopoulos, Senior Researcher, Centre for Research & Technology — Hellas and Information Technologies Institute, Greece

Mariangiola Dezani, Professor, University of Turin, Italy

Jose Manuel Bernabeu Auban, Instituto Tecnologico de Informatica, Spain

Ernestina Menasalvas, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain

Katherine Townsend, COO of Data.org and Executive Director of Open Data Collaboratives, United States

Paolo Bellavista, Professor, University of Bologna, Italy

Samuel Klein, Steward, MIT Knowledge Futures Group, United States

Zach Verdin, MIT Knowledge Futures Group, United States

Manlio De Domenico, Head of CoMuNe Lab, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

Ana García Robles, Secretary General, Big Data Value Association

Flavio S Correa da Silva, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Prof Ana B. Bovan, President, CEDEF, Metropolitan University, United States

Dr. Juan Pane, Centro de Desarrollo Sostenible, Paraguay

Anys Boukli, Digital Partners, Switzerland

Milad Katebi, Data Scientist, BE Business

Annie Agarwal, Founder and Executive Director, 360ImpactData.Org

Marta Arsovska Tomovska, Director for PAR, UNDP and Office of the Prime Minister of Serbia, Serbia

Prakhar Mehrotra, Senior Director of Machine Learning, Walmart, United States

Paolo Giudici, Professor, University of Pavia, Italy

Ferruccio Damiani, Professor Doctor, University of Turin, Italy

Margus Tiru, Chief Methodologist, Positium, Estonia

Marcos Sacristán Cepeda, Tree Technology SA, Spain

Jonas Onland, CEO and Expert of Digital Transformation, Serendipity, The Netherlands

Maurizio Sbogar, Infrastructures Sector Coordinator, Tekniker, Spain

Tuomo Tuikka, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland

Caj Södergård, Research Professor, VTT, Finland

Aitor Arnaiz, Tekniker, Spain

Erki Saluveer, CEO, Positium, Estonia

Stefano Piotto, University of Salerno, Italy

Salvatore Cospito, CTO, Datmean, Spain

Dörthe Koerner, Senior Adviser, The Brønnøysund Register Centre, Norway

Christopher Brooks, Flowminder Foundation, United Kingdom

Catherine Vogel, Co-Coordinator, GIZ Data Lab, Germany

Hans De Canck, VUB AI Experience Center / AI for the Common Good / CLAIRE Belgium, Belgium

Yolanda Martínez, InterAmerican Development Bank, Chile

Julian Ranger, Executive Chairman & Founder, digi.me, United Kingdom

Rosa Meo, University of Turin, Italy

Judith Libchaber, Founder & Managing Director, @DataCity Lab, Spain

Alejandro Rodríguez González, Associate Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Buster Franken, FruitPunch AI, The Netherlands

Per-Olof Svensk, Swedish Transport Administration, Sweden

Giuseppe Attardi, Professor, University of Pisa, Italy

Andrew Oram, O’Reilly Media, United States

Josh Reynolds, Unaffiliated, United States

Peter Wells, Unaffiliated, United Kingdom

Pieter Boon, Co-founder & CEO, Cape AI, South Africa

Alessandro Druetto, University of Turin, Italy

Marko Turpeinen, CEO / Adjunct Professor, 1001 Lakes / Aalto University, Finland

Dan Wu, Housing Futures, United States

Stefan Van Baelen, Data Scientist, IMEC vzw, Germany

Gaurav Godhwani, CivicDataLab, India

Dörthe Koerner, Senior Adviser, The Brønnøysund Register Centre, Norway

Srini Venkatramanan, University of Virginia, United States

Beth Blauer, Executive Director of Centers for Civic Impact, John Hopkins University, United States

Nuria De Lama, European Programs Manager, Atos

Christian Merz, Co-Coordinator, GIZ Data Lab, Germany

Francesca De Chiara, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy

Maithri Vangala, BrightHive, United States

André Grow, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany

Daniela Perrotta, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Germany

Susan Aaronson, Research Professor and Director, Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub, George Washington

Alexandra Silfverstolpe, Founder & Managing Director, Data Act Lab, Sweden

Thais Ruiz de Alda, Director, Digitalfems, Spain

Dosse Sossouga, ADET (Amis des Etrangers au Togo: ADET), Togo

Geertrui Mieke De Ketelaere, imec, Belgium

Jenny Barnea, Data Analyst, Measurable Meaningful Data Design, United Kingdom

Graham MacDonald, Chief Data Scientist, Urban Institute, United States

Bob Gradeck, Project Director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Regional Data Center, United States

Peter Addo, Project Director, French Development Agency, France

Bettina Schaller, Head Group Public Affairs, The Adecco Group, Switzerland

Ian Thompson, Unaffiliated, United Kingdom

Kieran Sharpey-Schafer, Palindrome Data, South Africa

Mary Benjamins, Amsterdam Filmmaker, The Netherlands

Fredrik Lindén, CoFounder, MyData Ideell förening Sweden, Sweden

Marit Holm Torseth, Senior Advisor, Brønnøysund Register Centre, Norway

Linus Bengtsson, Executive Director, Flowminder, Switzerland

David Shrier, Managing Director, Visionary Future LLC, United States

Rosemary Okello-Orlale, Academic, Kenya

Jaime De Mora, Data scientist and strategist, CARTO, Spain and the United States

Frederico Gardaphe, Qri, Inc., United States

Ania Calderon, Executive Director, Open Data Charter

Paolo Invernizzi, Consultant, Italy

Nikesh Balami, CEO, Open Knowledge Nepal, Nepal

Matt Perault, Center on Science & Technology Policy at Duke University, United States

Sergii Mikhtoniuk, Founder, kamu.dev, Canada

Brian Aoaeh, Co-Founder and General Partner of REFASHIOND Ventures;Co-Founder & Co-Organizer of The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation; Adjunct Professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, United States

Soon Chun, Professor, City University of New York, United States

Nancy Daneau, Associate Vice Provost for Research, New York University, United States

Luca Anselma, University of Turin, Italy

Maurits Vijsma, Unaffiliated, The Netherlands

Taylor Kendal, Learning Economy Foundation

Quincy Childs, Knowledge Futures Group (MIT), United States

Aurore Paligot, Tapp, The Netherlands

Alberto Bitonti, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland

Matias Zabaljauregui, CEO, Venten Consulting Network; Founder, Argand Nonprofit DAO — AI for LATAM, Argentina

Camilla Bertoncin, Nesta, United Kingdom

Aline Blankertz, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, Germany

Tina Woods, CEO & Founder, Collider Health, United Kingdom

Anthony Cosgrove, Co-Founder, Harbrdata.com, United Kingdom

Gavin Starks, Dgen.net, United Kingdom

Sepi Chakaveh, Course Director in Data Science & AI, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Stephanie Pau, Health Futures Design Researcher, XHealth Lab

Rahma Beaugrand, Unaffiliated

Joann Rhodes, Healthcare Strategy and Transformation, TransRes Ltd, United Kingdom

Tamara Zubatiy, VeriCrypt, United States

Matt Rumsey, Research and Communications Manager, Center for Open Data Enterprise, United States

Fabrice Tocco, Co-CEO, DAWEX, France

Dane Gambrell, The GovLab, United States

Rory Macmillan, Partner, Macmillan Keck Attorneys & Solicitors, Switzerland/United States

Deepti Atrish, CEO & Founder, Poonyah Care Ltd, United Kingdom

Stefania Milan, Associate Professor of New Media, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Tyler Kleykamp, Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, Georgetown University, United States

Gabriel Zech, Bertelsmann Foundation, Germany

Donald Lobo, CEO, Chintu Gudiya Foundation and Project Tech4Dev, United States/India

Kieran Brown, Berkeley Research Group, United States

Lea Marais, Heartbeat Medical, Germany

Arsalan Noorafkan, Co-Founder, Atlys Networks, Canada

Fabio Malagnino, Digital Communication and Open Government, Piedmont Regional Council, Italy

Samuel Fraiberger, Computational Social Scientist, World Bank

Rachel Joynes, Liverpool Health Partners, United Kingdom

Phillip Noble, Managing Partner, Strategic Project Partners, Australia

Titi Kanti Lestari, Statistics Indonesia

Simon Miles, Director of the Centre for Urban Science and Progress, King’s College, London, United Kingdom

Siddhartha Chaturvedi, Microsoft

Stacey Rolland, Unaffiliated

Riya Singh, University of Chicago’s International Innovation Corps, United States

Damien Jacques, Dalberg Data Insights, Belgium

Jan Lorenz, Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

H.V. Jagadish, Director, Michigan Institute for Data Science, United States

Thoai Ngo, Global Program Director, Poverty, Gender, and Youth, Population Council

John Pougué Biyong, PhD student, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Leyla Keser, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey

Rachel Sibande, Program Director, Digital Impact Alliance,United Nations Foundation

Omar Seidu, Ghana Statistical Service

Mark Hereward, Associate Director, Data & Analytics, UNICEF

Dr. Alison Knight, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Yee Chin, Student, University of Sydney, Australia

Salvatore Iaconesi, Founder of the Research Center, Human Ecosystems Relazioni, Italy

Christian Racca, Senior Engineer and BIG DIVE Program Manager, TOP-IX, Italy

Maciej Możejewski, Director, Open Society Institute BWF, Poland

Bernie Hogan, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Petra Konecna, Senior Consultant, Deloitte, Czech Republic

Aristea Fotopoulou, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Leonardo Camiciotti, Executive Director, TOP-IX Consortium, Italy

Thomas Tombal, University of Namur, Belgium

Rutger Van Zuidam, Odyssey.org, The Netherlands

Ben McAlister, hl7.org.uk, United Kingdom

Esperanza Magpantay, Senior Statistician, ITU,

Folke Hermansson Snickars, Founding Member of MyData Global, Sweden

Juliana Carvalho Cortes Silva, PhD Student, University of Porto, Portugal

Ronald Jansen, Chief Data Innovation and Capacity Development, United Nations Statistics Division

Emily Pryor, Executive Director, Data2X, United States

Juan Pablo Marin Diaz, CEO, Datasketch, Colombia

Mohammad Hossein Khani, Open Data Head, Transparency for Iran, Iran

Hawi Rapudo, Kijiji Yeetu, Kenya

Chen Feng, Assistant Professor, New York University

Weenarin Lulitanonda, Thailand Clean Air Network, Thailand

Steinar Skagemo, Senior Adviser, The Brønnøysund Register Centre, Norway

Licia Capra, University College London, United Kingdom

Chantal Re, La Dua Valadda SCS, Italy

Giovanni Quattrone, Middlesex University, United Kingdom

Roger Gorman, ProFinda.com, United Kingdom

Daniele Quercia, Nokia Bell Labs

Bernadette Hyland-Wood, University of Queensland, Australia

Emanuele Massaro, EPFL, Switzerland

Evaristus Ezekwem, New York University, United States

Shikta Das, Honorary Lecturer, University College London, United Kingdom

Jessica Seddon, Princeton University, United States

Theresa Pardo, Center for Technology in Government of the University at Albany, SUNY, United States

Wesley Hau, Chair, Agency Open Data Community of Practice, Canada

Ellie Fitzpatrick, PricewaterhouseCoopers, United Kingdom

Aimee Whitcroft, Data 4D, New Zealand

Megan O’Flynn, Unaffiliated, Ireland

Lequanne Collins-Bacchus, Product Manager, Government of Canada, Canada

Nora Kensington, Unaffiliated, Canada

Guy Stecklov, Professor, University of British Columbia, Canada

Tiziano Blasi, ActionAid Italia, Italy

Harpinder Collacott, Executive Director, Development Initiatives, United Kingdom

Ugo Montevecchi, Unaffiliated, Italy

Filippo Candela, Compagnia di San Paolo, Italy

Milena Krumova, European Institute for Technologies, Education and Digitalisation, Bulgaria

Alexander Madama, Chief Technologist for Healthcare and Life Sciences, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, United States

Vicenc Ferrer, Mediktor

Samira Khan, Senior Manager of Global Impact Engagement, United States

Andrei Dusmikeev, CEO, Medium Systems LLC — Disease risks from environment, United Kingdom

Dipesh Mistry, Knowledge and Insights Manager, CitizenMe, United Kingdom

Milena Ivkovic, Director, Blok74 Urban Simulations / Urban Communications Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Neisan Massarrat, Senior Director, SecondMuse, Italy

Maneesh Juneja, Digital Health Futurist, MJ Analytics Ltd

Jeffery Smith, VP of Public Policy, AMIA

Jenny Huang, Co-Founder, IFOSSF, United States

Juliana Couras, Master’s Student, Univeristy of Porto and University of Aveiro, Portugal

Terry Jackson, Director of Content Partnerships. Cottenham Open Community Interest Company, United Kingdom

Giovanni Colavizza, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jackie Yan, GSS

Thiago Vaz Simas dos Santos,Technological Federal University from Paraná, Brazil

Cat Harwood-Smith, Director of Insight and Improvement, British Red Cross, United Kingdom

Mohamed Timoulali, GTOPIC, Morocco

June Choi, General Partner, Serval Ventures, United States

Julia Turska, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Riel Miller, Paris, France

Irina Rish, University of Montreal, Canada

Elena Ikonomovska, Head of Machine Learning & AI, Change.org, United States

Ana Londral, Value for Health CoLAB, Portugal

Nikos Manouselis, Agroknow, Greece

Antonio Pepe, Doctor, “Ospedale Maggiore” Verona Borgo Trento Hospital Verona, Italy

Geoff Mulgan, University College London, United Kingdom

Sean Griffin, CEO, Disaster Tech, United States

Marcelo Cabr, Arapyau Foundation, Brazil

Gurkirat Sekhon, New York University, United States

Stacy Prendeville, Researcher, Spain

Danielle Beltran, Data Strategist, Spain

Özge Nilay Yalcin, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Rachel Han, Opendatasoft

Marcelo Cabr, Arapyau Foundation, Brazil

Kelsey Markey, Master’s Student, New York University

Max Lynam, Founder, isgood.ai, Australia

Kay McGowan, Future State — UN Foundation

Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rojo, Engaging Citizens, Spain

Ana Ouriques, CEO Land Insight & Resources, Board United Nations Association of Australia, Australia

Mark Craddock, Co-Founder, Global Certification and Training, United Kingdom

Pablo Gómez, Genasys Inc, Spain

David Gordon, Longliv Ventures, Israel

Vicente Castillo Guillén, Unaffiliated, Spain

Filippo Imberti, Overmap, Italy

Hilary Kane, Unaffiliated, United States

Daniel Harris, Founder, Kendraio, United Kingdom

Harshit Sinha, Team Leader, M/s H. M. Sinha, India

Kate Farrahi, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

David Watts, Professor, La Trobe University Law School, Australia

Scott Hammesfahr, Unaffiliated, United States

Jean Hindriks, Head of the Economics School, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Pieter Ballon, Director, imec-SMIT, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Fabio Pianesi, Fondazione Bruno Kessler and EIT Digital

Alberto Gómez Isassi, Co-Founder of Irys and Director of Tamaulipas Media Lab, United States

Jeremy Boy, Data Scientist, UNDP Accelerator Labs, France

Agata Soccini, University of Turin

Jannes Nys, Ghent University, Belgium

Milan van den Heuvel, Ghent University, Belgium

Joel Gurin, President, Center for Open Data Enterprise, United States

Elena Sinel, Founder & CEO, Teens in AI, Chile

Marcos Brito, Instituto Brasileiro de Mercados e Capitais, Brazil

Donald Case, CEO, BizCare, Inc., Brazil

Bettina Köbler, Politics for Tomorrow, Germany

Chris Were, Verida, Australia

Alvaro Rojo Perez, Genasys, Spain

Hasan Suzen, President & CEO, Beyond the Horizon International Strategic Studies Group & Hybrid Core Co., Belgium

Lorena Pérez Campillo, Professor and Researcher UPV/EHU, Spain

Dana Chermesh, CEO, inCitu, United States

Anna Hermsen, TNO, The Netherlands

Fausto Villani, TBox Chain, Italy

Audrey Lobo-Pulo, Phoensight, Australia

Enrique Munoz de Cote, Atchai, United Kingdom

Morgan Briggs, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Sonia Yamileth Castro, Colombia

Jai Ganesh Udayasankaran, Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN), India

Shrestha Gattani, Dalberg, India

Enrique Munoz de Cote, Atchai Ltd, United Kingdom

Julien Foucart, Head of Data (Belgium) of the Havas Media Group, Belgium

Catia Marques, Population Services International Angola and Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Nova University of Lisbon, Angola

Andrew Kanter, Director and CMO, Columbia International eHealth Lab/Intelligent Medical Objects, United States

Munib Mesinovic, NYU Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Hannah Alsdurf, University of Ottawa, Canada

Yuetong Wang, Southeast University, China

Gordana Halavanja, Co-Operating Systems, Germany

Jens Cheung, Social Research, Australia

Afke Schaart, GSMA, Belgium

Kris Broekaert, World Economic Forum, Switzerland

Azima Abakirova, Technical Support Consultant, Kyrgyzstan

Vikas Dwivedi, Palladium, United States

Andrzej Klimczuk, Assistant Professor, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

Paul Riser, Director of Detroit Urban Solutions, Techtown Detroit, United States

Hank Graber, CEO, The Mat|r Project, United States

Simon Sylvester-Chaudhuri, CIV:LAB and The Grid

Anthony Boanada-Fuchs, University of St. Gallen, Brazil and Switzerland

Eri Saikawa, Emory University, United States

Shweta Arora, Unaffiliated, India

Rita Deng, Senior Planning Specialist, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, United States

Rico Ancog, Associate Professor, University of the Philippines Los Baños, The Philippines

José Luis Cervera Ferri, CEO, DevStat Servicios de Consultoría Estadística, Spain

Peter B. Larsen, Owner & Director, Smart City Insights ApS, Denmark

Javier Camacho, Director, Sostenibilidad Etica, Spain

Maria Clara Desalvo, Bridge the Gap, Argentina

Elia Gandolfi, Data scientist, Social Enterprise, Spain

Nicolas Kleovoulou, Clinical Operations, Pharmaceuticals R&D, United Kingdom

Matthias Mazenauer, Statistical Office of the Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

Neil Britto, The Intersector Project

Lylian Coelho Ferreira, Vice President and Co-Founder, WomEnvAi — women and men in environment and artificial intelligence, France

Bernhard Krabina, KDZ — Centre for Public Administration Research, Austria

Balakrishna Pisupati, Chairperson, FLEDGE, Indonesia

Robert Ndugwa, UN-Habitat, Kenya

Michail Skaliotis, European Commission

Andrea Thornbury, Belfast City Council, United Kingdom

Marc Bosch Matas, Idencity Consulting, Spain

Jonathan Askin, Professor, Brooklyn Law Incubator & Policy Clinic, United States

Kernie Obimakinde, Unaffiliated, Nigeria

Omar Bakari, Tanzania Datalab, Tanzania

Carlos Santos-Burgoa, Professor, George Washington University School of Public Health, United States

Sasha Luccioni, Director of Scientific Projects — AI for Humanity, Mila Institute, Canada

Jaron Heard, Civic Software Foundation, United States

Darya Zlochevsky, School of Visual Arts, United States

Abu Bakarr Jalloh, Sanusi Research & Consulting, Sierra Leone

Ricardo Chavarriaga, CLAIRE Office Switzerland, Switzerland

Nathan Koeshall, Catalyst Balkans, Serbia

Iain Henderson, MyData Global, Scotland

Daniel Mietchen, School of Data Science, University of Virginia, United States

Justin Arenstein, Code for Africa

Patsian Low, Chief of Staff, AVPN, Singapore

Charles Sandy, Public Health Department, Zimbabwe

Braden Cody, Yale University, United States

Daniele Narduzzi, Italy

Andrew Collinge, Advisor, Smart Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Clio Flego, MediaAC programme, Italy

Thanos Sklavenitis, Lloyd’s Banking Group and DataLab Alumnus

Filippo Candela, Data Scientist, Compagnia di San Paolo, Italy

Nathan Koeshall, Catalyst Balkans, Serbia

Ivan Caballero, Citibeats

Federico Bartolomucci, Research Fellow on Management Engineering and Social Innovation, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Roderick Besseling, Data Steward, Unaffiliated

Donald Case, Owner, BizCare, Inc, United States

Godwin Yeboah, Institute for Global Sustainable Development based at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom

Aaron Bean, Managing Partner, Asemio, United States

Thomas Johnson, Unaffiliated, United States

Haris Zacharatos, Cyprus, Cellock Ltd.

Peter Elias, University of Lagos, Nigeria

Wonoh Kim, Unaffiliated, Korea

Inese Kušķe, the State Chancellery, Latvia

Nicola Nixon, Governance Director, The Asia Foundation, Vietnam

Iris Patten, Pivot Partnership, United States and South Africa

Hector Revelo Herrera, Professor, Escuela Politécnica del Ejército, Ecuador

Stefany Lazieh, Rutgers University, United States

Andrew Ritcheson, Unaffiliated

Apoorv Anand, CivicDataLab, India

Enrique Zapata, CAF — Development Bank of Latin America, Mexico

Marco Marchetti, Unaffiliated, Italy

Marco Cortella, Unaffiliated, Italy

Josh Whitkin, Independent Researcher, Australia

Eduardo Bejar, Director, Fundapi, Ecuador

Greg Fisher, Manufacturer and Startup Advisor, United States

Viviana Letizia, Elsevier

Julio Lopez, Datalat, Ecuador

Irendra Radjawali, Kemitraan, Indonesia

Stefano Bonfa, Mediterranean University RC-@ Oxford Sustainable Development Big Data Institute, United Kingdom

Mariela Alfonzo, CEO, State of Place, United States

Larissa Galdino de Magalhães Santos, Post-Doctoral Researcher in Digital Policies, CyberBRICS, School of Law at the Getulio Vargas Foundation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Maria Claudia Bodino, Ministry of Innovation — Italian Digital Transformation Team — Italian Government, Italy

Pierre Lonchampt, Helpful Engineering

Luigi Bertuzzi, Unaffiliated, Italy

Seema Mehra Parihar, Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, India

Guruprabha Guruswamy, George Mason University, United States

Liljana Howe, Unaffiliated, United Kingdom

Hilman Arioaji, Lapor Covid19, Indonesia

Sanny Jegillos, Senior Advisor, United Nations, Thailand

Tamas Erkelens, City of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Niklas Zimmer, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Gong Yi, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Sherman Kong, Digital Impact Alliance at UN Foundation

Johnson Onyibe, Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria




The GovLab
Data Stewards Network

The Governance Lab improving people’s lives by changing how we govern. http://www.thegovlab.org @thegovlab #opendata #peopleledinnovation #datacollab