The last few years we have seen an increase in leveraging public and private data through ‘Data Collaboratives’ where participants from different sectors exchange their data to create public value, informing and transforming how we make decisions, design services and seek to solve problems.
With the increased practice comes the need to reimagine roles and responsibilities to steer the process of using public and private data — and the insights they can generate — in a trusted manner: data stewards.
By establishing data stewardship as a function, recognized within the public and private sector as a valued responsibility, the practice of Data Collaboratives can become more systemic, sustainable and responsible.
On February 25th from 12pm to 5pm, responsible data leaders from across the private sector will come together for the third Data Stewards Camp, organized by The GovLab and the Open Data Institute. Held at TechHub in central London, the latest Data Stewards Camp will seek to build on previous events in San Francisco and Cape Town and further advance the use of private sector data for public good.
The half-day event will take stock and review existing efforts of data stewardship, data collaboration and data trusts. In particular, this Camp will focus on topics like incentives for companies to leverage their data in the public interest and emerging models for governing cross-sector data collaboratives.
Attendees will have the opportunity to join the emerging Data Stewards Network community of practice, share their own experiences and findings, and learn from and connect with counterparts from across industries and domains. The Camp will be followed by a public event where participants will share insights with a broader audience interested in unlocking the public value of private-sector data.
For those interested in participating at the Data Stewards Camp, please contact Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder of The GovLab at email@example.com.