Join Us at the Data Stewardship in Action Workshop at Data for Policy 2019 in London

When: Workshop - June 10th, 2019; Conference - June 11–12, 2019

Where: University College London, UK

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Data for Policy “is a premier global forum for interdisciplinary and cross-sector discussions around the impact and potential of the digital revolution in the government sector.” This year’s conference will take place on June 11th and 12th, and is being organized around the theme of Digital Trust and Personal Data. The agenda features keynote talks by Stefaan Verhulst, The GovLab; Julia Stoyanovich, NYU Tandon School of Engineering; Paula Forteza, Member of Parliament, France; and Junseok Hwang, Seoul National University, Korea, among others.

On Monday, June 10th, The GovLab is hosting a pre-conference workshop on Data Stewardship. The workshop will take stock and review existing efforts of data stewardship to professionalize and systematize the cross-sector exchange of data to create new public value. Participants will brainstorm actionable approaches for responsibly sharing corporate data to address a specific, concrete public problem raised by a public official who can ground the conversation in a real issue.

Through this discussion, the participants will also reflect on lessons learned and previous practice to share broader lessons regarding data collaboration and data stewardship. Participants will consider the value proposition(s) of these emerging practices; questions related to risks and mitigation strategies; technical, legal, and cultural barriers and challenges; tools and methodologies for creating an impact through data collaboration and stewardship; best practices for achieving sustainability; and innovative metrics of success and evaluation techniques, among other issues.

In addition to sharing knowledge on tools, methodologies, and questions related to data stewardship, the workshop will seek to inspire Data for Policy participants from across sectors to consider new data-driven approaches for solving public problems. It aims to increase experimentation by offering new approaches for data collaboration and stewardship and leveraging the insights and tools discussed in the workshop to decrease the transaction cost, time, and energy needed to establish data collaboratives between the private and public sector.

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