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Meet The Future of Data Challenge Judges

Omidyar Network and Carrot are thrilled to announce the esteemed expert panel of judges for The Future of Data Challenge, who have committed to using their knowledge, experience, and expertise to score submitted ideas and share valuable feedback with applicants.

The Future of Data Challenge will award $1.1M for up to 10 transformative ideas aimed at reimagining the data economy and responsibly activating a more equitable data future for all. Innovators, activists, designers, researchers, risk-takers, entrepreneurs, cooperatives, trusts, governments, and others, from every corner of the globe, are invited to help identify ideas that drive us toward a fundamentally different data future focused on the following three areas:

  1. Activism & Awareness
  2. Evidence, Design & Technology
  3. Governance & Policy

Registration is required in order to participate. Participants must register by Thursday, August 25 at 3:00 PM PT and apply by Thursday, September 15 at 3:00 PM PT to be considered.

Meet the Judges

Evaluation Panel:

J. Bob Alotta — VP, Global Programs, Mozilla Data Futures Lab

Safiya Noble — Co-founder & Faculty Director, UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry

Richard Whitt — President, GLIA Foundation

Dirk Bergemann — Professor, Yale University

Sylvie Delacroix — Co-Chair, Data Trusts Initiative

David Eaves — Senior Vice President, CoDevelop

Lili Gangas — Chief Technology Community Officer, Kapor Center

Parminder Jeet Singh — Executive Director, IT for Change

Astha Kapoor — Co-Founder, Aapti Institute

Rainer Kattel — Professor & Deputy Director, Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, UCL

Benjamin Moskowitz — Vice President, Innovation Lab, Consumer Reports

Jeni Tennison — Founder & Executive Director, Connected by Data

Salome Viljoen — Fellow, Columbia Law School

Selection Committee:

Michele L. Jawando — Senior Vice President of Programs, Omidyar Network

Tazin Khan Norelius — Founder, Cyber Collective

Tim O’Reilly — Founder, O’Reilly Media

Paul Romer — Professor, NYU

More members of the Evaluation Panel and Selection Committee will be added to the website soon.

For more details about the Future of Data Challenge, read the press release and visit



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