Imperial College London June 16, 2017 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Setting the stage for a conversation to share ideas and experiences, build community, and inspire new research and tools to advance digital civil society.

Dr. Yi-Ke Guo, Director, Data Science Institute, Imperial College London

Lucy Bernholz, Director, Digital Civil Society Lab, Stanford University

Andrew Means, Head, beyond.uptake


From Possibilities to Responsibilities
A global look at how social sector organizations can pursue the opportunities of digital data while understanding and addressing the risks, presented by Lucy Bernholz and Andrew Means.


Digital Dependencies
An interactive discussion on the new possibilities created by digital data and infrastructure for working across sectors and the demands that these relationships entail. Moderated by Lucy Bernholz.

Danny Sriskandarajah, Secretary General, Civicus

Yves-Alexandre Montjoye, Assistant Professor, Data Science Institute,  Imperial College London

Tom Steinberg, Digital Transformation Lead, Big Lottery Fund

Gianfranco Cecconi, Programmes Lead, DataKind UK

Anna Scott, Head of Content, Open Data Institute (moderator)


Inventing Digital Organizations
A curated round of presentations highlighting emerging and innovative organizational forms, collaborations, or governance models enabled by digital data. Moderated by Andrew Means.

Tris Lumley, Director of Innovation and Development, New Philanthropy Capital

Rachel Rank, Chief Executive, 360Giving

Sean McDonald, Chief Executive Officer, FrontlineSMS

Heather Leson, Data Literacy Lead, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

David Bonbright, Chief Executive, Keystone Accountability


A mid-day assessment of key learnings and what is next.

Richard Craig, Chief Executive, Technology Trust UK


Considering Bias
A conversation with Andrew Means about the role of bias in data and algorithms, strategies for addressing these biases, and the broader implications for civil society.

Tanya O’Carroll, Advisor, Technology and Human Rights, Amnesty International

Vivian Ng, Senior Research Officer, The Human Rights, Big Data, and Technology Project


Digital Civil Society and the Future of Democracy
Small group exercises about trends in digital civil society, facilitated by Lucy Bernholz and Andrew Means.


Closing Reflections
A review of key ideas and insights and commitments to next steps with Lucy Bernholz and Andrew Means.


Tom Scott, Head of Digital Engagement, Wellcome Trust