Big Data creates enormous opportunities for better understanding the impacts and effectiveness of economic and public policy, such as social investment. But our newfound capacity for collecting data and targeting intervention creates risks as well as opportunities. How can we get the best out of Big Data without enabling the worst, whether in government, business and society?
Join us for a lively discussion on these issues. Chaired by Rod Oram, the panel includes:
- Professor Rhema Vaithianathan of the Centre for Social Data Analytics at Auckland University of Technology, which is pioneering research into social investment.
- Professor Tahu Kukutai of the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, who recently edited the first ever book on indigenous data sovereignty.
- David Leach, CEO of Qrious, a data analytics firm backed by Spark.
- Keith Ng, an independent data journalist and data visualisations expert.
When: Thursday 3rd August, 5.30-7pm
Where: WG308, Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT city campus
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