Big Data, Big Impact? The Future of Gender-Sensitive Data Systems

On Tuesday, November 12, join Data2X and The GovLab for a daylong convening exploring the intersection of big data, gender equality, and decision making.

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About this Event

Space is limited. For those who are attending the event in person, you must register through this page for security purposes. For those who cannot attend in person, you can access the livestream of the event here: You do not need to register if you are watching the livestream. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

With only ten years remaining to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, there is an increased demand for inclusive, high-quality data to drive progress. Data2X invites you to attend a daylong convening which will address two questions:

  • How can big data be used to successfully tackle gender issues?
  • How can we maximize the potential of big data for gender while also effectively addressing issues that may negatively impact women and girls, including privacy, transparency, and ensuring community participation?

This event will showcase the results of a five-year research program on big data and gender, featuring groundbreaking projects that investigated the potential of new data sources to answer critical questions about the lives of women and girls. Through a series of panel discussions, presentations, and debates, the day will bring together research, industry, and policy leaders to discuss the next steps in creating a secure, durable, and policy-relevant big data system that accurately represents and can deliver for women and girls.

Featured speakers include:

  • Nuria Oliver, Vodafone Institute, DataPop Alliance
  • Alex ‘Sandy’ Pentland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Anousheh Ansari, XPrize Foundation
  • Megan Smith, shift7

With presentations from Data2X’s Big Data for Gender Research Grantees:

  • Stefaan Verhulst, The GovLab at NYU
  • Ridhi Kashyap, Oxford University
  • Muhammad Raza Khan, University of California, Berkeley
  • Claudio Bosco, Flowminder Foundation
  • Jihad Zahir, Cadi Ayyad University
  • Frederic Pivetta, Dalberg Data Insights
  • Mehi Mirpourian, Women’s World Banking
  • Sean Higgins, University of California, Berkeley
  • Emma Samman, Overseas Development Institute

View the full agenda here. 

Breakfast will be available starting at 8:30 AM. We invite you to join us for a networking happy hour following the conclusion of the event at 5 PM.

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