Join us for an engaging and in-depth conversation with leading digital governance academic Stefaan G. Verhulst, of NYU’s GovLab where we talk all things data stewardship. We explore who owns your data, how it is governed and how to ask better questions to create a brighter future for us all. Stefaan shares his ‘questioneerring’ framework and points out how we must move from being data rich to decision driven by data, to move past the polarisation in our public lives. He also offers insights into the more pressing issues of 2021 and data, its governance and its use in innovation and problem solving.
Stefaan G. Verhulst is Co-Founder and Chief Research and Development Officer of the Governance Laboratory (The GovLab) at New York University (NYU), an action research centre focused on improving governance using advances in science and technology - including data and collective intelligence.
He is also, among other positions and affiliations, the Editor-in-Chief of Data & Policy, an open access journal by Cambridge University Press; the research director of the MacArthur Research Network on Opening Governance; Chair of the Data for Children Collaborative with Unicef; and a member of the High-Level Expert Group to the European Commission on Business-to-Government Data Sharing.
Further resources relevant to the conversation
- The Need for a New Science of Questioning (to complement Data Science https://the100questions.org/
- Radically transforming the public debate on data → https://thedataassembly.org/
- A new Intelligence Paradigm for Development → https://theconversation.com/a-new-intelligence-paradigm-how-the-emerging-use-of-technology-can-achieve-sustainable-development-if-done-responsibly-154984
- Data for Covid 19 → https://data4covid19.org/