As part of our annual Society 4.0 initiative, we held a series of events focused on enabling positive change for society in the wake of digital disruption.
The main forum explored the opportunities offered by data analytics and technology to facilitate community collaboration. Speakers included Alice Martin (New Economics Foundation) and Kristi Mansfield (Seer Data and Analytics) and the themes covered included communities powered with data, public interest technology, and work and wellbeing.
Satellite activities included:
- Two masterclasses — Patrick Atwater from ARGO Labs and Stefaan Verhulst from GovLab explored the idea of working with data collaboratives by drawing on their organisations’ data research symposium to explore the development, maintenance, loss and restoration of trust in the digital age in the context of law and justice, relationships and work.
- A public lecture — Alice Martin from the New Economics Foundation and Kath Blackham from Versa discussed ‘A Shorter Working Week’, looking at the future of work and wellbeing.