16 Conference Report #techonomy16

The United States of Data II: The New Knowledge Trust


Eli Broverman
Co-founder and President, Betterment

Brett Hurt
CEO and Co-founder, data.world, a Public Benefit Corporation

Priya Kumar
University of Maryland College of Information Studies

Sarah Telford
Senior Programme Officer, Office of the Director, Corp. Programmes Division | OCHA, United Nations


Katie Benner
Reporter, The New York Times

Data is transforming not only our institutions, but out relationship to them. It’s also transforming out relationship to each other. Access to data and its interpretation will inform our notions of injustice, inequality, fear, want, need and our perceptions of our abilities to address them. How should we be approaching the issue of access, ownership and value of data? Do we have the institutions we need?

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