Data Science and COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities of Data Science during a Pandemic

Event details
  • July 8th, 2020, 06:30 PM - 07:30 PM
  • Country: Online, India

Beyond the impacts on public health, the COVID-19 crisis has had severe social and economic repercussions, posing accentuated and novel challenges in sectors from healthcare to energy to the economy. The rapid spread of the pandemic reinforces the importance  of real-time and reliable data for an effective response.

data.org and International Innovation Corps will be co-hosting this webinar on 8 July to generate greater awareness of the innovative role that data science can play in responding to the pandemic in various sectors. What are the challenges to the uptake of big data technologies and analytic techniques? What is the future of data science for social impact in Asia? How do we measure impact in a post-COVID world? You can look forward to a lively discussion from our panel of experts.

This will also be an opportunity to learn more and ask questions about the $10M data.org Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge, which is currently accepting proposals using data science to advance shared prosperity, and help ensure an inclusive recovery (deadline 17 July).

Panelists:

  • Anurag Banerjee, Co-founder & CEO of Quilt.AI, an organisation that crafts a ‘quilt of meaning’ from trillions of digital fragments to help organisations make more informed decisions
  • Prerna Mukharya, Founder of Outline India, a data-centered research organisation that works to create social impact through the use of authentic and reliable primary data
  • Srujana Merugu, Co-Lead of DataScienceIndiavsCovid, a group of data scientists from the likes of Amazon, Udaan and Flipkart working on a range of initiatives related to COVID-19
  • D R Raghuram, Chapter Leader of Datakind Bangalore, a global nonprofit that harnesses the power of data science and AI in the service of humanity
  • Moderated by Katherine Townsend, Chief Operating Officer of data.org

This event is FREE however registration is essential to secure your place.

Please click here to register. If you have any questions, please email Samuel Neufeld at samneufeld.iic@gmail.com.