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Date:

Thursday, June 6, 2024
8:30 am – 5:00 pm ET

Location:

Norton’s Woods Conference Center
136 Irving Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA
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About Accelerate

Tech, AI, and data science are at the center of conversations around evidence-based policy, economic opportunity, and global equity. In board rooms, in legislative chambers, and at kitchen tables, there is a growing understanding of the importance of data and how it can be leveraged to tackle some of society’s most urgent challenges, such as persistent economic disparities, the spread of infectious diseases and the climate crisis. This presents the field of data for social impact with an important opportunity. We must seize this moment and bring together the world’s most visionary voices to develop community-designed, evidence-informed solutions that will accelerate the strategic growth of our sector.

Accelerate: Data for Social Impact Conference will convene academic institutions, social impact organizations, philanthropy, and industry partners around the globe. This inaugural event will focus on the potential of leveraging data and AI to mitigate and adapt to climate change through an intersectional lens that spans public health, financial inclusion, and data privacy.

Speakers

Francesca Dominici, Ph.D.

Co-Director, Harvard Data Science Initiative & the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population, and Data Science at the Harvard School of Public Health

Harvard University

Francesca Dominici, Ph.D. is the co-director of the Harvard Data Science Initiative and the Clarence James Gamble Professor of Biostatistics, Population, and Data Science at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and of the International Society of Mathematical Statistics.

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Danielle Getsinger is the co-founder and CEO of Community Lattice, a consulting firm specialized in using data science to overcome environmental barriers to community revitalization. Danielle is a licensed Professional Geologist with about 15 years of experience working on complex environmental issues ranging from technical assessment and cleanup of brownfields to community-wide strategies for addressing environmental injustice, climate adaptation, and resiliency.

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Elizabeth Langdon-Gray

Executive Director, Harvard Data Science Initiative

Harvard University

Liz Langdon-Gray is the inaugural Executive Director of the Harvard Data Science Initiative (DSI). In this role, she is responsible for implementing the academic vision of the Initiative, engaging closely with Harvard schools and the Office of the President and Provost.

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Dr. Uyi Stewart is the Chief Data and Technology at data.org. Uyi provides senior technical leadership in all aspects of data.org’s work, with a particular focus on our programmatic initiatives which today include the Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge, the Capacity Accelerator Network, and Epiverse.

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