Future of Data Equity
Future of Data Equity
Council mission and objectives
As the world increasingly turns to data to address urgent global challenges, emerging data ecosystems are perpetuating existing power dynamics – driving current inequalities further and giving rise to new groups of haves and have nots. With the downstream impacts of data at such high stakes, how can we ensure safer and more robust data ecosystems for all?
JoAnn Stonier, Chief Data Officer, Mastercard
Lauren Woodman, Chief Executive Officer, DataKind
Stephanie Teeuwen, Specialist, Data and AI, World Economic Forum
Karla Yee Amezaga, Lead, Data Policy, World Economic Forum
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