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How Can the United States Address the Data Divide?

How Can the United States Address the Data Divide?
Tuesday, August 30, 202212:00 PM to 01:15 PM EDT

Event Summary

The historic infrastructure package will go a long way to closing the digital divide, but another divide looms in America: the data divide. Advances in technology continue to make it cheaper and easier than ever to produce, collect, and use data, and data-backed AI algorithms can produce new actionable insights. At the community level, data plays a critical role in identifying and addressing critical social and economic issues. At the individual level, data empowers individuals to access data-driven financial, educational, and healthcare services. But not everyone has enough high-quality data collected about them or their communities, and these gaps—the data divide—can create or exacerbate social and economic inequalities and negatively impact one’s ability to participate in the data economy.

Join the Center for Data Innovation for a panel discussion about the importance of the data divide, the impact it can have on individuals and society, and steps policymakers can take to address data disparities to ensure equitable participation and representation in the data economy and promote overall data-driven innovation.

Speakers

Denice
Denice Ross
U.S. Chief Data Scientist
The White House
Keynote Speaker
Gillian
Gillian Diebold@g1lliandiebold
Policy Analyst
Center for Data Innovation
Moderator
Dominique
Dominique Harrison
Director of Racial Equity Design and Data Initiative
Citi Ventures Innovation
Panelist
Traci
Traci Morris
Executive Director, American Indian Policy Institute
Arizona State University
Panelist
Ioana
Ioana Tanase
Accessibility Program Manager
Microsoft
Panelist
Chris
Chris Wood
Executive Director & Co-Founder
LGBT Tech
Panelist
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