Data Science for the Public Good Distinguished Speaker Series: Shamina Singh

Event Details

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
4:00pm-5:00pm Eastern Time (ET)

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Speaker: Shamina Singh 
Shamina Singh is the Founder & President of the Center for Inclusive Growth, the philanthropic hub of Mastercard. She also serves as Executive Vice President of Corporate Sustainability. Over a 15-year career in the public sector, she also has held senior positions in the White House and the U.S. House of Representatives. To learn more about Shamina, click here.

Building the Field of Data Science for Social Impact

Abstract: With nearly 2.5 quintillion bytes of data produced daily, how might we leverage the potential of data to address the socio-economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, systemic racism and the deepening divide of information inequality? Despite great advances in data science, those who most may benefit from precise and timely data analytics - the social sector and civic organizations – are lagging behind. With increased attention and support, they can leverage data analytics to make their work go further and faster, ultimately helping more people survive, thrive and strive in a digital economy.  But transforming the role of data in addressing major social and economic issues is not a job for any one person or organization. Only through a crowding-in of time, talent and capital can the digital economy begin to work for everyone, everywhere.

Drawing on groundbreaking case studies and the use of data tools to unlock potential in economically distressed communities, Shamina Singh, together with leading data scientists from Mastercard, will share examples of how data is helping to advance an agenda of inclusive growth.