Oxford World Cafe: Where is data doing the most good in the world?

Fitzhugh Auditorium, Oxford, Fitzhugh Auditorium, Oxford, Oxford, OX12HD

University of Oxford - Oxford, United Kingdom

Where is data and tech actually being used, and where are the places using them for good? Get the chance to speak with professionals about the jobs they do in tech and find out if you might be able to do it yourself! Fields include: Bio-security, the SDGs, Nature Conservation, Legaltech, Social Tech, Climate change, Effective Altruism. Please do an LFD within 48 hours of the event

Dec 1, 2021, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

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About this event

Professional attendees include:

Jamie Hartzell: 

Founder of Oxtree, focusing on more trees and less cars

Founder of the Ethical property company

Founder of about a hundred other successful social movements

Juhi Kore:

Global Shaper in the World Economic Forum

Hosting conversation on the role of Amazon Web Services Healthcare Accelerator programme

Wendy Stone: 

Fellow of the royal society of arts, Director of The Global Academy, and runner of the 2030s SDGs for universities, companies, and more, speaking with us about Data in the UN SDGs

Isaac Dunn: 

From the Centre of Effective Altruism, talking about the opportunity and risks associated with AI

Jonas Sandbrink:

From the Future of Humanity Institute talking with us about the risk of biowarfare in the age of democratised data

Karim Nassar: Karim Nassar combines technical expertise with legal expertise to lead the Legal Tech products team at Travers Smith. With years of experience as a fee-earner and a technical background in Physics, Technology and Law; Karim is uniquely placed to understand the legal market and tech requirements of lawyers. He will be talking to us about issues surrounding the ownership of data

Priya Radia: Priya Radia works at the Diversity and Inclusion consultancy firm Included. With previous experience includes investment banking and technology consulting, she supports organisations in developing and embedding inclusive behaviours and practices into day-to-day work. She will be hosting a conversation on using tech to promote sustainable behavioural change.

After a brief introduction tables will be invited to discuss the topic in front of them for a period of 20-30 minutes. They will then change tables for a new round. Each table is encouraged to jot down any of their ideas in any form they find suitable on the A1 paper in front of them, and each round you will build on the previous groups ideas at that table 

Dinner and refreshments will be provided, with time to talk unconstrained and meet with all the people and professionals you hadn't seen before



Wednesday, December 1, 2021
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM UTC


Round 1
Round 2
Round 3
Closing Discussion
Closing Speech + Synthesis


  • Karan Ruparell

    GDSC Event Leadership Team

  • Jennivine Chen

    GDSC Sponsorship Leadership Team

  • Mateja Zdrakovic

    GDSC Event Leadership Team

  • Cara Higgins

    GDSC Marketing Leadership Team

  • Hunar Batra

    GDSC Solutions Challenge Lead

  • Ioannis Stamoulis

    GDSC Event Leadership Team

  • Lucy Zhang

    GDSC Event Leadership Team

  • Eito Miyamura

    GDSC Oxford Lead


  • Anda-Raluca Epure


    GDSC Lead

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