The World Economic Forum would like to acknowledge the support of all those who contributed to this initiative in 2013 and 2014. The global dialogue series included sessions in New York, USA; Dublin, Ireland; London, UK; Dalian, People’s Republic of China; Brussels, Belgium; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; and Davos, Switzerland.
The project engaged a multistakeholder community across government, the private sector, civil society, academia and others throughout the dialogue series and through its Working Group.
Special thanks are extended to all those who joined regular calls and supported these events with their insights, including: A.T. Kearney, American Red Cross, Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership, BBVA, Brielle Marketing, Data-Pop Alliance, the Engine Room, Gates Foundation, GSMA, Impact Institute, Internews, Leiden University (Campus The Hague) Peace Informatics Lab, MasterCard, Microsoft, NYU GovLab, ONE, Orange, Overseas Development Institute, Palantir, PopTech, Rockefeller Foundation, SAS, Stanford University, World Bank, UN Global Pulse, University of Washington, Ushahidi, Vital Wave and WITNESS.
Special thanks for the editorial input to this report from Vital Wave Consulting and the Global Agenda Council on Data-Driven Development.
Members of the Global Agenda Council on Data-Driven Development are:
Sandy Pentland, MIT (Council Chair)
Mikael Hagstrom, SAS (Council Vice-Chair)
Anastasia Ailamaki, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Seth Ayers, World Bank Institute
Mitchell Baker, Mozilla Foundation
Adam Bly, Seed
John H. Clippinger, IDcubed.org
Nicolas de Cordes, Orange
Kate Crawford, Microsoft
Scott David, University of Washington
Jamie Drummond, ONE
Nathan Eagle, Jana Mobile
Jeremy Howard, Strategic Data Science
Jake Kendall, Gates Foundation
Robert Kirkpatrick, UN Global Pulse
Ali Al Khouri, Emirates Identity Authority
Marc A. Levy, Columbia University
Guo Ping, Huawei Technologies
Juliana Rotich, Ushahidi
Linnet Taylor, University of Amsterdam
Mihaela Ulieru, Impact Institute
At the World Economic Forum, William Hoffman leads the Data-Driven Development initiative. The Peace Informatics Lab at Leiden University (Campus The Hague) under the co-leadership of Ulrich Mans and Gideon Shimshon served as content adviser. From the Peace Informatics Lab, Jos Berens liaised with the World Economic Forum as research analyst.
William Hoffman, Head, Data-Driven Development
World Economic Forum