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Big Data for Big Impact

In November Nominet Trust, in partnership with Founders Forum for Good hosted an afternoon of discussions with among others, Dr. Mike Lynch OBE, Sir Tim Berners-Lee & Edwina Dunn about Big Data and what it means for charitable organisations and social enterprises.

Panel discussions and workshops were held, focussing on what Big Data really means, its potential to enable social impact at scale, and the privacy issues that come with it.  In addition to the panels, delegates got their hands dirty by working together to tackle real-world problems posed by some of the attendees.

During the event, Duncan Ross, CEO of DataKind UK and author of our latest State of Art Review: Big Data and Social Organisations discussed how Big Data can be used to improve Social enterprises and their services.

The event was hosted by the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford with support from the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.

Discover what happened as the event unfolded in our Storify.

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