Emma is a data scientist with Times Higher Education by day and DataKind by night. At THE, she works with global universities and students data. She is a long-standing volunteer at DataKind UK, teaming up charities and pro-bono data scientists in the service of data for good. She is also part of the DataKind UK Ethics Committee.
Since DataKind UK was established in 2013, we have helped hundreds of social change organisations to increase their impact by making better use of data. What happens when charities and volunteer data scientists work together? What can charities achieve through data science, and what kind of data science is the most useful to the sector? This talk will present the work that DataKind does and give various examples of data for good projects we’ve worked on. We hope it will inspire you to use your skills in service of improving the world we live in, by helping those who do that every day.