The Open Data Institute (ODI) – co-founded in 2012 by AI expert Sir Nigel Shadbolt and the inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee – retained The Business Narrative to organise its flagship sixth annual summit in London, asking the question “how can we improve the impact of data?”
The conference saw 600+ delegates from across the globe descend on the award-winning Kings Place venue for talks, presentations and engaging and immersive experiences.
The Summit included keynote speeches from Kriti Sharma, founder of ‘AI for Good’, and Caroline Criado Perez, journalist, campaigner and author of the Financial Times Business Book of the Year 2019 ‘Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men’.
Other highlights included a ‘State of the Nation’ session with BBC presenter and technology Journalist, Zoe Kleinman alongside Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt and the release of the ODI’s consumer survey with YouGov, which revealed the attitudes of the British public towards the ethical use of personal data.
This year’ Summit highlighted the work of the Data As Culture programme, showcasing a range of engaging art experiences and hosted additional ‘Play and Learn’ taster workshops. The ODI team were key players in bringing the ODI brand “to life” and we ensured they all had a part to play. New for 2019 was an accessibility programme including funded places, closed captioning in sessions and a quiet room.
The Business Narrative team led the project, working closely with the ODI core team. We ensured the event met its purpose, helped shape the event content, managed the budget, and consulted on marketing and partnership management. We led on all aspects of event management including venue management, AV and technical set up and production, badging, catering, delegate and speaker management, sponsorship management, event staffing and post-show follow ups. Design agency, Philpott Design, created bold, bright branding and our partner agency Thwaites Communications secured secured extensive press coverage from the Daily Telegraph, Reuters, The Financial Times, New Statesman, Japan Today and Computer Weekly to name but a few, leading the news agenda on the topic of data.
An honour to continue to work on an innovative event together with the ODI team.
Photography ODI / Paul Clarke