Big Data for Social Impact

Event Details
  • June 4th, Monday, 11:30am - 1:00pm
  • Breakout Room 325
Tat Lam

Tat Lam

Founder, CEO SZC Holdings Limited

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Session Description

Big data exists in just about everything we use and do these days and the potential of using this Big data to harness greater social impact is enormous. Big Data can be used to reduce information inequality and advance social good; enable economic growth and financial inclusion; increase transparency and enable users to make better decisions with regards to their giving are some the many possibilities. This session will highlight examples of cases whereby big data is being unlocked to create solutions to some of the world’s greatest social issues. It will also discuss some of the greatest challenges and opportunities in capturing data accurately and efficiently.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Private-Public Sector partnerships have enabled some of the greatest impact in using Big Data for social good.
  2. Greater sharing of data among different ecosystem players including, companies, foundations, intermediaries and social purpose organizations can enable the creation of better solutions to social challenges.
  3. Capturing data accurately, efficiently and abiding by high privacy standards is essential.


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