Charity tech experts to appear at Data4Good conference

The first Data4Good conference features contributions from senior figures from the Big Lottery Fund, Oxfam and NCVO.

Joe Lepper | 19th Oct 18

A raft of senior figures in charity tech, including the Big Lottery Fund’s digital lead, are to appear at the first Data4Good conference next month.

The conference has been organised by research data firm Data Orchard and has a speaker list that includes the Big Lottery Fund’s Chief Digital Officer Tom Steinberg as well as Amy O’Donnell, Oxfam’s ICT Programme Lead.

Steinberg also leads on digital for the Heritage Lottery Fund and is a founder of mySociety, an international social enterprise that helps empower citizens through projects such as WhatDoTheyKnow, which supports Freedom of Information requests to the UK government.

O’Donnell’s role at Oxfam involves supporting staff, campaigning and developing the charity’s Responsible Data Policy. She is also on the board of anti-street and online harassment charity Hollaback!.

Other speakers at the event, which takes place in Birmingham on 14 November, are Immy Kaur, Founder of Impact Hub Birmingham, British Science Association Chief Executive Katherine Mathieson and the NCVO’s Director of Public Policy and Volunteering Karl Wilding.

Breakout session programme

The day of activities also includes breakout sessions such as ‘Building a Data Savvy Organisation, which will be chaired by Data Orchard Co-Chief Executive Sian Basker and looks at the seven key themes of data maturity. This session also features accounts from charities including the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, The Key and The Card Shed Charity.

Another breakout session, looking at databases and customer relationship management (CRM) systems, is chaired by Matt Moorut, Tech Trust Head of Digital and Marketing. This features case studies from Superhighways, ACDI/Voca and University of the Arts.