Leveraging data & technology for social inclusion

Event Details
  • November 28th, Thursday, 3:40pm - 4:20pm
  • Grand Ballroom
Swapnil Shekhar

Swapnil Shekhar

Director Sambodhi Research and Communications Pvt Ltd

Session Description

Data and Technology innovation is rapidly transforming the world. The potential it holds for large-scale global development and social impact is now an established fact. However, the shift to technology and data-driven processes poses new challenges for organizations working to create lasting change. Contextual complexities and digital barriers have to be grappled at every level to drive a new vision of data and technology-led innovation and transformation. This will require concerted sector-wide efforts to make technology and data foundational and indispensable to development action and decision-making.

This session will discuss challenges and solutions to leveraging data and technology for social impact and the path forward for the impact community in actualizing this goal.

Speakers will share their experiences of what does and doesn’t work in bringing about disruptive data thinking in development.

Key Takeaways:

  • What are the steps in building the foundation for data usage and advanced analytics?
  • What are some of the Opportunities for leveraging existing public data for decision-making?
  • What are the challenges in bringing about a cultural shift towards technology and data-led processes?
  • What is the scope for investing in technology and data innovation for development outcomes?


  • Deepali Khanna

    Deepali Khanna

    Managing Director of Asia Regional Office Rockefeller Foundation

  • Parag Mehta

    Parag Mehta

    Executive Director & Senior Vice President Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

  • Prashant Mehra

    Prashant Mehra

    Head - Social Inclusion Platforms Mindtree

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