ESRC Smart Data Research UK Strategic Advice Team

A 2-year ESRC project funded to convene & leverage national and international expertise from across the entire Smart Data + Digital Footprints landscape.


The Alan Turing Institute | British Library | London

13 January 2023

10:00-10:30: Arrivals

Tea, coffee and mingling

10:30-10:45: Welcome and overview of the day

Rachel Franklin, Newcastle University + Alan Turing Institute

10:45-11:00: Introducing the Digital Footprints programme

Deborah Kroll, ESRC

11:00-11:30: Hearing from existing investments

Paul Longley and Nik Lomax, The Consumer Data Research Centre (CDRC)

Nick Bailey, The Urban Big Data Centre (UBDC)

11:30-12:00: The Digital Footprints data + AI/data science interface

Daniel Arribas-Bel, University of Liverpool + Alan Turing Institute (virtual)

Omar Guerrero, Alan Turing Institute

12:00-12:30: Government and governance perspectives

Rosalind Goodfellow, Geospatial Commission

Laura Carter, Ada Lovelace Institute (virtual)

12:30-13:30: Lunch

13:30-14:30: Researcher perspectives

Jonathan Reades, University College London

Emilio Zagheni, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Elena Musi, University of Liverpool

Ridhi Kashyup, University of Oxford (virtual)

14:30-15:00: Getting involved + Q & A

Simeon Yates, University of Liverpool

Rachel Franklin, Newcastle University + Alan Turing Institute

15:00-15:15: What ESRC is looking for

Bruce Jackson, ESRC

15:15-15:45: Industry perspectives

Gill Kingston, Meta

Scott Counts, Microsoft (virtual)

15:45-16:00: Closing remarks and next steps

Rachel Franklin, Newcastle University + Alan Turing Institute