ABW 2024 Conference

ABW 2024 Conference

The ABW annual conference is back!

After the success of last year’s edition, we are happy to announce that the ABW annual conference will happen again this year on May 14th, 2024!

At the conference, we’ll gather an array of speakers and panelists representing our key stakeholders: nonprofits, researchers, and companies. Together, we’ll reflect on the impact and progress of ABW, sharing our achievements and outlining future plans. Engaging discussions will delve into pressing topics in analytics, including the challenges posed by AI. Additionally, we’ll highlight the impactful projects undertaken by our network and introduce new sponsors and partners who contribute to the ABW mission.

Practical information:

Date: May 14th, 2024

Time: 13:00 – 17:30 CET

Place: Zoom Meeting or at REC Impact Center, JK Building at the University of Amsterdam (upon invitation only)

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Here’s the full program of the day!

13:00 Welcome and Introduction for the ABW team

13:30 Keynote 1: Ralf van Otterdijk (Data and Analytics Lead at Medecins Sans Frontieres) – MSF’s Journey Towards Advanced Analytics

14:00 Keynote 2: Aranka Hetyey (Head of Digital Enablers at Save the Children) – The Journey to Outcome Measure at Save the Children

14:45 – 16:00 Discussion Panels 

Panel 1: Benefits, Challenges, and potential risk of using Machine Learning, LLMs, and GenAI at non-profits – chaired by Parvathy Krishnan 

Panel 2: Unlocking Impact: Harnessing Geospatial and Big Data for Non-Profit Decision-Making – chaired by Dr. Claudia Orellana Rodriguez

16:15 Keynote 3: Marc van den Homberg (Scientific Lead at 510 Netherlands Red Cross) and Kyriaki Kalimeri (Researcher at ISI Foundation and Senior Research Consultant at Unicef) – Leveraging Big-Data Data Science for Anticipatory Action and Humanitarian Response

17:00 Closing Remarks 

17:30 Networking

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