Register now: Leveraging data in the “new normal” [5 August 2020]

In a time of disaster or crisis we are better placed to utilise data that helps us, compared to previous events.


For instance, having real-time information has helped countries trace, track and develop responses to limit the spread of covid-19. The possibilities to better coordinate resources and make smarter decisions is obvious when having to suddenly deal with a fast-spreading and unknown virus. There is also the element of gaining the public trust for data collection and that it will be used for good policy.

In the second instalment of our second In Conversation webinar series, we will look at some of the learnings from this pandemic, how data has been collected, the role of data in disaster preparedness, and how human activity (eg: smartphone use) plays a role in a humanitarian outcome.

The webinar will take place on 5 August at 10am WIB (11am WITA, 1pm AEST).

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Our panel of expert guests

Dr Campbell Wilson, Associate Dean (International) @ Monash University’s Faculty of Information Technology

Dr Wilson leads the internal strategy for Monash University’s Faculty of Information Technology and is a Co-director of the AiLECS research lab. << Full bio

Elina Ciptadi, Co-founder @

Elina is a co-founder of a pro-data movement that provides Indonesians with accurate information on how to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. << Full bio

Petrarca Karetji, Head @ UN Global Pulse Lab Jakarta

Petrarca has a wealth of experience, previously serving in roles at the Knowledge Sector Initiative, Aus AID (now DFAT), the World Bank and more. << Full bio

Moderator: Helen Brown, Head of Communications & Outreach @ The Australia-Indonesia Centre

Helen Brown is a former journalist and ABC Indonesia correspondent. She previously served as Digital Economy Fellow at the AIC. << Full bio

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