ODI Canalside Chats: Susannah Storey and Dr Mahlet Zimeta

Oct 4, 2021

Oct 4, 2021

12:00 pm To 1:00 pm

Kings Place 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG



Event Description

Big questions for big tech

Join Susannah Storey (Director General for Digital and Media Policy in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) and Dr Mahlet Zimeta (Head of Public Policy at the ODI) as they discuss the global challenges and opportunities around big tech, and the ways in which policymakers are responding to those challenges.

Join us beside the picturesque Regent’s Canal to hear from high-profile speakers, take part in important data conversations and connect with other leading thinkers.

This is an in-person event held at Kings Place, King’s Cross, London. A light lunch will be provided.

Tickets for the ODI Canalside Chats are free, but places are limited – get your ticket now.

About the speakers

Susannah Storey is the Director General (DG) for Digital and Media Policy in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and has held a number of senior roles in the UK civil service.

Prior to this role, Susannah was DG at the Department for Exiting the European Union. Before joining DExEU, she held a number of roles at BEIS, DECC and UK Government Investments and previously had a career in investment banking.

Dr Mahlet (Milly) Zimeta is the Head of Public Policy at the ODI. She is an expert in data policy and many aspects of artificial intelligence. She also maintains a watching brief over data ethics, data skills, data governance and data infrastructure.

Milly previously worked as Senior Policy Adviser at the Royal Society and Programme Manager at the Alan Turing Institute. She also worked at the Medical Research Council and served on an Advisory Group at Chatham House, as well as working with Terry Waite to set up an NGO that deals with kidnapping and hostage crises.

Covid-19 information

To keep everyone safe, we prefer participants to wear a face covering while not eating or drinking. Speakers will not be wearing face covering.


Open Data Institute (ODI)


About the Organizers

The ODI was co-founded in 2012 by the inventor of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee and artificial intelligence expert Sir Nigel Shadbolt to show the value of open data, and to advocate for the innovative use of open data to affect positive change across the globe.

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