Data for good: a story about the highs and lows of using data to drive insights, efficiencies and innovations in a small, local charity.
18:00 – Presentation
19:00 – Close
Data for good: a story about the highs and lows of using data to drive insights, efficiencies and innovations in a small, local charity. And an exploration of ways to build a data for good community here in the North East.
About the speaker
Hannah has always been a bit of a geek, fascinated in how people learn, behave, and develop and with an unquenchable desire to help as many young lives as is humanly possible. Hannah has led The Key since 2005, a North East charity which exists to inspire belief in young people facing challenging circumstances.
After The Key was lucky enough to benefit from the UK’s first-ever DataDive, Hannah was hooked on using ‘data for good’. She continued to drive a data agenda through the heart of her small charity and was honoured to become a Director of DataKind UK in 2013. A charity set up to help social change organisations use data science. They now have a community of over a 1000 data volunteers. Hannah wants more charities to understand the importance and power of data and to how it can be used to drive innovation, inform decision making and maximise the impact they make in society.
Hannah is also a N.E.D for Livin (an excellent Social Housing Organisation based in Durham) and is a Member of Court for Newcastle University providing a link between the University and North East communities. When she's not trying to change the world, you’ll find her chasing two mucky toddlers or renovating their old farmhouse in Northumberland.
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