DataKind is turning 10 years old! This year, we’re honored to celebrate the Power of a Decade of leading the Data Science and AI for Good movement.
Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen how technology has led to the creation of new digital data, gaining new insights about our world and transforming almost every sector. The same algorithms and predictive technologies that companies use to boost profits can be thoughtfully leveraged by the social sector to improve the world.
However, a decade later, most mission-driven organizations lack the resources to take full advantage of the data revolution. Now, we look back on 10 years of movement building, 10 years of successful partnerships, 10 years of impactful projects, and more. We’re excited to shape the next 10 years of harnessing the power of data science and AI in the service of humanity with you!
When we were founded in 2012, few could imagine how transformative data science, machine learning, and AI would become. We’ve pioneered the Data Science and AI for Good movement, a movement that’s now being adopted by major foundations and corporations around the world. We’ve mobilized an international community of 20,000+ skilled technologists through our Chapter network in Bengaluru, San Francisco, Singapore, United Kingdom, and Washington, DC. This collective force successfully completed 350+ projects and delivered more than $35 million in pro bono services.
We co-created projects with our local partners and in the service of underserved, marginalized, and vulnerable communities. Our projects have accelerated missions and transformed thousands and thousands of lives through the organizations we’ve served. The achievements of the past 10 years wouldn’t be possible without our past and present team members, volunteers, project partners, and funders. We’re grateful for their time, talents, and treasure to building DataKind’s global community and expanding our work around the world. Partnering with DataKind is supporting a new era of building a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient future.
We’ve helped organizations not just understand if data science works, but how it can be used in the service of humanity. However, too many mission-driven organizations still can’t get access to the funding, talent, skills, or training to utilize data science and AI to benefit the important work they do. For this reason, we’ve evolved our long-term projects and strategically identified key thematic areas to make exponential impact, further positioning DataKind to meet the needs of multiple organizations within a sector. While we’ve selected Frontline Health Systems and Economic Resilience as our first set of key areas, we’ll continue to serve partners in all social issue areas.
Calling all DataKind volunteers, past and present, to join our annual Global Volunteer Summit! The Summit is a free, virtual opportunity for DataKind volunteers around the world to connect, learn, and network.
The Summit will take place on Friday, September 16, 12-4:30pm EDT and feature a variety of exciting sessions, including:
You’re welcome to join for some or all of the sessions. RSVP here!
Join us as we celebrate DataKind’s 10 Year Anniversary and the Power of a Decade (#DKx10) with a milestone event that officially launches DataKind into the next 10 years of harnessing the power of data science and AI in the service of humanity.
Bringing together partners, donors, and thought leaders, we’ll reflect on DataKind’s first decade using data science and AI to advance the global social sector, as well as explore what the future can bring.
Highlights include compelling keynotes; a panel of experts; reflections from our Co-Founder + Executive Director Emeritus, Jake Porway; and exciting developments as DataKind broadens its work with nonprofits, tech partners, data science leaders, and forward-looking funders.
It’ll be an extraordinary event filled with celebration, reflection, and future visioning. Join us and register for your virtual ticket now. We’re looking forward to harnessing the power of data science and AI in the service of humanity together.
Register now and stay tuned for more event details and timing to come.
Lauren Woodman, DataKind CEO, chats with a special guest about DataKind's future focus and how the Data for Good movement can increase impact together.
We cap our 10 Year Anniversary celebration with DataKind's signature DataDive event—a high energy, marathon-style event where mission-driven organizations work alongside our volunteer teams to gain insight into their programs, the communities they serve, and more.