6 Events

stack of vintage maps

cindyshebley; flickr

Conference - Open to the Public

Wardley Maps Workshop hosted by digital HKS

Tue., June 18, 2019 | 8:30am - 5:00pm

Wexner Building - Room 434 A-B

David Eaves and digital HKS are thrilled to host a Wardley Maps Workshop with Simon Wardley (inventor of Wardley Mapping). The purpose of the workshop is to introduce attendees to the importance of situational awareness in an organization and how to map a competitive environment. The technique has been used in Silicon Valley, VC firms, open source, and government circles successfully for almost 15 years. The workshop is design increase awareness and by the end of the workshop, the attendees should have a rudimentary understanding of mapping. (Lunch and afternoon coffee and tea to be provided)

image rendering of data

JohnsonGoh (Wikimedia Commons)

Conference - Open to the Public

Data as Development Workshop

Thu., May 23, 2019 | 9:00am - 5:45pm

Rubenstein Building - Room 304

This workshop is part two of a two-part series on data and the Global South hosted by digital HKS fellow Yasodara Córdova and Berkman Klein affiliate Lorrayne Porciuncula.

The first workshop, Big Data, Meager Returns?, was held in October 2018. The second workshop will look to discuss some of the questions that surfaced during the first workshop, and explore questions of data typologies for developing countries, with a view to understanding how to create data markets and governance frameworks that are more beneficial to the needs of local businesses, societal participation, and overall welfare in developing countries. The discussions and deliberations will focus on exploring the particular positive effects of digital transformation in developing countries and the role of public policy in harnessing it.

(Note: You did not have to attend the first workshop to attend the second.)

Seminar - Open to the Public

Care at Scale: Thinking About Our Shared Infrastructure

Mon., Apr. 22, 2019 | 3:00pm - 4:00pm

One Brattle Square - Suite 470

Our infrastructural networks, including water, electricity, transportation and telecommunications, underpin our lives, and they are a crucial way that we take care of each other—so much so that they are effectively invisible in their very ubiquity.

But with wildfires across California, contaminated water in Flint, the yearlong blackout in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and gas explosions north of Boston last fall, infrastructure has been headline news. But these failures hide deeper issues: a crisis of underfunding and maintenance in the past and the present, and new concerns for the future.

Not only is our infrastructure particularly susceptible to a changing climate but, as a significant fraction of our energy footprint, it’s also a major source of carbon emissions. How do we create a future where our shared infrastructural systems are resilient, sustainable, and equitable?

Study Group - Open to the Public

Digital Economy Study Group

Wed., Mar. 27, 2019 | 4:15pm

AI, robotics, digital platforms, and other technologies are reshaping our economies, societies, and the nature of work. Will new technologies lead to increased unemployment? Does automation make rising inequality economy? How should we regulate competition in a seemingly winner-take-all digital economy? Will different approaches to privacy and data balkanize the internet?  (study group is currently full for spring 2019)

JFK Jr Forum - Open to the Public

Robotland: The Future of Labor Policy and Work in an AI World

Wed., Feb. 27, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Harvard Kennedy School - Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

Join digital HKS and the Institute of Politics, in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, for a conversation on the effect of AI on labor policy and the future of work in the U.S. with confirmed panelists Jason Furman, Dean David Weil (Brandeis University), and Mary L. Gray (Microsoft Research), and moderator David Eaves. (event video available here)

Seminar - Open to the Public

Transforming the Federal Government through New & Innovative Digital Services

Wed., Feb. 27, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:15am

One Brattle Square - Suite 470

Please join David Eaves for a conversation with Sahil Sanghvi and Dan McConnell (Booz Allen Hamilton) on combining social media, mobile, advanced analytics, cloud, blockchain, and the Internet of Things (IoT) with modern techniques including user-centered design, Agile, and DevSecOps to provide powerful digital solutions across the federal government.