For the I School Community

Dinner & Data: Data, Technology, and Governance for Public Good

2018-11-14T17:30:00 - 2018-11-14T19:30:00
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Discussion leaders:

  • Kristie Canegallo, former Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Implementation

  • DJ Patil, former U.S. Chief Data Scientist

  • Nicole Wong, former Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer

Discussion themes:

  • How does a technology company decide whether and how to work with governments for law enforcement or national security purposes?

  • What are the ethical principles for development of new technologies?

  • What is the role of the private sector in identifying and thwarting threats to individuals or governments?

Dinner will be served.


Advance registration required. Space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is restricted to School of Information students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars. Participation is by invitation only. To make sure space is available to all interested students and faculty, we ask that guests only sign up for one session.

Registration deadline: Friday, November 9, 12:00 pm.

Kristie Canegallo was the Deputy White House Chief of Staff for Implementation for the Obama administration, where her responsibilities included the execution of major projects such as health care reform, education, and the war in Afghanistan. Previously, Canegallo served in the National Security Council, in the Pentagon, and most recently as a senior advisor to White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough.

DJ Patil is credited with coining the term “data scientist”. He was the first U.S. Chief Data Scientist, where he established new data-driven health care programs and criminal justice reforms led to the establishment of nearly 40 Chief Data Officer roles across the federal government. He was previously Head of Product at RelateIQ, a member of the venture firm Greylock Partners and Chief Scientist, Chief Security Officer and Head of Analytics and Data Product Teams at LinkedIn. He has also held a number of roles at Skype, PayPal, and eBay. He is currently the Head of Technology at Devoted Health.

Nicole Wong served as Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer in the Obama administration, focused on internet, privacy, and innovation policy. She was previously Google’s Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, and Twitter’s Legal Director for Products. She frequently speaks on issues related to law and technology, including five appearances before the U.S. Congress. Nicole chairs the board of Friends of Global Voices, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting citizen and online media projects globally.

Last updated: October 18, 2018