DataFest Online is a special digital edition of DataFest Tbilisi - an annual international conference about data, technology, and communications, bringing together the data community from Eastern Europe and Central Asia, to inspire and encourage, and create meaningful connections.
Talks, workshops and datathons about data, communications and technology go for 3 days.
Why is DataFest Online 2022 dedicated to data & technologies in wartime?
From visual recognition and robotics to open source data analysis and cyber attacks, technology has been shaping 21-century warfare. Yet Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified invasion of Ukraine has no analogue - it is the war that the whole world is watching live.
To strengthen digital resilience in the society during the hardship, DataFest Online 2022 will equip participants with the analytical skill-set in three main directions:
Open Source Reporting
She has contributed research to a number of OCCRP projects, including the Paradise Papers and the Daphne Project, where she helped uncover the secret property holdings of Azerbaijan’s ruling family. In 2018 she led OCCRP’s Dubai’s Golden Sands project, a cross-border investigation into a leaked property database that revealed how wealthy people from around the world take advantage of the Emirate’s secrecy.
Prior to joining OCCRP, Karina worked for USA Today, where she covered health and issues impacting the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Karina is a graduate of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.
Previously, he directed Georgia’s first data non-profit, JumpStart Georgia, and later managed technology and security at Azerbaijan’s leading independent media outlet in exile, MeydanTV.
As the world marches towards a decentralised web and blockchain technologies, it becomes ever more essential to think about our privacy and who we are. Therefore we need to slow down and ask the hard questions before acting. Paul, through his talks, seeks to create a space for critical thinking and reflection before taking the plunge into irreversible outcomes. Attend his talk on 6th May 2022 and challenge yourself with the question. Should Ukraine accept Clearview AI’s offer to use Facial Recognition technology during the time of this war?
Artur has worked as a senior multimedia editor and internet journalist with RFE/RL’s Armenian Service, he has co-founded and worked as the CEO of “Azatutyun TV” LLC. In recent years he has taught online media, internet journalism, and professional ethics at a number of Armenian universities.
She’s also keen on exploring new and exciting ways of visualizing data and pushing the limit of Tableau capabilities.
Kasia believes that anyone can build beautiful and unique data visualizations, and that’s why she’s eager to help others get started with their own data viz and Tableau journey.
Gregory holds a PhD from the Media and Communications Department at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), MA in Global Communication from George Washington University and BA in Communication and International Affairs from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Jan’s work was honored with the Deutscher Fernsehpreis, the most renowned German prize for television journalists. He was also named one of Germany’s “Top 30 under 30” journalists and a member of the “Newsroom of the Year.”
Officially, Zachary is a Policy Fellow at the Schar School of Policy and Government, a Research Affiliate with the Unconventional Weapons and Technology Division of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), an officially proclaimed U.S. Army "Mad Scientist," and a Senior Consultant at ABS Group. He has approximately 4.5 years in federal government consulting, conducting risk assessment, futures analysis, doctrine analysis, organizational strategy assessments, systems thinking analysis, literature review, and open source research for numerous offices within the Departments of State, Defense, Commerce, and Homeland Security.