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GSS Conference 2019: first keynote speaker announced

We’re delighted to announce the first of our keynote speakers for the GSS Conference 2019 – Hetan Shah.

Hetan is executive director of the Royal Statistical Society, a membership body that has a vision of a world with data at the heart of understanding and decision-making. He is deputy chair of the Ada Lovelace Institute, which seeks to promote data and artificial intelligence that work for people and society. He is visiting professor at the Policy Institute, Kings College London and chair of the Friends Provident Foundation, a grant-making trust. Hetan is a member of a number of advisory boards including for the Office for National Statistics Data Science Campus, the Science Media Centre and the National Lottery Community Fund. He has been a member of the Social Metrics Commission chaired by Baroness Philippa Stroud which recommended new ways of measuring poverty in the UK.

Hetan will be giving the keynote speech on the second day of the Conference and chairing the Q&A panel on the first day.

We will be announcing more keynote speakers in the coming weeks so keep a lookout for further news articles or add yourself to the #gssconference2019 channel on the GSS Slack workspace for updates. As well as this, the event page for the conference contains up-to-date information on conference arrangements, speakers and awards.