Data has enormous and diverse potential to change how we work, make decisions and empower citizens. The 14th RDA plenary will explore the extensive ways data can make the difference by bringing together diverse group of experts from all around the globe. During the plenary we will share and learn together and advance our abilities to use data in making a positive impact in the world to tackle its complex challenges.
The Opening Plenary Session on 23 October 2019 was chaired by Per Öster, CSC-IT, Chair P14 Programme Committee and hosted keynote speeches by Heikki Mannila , Professor, President of the Academy of Finland, Hilary Hanahoe , RDA Secretary General, Andreas Veispak, European Commission, Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology (CNECT), Head of Unit eInfrastructure and Science Cloud, and Tuuli Toivonen, Associate professor, Geography and Geoinformatics at the University of Helsinki. The session was closed by Ella Bingham, Aalto University and Chair P14 Organising Committee.