What does it mean to actively invest in data, and what are the opportunities that exist for the institutional or retail investor to capture the growth in how data is used and valued across industries? Where are digital and data assets heading in terms of enabling novel financial instruments and new investment options? This discussion covers current perspectives on what “Investing in Data” means, the potential construction and regulation of novel investment instruments and options that use digital data, and an exploration of investments that are collateralized by digital data-backed assets.
Innovative technologies for better education have been in the spotlight recently because of COVID-related remote learning, but the development and deployment of educational tools reaches far beyond immediate classroom needs. From child to adult learners, the opportunities for new forms of self-driven education, particularly paired with digital data-backed incentives to engage and inspire, open windows for educators to discover and test new models and methods to keep students excited about learning on an ongoing basis.
Personal financial data is highly sensitive and highly valuable. What are the growing opportunities and markets around personal financial data, and what are the utilities of such data to people and to businesses? What should we be concerned about when our personal financial data is being used by companies to make decisions or adjudicate transactions? How should we understand privacy, control, and value from the perspective of the data creators and producers?