September 26, 2016—September 27, 2016

Linking Data-Driven and Collaborative Governance - Opportunities and Challenges

Hosted by

University of Toronto


Munk School of Global Affairs

This meeting of the MacArthur Research Network considered how the two strands of its research agenda–collaborative governance and data-driven governance–work in concert or tension with one another. Network members and guests in attendance included Nesta, Columbia Business School, MacArthur Foundation, Cornell Tech, George Washington University, Arizona State University, Pew Research Center, Harvard Business School, University of Toronto, The Governance Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Regina, Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada, MindLab, and MaRS Solutions Lab. During this meeting, members parsed the following questions:

  • How can cities leverage the skills and experiences of its citizens to address public problems?
  • How can we crowdsource wisely and effectively?
  • How do organizations build capabilities for better decision-making and real-world outcomes using big data?
  • Are businesses that use open government data connected? If so, how?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges that face a non-governmental entity seeking to innovate risk-averse departments and agencies?
  • How can the institutional culture of government be shifted through projects and interventions?
  • What is the current state-of-play in the cross-sectional use of corporate data to improve people’s lives?
  • Theo Bass, Nesta
  • Patrick Bergemann, Columbia Business School
  • Valerie Chang, MacArthur Foundation
  • Deborah Estrin, Cornell Tech
  • Henry Farrell, George Washington University
  • John Harlow, Arizona State University
  • Sandro Hawke, Massachusetts Insitute of Technology
  • Jay Horwitz, University of Toronto
  • Sheena Iyengar, Columbia Business School
  • Erik Johnston, Arizona State University
  • Karim Lakhani, Harvard Business School
  • Justin Longo, University of Regina
  • Anita McGahan, University of Toronto
  • Beth Simone Noveck, The GovLab
  • Jin Paik, Harvard Business School
  • Thomas Prehn, Mindlab
  • Lee Rainie, Pew Research
  • Andrei Sambra, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Stefaan Verhulst, The GovLab
  • Andrew Young, The GovLab
  • Anatole Papadopoulos, Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada
  • Joeri van den Steenhoven, MaRS Solutions Lab