Datum Future is a not-for-profit think tank surveying the opportunities and challenges in the new world of data through original research, workshops and events, and Bright Papers, a white paper strand on best practice.

Datum Future brings together data leaders from global businesses operating in different sectors with other key stakeholders to share expertise, explore central questions and devise practical responses and approaches that are rooted in an understanding of society.

Many organisations in this field look to tools and technologies to solve problems. Datum Future anchors these discussions in the broader worldview essential to creating a sustainable, ethical data environment.

Datum Future is undertaking in-depth research and publishing Bright Papers, a white paper strand on best practice, in addition to workshops, roundtables and events, and other practical initiatives including building up a knowledge hub.

Our Team

Catherine Mayer

Catherine Mayer

Executive Director
Chris Paouros

Chris Paouros

Delivery Manager

Advisory board

Bojana Bellamy

Bojana Bellamy

President, Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL)
Anne-Marie Imafidon

Anne-Marie Imafidon

Co-founder, the STEMettes
Hetan Shah

Hetan Shah

Executive Director, Royal Statistical Society
Jo Pierson

Jo Pierson

Associate Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Principal Investigator at imec, Unit Lead at SMIT
Dr Helen O’Neill

Dr Helen O’Neill

Director for the MSc in Reproductive Science and Women’s Health Programme, Institute for Women’s Health, University College London