We are proud to present the keynotes for this year’s conference!

Jeremy Farrar

Tues 8 June, 13:00 UTC
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Jeremy Farrar is the Director of Wellcome. Before joining Wellcome in October 2013, he was Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Vietnam for 18 years. His research interests were infectious diseases and global health, with a focus on emerging infections. He has published more than 600 articles, mentored many dozens of students and fellows, and served as Chair on several advisory boards for governments and global organisations.

In 2018 he was awarded the President Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian of the Year Award. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences UK, the National Academies USA, the European Molecular Biology Organisation and a Fellow of The Royal Society. Jeremy was knighted in the Queen’s 2019 New Year Honours for services to global health.

Tahu Kukutai

Wed 9 June, 22:00 UTC (co-presenting with Stephanie Russo Carroll)
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Tahu Kukuta (Ngāti Tiipa, Ngāti Kinohaku, Te Aupōuri) is Professor of Demography at the National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis, The University of Waikato in Aotearoa New Zealand. Tahu specialises in Māori and indigenous demographic research and has written extensively on issues of Māori population change, official statistics, Indigenous data sovereignty, and ethnic classification.

Tahu is a founding member of the Māori Data Sovereignty Network Te Mana Raraunga and the Global Indigenous Data Alliance. She co-edited Indigenous data sovereignty: Toward an agenda (ANU Press, 2016) and Indigenous data sovereignty and policy (Routledge, 2020). Tahu has undertaken research with and for numerous iwi (tribes), Māori communities, and Government agencies, and provided strategic advice across a range of sectors. She is a member of New Zealand’s Chief Science Advisor Forum and is a technical advisor to the national Iwi Chairs (tribal leaders) Forum. Tahu has degrees in history, demography and sociology from The University of Waikato and Stanford University. She was previously a journalist.

Stephanie Russo Carroll

Wed 9 June, 22:00 UTC (co-presenting with Tahu Kukutai)
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Dr. Stephanie Russo Carroll is Ahtna, a citizen of the Native Village of Kluti-Kaah in Alaska, and of Sicilian-decent. She is Assistant Professor of Public Health and Associate Director for the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona. Stephanie’s research explores the links between Indigenous governance, data, the environment, and community wellness. Her interdisciplinary research group, the Collaboratory for Indigenous Data Governance develops research, policy, and practice innovations for Indigenous data sovereignty.  Her research, teaching, and engagement seek to transform institutional governance and ethics for Indigenous control of Indigenous data, particularly within open science, open data, and big data contexts. Stephanie co-edited the book Indigenous Data Sovereignty and Policy and led the publication of the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance. Stephanie co-founded the US Indigenous Data Sovereignty Network, and is a founding member and current chair of the Global Indigenous Data Alliance (GIDA). She also chairs the Indigenous Data Working Group for the IEEE P2890 Recommended Practice for Provenance of Indigenous Peoples’ Data.

Bianca Amaro

Thurs 10 June, 13:00 UTC
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Bianca Amaro is PhD in Applied Linguistics and graduated in Library Science, Law and Letters. She is President of the Network of Repositories of Open Access to Science (LA Referencia), Member of the Executive Board of the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR), Coordinator of the Brazilian Open Science Program at the Brazilian Institute of Information in Science and Technology and Co-organizer of the Luso-Brazilian Open Science Conferences (ConfOA). Winner of the International Electronic Publishing Trust for Development (EPT 2015). She works mainly on the following topics: Open Access, Open Science, Scientific communication and Copyright.

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