The Data Standard

Using technology for the public’s well-being? with Arya Eskamani
Arya Eskamani, Director of Global Data Science, Cross-Border at Visa, sits down with TDS to explain the topic of governments using technology for the public’s well-being.

Episode Summary

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing governments and societies to turn toward digital technologies to respond to the crisis in the short term, resolve socio-economic repercussions in the mid-term and reinvent existing policies and tools in the long term. Navigating through these challenging times requires governments to adopt an open government approach and to use digital communication channels to provide reliable information on global and national COVID-19 developments. E-participation platforms can represent useful tools to engage with vulnerable groups online and to establish digital initiatives to collectively brainstorm for policy ideas to critical social and economic challenges.

Effective public-private partnerships, through sharing technologies, expertise, and tools, can support governments in restarting the economy and rebuilding societies. Developing countries, in particular, will need international cooperation and support in mitigating the crisis. Therefore, regional, national, and local project-based collaborations with private sector companies, international organizations, and other stakeholders are necessary. In the long term, governments need to accelerate the implementation of innovative digital technologies such as AI-powered technology, blockchain, and drones. Investments in these technologies can tremendously support the future resilience of the health economy and public services delivery.

Meet The Host

Darren Kaplan

Co-Founder & Board Member of HiQ Labs

Darren Kaplan is 2x Founder and recognized as one of the Top 20 Data Science Influencers in 2020. Darren is the co-creator of The Data Standard, the premier networking user-community for data-science, data engineers, and cybersecurity enthusiasts.

Meet The Guest

Arya Eskamani

Director of Global Data Science, Cross-Border LAC, Visa

Analytic enthusiast with experience applying data-mining techniques, statistical models, and machine-learning algorithms to meet business objectives. Expertise in economic and marketing research, generating forecasting and predictive models, strategy optimization, and implementation of new technologies to enhance analytic capabilities.