Ropes & Gray Co-Hosts the Data Insights Webinar Series on Data and Data Analytics in Business, Public Policy and Law

Practices: Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Transactions, Data, Privacy & Cybersecurity, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, Health Care, Digital Health, ESG, CSR and Business and Human Rights

Ropes & Gray, in partnership with Mass Insight Global Partnerships, hosts and presents the Data Insights webinar series. This series focuses on bringing together business people, academics and researchers, and government policy makers to discuss issues associated with the collection and use of data to address significant problems across a broad range of contexts.

The 2022 series also included the following webinars.

  • The quest for reliable ESG data: Finding credible sources in the market today – and an agenda to produce common data standards

    Event faculty included Professor Roberto Rigobon, Society of Sloan Fellows Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management, Tamara Tisminetzky, ESG Research Director, Sustainable Fitch, Dr. Philipp Aeby, CEO, RepRisk, and Michael Littenberg, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP.

    A recording is here.

  • Optimizing Targeted Clinical Trial Recruitment and Increasing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Leveraging Data Analytics and Collaboration

    Event faculty included Barbara Bierer, MD, Faculty Director, MRCT Center, and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Amy Franzen, Vice President, Tempus, Lyric Jorgenson, PhD, Acting Associate Director for Science Policy and the Acting Director of the Office of Science Policy at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Jill Pellegrino, Vice President of Recruitment and Real World Evidence (RWE), CVS Health Clinical Trial Services, Christine Moundas, Partner, Ropes & Gray, David Peloquin, Partner, Ropes & Gray. 

    A recording is here.

    Optimizing Targeted Clinical Trial Recruitment and Increasing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Leveraging Data Analytics and Collaboration

  • Web 3.0/blockchain: A more secure Internet?

    Event faculty included Jon Adams, Director, Legal (Product, Platform, and Partnerships), LinkedIn Corporation, Marta Belcher, General Counsel, Protocol Labs, Chair of the Filecoin Foundation and the Filecoin Foundation for the Decentralized Web, and Special Counsel, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Anders Brownworth, Principal Architect, Payment Strategies, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Ravi Sarathy, Professor, International Business & Strategy, D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, and Ed McNicholas, data, privacy & cybersecurity partner, Ropes & Gray.

    A recording is here.

    Web 3.0/blockchain: A more secure Internet?

The 2021, four-part series offered the following webinars.

  • Return to Normal? How Data Can Facilitate Recovery and Return to Work

    Event faculty included Dr. Barbara Z. Larson, Executive Professor of Management, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, Kevin Angle, Counsel, Ropes & Gray, David Luzzi, Senior Vice Provost for Research, Vice President of the Innovation Campus in Burlington, MA, Northeastern University, Erica Murphy, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ropes & Gray, and Marc Zissman, Associate Division Head, Cyber Security and Information Sciences, MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

    A recording is here.

    Panel 1

  • Accelerating Next Generation Developments in Cancer Care: A Collaborative Agenda for Data Innovations and Policy

    Event faculty included Dr. Todd R. Golub, Director, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Dr. Brian Alexander, Chief Executive Officer, Foundation Medicine, Inc., Andy Beck, MD PhD, Co-Founder & CEO, PathAI, Rebecca Li, PhD, Executive Director, Vivli, Christine Moundas, Partner, Ropes & Gray, and David Peloquin, Partner, Ropes & Gray.

    A recording is here.

Mass Insights

  • Cyber Threats, Data Sharing and the New White House Executive Order

    Event faculty included Dan Sutherland, Chief Counsel, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Sara Cable, Chief, Data Privacy and Security Division, and Assistant Attorney General, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Timothy Edgar, Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs, Brown University, David Luzzi, Senior Vice Provost for Research, Vice President of the Innovation Campus at Burlington, MA, Senior Advisor to the President, and Chairman of the Board of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, Northeastern University, and Ed McNicholas, Partner, Ropes & Gray.

    A recording is here.

Cyber Threats, Data Sharing and the New White House Executive Order

  • ESG and Climate Change: Developing Common Standards and Data to Evaluate Investment Risk and Corporate Performance

    Event faculty included Robert L. Jackson, Jr., Pierrepont Family Professor of Law, NYU School of Law, and SEC Commissioner from 2017 to 2020, John (Jianqiu) Bai, Associate Professor of Finance, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, Dr. Rao Kotamarthi, Senior Scientist, Environmental Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Sam Tortora, Global Head of Aladdin Sustainability, BlackRock, and Michael Littenberg, Partner, Ropes & Gray.

    A recording is here.

    ESG and Climate Change: Developing Common Standards and Data to Evaluate Investment Risk and Corporate Performance

The 2020, three-part series offered the following webinars.

  • Data Partnerships: How to Apply Data Solutions to Address COVID-19 and the Financial and Economic Crises (and Accelerate Innovation Long Term)

    Event faculty included Andrew Lo, Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor of Finance, Director of Laboratory for Financial Engineering, MIT Sloan School of Management, Kevin Angle, Counsel, Ropes & Gray, Raj Echambadi, Dean, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University, Ed McNicholas, data, privacy & cybersecurity partner, Ropes & Gray, Alfredo Sciascia, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Research, Liberty Mutual, Randy Swanberg, Senior Vice President, Automation and AI, State Street, and Marc Zissman, Associate Division Head, Cyber Security and Information Sciences, MIT Lincoln Laboratory. 

    A recording is here. 

    Panel 2

  • Modeling COVID-19, Tracking Health Data: How Data is Developed and Leveraged to Inform Re-Opening Plans and COVID-19 Response

    Event faculty included Alessandro Vespignani, Sternberg Family Distinguished Professor, Director – Network Science Institute, Northeastern University, Kevin Angle, Counsel, Ropes & Gray, Susan Holleran, Chief Compliance Officer and Vice President, Internal Audit, Waters Corporation, David Luzzi, Senior Vice Provost for Research, Vice President of the Innovation Campus in Burlington, MA, Northeastern University, Rohan Massey, data, privacy & cybersecurity partner, Ropes & Gray, Erica Murphy, Chief Human Resources Officer, Ropes & Gray, Ara Tahmassian, Chief Research Compliance Officer, Harvard University, and Marc Zissman, Associate Division Head, Cyber Security and Information Sciences, MIT Lincoln Laboratory. 

    A recording is here. 

    Panel 3

  • The Corporate World Turned Upside Down: Measuring Change in Culture, Compliance and Innovation in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

    Event faculty included Zach Coseglia, Managing Principal, Head of Innovation, and Co-Lead, R&G Insights LAB, Koen Pauwels, Distinguished Professor of Marketing and Co-Founder of the DATA Initiative, Northeastern University, Tara Palesh, Senior Director – Global Compliance Analytics Lead, Pfizer Inc., Mike Garcia, Managing Vice President, Capital One Financial Corporation, Lili Gil Valletta, Co-Founder and CEO, CIEN+ and CulturIntel, and Eugene Soltes, Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School. 

    A recording is here. 

    Ropes & Gray is serving as the exclusive legal partner of Mass Insight Global Partnerships in an ongoing initiative to align leading financial services organizations with university members, academic researchers and venture capital partners to identify and address digital technology and data challenges. Leading the efforts to liaise with Mass Insight Global Partnerships and its members for the webinar series include IP transactions partner Ed Black and data, privacy & cybersecurity counsel Kevin Angle (both of Boston) in coordination with Bill Guenther, Chairman, CEO & Founder, Mass Insight Global Partnerships.

    Panel 4

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