(Europe) CDO Magazine and EDM Council congratulate D.A.T.A. for winning the inaugural 2022 Data4Good Award in the Good Health & Well Being category. Dmytro Lugovyi, Senior Customer Success Technologist at Collibra, speaks with Mike Meriton, Co-Founder and COO of EDM Council, in a video interview about the origins of D.A.T.A (or Data and Tech Aid) as a platform, its contributions to Ukraine, and the organization’s future plans. Lugovyi is also DATA’s founding committee member.
Lugovyi says D.A.T.A was created to help Ukrainians and demonstrate how the data and analytics community can come together for good. He explains that he and his colleagues at Collibra created the community to raise funds and deliver aid. The Ministry of Health of Ukraine requested 300,000 medical kits to treat the wounded, and D.A.T.A has sent over a thousand such kits to Ukraine and is working to send more.
Next, Lugovyi highlights how data made a difference in producing and deploying medical kits. He says that the data suggested most people died from wounds and bleeding. As a result, medical kits had to contain items like hemostatics and dressings.
Sharing the group's passion for leveraging data for the betterment of society, Lugovyi says that the data and analytics community simply wanted to help. The community demonstrated that, as a group, it is ready to make a significant difference in people’s lives.
Regarding new initiatives, Lugovyi mentions a series of upcoming roundtable discussions that will enable people to work with data experts to exchange knowledge, collaborate, and assist Ukrainian civilians.
He points out that good uses of data will have a greater impact on society in the next decade. Lugovyi emphasizes that government organizations will set up better governance processes to use data more effectively in urban planning, financial risk management, and even politics.
In closing, he says businesses will examine how to govern data more efficiently and reduce their carbon footprint.