Building Resilience Through Data Centricity

Hosted by the Data Science Institute

Online public event


Jacky Wright

Jacky Wright


Professor Kenneth Benoit

Professor Kenneth Benoit

Join us for this fireside chat with Jacky Wright, Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft US.

Meet our speaker and chair

Jacky Wright (@WrightJacky) is the Chief Digital Officer and Corporate Vice President, Microsoft US, where she inspires and leads teams to help businesses leverage technology to drive innovation, adopt sustainable and accessible business models, and digitally transform. Wright rejoined Microsoft in 2019 after completing a two-year secondment as Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) for HMRC, the British Government tax department. Jacky has extensive experience leading large-scale organisations driving digital transformation and market making solutions. Some of her previous roles include CIO roles at Microsoft, BP and GE. Wright is widely recognized as a transformational global leader, innovative technologist and recognized STEM advocate. She uses her broad platform to drive thought leadership not just for the positive impact of digital transformation for business, but also for social, economic and environmental change. As a woman of colour, her passion, advocacy and influence to create a truly inclusive world is demonstrated in the various forums where she regularly speaks on diversity, digital inclusion and the power of inclusive leadership.

Kenneth Benoit (@kenbenoit) is Director of LSE's Data Science Institute and Professor of Computational Social Science in the Department of Methodology at LSE.

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The Data Science Institute forms the institutional cornerstone of the LSE's involvement in data science. Working alongside the academic departments across the School, the DSI's mission is to foster the study of data science and new forms of data with a focus on their social, economic, and political aspects.

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