At the inaugural summit of the Chief Data Officer Data for Good Global Summit held March 10, EDM Council President John Bottega, event chair, asked for a moment of silence as an expression of solidarity with the men, women and children of Ukraine. This poignant moment set the tone for a new event which hopes to galvanize the Chief Data Officer community and raise awareness for a range of opportunities where data can be used for social good. At a moment when the world is threatened by the largest armed conflict in Europe since World War II, and when there have been sustained attacks on the veracity of data, science, and facts in recent years, the CDO Data for Global Good Summit represented a sign of hope and encouragement.  And none too soon.

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