First Data Ethics PH Meetup

In the Fourth Industrial Revolution, everything is made of and driven by data. The data-driven revolution magnifies some existing risks and also creates new challenges for governments, practitioners and citizens.

Join our inaugural meetup to meet and listen to some of the thought leaders and advocates for data and technology ethics in the Philippines.

Event Details:

  • Venue: WeWork, RCBC Plaza, 30th Floor Yuchengco Tower I, Ayala Avenue, Makati City
  • Data/Time: November 28, 2019, 6:00 – 9:00PM
  • Tickets here.


  • Discuss the most pressing ethical issues in data today such as: data privacy, security, digital ownership, AI discrimination, and AI liabilities
  • Promote a data ethics assessment and scoring framework for governments, private sector, and individuals to adopt
  • Discuss free datasets for researchers and analysts for social impact. Let’s start build our ethical data repository of insights.
  • Drinks and socials



Carlo Almendral

Carlo has founded and led companies across markets with a focus on AI for social change. Currently, Carlo is the Managing Director of Adaptive AI, a New York-based commercial service creating AI-generated art collections that adapt to users’ spatial data. Early in his career, he was a pioneer in social gaming, launching multiple games to tens of millions of monthly active users. Today, Carlo continues his philanthropy serving on the Innovation Council for the UN’s World Food Programme and Board Trustee at For The Women Foundation a school designed to teach women data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence for free.



Dominic Ligot

Data analyst, researcher, software developer, entrepreneur and technologist. He founded CirroLytix, a machine learning research company focusing on social impact, public health, and data ethics advocacies. He co-founded the Analytics Association of the Philippines and works actively with the Department of Science and Technology on R&D projects for innovation and social good. Recently Dominic led teams that won the ASEAN Grand Prize at the Break The Fake Hackathon to combat disinformation and fake news and a Global Finalist at the NASA International Space Apps Challenge for the AEDES Project that detects and maps dengue outbreaks.



Nick Tobia

Nick is a researcher and consultant in the fields of peace, justice and human rights. He specializes in Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEL) in a variety of development issues. His current focus is on justice sector reform, judicial efficiency, peace process legislation, democratic political institutions in the context of peace processes, and peace building and human rights in the context of populism. Nick is an M&E advisor and PhD Fellow at the National Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at University of Otago, New Zealand.