The Global Goals Lab DATA SUMMIT will take place 25-26 November 2015, Stockholm. The first data summit following the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in September will provide the space to rethink data for development and global sustainability. The summit aims to link personal health to the health of cities and the health of the planet. We will connect people working with data, sensor technology and development for two days of deep dialogue, project initiation and innovation.

The end goal is to launch the GLOBAL GOALS LAB, an innovation space around data for the UN Global Goals.


Wednesday Nov 25

9.30- 10.30 Entering of a new era of opportunity and challenges


Maja Brisvall, Quantified Planet

Rebecca Oliver, Future Earth

Joachim Beijmo, Sida

Communicating the Global Goals – Number 3, 11 and 13

Jakob Trollbäck, Trollbäck & Co.

Goal #13 Climate Action: Why do we need new data?

Owen Gaffney, Future Earth

Goal #3 Health: Which are the priorities we need to make in Health?

Magnus Magnusson, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

10.30- 11:00 Coffee, Tea & Fruit

11:00- 12:30 Data collection and sensor infrastructure

Earth observations from space

Cat Downey, Liason Officers, European Space Agency

Space and sensordata – Global Fishing Watch

David Shearer, Chairman, Skytruth

How can machine learning help the planet?

Damian Borth, Head of Madm, German Institute for Artificial Intelligence

Farmers using weather data

Liisa Petrovska, CEO, Ignitia

Managing nature with sensors in Kenya

Fredrik Gustafsson, Professor Sensor Systems, Linköping

Comments by:

Nina Wormbs, Lab for Humanities

12:30-13:30 Lunch at Dome of Visions

13:45 -15.30 Cities – how do we engage citizens in the Global Goals

Goal #11 Urban - Healthy cities

How do we create resilient regenerative cities?

Thomas Elmqvist, Professor, Urban Systems, Stockholm Resilience Centre

Data for Kampala, how do we collect and share it?

John Quinn, Data Scientist, Global Pulse Lab Kampala

How do we build new data collection infrastructures in cities?

Johan Falk, Intel

Comments by:

Per Mosseby, CIO, SKL

15:30- 17:30 Workshop on Global Goals Lab

A. The Global Goals toolbox for building national/global campaigns

B. Turning smart city initiatives to sensors testbeds for Global Goals

C. The sensor handbook – beyond digitization, what data can we collect and how do we create the narrative?

D. Collecting and visualising data

E. The Ating –the engaged citizens journey for data

17:30-18:30 Drinks, concluding comments and mingle

by Joachim Beijmo, Sida at Open Café

18:30-20:00 Dinner at Open Café

19.00 Evening lecture

by David Shearer, Skytruth

Thursday Nov 26

9.30 - 10.30 Workshop

Goal #13 Climate Action- On Planetary boundaries and the anthropocene

by Will Steffen, Executive Director of the Climate Change Institute at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. He is also science adviser to the Department of Climate Change, Australian Government

10:30 Fika

10:40-12:30 Continue workshop

12:30- 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 14.30 Which data tools do we need and will have most impact?

Tech & Design Toolbox

Torkel Ödegaard, Grafana – Visualisation tools

Learnings from Kampala

John Quinn, Data Scientist, Pulse Lab, Kampala

14:30 - 15:00 The Global Goals Lab

The next step for the Global Goals Lab


Location: School of Architecture, Royal Institute of Technology, Oscars backe 5, Stockholm. Here is a map

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