In line with UNICEF's commitment to putting innovations to work for equity and as part of its on-going capacity building strategy, UNICEF is collaborating with the UN Global Pulse on the utilization of big data to enhance programme planning and monitoring.
A two day virtual workshop, featuring some of the world's top researchers and practitioners in this cutting-edge field, is being hosted for UNICEF staff members to attend remotely, or in person in New York on July 26 & 27, from 8:00am-11:00amEST.
Follow the discussion on Twitter, with hashtag #data4d or follow @UNGlobalPulse.
Big Data and Real-Time Analysis: The UNICEF Perspective
The Basics / Robert Kirkpatrick
PEOPLE + PATTERNS
Population Movement Tracking through Mobile Data / Linus Bengtsson, MD (Co-Founder, Flowminder)
Mobile phones as social sensors / Nathan Eagle, PhD (CEO, Jana, Inc & Adjunct Professor, Harvard Univeristy)
Microfinance Data Indicators/ Scott Gaul (Director of Analysis, MIX)
DECISIONS + DATA
Data Visualization / Adam Bly (Visualizing.org & Seed Media Group)
Public policy decision making using large scale cell phone Data/ Vanessa Frias-Martinez, PhD (Researcher, Telefonica Research)
Private Sector use of Social media listening methods/ Stephen Rappaport (Knowledge Solutions Director, Advertising Research Foundation)
Framing Questions: Research Examples / Robert Kirkpatrick
Facilitated Brainstorm/ Facilitator + Experts