International Conference on Big Data for Official Statistics

(Beijing, China) The UN Statistical Commission established in March 2014 a global working group mandated to provide strategic vision, direction and coordination of a global programme on Big Data for official statistics, to promote practical use of sources of Big Data for official statistics, while finding solutions for their challenges, and to promote capacity building and sharing of experiences in this respect. This conference, organized by the UN Statistical Division (UNSD) and the...


International Conference of Crisis Mappers 2014

(New York City) The International Conference of Crisis Mappers (ICCM) is the leading humanitarian technology event of the year, bringing together the most important humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations with the world's best technology companies, software developers and academics. ICCM thus helps facilitate new projects and catalyzes innovation in the area of humanitarian technology.The theme for this year's event,...


Forum on the Internet of Postal Things

(Bern, Switzerland) By 2020, there could be as many as 80 billion internet-connected devices continuously collecting and communicating data helping organizations increase productivity, cut costs and develop new products. Postal operators, with their unparalleled physical presence and interconnected global network, are ideally positioned to benefit from the opportunities offered by the Internet of Things. The Universal Postal Union (UPU) is hosting a half-day workshop to explore this emerging...


Bond Annual Conference: "Redefining Development"

(London, UK) Bond's annual conference and exhibition brings together people from NGOs, universities, think tanks, donors and government both in the UK and internationally to examine how international development will be defined in the future. As part of the full day programme, Robert Kirkpatrick, Director of UN Global Pulse, and Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive at NESTA, will look at the big trends in development and the ways in which NGOs might need to innovate to meet the challenges of...