Data Revolution in Africa

(Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) A two-day High Level Conference for policy-makers and community leaders on setting the scene for a sustainable development agenda powered by a Data Revolution in Africa. Hosted by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB), the African Union Commission, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Conference will tackle key questions including 1) What areas in Africa have the most critical lack of data and...


Columbia University: Data on a Mission

31st March - 1st April New York, USA

This two-day event begins with the 'Innovation and Application @ Columbia,' where Columbia University researchers will present and demo new innovations and applications at the frontiers of data science. The second element is a symposium on “Privacy, Cities, and Finance in a Digital Age,” which concludes with a mini-symposium on the Internet of Things. Leading experts from Industry, Government and...


Netmob 2015

7-10 April Boston, USA

Netmob is a Data for Development event hosted by MIT Media Lab. The first section will involve a one-day data science bootcamp and 3 day hackathon. The second section is the main scientific conference, with keynote speakers.  The final section...


Cartagena Data Festival

(Cartagena, Colombia) What we need is a ‘data revolution’ – a fundamental change in the depth and use of knowledge about the most marginalised people in the world, and in their ability to use this knowledge to affect transformative change. The Cartagena Data Festival will bring together the people and organisations best equipped to make this happen.The festival is hosted by ODI in conjunction with UNDP, CEPEI, PARIS21 and Data-Pop Alliance with the aim of providing an...