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Data Playground 2017
21 September, 2017 at 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT
The SDG Action Campaign, UN Global Pulse, and Microsoft host the fourth annual Data Playground
An evening reception showcasing data and technology innovations for the SDGs
Thursday 21st September 2017
Microsoft Technology Centre, Times Square, New York
6.00pm: Welcome and Remarks
6.30 – 9.30 pm: Data Playground & Breakout Sessions
The reception will showcase interactive displays of citizen data collection, data visualizations, big data analytics and impactful storytelling projects. Join us for an exciting event featuring several breakout sessions, interactive demos and virtual reality exhibits.
Speakers include Robert Kirkpatrick, Director, UN Global Pulse; Mitchell Toomey, Director, SDG Action Campaign; Justin Spelhaug, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer, Microsoft.
Breakout sessions will be presented by: Arif Husain, Chief Economist and Director of the Food Security Analysis and Trends Service at WFP; Benjamin Kumpf, Policy Specialist, UNDP; Miguel Luengo Oroz, Chief Data Scientist, UN Global Pulse; Jeremy Boy, Data Visualization Specialist UN Global Pulse, Katherine Hoffmann, Data Specialist, UN Global Pulse; Frank Laczko, Director, IOM Global Migration Data Analysis Centre; Rachel Daniell, Researcher, Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team; Sanjay Soni, Technology Exper, Microsoft; Gayan Peiris, Digital Strategist, SDG Action Campaign.