Data Playground 2017

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 – 9:30pm: 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.

Reception Programme 

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, Chied 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 Anthropolgy Team; Sanjay Soni, Technology Exper, Microsoft; Gayan Peiris, Digital Strategist, SDG Action Campaign. 

Date: 
Thu, 2017-09-21 18:00 to 21:30