UNICEF Virtual Workshop on Big Data and Real Time Analytics

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



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)


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

Thu, 2012-07-26 08:00 to Sat, 2012-07-28 13:00