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Thursday, October 6 • 12:15 - 13:30
Main Session - Open Data and the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development: Opportunities for Joint Action

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This session will assess the progress made in advancing the data revolution for sustainable development and the challenges, opportunities, and priority action areas for the year ahead. This session address the following questions:

  • What have been some of the successes and challenges in advancing an open data revolution for sustainable development over the past year since the Global Goals were adopted and Global Partnership was formed?

  • How can we more powerfully and sustainably advance a data revolution for sustainable development that specifically seizes the opportunities of open data along with other new sources of data?

  • What are some of priority action areas for moving the agenda forward over the next 1, 3, 5 years?

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Aditya Agrawal

Technical Manager, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
Biography: As Technical Manager for the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data, Aditya Agrawal works with more than 150 data champions around the world to advance country-led data roadmaps for sustainable development and harness the data revolution for the Global Goals... Read More →

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Richard Benjamins

Group Director BI & Big Data, Telefónica
Biography: Dr. V.R. (Richard) Benjamins is Group Director BI & Big Data responsible for internal exploitation across Telefonica. Before joining Telefonica, he was director and board member at iSOCO, which he co-founded in 1999. Dr. Benjamins has held positions at the Universities... Read More →
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Al Kags

Founder / Trsutee, Open Institute
Al Kags is Founder and Trustee of Open Institute, and leads program direction. He is a Mandela Washington Fellow (2014) and was recognized as a New Generation African Leader (2013). In Kenya, Al has worked with the government to develop and implement ICT policy. He was responsible... Read More →
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Ruth Minja

Principal Statistician and Coordinator, Open Data Initiative
Biography: Ruth D. Minja is a Principal Statistician and Coordinator for Open Data Initiative in Tanzania. She has a Master’s of Science in Information Technology and Management and; a Bachelor of Arts in Statistics. She has experience of more 10 years on production, analysis and... Read More →

Thursday October 6, 2016 12:15 - 13:30 CEST
Main assembly room