Data-Pop Alliance provided technical support to UNFPA’s Big Data Bootcamp that took place at Betahaus Barcelona in February 2015.
The Bootcamp was structured around a series of presentations, group work, collective brainstorming sessions, and networking events, using a ‘design thinking’ approach to help UNFPA craft its Big Data engagement strategy for the next few years. It was led by Data-Pop Alliance’s Advisory Board member Bruce Campbell, Head of UNFPA Data Division, and Research Affiliate Sabrina Juran.
Emmanuel Letouzé, Director and co-founder of Data-Pop alliance, provided an overview of the state and future of the field of Big Data and Development and helped design the event’s agenda. Data-Pop Alliance was also represented by our co-Director for ODI Emma Samman, as well as our Research Affiliates Julia Manske (Stiftung Neue Verantwortung think tank), Yves-Alexandre de Montjoye (MIT Media Lab), Nuria Oliver (Telefonica), and Emilio Zagheni (U. of Washington).