Data Tour | 12 Tours to Navigate Digital Geneva

24 June 2021

Online

Every month the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) navigates International Geneva through a specific lens: that of a given digital policy issue. Each month we connect the dots on the many initiatives, organisations and processes that are active on that specific issue. 

This month, we will focus on data. The Data Tour will bring us back to CERN, one of the world’s largest data processing setups which stores more than 30 petabytes of data every year, generated by the particle collider Large Hadron Collider.

The next stop is the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) which coordinates one of the most complex data networks in the world across its 192 member states and territories.

Data is becoming central to the work of the World Health Organization (WHO). The collection and protection of health data require new rules and policies. Health data is the basis for the development of a growing number of AI tools in the health field.

 

PROGRAMME

Amb. Jean-Pierre Reymond, Head of Office of Innovation and Partnerships, Permanent Mission of Switzerland in Geneva

Craig Burgess, Development Cooperation Specialist, World Health Organization (WHO)

David Jensen, Coordinator of the UNEP Digital Transformation Task Force, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

CERN representative (name to be released soon)

Moderator: Prof Jovan Kurbalija, Director of Diplo and Head of the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP)