Workshop Two: Big Data, Privacy and doing Social Good - GSMA Mobile 360 Series

Workshop Two: Big Data, Privacy and doing Social Good


Date & Time

Wednesday, 30 May

16:15 - 17:30


Sponsored by:

Today, timely information is crucial.  To respond effectively and efficiently to an event, be it the spread of pollution, disasters or overcrowding, governments and NGOs need to know where the impacted people are, in which direction they are moving and how the environment is changing. Mobile operators can provide that information, while respecting individuals’ privacy and safeguarding personal data.  

This workshop will take you through a complete 360 of the topic, understanding the 

framework and approach to analysing the data captured by telecoms, discussing the privacy questions and wrapping up with a guide to how you can capture and derive positive insights from the data in your organisation.


16.15 – 16.25 Welcome

Sarah Telford, Lead for the Centre for Humanitarian Data, UN OCHA 


16.35 – 17.10 Panel Discussion

Moderator: Boris Wojtan, Director of Privacy, Government and Regulatory Affairs, GSMA 

Fanny Hidvegi, European Policy Manager, Access Now 

Maarten Botterman, Board Member, Institute for Accountability and Internet Democracy 

Amba Kak, Tech Policy Fellow, Mozilla Foundation 

17.10 – 17.20 Presentation

Jan Sonck, Head of Enterprise Innovation, Proximus 

17.20 – 17.30 Call to Action

Mark Nelson, Founder and Co-Director, Standford Peace Innovation Lab 

17.30 Drinks