Next MoMoKla – Open & Big Data: Update On Uganda’s Data Revolution 9th March Hive

09/03/2015
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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The next MoMo, to be hosted by Hive Colab on 9th March, will give an overview and then delve into the intricacies of Open and Big Data, how they work.  What are the ground rules, does and don’ts, cardinal sins, how can we mine data, explore information about other people to find world-changing solutions without transgressing, and thus uphold our cherished ethics, values and reinforce the fabric of a democratic society?    We will learn how ownership is protected, how we may discover secrets, how to protect one’s privacy, how to transform, interpret, visualize and publish your seemingly uninteresting data into dazzling, eye-popping revelation.

Data are the lifeblood of decision-making and the raw material for accountability. Without high-quality data providing the right information on the right things at the right time to the right people; designing, monitoring and evaluating effective policies becomes almost impossible.

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A revolution is a fundamental change, turnaround and newness in systems, powers and organizational structures, bringing a shift in cultures, policies, governments and nations within a relatively short period of time.

The explosion in access to mobile phones and digital services means that Ugandans everywhere generate vast amounts of digital data every day.  This happens as they buy and sell goods, transfer money, make phone calls, search for information on the Internet or express opinions on social media or radio.  A data revolution is underway, and new tools and systems for data analytics are needed.[1]

The data revolution means more demand, more data, more communities, more usage, more results and more engagement – an inspiring vision of a world of fast-flowing data deployed for the public good, and of citizens and governments excited and empowered by the possibilities this creates.  Uganda’s Data Revolution is part of a process of bringing together diverse data communities to embrace a diverse range of data sources, tools, and innovative technologies, to provide disaggregated data for decision- making, service delivery and citizen engagement; and information for Africa to own its narrative.[2]

Our speakers will tell true stories, show some fascinating examples and demonstrate how it all works. Find out from experts what the buzz is about; learn how you can play a role in the Data Revolution.

MoMo Kampala is celebrating its 5th year.From our organizing meeting at Sheraton 10th January 2010, now 39 events later, with thousands of unique delegates, average 156 per event, MoMo Kampala is growing and glowing, thanks to all your faithful energetic participation. Come celebrate with us.



[1] UN Global Pulse From the Pulse Lab Kampala Launch flier

[2] UN Economic Commission for Africa http://www.uneca.org/datarevolution

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