Programme

MyData Online 2020 conference will bring together more than 150 high-quality presenters from all around the world to share their expertise.

During the 3 days of conference, you will have the chance to:

  • Hear from world-leading experts during 8 plenary sessions sharing light on topics like purpose-driven data use, scaling personal data economy, data governance, standardisation & interoperability, among others
  • Listen and discuss with personal data professionals during 36 breakout sessions, that elevate questions around MyData in the context of Cities, Internet of Things, education as well as climate crisis; human-centric governance; MyData Operators, it’s journey towards interoperability, and business models, Digital Identity, Data Sovereignty and others.
  • See exciting demos during 9 demo lounge sessions,
  • Spend quality time during the networking breaks and at social events,
  • And bring up your topics and questions for discussion and collaboration in Open Space.

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Day 1 (Thursday 10th)
Day 1 (Thursday 10th)
Opening plenary
TBA
05:00 – 06:15 (UTC+0)

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Data stewardship for people and society
Valentina Pavel, Astha Kapoor, Kasia Odrozek, Jessica Montgomery, Miranda Wolpert
06:45 – 08:15 (UTC+0)

Data stewardship for people and society

Description: Data can help tackle the world’s biggest challenges, and organisations and governments around the world turn to data to tackle major societal problems, like combating the COVID-19 pandemic or supporting cities to become smarter and more innovative. But this must be offset by efforts to develop methods for the responsible management of data on behalf of data subjects; achieving both goals simultaneously – using data for good causes and protecting data subjects’ rights – is not straightforward.  

Defining ‘good’ causes is a subjective, moving target that can only be achieved through delicate human-centred deliberation, and protecting data rights requires constant navigation of regulatory and ethical obligations. Even if both these hurdles are overcome, there are often technical trials involved in getting data out of silos and opening it up for research and innovation. To untangle these complexities, researchers and practitioners are turning towards novel concepts and models for data governance, such as ‘data trusts’ or ‘data institutions’. Many of these models fall under the notion of data stewardship.  

The panel members will share their research on these different approaches to data stewardship, and discuss some potential principles which individuals and organisations can follow in their interactions with data. We’re aiming to leave you more informed about the nuances of doing good with data, and equipped to carry out better practice themselves. If you’re struggling with similar issues, we’d love to hear from your experience and whether our emerging work at the Ada Lovelace Institute is useful and where would you like to see us going next on this. You can find our work here: https://www.adalovelaceinstitute.org/our-work/rethinking-data/data-stewardship/exploring-principles-for-data-stewardship-a-case-study-analysis/

Goal: This session is about building a better understanding of the data stewardship landscape, what initiatives exist in this space and the range of viewpoints. Our aim is to showcase the framings and the kinds of principles and practices which can help shape the use of data for social good. The panel will share a range of research on frameworks and models for governing data in a way which is human - and society - centred, privacy-preserving and empowering. We’ll discuss how ideas can be put into practice, together with their strengths and limits. We want the audience to critically engage with the concept of data stewardship and we want to hear from you: how can data stewardship help do good with data?

Session host: Valentina Pavel

Presenters: Astha Kapoor - Co-founder Aapti Institute, Kasia Odrozek - Insights Director, Mozilla Foundation, Jessica Montgomery - Cambridge University (TBC), Miranda Wolpert - Head of Mental Health Priority Area, Wellcome (TBC)

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MyData movement in Digital Global South
Antti 'Jogi' Poikola, Charlie Martial Ngounou, Chris Lee, Jamile Hamideh, Kaliya Young, Kristina Yasuda, Pyrou Chung, Sherry Chung, Srinivas Kodali, Sutawan ‘Ploy’ Chanprasert, Thy Try
06:45 – 08:15 (UTC+0)

MyData movement in Digital Global South

Description: Through sharing what challenges each country faces, we would like to provide a bigger picture view of the Digital Global South. We hope that the experts in the MyData community can involve us when they devise their MyData solutions.

We will set up breakout rooms with the audiences to discuss most concerned topics and would like to gather interested parties to spark international collaborations.

Goal: The challenges for building digital IDs and using data are very different around the world, and we want to raise awareness to the fact that the Global South demands a different approach. We also want to invite partners to build solutions with us.

Session host: Antti 'Jogi' Poikola

Presenters: Charlie Martial Ngounou, Jooseok Park, Chris Lee, Jamile Hamideh, Kristina Yasuda, Pyrou Chung, Sherry Chung, Srinivas Kodali, Sutawan ‘Ploy’ Chanprasert, Thy Try

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Korea is Ready for Global Collaboration
Byungkon Kim, Soonho Jang, Eunjin Koo, Miri Ko, Chris Lee
06:45 – 08:15 (UTC+0)

Korea is Ready for Global Collaboration

Description: Three goals:

1. Brief introduction to Korea's approach to developing a MyData ecosystem, where the driving forces for change are coming from government agencies, one of which is the Korea Data Agency. What is their ultimate goal?

2. Sharing of projects Korea Data Agency has funded in the last three years, a brief description of how their goals and thinking has changed with each year, and what the most difficult challenges they now face are.

3. Engaging audience in discussions on solving our current most difficult problems. The discussions we have this year will give us a more profound insight than we have access to in Korea, so we are seeking to spend as much time as possible engaging the audience and absorbing as much knowledge and wisdom as possible.

Goal: By sharing Korea's current state of MyData, and then engaging our audience in a discussion on what and how we can and should do better, our goal is to have a mutual understanding and clarity on how to coordinate Korea's MyData with the mission of MyData Global.

Session host: Chris Lee

Presenters: Byungkon Kim, Soonho Jang, Eunjin Koo, Miri Ko, and Chris Lee

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Social Event
08:15 – 08:45 (UTC+0)

Social Event
Detailed programme TBA
 
Building on the best traditions of the MyData conferences, we want MyData Online 2020 to be social and fun. We understand that at the end of 2020 people will be tired with online interaction and we hope to bring a human sparkle to the virtual world. 
 
On Thursday, 10 December the whole world celebrates the International Day of Human Rights and the social activities will be built around this theme. 
 
Friday, 11 December will be a FunDay, with music and joy. 
 
Additionally, we will offer the other occasions to hang out together in the Gardens of our Virtual Venue and chat rooms and joint yoga classes. The social programme is being developed, so stay tuned for the updates!

Future of data sovereignty
Črt Ahlin, Gregor Žavcer, Mariane ter Veen, Viktor Tron, Joel Thorstensson, Vero Estrada-Galinanes
08:45 – 10:15 (UTC+0)

Future of data sovereignty

Description: Inform the audience about the importance of the concept of data sovereignty, inspire them about the need for it and show practical solutions already exist for self-sovereign data.

Goal: Inform the audience about the importance of the concept of data sovereignty, inspire them about the need for it and show practical solutions already exist for self-sovereign data.

Session host: Črt Ahlin

Presenters: Gregor Žavcer, Mariane ter Veen, Viktor Tron, Joel Thorstensson, Vero Estrada-Galinanes

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Climate Crisis & Commons Infrastructure
Thomas Zeinzinger, Joachim Lohkamp, Irene Hernández
08:45 – 10:15 (UTC+0)

Climate Crisis & Commons Infrastructure

Goal:
First: We want to create an understanding that with the emergence of blockchain, decentralized storage protocols and self-sovereign identity systems there is a third option beside private markets and governments to combat the worsening climate crisis. Scalable and resilient Commons structures.
Second: We want to gain insights and opinions from the interested audience and if possible, forge new alliances with participants and deepen the cooperation among the presented human-centric, digital wallet solutions.

The workshop will show attendees how the MyData architecture works using real case studies and leave them with a 'how to' framework to guide their implementations.

Session host: Thomas Zeinzinger

Presenters: Joachim Lohkamp, Irene Hernández

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MyData Strategy of Global Enterprises
Jyrki Suokas, Ilona Ylinampa, Jeongwook Hwang, Junseok Kang, Pascal Huijbers
08:45 – 10:15 (UTC+0)

MyData Strategy of Global Enterprises

Goal: We aim to inspire more global enterprises to join MyData movement in making the data economy more human-centric. Together with other global visionaries, we will share our success stories built upon MyData aligned vision.

Session host: Jyrki Suokas

Presenters: Ilona Ylinampa, Junseok Kang, Pascal Huijbers

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Demo Lounge
Enjoy demos from exciting new projects, companies, and initiatives.
10:30 – 11:30 (UTC+0)

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Social Event
TBA
10:30 – 11:30 (UTC+0)

Social Event
Detailed programme TBA
 
Building on the best traditions of the MyData conferences, we want MyData Online 2020 to be social and fun. We understand that at the end of 2020 people will be tired with online interaction and we hope to bring a human sparkle to the virtual world. 
 
On Thursday, 10 December the whole world celebrates the International Day of Human Rights and the social activities will be built around this theme. 
 
Friday, 11 December will be a FunDay, with music and joy. 
 
Additionally, we will offer the other occasions to hang out together in the Gardens of our Virtual Venue and chat rooms and joint yoga classes. The social programme is being developed, so stay tuned for the updates!

Plenary: Frameworks for Data Governance: an infrastructural approach
Primavera de Filippi
13:00 – 14:15 (UTC+0)

Frameworks for Data Governance: an infrastructural approach

Presenters: Primavera de Filippi

Description: We are still lacking a proper conceptual framework for data that will help us regulate it. Data as "raw material", data as "labor", data as "property", data as an "extension of self" are all common analogies that have been proposed to advocate for a particular governance framework for data. These analogies all imply a different regulatory framework for data. Despite their uses, they all miss some of the basic features of data.
In this plenary session, Primavera de Filippi proposes to rely on the analogy of data as "infrastructure" as a more effective conceptual framework for the sharing of data in the digital economy.

Level of detail: Mid-level

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Making Data Literacy Happen!
Gülşen Güler, Claudia Maria Grytz, Christoph Fabianek, Andre Kudra, Benoit Loeillet
14:45 – 16:15 (UTC+0)

Making Data Literacy Happen!

Goal: Our aim is to inspire participants to think about ways to implement data literacy within their organizations or individually in their life by creating a concrete action plan.

Session host: Gülşen Güler

Presenters: Gülşen Güler, Claudia Maria Grytz, Christoph Fabianek, Andre Kudra, Benoit Loeillet

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Evolving trust in data sharing
Carina Dantas, Karolina Mackiewicz, Carina Dantas, Veli Stroetman, Zoi Kolitsi, Diogo Martins, Tino Marti, Christiane Grunloh, Isabelle de Zegher, Bogi Eliasen
14:45 – 16:15 (UTC+0)

Evolving trust in data sharing

Description: For data sharing, technology itself is not perceived as the main challenge, but questions such as data anonymisation, informed consent, digital literacy, interoperability, people's lack of control over data and governance are key; privacy and security should be strengthened. Citizens are increasingly aware of the value of their data, and want to know what, how and what it is used for. Regulations need to be clear in what data needs special protections. These are some key points to discuss.

Goal: The key goal of the session is to discuss and validate a set of recommendations on data governance models and data sharing campaigns for health, aiming to find a common pathway to engage different stakeholders’ perspectives and approaches.

Session host: Carina Dantas

Presenters: Karolina Mackiewicz, Carina Dantas, Veli Stroetman, Zoi Kolitsi, Diogo Martins, Tino Marti, Christiane Grunloh, Isabelle de Zegher, Bogi Eliasen.

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Business <3 MyData – Fair Data Criteria as a Tool for Competitiveness and Trust
Jaana Sinipuro, Jyrki Suokas & panelists (TBA)
14:45 – 16:15 (UTC+0)

Business <3 MyData – Fair Data Criteria as a Tool for Competitiveness and Trust

Goal: Session introduces a new way of measuring company capabilities and maturity to operate in the fair data economy. The attendees will leave this interactive session with better understanding on ethical use of data and inspiration to transform their business towards a fair data economy.

Session host: TBA

Presenters: Jaana Sinipuro, Jyrki Suokas & panelists (TBA)

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Levaraging the anti-rival nature of data to redefine MyData business models
GAM DIAS, Pekka Nikander, Celine Takatsuno, Sergio Maldonado
14:45 – 16:15 (UTC+0)

Levaraging the anti-rival nature of data to redefine MyData business models

Goal: A three-part session that aims to help build the future while accepting the economic realities of the present. We believe that individuals, brands, or media can find a better balance by embracing data ethics and human centricity.

Session host: GAM DIAS

Presenters: Pekka Nikander, Celine Takatsuno, Sergio Maldonado

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Social Event
16:15 – 16:45 (UTC+0)

TBA

Why is all data not created equal?
Viivi Lähteenoja, Sepinoud Azimi Rashti

Why is all data not created equal?

Goal: TBA

Session host: Viivi Lähteenoja

Presenters: Sepinoud Azimi Rashti

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Breakout Session
TBA
16:45 – 18:15 (UTC+0)

Programme to be announced soon.

Understanding the Origins of Identity
Kaliya Young, Mawaki Chango, Jamile Hamideh
16:45 – 18:15 (UTC+0)

Understanding the Origins of Identity

Goal: Our goals is to inform and provoke the thinking of those building personal data and identity systems now with historical context from four different perspectives. European practices. Computer systems. indigenous data sovereignty perspective and a real refugee perspective.

Session host: Kaliya Young

Presenters: Mawaki Chango, Jamile Hamideh

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Approach to quality data in pandemics
Iain Henderson, Crt Ahlin, Isabelle de Zegher, Davide Calvi, Adrian Gropper
16:45 – 18:15 (UTC+0)

Approach to quality data in pandemics

Description: Short presentations building on experience from the MyData4Pandemics thematic group, followed by a brainstorming focused on the following questions 

- what went wrong in Covid 19 from the data perspective (a series of short explanations backed up with evidence)
- what can we learn from that for subsequent phases on Covid 19 and subsequent pandemics (a series of short recommendations backed up with hypotheses)
- which areas require further work before they can be consolidated into recommendations
 
Goal: Brainstorm on what needs to be the approach to deliver high quality, interoperable data to manage pandemics in a responsible way, while ensuring respect of Data privacy. A brief white paper will be issued with the highlights of the session.

Session host: Isabelle de Zegher

Presenters: Iain Henderson, Crt Ahlin, Isabelle de Zegher, Davide Calvi, Adrian Gropper.

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Mobility as a Service: approach towards Mobility Data Spaces
Pieter Colpaert, Gabriel Plassat, Raf Buylle, Piia Karjalainen, Paul Theyskens
16:45 – 18:15 (UTC+0)

Mobility as a Service: approach towards Mobility Data Spaces

Description: Lecture type. Share lessons learned from the work done within the Mobility Industry and the Maas Alliance. Explaining the state of the market, the initiatives like Mon Compte Mobilité in France, the Flemish initiative of Mobility Central and Carsharing Belgium and the potential of using the My Data Operator model in setting up data sharing services with the industry to facilitate a modal shift by travellers in Europe. Explaining how this can enable sustainable mobility for the future.

Brainstorming type. Discussion with people of what needs to be the approach to deliver high quality, interoperable Data Spaces for the Mobility sector and its stakeholders, Government Agencies, Operators and Maas Providers. How can we accelerate the MyMobility Account projects on a European scale How do we integrate Personal Data Spaces for Mobility with the EU Common Dataspaces and the Industrial Data Spaces How does this relate to Data Trusts emerging in the market.

Goal: Lecture describing the state of the market in Mobility, share lessons learned, give an overview of ongoing MyData projects, organise a co-creation session that will discuss the architecture and white paper on the Mobility DataSpaces. 

Session host: Piia Karjalainen

Presenters: Pieter Colpaert, Gabriel Plassat, Raf Buylle, Piia Karjalainen, Paul Theyskens

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Demo Lounge
Enjoy demos from exciting new projects, companies, and initiatives.
18:30 – 19:30 (UTC+0)

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Social Event
TBA
18:30 – 19:30 (UTC+0)

Social Event
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Building on the best traditions of the MyData conferences, we want MyData Online 2020 to be social and fun. We understand that at the end of 2020 people will be tired with online interaction and we hope to bring a human sparkle to the virtual world. 
 
On Thursday, 10 December the whole world celebrates the International Day of Human Rights and the social activities will be built around this theme. 
 
Friday, 11 December will be a FunDay, with music and joy. 
 
Additionally, we will offer the other occasions to hang out together in the Gardens of our Virtual Venue and chat rooms and joint yoga classes. The social programme is being developed, so stay tuned for the updates!

Plenary: Scaling the personal data economy
Florian Werner
21:00 – 22:15 (UTC+0)

Scaling the personal data economy

Presenters: Florian Werner

Description: Over the past few years we have witnessed regulators tightening data protection laws, consumers becoming increasingly conscious of their data, industries being built around the sharing of specific data sets (e.g., open banking), and start-ups developing platforms to facilitate the exchange of data. But what does it take to scale the personal data ecosystem?

In this session, Florian Werner will discuss about
- How do we engage individuals, and what are the use cases that can attract millions of users?
- What are the right models for a value exchange that allows everyone to benefit?
- And who do we trust to facilitate the ecosystem to bring all of the stakeholders together?

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Not owned, then what?
TBA
22:45 – 00:15 (UTC+0)

Not owned, then what?

Session host: TBA

Presenters: TBA

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Breakout session TBA
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22:45 – 00:15 (UTC+0)

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This is MyData service design
Georgia Bullen, Alessandro Carelli, Joss Langford
22:45 – 00:15 (UTC+0)

This is MyData service design

Description: This is an interactive workshop and you are welcome to bring your own service design challenges - you will be able to work on these with our design experts or learn from like-minded others. We will walk through the stages of designing inspiring services in the MyData ecosystem - data flows, interactions and service journeys. It will be a practical, how-to journey that will leave you with design tools for building human-centric design into your human-centric systems for data management.

Goal: This session will bring together those that want to create inspiring new services in the MyData ecosystem. It builds on the work of the operators and design thematic groups to create the data using services of the future.

Session host: Joss Langford

Presenters: Georgia Bullen, Alessandro Carelli, Joss Langford

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Social Event
00:15 – 00:45 (UTC+0)

Social Event
Detailed programme TBA
 
Building on the best traditions of the MyData conferences, we want MyData Online 2020 to be social and fun. We understand that at the end of 2020 people will be tired with online interaction and we hope to bring a human sparkle to the virtual world. 
 
On Thursday, 10 December the whole world celebrates the International Day of Human Rights and the social activities will be built around this theme. 
 
Friday, 11 December will be a FunDay, with music and joy. 
 
Additionally, we will offer the other occasions to hang out together in the Gardens of our Virtual Venue and chat rooms and joint yoga classes. The social programme is being developed, so stay tuned for the updates!

Breakout session
TBA
00:45 – 02:15 (UTC+0)

Programme to be announced soon.

Covid Apps – is Privacy Possible
Johannes Ernst, Julian Ranger
00:45 – 02:15 (UTC+0)

Covid Apps – is Privacy Possible?

Description: Assemble and introduction

Johannes Ernst will present on experiences of a team that has evaluated Covid apps for privacy and finding many failing Julian Ranger will present on how MyData approach can give total privacy and use http://Consentry.com as a real world example Discussion on lessons learned and how to apply these for Covid apps, and more generally in the future to the developing MyData ecosystem Questions to address will include following (and more!):

1. Are these lessons generally applicable beyond Covid?

2. What are the key indicators one can assess for privacy a. Esp. when don’t have full code access

3. What are the best practices for privacy Conclusion and wrap-up

Goal: To take real world examples of COVID-19 apps, review their privacy goals and what has and has not been achieved. To discuss lessons learned and how to apply these for Covid apps, and more generally in the future to the developing MyData ecosystem.

Session host: Julian Ranger

Presenters: Johannes Ernst, Julian Ranger

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Demo Lounge
Enjoy demos from exciting new projects, companies, and initiatives.
02:30 – 03:30 (UTC+0)

Read more about the Demo Lounge.

Social Event
TBA
02:30 – 03:30 (UTC+0)

Social Event
Detailed programme TBA
 
Building on the best traditions of the MyData conferences, we want MyData Online 2020 to be social and fun. We understand that at the end of 2020 people will be tired with online interaction and we hope to bring a human sparkle to the virtual world. 
 
On Thursday, 10 December the whole world celebrates the International Day of Human Rights and the social activities will be built around this theme. 
 
Friday, 11 December will be a FunDay, with music and joy. 
 
Additionally, we will offer the other occasions to hang out together in the Gardens of our Virtual Venue and chat rooms and joint yoga classes. The social programme is being developed, so stay tuned for the updates!

Day 2 (Friday 11th)
Day 2 (Friday 11th)
Plenary: Privacy respecting identity for the rest of us
Nat Sakimura
05:00 – 06:15 (UTC+0)

Privacy respecting identity for the rest of us

Session host: TBA

Presenters: Nat Sakimura

Description: The pandemic forced many of us to migrate to the cyber-continent at unprecedented speed. There, everything exists as intangible and we need digital identities to deal and interacting with them but many of us are not ready for it and remain vulnerable. As a society, we have to provide them with a safer environment.
In this session, Nat Sakimura explores potential options that we could provide for the rest of us.

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Interoperability between certifications
Nat Sakimura, Antti "Jogi" Poikola
06:45 – 08:15 (UTC+0)

Interoperability between certifications

Description: Information bank in Japan is quite similar to MyData Operator, with the aim of empowering individuals by increasing effective controllability and promoting the use of personal data for not only for business but for individuals and society.

Of course, a global company that deals with personal data and have plan to get both Information Bank certification and MyData Operator Award will have to go through two different procedures. However, there is a concern that the duplication of procedures may lead to the abandonment of one of them or the failure to get the certification/award due to different explanations of similar requirements.
ITrenmei and the MyData Organization discuss whether it is possible to have interoperability between the certification and the award to simplify the process.

Showing the relationship between international standards such as ISO and the certification/award requirements, ITrenmei and MyData Organization will discuss whether it is possible to have interoperability between certifications and awards in order to simplify the process.

Goal: This session will explore approaches to ensure that the MyData Operator Award and the certification for Information Bank in Japan are mutually beneficial and work together to refine their respective systems as well as learning about the differences and similarities between MyData Operator and Information Bank in Japan.
This session will also provide hints to government officials and bodies that have a plan to establish their own similar certification system to consider interoperability with MyData Operator and other certifications such as Information Bank in Japan even before they are established.

Session host: TBA

Presenters: Nat Sakimura, Antti "Jogi" Poikola

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Breakout session
TBA
06:45 – 08:15 (UTC+0)

Programme to be announced soon.

Tailoring ethical learning technology
Jana Pejoska, Minna Väsarainen, Tanja Välisalo, Juri Mets, Merja Bauters
06:45 – 08:15 (UTC+0)

Tailoring ethical learning technology

Description: Our whole aim is to improve our understanding about the learning technology context and the ways in which the learners relate to their data and how they would like to use it. We'd like to discuss these issues in a posthuman approach, or a more than human- centric approach which is inclusive and forward-thinking. We map this discussion in between the Mydata ecosystems and infrastructure operators and Mydata design choices. This story will be identified together with the participants. For an active engagement we will use a fishbowl method, where the participants will be given opportunities for a rich and ad-hoc group discussion. Particular questions of interest will be also sent out through Mentimeter, an engaging and fun tool for collecting and presenting the participants' input in real-time. In addition, for the once who need to discuss in pairs or smaller groups, we will encourage using brake-out rooms.

Goal: The main goal of this session is to identify the needs and opportunities for a digital learner through the perspectives and experiences learned from data activism in practice. We'll facilitate a discussion around these topics with directions such as for instance:

What do you expect from online learning environments in terms of using user data?
How to use data design to learn form the users to support their learning activities?

After the session, the ideal outcome would be to have concrete acts and actions that we can implement as researchers in design for learning technology as well as for creating guidelines for best practice.

In addition, we hope that this session brings together similar minded people that can establish connections for future actions.

Session host: Jana Pejoska

Presenters: Minna Väsarainen, Tanja Välisalo, Juri Mets, Merja Bauters

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Social Event
08:15 – 08:45 (UTC+0)

TBA

From Strategy to Practice – Data Intermediaries in the EU
Zohar Efroni, Nikolaos Laoutaris, Dr. Arianna, Rossi, Max von Grafenstein, Marco Melia, Yvo Volman,
08:45 – 10:15 (UTC+0)

From Strategy to Practice – Data Intermediaries in the EU

Description: The session focuses on current challenges to making trusted data intermediaries a reality in terms of scalability, functionality and adoption. Two short introductory statements by the co-hosts are followed by three presentations, all of which illuminate various aspects of trusted intermediaries and PIMS: (1) highlight the standardization challenges of implementable consent tools (legal/governance perspective), (2) zoom in on practical and technical challenges exemplified by the PIMcity Project, and (3) touch upon user interface perspectives and legal design solution approaches.

Goal: Highlight key elements of MyData Operators and aspects of the EU Data Strategy for making such models realistic. To investigate the alignment of the EU Data Strategy with theoretical models and spur a discourse about the necessary steps for creating legal, technological and market conditions to support the emergence of data intermediaries in practice.

Session host: Zohar Efroni and Nikolaos Laoutaris

Presenters:
- Dr. Arianna Rossi, SnT, University of Luxembourg
- Prof. Max von Grafenstein, University of the Arts (UdK), Berlin
- Marco Mellia, Researcher at Politecnico di Torino (PIMCity Main research)
- Yvo Volman, Data Policy and Innovation Director at DG CONNECT EU (TBC)

Level of detail: Mid-level

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MyData Principles in IoT
Freyja Van den Boom, Jakub Klodwig, John Izaguirre, Gloria Wu, Joss Langford
08:45 – 10:15 (UTC+0)

MyData Principles in IoT

Description: Session will focus on data generating through use of wearable electronics, connected cars and other connected devices, which interact and communicate with each other. We would like to spread discussion on how to govern such data in a way that balances the interest for privacy with the interest for innovation in a regime which focuses less on individual consent and more on the regulation of permissible and prohibited uses of personal data, protecting individuals.

Goal: 
- help people realize that data produced by wearable devices may significantly improve whole sectors of services but pose risks to privacy protection, and also security of data subjects;
- discuss the legal limits of personal data processing and the need for a higher standard protecting privacy;
- raise awareness about people’s rights as personal data subjects and possible actions they could take;
- present a new emerging solution at the intersection of digital identity for the automobile industry built with blockchain technology;
- highlight problems of exchange big data masses between cars, IoT devices, and people networks.

Session host: Joss Langford

Presenters: Freyja Van den Boom, Jakub Klodwig, John Izaguirre, Gloria Wu, Joss Langford

Level of detail: Mid-level

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UX Blueprint: Design the MyData Operator
Marie-José Hoefmans, Koen Evers, Peter Eikelboom, Marlies Rikken, Liesbeth Hijink
08:45 – 10:15 (UTC+0)

Data Stewardship

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MyData and Urban AI
Johanna Ylipulli, Aale Luusua, Ansgar Koene, Giles Lane, Kalle Juuti, Kristiina Korjonen-Kuusipuro, Päivi Penkkala, Pasi Rautio
08:45 – 10:15 (UTC+0)

MyData and Urban AI
Description: The session focuses on the ethical issues pertaining to processing urban citizen data with AI technologies, especially in the Finnish context, where Cities hold large amounts of data on their inhabitants. We introduce an array of perspectives from experts from city organizations, research and industry. The session also presents the UnBias AI for Decision Makers toolkit, designed to help organizations explore how AI systems align with their ethos through a critical systems thinking approach.

Goal: The goal is to identify central ethical challenges of processing urban citizen data with AI technologies from a human-centric perspective. To foster solution-oriented viewpoints, a demo of the UnBias AI toolkit will further inspire our conversation.

Session host: Johanna Ylipulli, Aale Luusua, Ansgar Koene, Giles Lane

Presenters: Kalle Juuti, Kristiina Korjonen-Kuusipuro, Päivi Penkkala, Pasi Rautio, Emilia Rönkkö, Valia Wistuba (City of Espoo)

Level of detail: Mid-level

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Demo Lounge
Enjoy demos from exciting new projects, companies, and initiatives.
10:30 – 11:30 (UTC+0)

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Social Event
TBA
10:30 – 11:30 (UTC+0)

Social Event
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Building on the best traditions of the MyData conferences, we want MyData Online 2020 to be social and fun. We understand that at the end of 2020 people will be tired with online interaction and we hope to bring a human sparkle to the virtual world. 
 
On Thursday, 10 December the whole world celebrates the International Day of Human Rights and the social activities will be built around this theme. 
 
Friday, 11 December will be a FunDay, with music and joy. 
 
Additionally, we will offer the other occasions to hang out together in the Gardens of our Virtual Venue and chat rooms and joint yoga classes. The social programme is being developed, so stay tuned for the updates!

Plenary: Data as a competitive advantage and control mechanism in the platform economy
Sangeet Paul Choudary
13:00 – 14:15 (UTC+0)

Data as a competitive advantage and control mechanism in the platform economy

Session host: TBA

Presenters: Sangeet Paul Choudary

Description: Data is the most valuable asset in today's economic landscape. Data enables orchestration of market interactions as well as creation of learning assets that can transform organizational processes and firm competitiveness. Yet, data is harvested from individual labor and serves as a control mechanism over the very individual users and workers who produce it.

This fireside chat with Sangeet Paul Choudary - best-selling author of Platform Revolution and Platform Scale and founder of Platformation Labs - unpacks the ethics and economics of data. Drawing on rich experience ranging from Sangeet's board-level advisory at Fortune 500 firms to his research experience on the ILO's Future of Work Commission, this chat will identify the various considerations that emerge around data in the platform economy.

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Breakout session
TBA
14:45 – 16:15 (UTC+0)

Korea is Ready for Global Collaboration

Description: Three goals:

1. Brief introduction to Korea's approach to developing a MyData ecosystem, where the driving forces for change are coming from government agencies, one of which is the Korea Data Agency. What is their ultimate goal?

2. Sharing of projects Korea Data Agency has funded in the last three years, a brief description of how their goals and thinking has changed with each year, and what the most difficult challenges they now face are.

3. Engaging audience in discussions on solving our current most difficult problems. The discussions we have this year will give us a more profound insight than we have access to in Korea, so we are seeking to spend as much time as possible engaging the audience and absorbing as much knowledge and wisdom as possible.

Goal: By sharing Korea's current state of MyData, and then engaging our audience in a discussion on what and how we can and should do better, our goal is to have a mutual understanding and clarity on how to coordinate Korea's MyData with the mission of MyData Global.

Session host: Chris Lee

Presenters: Byungkon Kim, Soonho Jang, Eunjin Koo, Miri Ko, and Chris Lee

Level of detail: Detailed

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Empowering Citizens: MyData for Public Services
Lea Hemetsberger, John Lynch
14:45 – 16:15 (UTC+0)

Empowering Citizens: MyData for Public Services

Goal: The session will encourage a debate about the role of cities sharing personal data. Insights from the roundtable will enrich the OASC working group on Personal Data Management. A follow-up will take place at CITYxCITY Festival on 13-14 Jan 2021.

Session host: Lea Hemetsberger

Presenters: John Lynch (facilitator)

Level of detail: Mid-level

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SSI in Action: Real-World Use Cases
André Kudra, Claudia Maria Grytz, Adrian Doerk
14:45 – 16:15 (UTC+0)

SSI in Action: Real-World Use Cases

Goal: We will share our experiences in getting SSI up and running and will invite others to tell the audience how they overcame organizational and technical challenges. We hope to generate new and creative ideas on new SSI use cases.

Session host: André Kudra

Presenters: André Kudra, Claudia Maria Grytz, Adrian Doerk

Level of detail: Detailed

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Finding valid operator business models
Wil Janssen, Marlies Rikken
14:45 – 16:15 (UTC+0)

Finding valid operator business models

Goal: The workshop will identify the currently known business models and we will work on other viable business models using through a business model card game.

Session host: Wil Janssen

Presenters: Marlies Rikken

Level of detail: Detailed

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Social Event
16:15 – 16:45 (UTC+0)

TBA

Building Inclusive Digital Cities
Joanna van der Merwe, Johannes Mikkonen, Hannah Wood
16:45 – 18:15 (UTC+0)

Building Inclusive Digital Cities

Description: The session will focus on emerging data-driven public private partnerships and their associated risks and challenges. In particular, we will discuss how smart cities face some of these significant challenges, such as the difficulty in creating human-centered decisions when integrating technology. After presenting our current solutions to these challenges, we will break out into interactive groups to brainstorm and develop additional solutions for these most pressing challenges related to partnerships and fair data usage.

Goal: We aim to inform how smart cities should intentionally benefit citizens, as well as protect them from inherent risks associated with data-driven public private partnerships. We will explore how smart city partnerships could use technologies to strengthen people’s rights.

Session host: Joanna van der Merwe

Presenters: Joanna van der Merwe, Johannes Mikkonen, Hannah Wood

Level of detail: General

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Building the human-centric european skills data space
Matthias De Bièvre, Anu Passi-Rauste, Antti Jogi Poikola, Mika Huhtamaki
16:45 – 18:15 (UTC+0)

Building the human-centric european skills data space

Goal: The skillsdata MyData thematic group (mydata.org/skillsdata) is uniting skillsdata stakeholders and ecosystems around Europe to define requirements and the governance of the skills data space. It aims to organize a consortium for the EC skills data space calls in Q1 2021. During the conference the Thematic Group will run workshops to engage and iterate on its skills data space propositions.

Session host: Matthias De Bièvre

Presenters: 
Anu Passi-Rauste (HeadAI)
Antti Jogi Poikola (MyData)
Mika Huhtamaki (Vastuu Group)

Level of detail: Detailed

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MyData Operators – a view from LatAm
Nicolo Zingales, Hudson Barbosa, Kathrine Reilly; Rodrigo Irrarazaval; João Gasparino
16:45 – 18:15 (UTC+0)

MyData Operators – a view from LatAm

Description: Data protection law grants individuals a number of rights in relation to their personal data and corresponding duties for “data controllers”. As demonstrated by empirical research, effectiveness of these rights is affected by the diversity of implementation procedures adopted in the industry. This panel discusses some of the problems and zoom in a few key hurdles, such as the format of data responses, the identification of requesters, the codification of exceptions and limitations to responses.

Goal: This session discusses promises and challenges in Latin America for third-party agents (also known as "infomediaries") who handle requests submitted by data subjects pursuant to data protection law. 

Session host: Nicolo Zingales

Presenters: Hudson Barbosa (LGPDNow); Kathrine Reilly (Son mis datos); Rodrigo Irrarazaval (Wibson); João Gasparino (Dados legais); Arturo Muente Kunigami (InterAmerican Development Bank)

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Personal Data Store Inter-Operability
Dixon Siu, Christoph Fabianek, Chris Lee, Davide Calvi, Harri Honko, Salman Farmanfarmaian
16:45 – 18:15 (UTC+0)

Personal Data Store Inter-Operability

Goal: Focused on application development, but open to a wider audience, this session will explore how personal servers and datastores (PDSs) can interoperate, and how PDS interoperability relates to other initiatives based on MyData principles.

Session host: Dixon Siu

Presenters: Christoph Fabianek, Chris Lee, Davide Calvi, Harri Honko, Salman Farmanfarmaian

Level of detail: Mid-level

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Demo Lounge
Enjoy demos from exciting new projects, companies, and initiatives.
18:30 – 19:30 (UTC+0)

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Social Event
TBA
18:30 – 19:30 (UTC+0)

Social Event
Detailed programme TBA
 
Building on the best traditions of the MyData conferences, we want MyData Online 2020 to be social and fun. We understand that at the end of 2020 people will be tired with online interaction and we hope to bring a human sparkle to the virtual world. 
 
On Thursday, 10 December the whole world celebrates the International Day of Human Rights and the social activities will be built around this theme. 
 
Friday, 11 December will be a FunDay, with music and joy. 
 
Additionally, we will offer the other occasions to hang out together in the Gardens of our Virtual Venue and chat rooms and joint yoga classes. The social programme is being developed, so stay tuned for the updates!

Plenary: Interoperability as a First Principle: Encouraging Innovation, Ensuring Diversity, and Enabling a Global Ecosystem
Anil John
21:00 – 22:15 (UTC+0)

Interoperability as a First Principle: Encouraging Innovation, Ensuring Diversity, and Enabling a Global Ecosystem

Goal: TBA

Presenters: Anil John

Description: In this session, Anil John provides an overview of the work that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program is currently working on to ensure the availability of a global, competitive ecosystem of solution providers that are interoperable via W3C standards and specifications such as Verifiable Credentials and Decentralized Identifiers. The presentation will cover both the R&D work that was conducted as well as the specific supply chain and digital identity problem sets that are being addressed via this approach.

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Breakout session
TBA
22:45 – 00:15 (UTC+0)

Programme to be announced soon.

MyData Governance Interoperability Landscape
Antti Jogi Poikola, Matthias De Bievre, Nat Sakimura, Joni Brennon, Harshvardahn Pandit, Paul Knowles
22:45 – 00:15 (UTC+0)

MyData Governance Interoperability Landscape

Goal: Co-developing a shared landscaping, covering the latest discussions in Data Governance, Standards and MyData Operators.

Session host: Antti "Jogi" Poikola

Presenters: Matthais De Biever, Nat Sakimura, Joni Brennon, Harshvardahn Pandit, Paul Knowles

Level of detail: Detailed

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Sustainable Self-Sovereign Agents
Adrian Gropper, Chris Lee, Kaliya Young, Viivi Lähteenoja, Philip Sheldrake, Kim Hamilton Duffy
22:45 – 00:15 (UTC+0)

Sustainable Self-Sovereign Agents

Description: Choice of agent or Operator empowers people and communities to face data sources and data using services. When service providers respect individuals’ choices without room for discrimination or censorship the system becomes more ethical. Education and pandemic response narratives will frame the problem. We then review differences between self-sovereign and fiduciary agents in terms of finance and sustainability. Finally, we discuss the relationship of standards to policy in the MyData context.

Goal: Human agency is enhanced when a Person can substitute a fiduciary Operator with a self-sovereign Operator without the Data Sources or the Data Processors being asked. Substitutability implies standards. We will clarify MyData’s role in standards.

Session host: Chris Lee

Presenters: Adrian Gropper, Chris Lee, Kaliya Young, Viivi Lähteenoja, Philip Sheldrake, Kim Hamilton Duffy

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Demo Lounge
Enjoy demos from exciting new projects, companies, and initiatives.
00:30 – 01:30 (UTC+0)

Read more about the Demo Lounge.

Social Event
TBA
00:30 – 01:30 (UTC+0)

Social Event
Detailed programme TBA
 
Building on the best traditions of the MyData conferences, we want MyData Online 2020 to be social and fun. We understand that at the end of 2020 people will be tired with online interaction and we hope to bring a human sparkle to the virtual world. 
 
On Thursday, 10 December the whole world celebrates the International Day of Human Rights and the social activities will be built around this theme. 
 
Friday, 11 December will be a FunDay, with music and joy. 
 
Additionally, we will offer the other occasions to hang out together in the Gardens of our Virtual Venue and chat rooms and joint yoga classes. The social programme is being developed, so stay tuned for the updates!

Day 3 (Saturday 12th)
Day 3 (Saturday 12th)
Plenary: “MyData in context” - how does MyData fit within the wider contextual changes and challenges
Jeni Tennison
13:00 – 14:15 (UTC+0)

“MyData in context” - how does MyData fit within the wider contextual changes and challenges

Goal: TBA

Session host: TBA

Presenters: Jeni Tennison

Level of detail: General

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Open Space
The beating heart of the conference, where YOU create the content!
14:45 – 18:15 (UTC+0)

The beating heart of the conference, where YOU create the content!

Read more about the Open Space.

Demo Lounge
Enjoy demos from exciting new projects, companies, and initiatives.
14:45 – 15:45 (UTC+0)

Read more about the Demo Lounge.

Demo Lounge
Enjoy demos from exciting new projects, companies, and initiatives.
16:00 – 17:00 (UTC+0)

Read more about the Demo Lounge.

Demo Lounge
Enjoy demos from exciting new projects, companies, and initiatives.
17:15 – 18:15 (UTC+0)

Read more about the Demo Lounge.

Social Event
18:15 – 18:45 (UTC+0)

Social Event
Detailed programme TBA
 
Building on the best traditions of the MyData conferences, we want MyData Online 2020 to be social and fun. We understand that at the end of 2020 people will be tired with online interaction and we hope to bring a human sparkle to the virtual world. 
 
On Thursday, 10 December the whole world celebrates the International Day of Human Rights and the social activities will be built around this theme. 
 
Friday, 11 December will be a FunDay, with music and joy. 
 
Additionally, we will offer the other occasions to hang out together in the Gardens of our Virtual Venue and chat rooms and joint yoga classes. The social programme is being developed, so stay tuned for the updates!

Closing Plenary: We're in this together
Anouk Ruhaak
18:45 – 20:00 (UTC+0)

Closing Plenary: We're in this together

Session host: TBA

Presenters: Anouk Ruhaak

Description: Should the decision to have your data collected just be yours? Or should I get a say as well?
In this session, Anouk Ruhaak will explain how the impact of data extraction extends beyond the individual and why we need alternative data governance models that allow us to collectively make decisions about our data and reverse persistent power imbalances.

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Social Event
TBA
20:00 – 21:00 (UTC+0)

Social Event
Detailed programme TBA
 
Building on the best traditions of the MyData conferences, we want MyData Online 2020 to be social and fun. We understand that at the end of 2020 people will be tired with online interaction and we hope to bring a human sparkle to the virtual world. 
 
On Thursday, 10 December the whole world celebrates the International Day of Human Rights and the social activities will be built around this theme. 
 
Friday, 11 December will be a FunDay, with music and joy. 
 
Additionally, we will offer the other occasions to hang out together in the Gardens of our Virtual Venue and chat rooms and joint yoga classes. The social programme is being developed, so stay tuned for the updates!

Day 1 (Thursday 10th)
Day 2 (Friday 11th)

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How the programme is built

PROGRAMME TEAM

MyData Online 2020 Conference programme is organised by MyData Global together with the members of the MyData community, a diverse group of experts active in the personal data ecosystem, all driven to address challenges and opportunities around the current state of personal data management. 

The team is focused on designing the overall structure and processes of the programme and take extra care of the invited contributions from the world’s leading experts.

COMMUNITY-CURATED 
CONTENT

The main programme of the conference is content submitted through the Call for Proposals open from 30 July to 6 September.

Check out the full timeline below.

The key novelty this year compared to previous MyData conferences is that submitters are asked to design and propose a full session or series of sessions for the conference.

DEMO LOUNGE &
SOCIAL EVENTS

In addition to the centrally and community-curated programme, the conference also includes a demo lounge to showcase unique services or tech solutions to the audience around the world.

Furthermore, we make sure the conference will not only benefit the participants professionally, but will be as fun and social as it would be at a physical event.

Stay tuned for further details about the social events!