Demo Lounge

Enjoy demos from exciting new projects, companies, and initiatives.

Demo lounge was a virtual stage for companies, startups and other organisations to present their products, services and solutions from the world of MyData.

Demo presentations

Demo lounge #1 on 10 Dec at 10.30 – 11.30am UTC+0

IDX: A Devkit for Data Sovereignty

There are a lot different tools that allows us to design apps that enables data sovereignty of our users. These include p2p databases, secure data vaults, certain types of traditional databases. IDX is a devkit which provides an easy way to connect our users to these various data sources. In this demo we’ll have a look at how IDX works in practice.

Presenter: Joel Thorstensson

Alternative way to build applications and respect Personal Data

In this demo lounge, we will be running a raffle through an application developed via Personium & FairOS. The raffle winner will receive a small gift after the conference. We will present how the raffle application is developed, and how personal data store and decentralised storage can support the MyData Global principles.

Presenter: Jing Dong

How to deploy and visit a serverless website

The Swarm network is paradigm changing in many ways. One of the revolutionary things you can do with the Swarm network is deploying and, consequently serving, serverless websites.

In this short demo, I will show you how easy it is to install and run your own Swarm node, after which you can surf the decentralized web yourself!

Demo lounge #2 on 10 Dec at 18.30 – 19.30pm UTC+0

Formal description of legal document for trustworthy dataflow

As AI technology and automation advances, the law and enforcement mechanism prove incapable of keeping pace. Traditional concepts like consent maintain a static format in an increasingly complex space and become obsolete. The legal presenter will argue that legal representation and modelling could be the solution for a radical update of the modern legal properties and enforcement mechanism, if put in the appropriate ethical context.

Presenter: Alain Couillault

Privacy Controls for Data Flow

This session will feature a technology that automates privacy controls to filter data as it moves between systems and/or organizations. At its core, our technology uses schemas and schema overlays to implement executable data exchange agreements, regulatory constraints, and user consent. We will show how this can be used to filter and de-identify medical data (FHIR messages) and other types of personal data.

Presenter: Burak Serdar

An authenticated story of user control

For a healthcare app we will demonstrate joining an identity and permission service through our integration with Auth0, to bring benefits to individuals from new services through authenticated experiences. Data collection is transparent and contextual, linked to the individual and granularly managed. Individuals have control over their data through easy-to-understand interfaces and personalised privacy policies. Building trust in a practical way to encourage the individual to share their precious data for mutual societal benefit.

Presenters: J Cromack, Aaron Provis, Karen Watson

Demo lounge #3 on 11 Dec at 00.30 – 01.30am UTC+0

Greater Than Learning

Co-founders, Nate and Mat will demo Greater Than Learning, a dedicated community and social learning platfrom for ethical change makers. This is an impact focused, ethics and privacy by design startup. The eLearning content within the platform helps leaders and practitioners develop and practice skills that will enable them to design their products, services and organisations for the qualities of trustworthiness. Notably, this startup is being build using the very models and methods within the courses themselves. Nate and Mat will demonstrate how Greater Than Learning is practicing what it preaches.

Presenters: Nathan Kinch, Mat Mytka

UBOSbox Home/Office Server — keep your data in a place you control

Instead of Dropbox, Google Drive and the like, why not keep your data on hardware you control? No spying, no terms of service, and the features you expect: file sync and share, calendaring, contacts, note taking, task management and many more.

Presenter: Johannes Ernst

Photo-integrity preservation and use case

There is a saying that goes “a picture is worth a thousand words” and a “shared moment is something to be treasured.” In a season unlike any other, send the significant people in your life a picture unlike any other. In a time where photos are easily created, copied and viewed by so many, Numbers API and app preserve the photo integrity and restore the trust of data.

Presenters: Tammy Yang

Demo lounge #4 on 11 Dec at 10.30 – 11.30am UTC+0

MyData, AI & Climate Change

There is compelling scientific evidence of anthropogenic climate change. Yet, public awareness to the issue is not enough compared to the severity of it. One reason for the lack of sufficient public awareness is the tendency of people to psychologically distance themselves from the affair due to the perception of climate change as a temporally, geographically and socially distant issue as well as the difficulty of imagining the risks and consequences of it.


In this session, I present an AI algorithm (Generative Adversarial Network) that can turn your personal photos of forests into forest fire photos in a realistic manner. In this manner, I aim to create a more personalized view of consequences of climate change and elevate higher levels of emotion and engagement to climate change.


Examples of the algorithm can be examined from:

Presenter: Oguzhan Gencoglu – Your humanitarian network to bring education around the world

Labdoo is a collaborative humanitarian social network which is designed to help bring laptops and educational devices to schools in need without incurring any economic or environmental costs.

The demo will give an overview about concept and work done by world-wide, including a walk-around on our web-site.

Labdoo exists as ‘a tool’ to help sustainably coordinate the mobilization of unused educational devices and to bring them to needy schools using global collaboration, without incurring any economic cost and without damaging the Planet.

Join Labdoo and contribute – your old laptop or tablet, your time or carry a laptop to a child.

Presenter: Ralf Hamm

Mission impossible: how to gain nation’s trust in Koronavilkku in ten weeks?

Last summer Solita got to work on COVID-19 tracing app Koronavilkku. Timetable was tight so how did Solita manage to gain nation’s trust so that the tracing app broke the world record in most downloads?

Presenter: Risto Kaikkonen

Demo lounge #5 on 11 Dec at 18.30 – 19.30pm UTC+0

SeLF & esatus Wallet by esatus AG

SeLF integrates Self-Sovereign Identity into existing IT-infrastructures without modifying legacy IT-applications, directories or management systems.

SSI credential-based access rules are transformed into authentication and authorization objects that can be synchronized and used by conventional technologies like SAML or OIDC.

Presenter: Christopher Hempel

PPP in action: Finnish Tax and Company MyData experiment

Finnish Tax Administration tested how to set up a company electronically for a foreign company and transfer real-time company data reliably between different public and private sector services.

The experiment showed that the digital services of both foreign and domestic companies can be quickly improved when machine-readable, productized company data can be transferred under the authorization of a company representative between different actors.

The Finnish Patent and Registration Office, Sitra, Digital and Population Data Services Agency, Digital Living and Nixu also participated in the implementation of the experiment.


Miika Wires, Finnish Tax Administration

Pirkka Frosti, Digital Living International

Joonatan Henriksson, Nixu Cybersecurity

Swash: Monetise your surfing data with the Swash browser extension

Swash aims to rebalance the data economy by giving more to everyday internet users. It makes it possible to crowdsource and crowdsell data in a transparent and unobtrusive way so people can easily profit from the value they generate as they surf the web.

As the world’s first digital Data Union built on Streamr technology, Swash is the first step towards a new, more dignified internet. It redefines how data is collected and valued, balancing the power dynamic between online platforms and the users they serve.

Swash makes it possible for everyone to profit from their data, redefining how data is collected and valued, with the goal of accelerating change and redefining our data economy.

Presenter: Chloe Diamond

Demo lounge #6 on 12 Dec at 00.30 – 01.30am UTC+0

Backing up Line mobile messages to PDS

Line is the fastest growing mobile messenger app in the world.

Personium is the only open-source personal data store platform in Japan.

Our team will demonstrate how individuals can manage backed up Line messages and photos. We will also suggest several practical use cases in Japan’s data economy.

Presenters: Yo Ishiguro, Yasufumi Tochiori, Dixon Siu

Nobism – Community research on Cluster Headaches

As community of patients with Cluster Headaches we work together, collect our data and use it to try and find answers to our question to become pain free!

The technical part of collecting, storing, sharing and analyzing our own data as community, in a legal and secure way, is the challenge in this project.

The presentation will be about these technical challenges and examples of the work we’ve already made.

Presenter: Rogier Koning

Project Lockdown: Monitoring H & D Rights

Project Lockdown is a global rights observatory tracking worldwide policies and their impact on Human and Digital Rights made possible by the active engagement of a global community of volunteers.

In this session, we’ll quickly explore what is the initiative about, what have we achieved and our next plans and challenges.

NextGen Programmers: 3 guiding principles

The ever accelerating digitization of societies has always come with worrying considerations in privacy and erosion of Rights.

Reactive measures such as total bans on technology won’t solve the problem. Instead, wouldn’t it be more productive to ensure that the tech is standardized in ways that proactively protect people?

In this session, we will explore why Programmers are the next generation of Human and Digital Rights defenders and which principles we propose should guide their careers.