Common Programme

Sessions and keynote presentations that are not part of any specific topic track.
Day 1
30 Aug 2017

Opening Plenary (Tallinn)

Conference opening in Tallinn - the southernmost of the conference-hosting twin cities. Gather to main stage to give the conference a very best start. Get advice from the organizers on how to get most out of the great three-days-two-cities event! Hear a motivated keynote! Learn the State of MyData - what has happened since last year? Get busy for three inspiring days in Tallinn and Helsinki with MyData!
Siim Sikkut
Siim Sikkut
Tanel Mällo
Tanel Mällo
Antti Poikola

National Governments Moving Towards MyData

This session is the Estonian-Finnish joint message to the world on how public organizations are making the shift to human-centricity. We will hear about the joint IT-infrastructure development between these two EU countries and examples of applied human-centric approaches from the domains of transportation and health care.
Ville Sirviö
Ville Sirviö
Kirsi Pulkamo
Kirsi Pulkamo
Antti Poikola

Un-Conference

The un-conference sessions are an opportunity to broaden the agenda and deepen the discussions. While participants go through the formally programmed agenda, there are bound to be questions raised as well as additional dimensions emerging in the mydata discourse. Using a self-organisation framework, the un-conference sessions are the perfect opportunity to have additional discussions in response to emergent thinking. Anyone can pitch a session, whoever shows up is the right people, and whatever happens is the right thing.
Esko Reinikainen
Esko Reinikainen
Viivi Lähteenoja
Viivi Lähteenoja
Day 2
31 Aug 2017

Opening Plenary (Helsinki)

King GAFA
King GAFA
Stuart Lacey
Stuart Lacey
Janne Viskari
Janne Viskari
Antti Poikola

Making MyData Happen

A growing number of startup, established companies and public agencies are busy on the MyData front: returning data to people, empowering users to understand and use their data, providing useful and valuable services. Some of the most experienced of these players share their experience, their successes as well as the barriers they face - and how they try to remove them.
Antti Kettunen
Antti Kettunen
Molly Schwartz
Tristan Nitot
Julian Ranger
Julian Ranger
Day 3
01 Sep 2017

Citizens in the Data Economy

In a “consumer Republic”, a society which has consumption at its heart, the citizen cannot be untied from the consumer. Is this data consumer also a data producer ? Will he or her gain in power or is it on the opposite a regression in terms of autonomy, citizens becoming sensors contributing to the IA of huge Chinese and American platforms? Current frameworks for data governance focus on the individual: data ownership and control, individual rights and protection from individual harms. Where is the protection for groups? What change in perspective is necessary to address big data’s collective implications? And what would this mean for the law?
Linnet Taylor
Linnet Taylor
Mika Pantzar
Mika Pantzar
Valérie Peugeot
Valérie Peugeot

Closing Plenary (Helsinki)

Molly Schwartz
Daniel Kaplan
Antti Poikola

Track Hosts

Ville Sirviö

Ville Sirviö

CEO, Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS)

Molly Schwartz

Studio Manager at the Metropolitan New York Library Council

Daniel Kaplan

Future Imaginizer

Kai Kuikkaniemi

Development Manager @ SOK; Post-doc Research @ Aalto; Start-ups

Antti Poikola

Researcher at Helsinki Institute of Information Technology