Swedish institutions on big data, advanced computing and models for the SDGs

Published Jun 14, 2016

UN HQ on the June the 7th

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development identified technology and data as key means of implementation. As stressed by the Secretary-General “undoubtedly, ICT has a catalytic role in meeting global challenges, driving economic growth, social progress, and sustainable development. Innovative ICT will play a critical role in achieving the 17 Sustainable goals”. The event - held in Conference room 1 at UN HQ on the June the 7th - informed governments and civil society about the availability of tools and capacity-building opportunities relating to data analytics and visualization to pursue the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. It featured a high-level panel including the Swedish Ambassador, the CEO of  Qlik , UN analysts and KTH-dESA director, Mark Howells.