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Overview of UN Global Pulse technology plans, given to Relief11 at Camp Roberts, 2011.

Overview of UN Global Pulse technology plans, given to Relief11 at Camp Roberts, 2011.



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  • UN Global Pulse: Technology builds Sara-Jayne Farmer. Relief11, August 2011
    • Toolset
    • Hunchworks
    • Small tools (real-time monitoring etc)
    • Toolbag
      Collaboration platform
    • Federated platform network
    • User management
    • Data and tool repositories
      Innovation labs (technology)
    • Technology localisation
    • Tech innovations
    • Technologist’s cookbook
    • Local tech communities
    • Innovations community management
      Proof of concept: Oliver:
    • look up datasources
    • look up and use tools
    • connect to analysts in New York and Uganda labs
    • look up tools and datasources in the crisis toolkit
      Hunchworks :
    • navigate the HunchWorks interface, and see example “hunches” in it
    • add hunches to HunchWorks
    • Add comments to hunches
    • Share evidence with hunches
      Toolbag :
    • Not this time.
      GP Tech Deliverables
    • July 2011
    • Some clean UN datasets
    • Hunchworks1 build
    • Oliver2 build
    • Website build
      August 2011
    • Oliver2 build
      Sept 2011
    • Demo to GA: Hunchworks and Oliver
      Oct 2011
    • Slack
      Nov 2011
    • Demo to G20: no tech content needed
    • Contest announcement
      Dec 2011
    • Rhok 4.0
      Jan 2012
    • Slack
      Feb 2012
    • Contest go-live
    • Private sector data available
    • Start Blue Hacks
    • Start platform build
      GP Tech Timeline
    • Detect  when vulnerable populations are being impacted by global shocks
    • Understand  coping strategies – both positive and negative – that affected communities are adopting
    • Share hypotheses, alerts and key information with regional partners
    • Respond  with better policy interventions sooner than possible today
    Analysis: close the vulnerability information gap
    • Open standards, open APIs, open source
    • Access data and tool repositories
    • Collaborate with team, share hunches with social network
    • Integrate with existing tools for data aggregation, analysis, visualization, mapping, alerting…
    Oliver: collaboration platform
    • Establish ground truth quickly when crises unfold
    • Leverage global network of field staff
    • Add capacity : engage and extend external networks of experts
    • Share knowledge : porous membranes within/beyond the UN
    • Combine local knowledge, wider analytical expertise
    • Coherent picture from fragmented evidence, distributed teams
    Hunchworks: hypothesis collaboration tool
  • Shunt: toolkit
    • Data preparation
    • Big data
    • Statistics and modelling
    • Visualisation
    • Innovations management
    • Portfolios of needs
    • Lifecycles for ideas
    Blue Hacks: open source community
    • Hire bright local team
    • Identify local gaps and opportunities
    • Design, develop and test solutions
    • Train team to drive innovation
    • Mainstream their approaches
    PulseLabs: Country-level innovation labs
    • Github:
    • Email:
    • Twitter: @unglobalpulse
    • Irc: #hunchworks
    Global Pulse Community Sites