The Internet of Things is the next Big Thing. It is Fourth-Industrial-Revolution big. It matters. We want this to be a people’s revolution for better health, better lives and a better planet.This means empowering everyone with their data. We want to create a movement to collect and share data, to make data more open and for the value of the data to go back to the data owner - you.
Pop up Global Goals Lab at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador: During the Habitat III conference, October 17th-20th 2016, we will demonstrate a Pop Up Global Goals Lab with sessions on collecting data, analysing data and visualising data.
We held our Data+Design Summit on the 25th of August at the Golden Gate Club, Presido in San Francisco. We had a series of excellent talks from our guest speakers followed by an engaging interactive collaborative workshop, the results of which will be published here soon.
GLOBAL GOALS LAB
When the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals went live in 2016, they marked out a pathway the world can take together to end poverty and hunger within our planetary boundaries. To succeed, all nations will need to get behind these goals and all people, businesses and cities will need to make them their goals.
One of the biggest roadblocks is data - nations are slow to collect and it is difficult for people and businesses to get involved. We want to change that. We have created the Global Goals Lab to innovate strategies for real and near-realtime data collection, to mobilise the tech sector towards inventive solutions for the goals.
DATA FOR CITIES
Cities are the action arm of civilization. They are also data engines. They are the perfect laboratory for testing how real-time data can change lives and improve the environment. We live on an urban planet. What happens in cities affects life beyond city limits – the rainforersts, the Arctic, Antarctica. The Global Goals Lab will focus on environmental and personal health data, starting with cities and their citizens, for a stable and resilient home planet.
The Quantified Planet platform builds on software for consolidating, coordinating and expanding the availability of open city data. Our platform can leverage the potential of exponential technologies together with insights from data-driven learning in cities, promoting digital innovation and entrepreneurship worldwide. Our initiative will focus on environmental and personal health data, taking as its starting point the health of cities and their citizens.
We now have a mountain of scientific evidence that shows that in a single lifetime humans – you and me – have radically altered our planet. From climate change to pollution and mass extinctions, we are taking great risks with our future.
We believe that if citizens of the world have the right information about the state of the planet and their own behaviour it will help them make better decisions. This is what QP will do through data and real-time sensors.
Scientists also need data to understand how our world works. We will work with the international scientific community to put your data to good use.