Rapid urbanisation is one of the most pressing and complex challenges for low-and-middle income countries (LMICs), and will be, for decades to come. Many cities in LMICs are witnessing the quick expansion of urban peripheries which are highlighting existing issues of exclusion from key urban utility services, including water, sanitation, energy and transport. How can data-sharing partnerships between the public and private sector bridge this gap to manage urban development, and even foster innovation?
Join the GSMA and data.org for a conversation discussing new insights and practical case studies from the new report, ‘Innovative Data for Urban Planning: The Opportunities and Challenges of Public-Private Data Partnerships’. In this session, George Kibala Bauer, Senior Advocacy and Insights Manager at the GSMA, and Christophe Bocquet, Senior Project Manager at Dalberg Data Insights will share and explore their findings and relevant, practical guidance gleaned from seven case studies of innovative mobile data use for urban planning. data.org Chief Marketing Officer, Perry Hewitt, will then lead a discussion on the implications of the report’s findings with a panel of public and private sector experts.
Director, Digital Utilities
George Kibala Bauer is the Director of the Digital Utilities program at GSMA. The program supports urban resilience in low- and middle-income countries by enabling access to essential utility services through digital solutions.
Senior Project Manager
Dalberg Data Insights (DDI)
At Dalberg Data Insights (DDI), Christophe Bocquet is a Senior Project Manager based out of Nairobi. He has acquired hands-on expertise in designing, developing and deploying digital and data-driven solutions.
Senior Advisor, Office of the Chief Economist
Han Sheng Chia is Vice President of Innovation at GiveDirectly. He leads the organization’s investments to drive step-function change in cash delivery to the world’s poorest.
International Product Manager Flux vision
Orange Business Services
Director of Finance, Information Technology and Tourism Statistics
Titi Kanti Lestari has been working for BPS-Statistics Indonesia since 1983. Currently, she is Director of Finance, Information Technology, and Tourism Statistics.
Chief Marketing and Product Officer
Perry Hewitt is the Chief Marketing and Product Officer of data.org where she oversees the marketing and communications functions, as well as digital product development.