Technological Innovation & New Media: The Future of Development

Thursday 27 August | 11.00-12.30 | Room: FH Little Theatre

Innovative story-telling techniques, open data as a tool for civic engagement and the largest digital social innovation project conducted on Europe.

Entrepreneurs to academics will participate in round-robin presentations, showcasing their innovative projects and approaches, and answering your questions.

Water is a key concern for future generations. This was made clear in the World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report released earlier this year, where respondents aged below 30 identified a water crisis as by far the most worrying.

Rightly so! According to the nearly 900 experts that took part, a future water crisis would have the most damaging consequences. It is also among the risks where the least progress has been made over the past ten years.

Engage with them and young water and development professionals.


Moderator: Rowena Barber, Siwi.
Speakers: Mikkel Preisler, LinkedIn. Serdar Temiz, KTH/OKFN. Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Dollar Street. Tobias Denskus, Malmö Högskola.

11:00 – Opening and welcome remarks
Moderator: Rowena Barber, Siwi.
11:10 -11:40 – Speaker presentations:
11:10 - Serdar Temiz, KTH/OKFN, “How open data changes our life?”
11:20 - Anna Rosling Rönnlund, Dollar Street, "Using photos as data to understand how people really live"
11:30 – Tobias Denskus, Malmö Högskola. “'From social media to social change-How can clicktivism become more political?'”
11:45-12:15 – “Round Robin” (2 sets x 15min)
12:15 -12:25 - Mikkel Preisler, LinkedIn. “How to build your brand on LinkedIn and enhance your network”
12:25-12:30 – Conclusion.