Because of the incredible richness in ICTs, we now have endless access to diverse types of data, be they from satellite, social media, citizen science or other sources. Each of these data types has found ways to ease the life of farmers and city dwellers. But the combination of these data types results in even more enhanced products. Complicated data sets are transformed into practical hands-on tools to - for instance - flee a flash flood, be warned of lightning or know when to best plant new seeds, or use (less) pesticides and nutrients. The four convenors will demonstrate a great variety in data products that are being developed in Africa. They will tell about the price, the potential customers, the service that is being provided, the business case, the impact and the results so far. The session will start with a short introduction of the convenors followed by an open supermarket, where 12 products will be showed and the crowd can ‘shop till they drop’. A short wrap-up will offer people the opportunity to show their filled shoppingbasket.
Gold standard events are committed to ensure the gender balance in speakers/panellists and young professional representation in the session.