MyData is a vision, a series of principles, a movement, and a conference. Our objective is to develop awareness of how we, as individuals, can have more control over the data that describes us, and of the data trails we leave behind us in our everyday life. You can find the movement’s website at mydata.org, and this year’s conference website at mydata2018.org . In every episode of the MyData Podcast we talk to a guest about their experience with personal data and privacy.
S18E14 - Petteri Kivimäki
Petteri Kivimäki is the CTO of the Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS). The NIIS is an association founded jointly by Finland and Estonia which mission is to develop e-governance solutions, kicking off with the X-Road technology.
Before joining the NIIS, Petteri worked as a technology architect in a leading global professional services company. During years 2014–2017 Petteri worked at the Population Register Centre of Finland as an information systems manager. He was the technical lead of X-Road implementation project in Finland and was coordinating the joint open source development of the X-Road solution between Finland and Estonia.
S18E13 - Konstantinos Karachalios
Dr. Ing. Konstantinos Karachalios is managing director of the IEEE Standards Association and a member of the IEEE Management Council. As managing director, he has been enhancing IEEE efforts in global standards development in strategic emerging technology fields, through technical excellence of staff, expansion of global presence and activities and emphasis on inclusiveness and good governance.
S18E12 - Noora Lähde
Noora Lähde is responsible for the coordination of Traffic Lab Finland, which is a forum for mobility and transport services, trials and smart mobility development in Finland. Traffic Lab is coordinated by Trafi. The core idea of Traffic Lab Finland is to enable and encourage for new innovations, trials By and active PPP cooperation. Possibiities of MyData are going to be trialled together with Tilaajavastuu. During the pilot the following questions, for example, will be raised: what benefits MyData may bring to an authority, company or a citizen? What MyData means when the customer may have access to the information for different kind of data? We will present a MyData trial between Finnish Transport Safety Agency and Tilaajavastuu, where these questions are being raised. Trafi and Tilaajavastuu will trial together a case where the driving license information and professional qualifications will be integrated to a Taito register by Tilaajavastuu, which allows the employee to a smooth access to the a workplace such as construction area, where the identification is needed in order to enter the area.
S18E11 - Xavier Lefevre
Xavier Lefevre lives in France and holds a Master's degree from European business school HEC. He is the CEO and founder of fair&smart. Since 2016, this French startup put together talented persons from many horizons in order to design and develop solutions which encourage a fair and smart use of personal data in all sectors. fair&smart empowers people with their data and helps them enforce their digital rights. At the same time, it provides privacy-friendly customer data management solutions for businesses. Prior to fair&smart Xavier was entrepreneur in retail and in publishing, and worked many years in IT consultancy firms.
S18E10 - Benjamin Goering
Benjamin started his career at age 19, dropping out of university and moving to San Francisco. He served for 6 years as a Founding Engineer and Product Manager at Livefyre, a real-time commenting and social media aggregation platform. As an Invited Expert in the W3C Social Web Working Group, he helped refine the ActivityStreams social data vocabulary and ActivityPub federated social networking protocol. In 2016, he created the first implementation of ActivityPub. After Adobe acquired Livefyre in 2016, Benjamin started, where he works with nonprofits and startups to build new features, scale cloud architectures, and adopt continuous integration and deployment best practices. In 2018, he founded Permanent.Company to build a cloud platform and community that everyday people can use to replace proprietary SaaS apps with sustainable open source alternatives. Benjamin volunteers with a community-owned-and-operated wireless network in the SF Bay Area, and is passionate about making technology accessible to everyone and designing systems that anyone can contribute to.
S18E09 - Ignasi Alcalde
Ignasi is a training manager at EquipoCafeina.net and a data visualisation teacher at the Open University of Catalonia. He has a Master’s Degree in the Knowledge and Information Society (directed by Manuel Castells) and developed an extensive career devoted to bringing clarity to the complex technologies that we live by. He's also the manager for the MyData Barcelona Hub.