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MyData Global Newsletter
August 2019
Get your tickets before the normal bird prices end 1st September
A bit over one month to go the #MyData2019 conference!

Dozens of people are currently working full speed on creating you the best MyData conference ever. 

While doing this the Local Hubs, Thematic Groups and members of the community are showing inspiring example on furthering our vision. Below you will find some highlights that happened during last month. 

And remember: If you are not a member of MyData Global yet, now is a good time to join (! You will get a 10% discount.

Countdown to the MyData 2019 conference
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Opening Day events at the MyData 2019 conference

MyData 2019 conference starts with a full pack of interesting extended events which will complement the main conference programme. See below for more details on each of the events.

NGI Forum
IEEE & Unicef present: Children’s Agency in the Digital Age
European Policy and Global Practice & Challenges
Screening of the Great Hack movie
Open Space
BBC presents: Public Spaces, Private Data
All Opening Day events
Who will be at the conference?

The MyData 2019 conference will bring together people from business, public sector, nonprofits and academia.

The leading experts coming for example the European Commission, Japan and Germany will bring you up to date and discuss with you extensively. Join in, learn, discuss and share. 

  • Over 100 presenters
  • Over 200 organisations present
  • People from 30-40 countries

To see the full list of presenters, click here. 

Who else? Check out the full list of organisations and individuals coming.

I want to also come!
MyData 2019 Partners
Don't wait any longer! The normal bird prices are available only until 2nd September
Get your tickets here
Funding Opportunities

A new ICT Horizon 2020 Call, ICT-54-2020, is now open with opportunities for researchers and innovators to fund their work in the area of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. The ICT-54-2020 Call deadline is 16 January, 2020, 17.00 CET.

 Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) are in the following three main sub-topics:

  • Advancing research on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies
  • Fostering trust in internet information exchange and content with blockchain
  • Bringing forward the emergence of collective intelligence on the internet

Learn more about the open call

Has your organisation or have you done something remarkable that the MyData Global community should know about? Have you closed a big deal, started an important campaign, had interesting press coverage, written a blog post? Let us know at, we’ll be delighted to share your news in future newsletters!

  • has launched a new health community. It's bringing together various lessons and engagements from across the health landscape to facilitate and help lead the conversation about the role of personal data in health. Join the conversation.

  • In Slovakia, a MyData pilot project is being implemented from June to September 2019. It will offer all citizens a possibility to exercise their GDPR-based right to own, control and use an electronic copy of all their government-held data. The goal of the pilot is to implement an approved "student status" record that helps students get their bank accounts, discounts for travel etc., as well as to confirm to employers that they are students. The solution is guaranteed by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic for Investments and Informatization in cooperation with
Local Hub Meetups
  • Local Hub MyData Scotland will host a Summer Meetup, on Thursday, August 29th. Be sure to join the interesting discussions on topics such as Digital Circles of Care and Giving kids the tools to develop life long data assets. Meetup event here.
  • Local Hub MyData Silicon Valley follow up. Inspired by the successful meetup and a meeting with MyData Global board member/founder of personal data startup Julian Ranger, Johannes Ernst wrote a blog post The upside of sharing personal data, about the opportunities created by using more personal data in more places.

    Next MyData Silicon Valley Meetup is on September 13th.
  • As the main partner of the MyData 2019 conference, Sitra is pleased to invite you to the Secret Roundtable for Investors and Start-Ups session on Thu 26 Sept at 8:30–10 am. 

    Sign up here as a Start-Up, and here as audience.

  • Sitra is also present at the related NGI Forum 2019 event. You are warmly welcome to follow the expert panel discussion on “A human-centric approach to data governance”, attended by Jaana Sinipuro, Project Director, IHAN project.
  • On 19 September, Sitra announces the results of its business survey that assessed companies’ attitudes and preparedness to engage in a human-driven data economy, conducted in Finland, France, Netherlands and Germany. For more information, please send an email to

Hope to see you soon!

On behalf of the leadership team,
Anna "Ansku" Tuomainen
Communications lead

PS. It's a bit over a month to the MyData 2019 conference! Please help us get the right people there by sharing the message and our social media posts ↓↓

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