While the world faces many social issues such as environmental pollution, education and well-being for all, conflicts and war, global warming, and depletion of energy resources, combined initiatives to tackle these issues are not often undertaken. Information technology has both the power to connect various social groups to resolve these issues, as well as to help drive solutions. Welcome to discuss how we all can make a difference.
NTNU organizes this seminar connected to the EU-project «SOCRATIC» in Horizon 2020. The main goal of the project is to provide citizens and organizations a collaborative space where they can identify innovative solutions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN.
May 3, 2016, 1730 – 2200
Auditorium R7, Realfagbygget, Gløshaugen, NTNU
1730 – 1830 Informal gathering with a small meal and something to drink.
Letizia Jaccheri, Professor, Head of Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU
LARM-Quartet at Kulturskolen; Anna Kolby Sonstad and Ragna Rian (violin), Mirian Schrøder (viola) and Live Smidt (cello) is performing “Claude Debussy String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10 Second Movement”
Two social entrepreneurs tell their short story.
- Kristine Bjartnes, President
- gift. Lars Fløeide
1900 “Cybervolunteers: The Power of Connected Citizen to Improve the World.”
Yolanda Rueda Fernandez; CEO Cibervoluntarios Foundation
1930 Social Challenges: Past, Present and the Dream (5 minutes pitches)
- INN Network for Refugees in Trondheim. Adria Scharmen and Jehad Antonio, INN
- Bringing People back to Society. Kristine B. Fredriksen, Hel Ved, Trønderenergi
- Citizens´involvement in urban planning. Steffen Wellinger, NTNU Live Studio
- Activity and Care for Persons with Dementia. Heidi Wang, Noen as
- A Tool to Improve Behavior. Mads Simonsen, Ducky AS
2000 “Big Data for Social Good: Fighting dengue fever and helping cyclone refugees”
Kenth Engø-Monsen, Senior Data Scientist, Telenor
2030 “Ways forward.” Questions and debate.
“SOCRATIC.” Jacqueline Floch, Senior Scientist, SINTEF
“Experts in Team.” Ilias Pappas, Post.doc., Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU
“Ferd Social Entrepreneurs.” Christian B. Ramm, Finance Manager, Ferd
2100 – 2200
Gathering for enhanced social innovation. Drinks and snacks.
The keynote speakers
Yolanda Rueda Fernandez
Social entrepreneur. Founder and current President of the Cibervoluntarios Foundation, organization chosen by Google.org as one of the 50 organizations that are changing the world. Yolanda previously co-founded the Campus Party and the ICT consultancy company Futura Networks. She has also worked for Red.es and the Youth Institute of Spain. In 2011 and 2012 Yolanda was named as one of the Top 100 women leaders in Spain. She also recieved in 2012 a prize in the “Real Women” Awards of the Spanish magazine Mia. In 2013, the Procom Association recognized her as one of “The Influentials” for her 2.0 advocacy and leadership. Yolanda has a degree in Journalism, with masters in Management and Administration of Foundations and other non-profit entities and Marketing.
Senior Data Scientist and leading Telenor Research’s ‘Big Data for Social Good’- initiative, and the social network analysis (SNA) collaboration with Harvard University. His specialities in telecom are data mining, analytics, search and relevance technologies, link analysis and applications, finance, mathematics, and patenting. He combines his theoretical platform with project management and planning, strategic thinking, and entrepreneurial skills in his work on social innovation.
Letizia Jaccheri, Professor and Head of Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU
Patrick Mikalef, Post.doc., Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU
Monica Divitini, Professor, Department of Computer and Information Science, NTNU
Jacqueline Floch, Senior Scientist, SINTEF
Secretary: Tore R. Jørgensen
Kulturskolen, The City of Trondheim
Trondheim City School of Music and performing Arts gives every child in the city an equal opportunity to forward their interests independent of their economic, social or cultural background. The school was established in 1973 and has today more than 4000 pupils in music, dance, visual and performing arts. The first leader of Kulturskolen, Kåre Opdal, was a social entrepreneur that changed the way children in Norway can develop their cultural interests and skills .The present (and the second) principal of the School, Vidar Hjemås – and his staff, have since 1994 continued and further developed Opdals pioneering work.
Our vision is “technology for a better society” and an important concern is to conduct research with positive societal impact. Social inclusion and user empowerment are two core topics in the work of the group for Social Inclusion Technologies at SINTEF ICT. The group has more than ten years of experience with European and national R&D in the area of healthcare and social empowerment technologies. It cooperates with many social actors in Norway such as Trondheim Municipality, St. Olav’s hospital, the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration and Red Cross. The group has expertise in software engineering, user-centred design, computer-supported collaborative work, social computing and technology evaluation.
The objective of Start NTNU is to promote innovation among students at NTNU, and to build their interests in and competence on business startup. Our slogan is: “We want to create the future of Norway”. SoPro is one of seven annual events with different approaches to forward our objectives. It is an interactive conference with focus on social entrepreneurship. SoPro has received very positive feedback from its participating students with regards to learning outcome and its existing format.