Organization: DiploFoundation 

Location: Auditorium De Mello (WMO Building, 7bis Avenue de la Paix, Geneva)

Description: Modern society is marked by data. Data is continuously-generated, from electronic devices; from messages, images and videos uploaded online; from drones scanning the ground and satellites orbiting the earth. It is now put to use in the private sector, where businesses grow in efficiency and effectiveness by using insights generated by big data. The question then arises: what is the potential of big data for diplomacy?