We're especially proud to have had a variety of our key partners join us during this event. Qlik technology partner Mesure.io brought a portable garden to showcase their in-ground integrated smart sensor technology, which enables state-of-the-art predictive analytics and discovery engines to enable accurate decisions on environmental data. C40Cities was present with Qlik partners Slalom and Axis Group to showcase the results from our recent hackathon, which focused on supporting the City of Boston's efforts to reduce building carbon footprint towards a healthier and more sustainable future for city residents General Assembly Miroslav Lajcak.
Visitors joined us along with different UN Agencies to understand how through partnerships and open source technology data and analytics can help achieve the UN's SDGs. Numerous UN attendees had the opportunity to visit different booths to see how our partners and organizations are contributing in their area of expertise. A special highlight of the event took place on Tuesday, when General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak spoke, stating “We can no longer talk about any global challenge, or any issue on the agenda, without addressing Science, Innovation and Technology.”
After a successful experience we had at this year’s Qonnections, we decided to take out our bike once again to ride for a cause! Visitors were invited to join in on the fun and helped us ride as many miles as possible! Using a PI measuring sensor data and visualizing it in real-time, Qlik donated $50 for every mile ridden! The money raised will be will support the work of both The Teleton Foundation in Mexico, and the Japanese Red Cross. The Teleton Foundation helps raise funds to support hospitals across Latin America that service children with disabilities. The Japanese Red Cross Society executes locally in that country the overall mission of the Red Cross to assist in multiple ways from safety and medical services to domestic disaster response.
To learn more about the Forum visit: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/TFM/STIForum2018