How can commercial data be sustainably provided to researchers, NGOs, and small governments working for societal benefit.
Speakers: Benjamin P. Stewart
Global Operations Support Team Lead at World Bank
Benjamin P. Stewart leads the Global Operations Support Team (GOST) in the World Bank’s Data Group. His work has focused on introducing novel geospatial analytics to World Bank operations, with special focus on energy planning, satellite remote sensing, and open data and tool development. He has led the development of the Global Electrification Platform, providing open, standard, least-cost electrification solutions for 58 countries, and manages the World Bank’s github project, encouraging and supporting teams in their pursuit of Open Innovation. Benjamin holds a BSc in Biology and the History of Science from the University of King’s College in Halifax, NS, Canada; an advanced diploma in GIS from the Centre of Geographic Sciences in Lawrencetown, NS; and a Masters in Geography from the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.