Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, will provide the closing remarks of our launch

Nov 10, 2020

High-level leaders from around the globe will be sharing their experiences and perspectives regarding the use of data to tackle COVID-19 response and recovery on December 3rd at 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m. / ET. Philipp Schönrock, Director of Cepei will open this event where he will present the COVID-19 Data & Innovation Centre.

Schönrock will be followed by Adam Selipsky, President and CEO, Tableau, one of our special guests and keynote speaker who will be discussing different actions that organizations can take to plan COVID-19  recovery. “Selipsky sets the vision and direction for Tableau, and oversees all company strategy, business activities and operations. He also spent over a decade building Amazon Web Services, one of the most successful technology platforms in the world. His leadership helped grow AWS from a start-up into a multi-billion dollar business and establish it as the undisputed market leader in cloud computing”. Tableau.

We are honored to be joined by Ms. Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, who will provide the closing remarks of the event, highlighting the importance of the fundamental role of civil society in the current context, as a complement to the efforts carried out by governments. For Ms. Mohammed, civil society organizations deliver a realistic approach to what is really happening on the ground. 

According to the Deputy Secretary of the United Nations, the Center for Data and Innovation is a tool to communicate what is really happening around the world regarding COVID-19 response and recovery plans, thus allowing to strengthen the transparency and quality of the actions carried out by the UN.

What is the COVID-19 Data and Innovation Centre?

Developed in partnership with the UN COVID-19 MPTF, the Centre provides data to optimize available resources allocation —both from the UN and other sources— to fill the gaps caused by the pandemic in low- and middle income countries. The Centre has two pillars:

Data analytics and innovation: We partnered with Tableau, a visual analytics platform that has transformed  the way we use data. Our objective is to solve problems by empowering people and organizations to make the most of their data, make sense of data sources and information flows in order to support a more robust response and recovery policy design, program implementation, and evaluations. We produce timely insights and actionable recommendations.

Multi-stakeholder partnerships: We never work alone. We join stakeholders at every level who work in non-health-related issues  of COVID-19’s impact in communities worldwide. We ideate, launch, and grow partnerships with the private and public sectors, academia, civil society, and every leader who has a role in moving humanity towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals SDGs.

We are glad to be joined by high-level leaders from around the world for the virtual launch of our Centre:

Launch of the COVID-19 Data and Innovation Centre

  • Philipp Schönrock, Director of Cepei

Keynote address

  • Adam Selipsky, President and CEO, Tableau

Voices from our partners around the world

  • Anita Bhatia, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women
  • Lydie Hakizimana, CEO, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Closing Remarks | Recover better, response and recovery for COVID-19

  • Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group


  • Sheila Warren, Head of Blockchain and Data Policy, member of the Executive Committee World Economic Forum.

How to join us 

Date: December 3rd/2020
Time: 12:30 -1:30 PM / ET (Eastern Time)
Platform: Zoom 
Streaming: Youtube (Info Cepei)
Language: English | Translation to Spanish