MyData in Netherlands 17-18 November – Full programme

The programme is mostly set, some small changes might occur.

Scroll down for details and virtual participation instructions on each session.

All times are in Central European Time (CET).

The Wednesday opening speech, plenaries and the MyData Operator Awards will be live-streamed to our Youtube channel starting at 9:30 CET in

Thursday 18 November

The general meeting link for everything else except the workshops:

Meeting ID: 854 8619 8495
Passcode: Welcome!


Opening round


Plenary: Qiy Foundation: From Brilliant Failure to a Successful Second Chance


Short transition break


Workshop: MIM4 - a personal data interoperability standard for cities

This workshop will bring together MyData and Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC) communities to advance the development of Minimum Interoperability Mechanism for Personal Data Management, MIM4.
Citizen data is a key element in providing human-centric public services. Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC) explores the mechanisms for personal data protection, transparency, and trust when sharing personal data within and between cities. These capabilities are a key part of the digital transformation journey of cities worldwide. The journey is supported by common and open standards and open technical specifications like the Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs) that more than 150 cities in over 30 countries have adopted. The objective is to have cities and communities replicate and scale data sharing solutions globally.

Vastuu Group will present its specification for MIM4 Connectivity, which approaches personal data management and connectivity through two pillars. The first pillar describes an open-source access gateway – a connector that enables multiple cities to utilise one Data Source without needing to build their own Data Sources or connectors. The second pillar is a legal framework that governs the use of connectors for data access.

Aims for the workshop

  • Share best practices for Personal Data Management, based on implemented use cases related for cities / local authorities
  • Provide guidance & co-create technical tools for cities / local government stakeholders on how to implement effective Personal Data Management


  • Welcome and round of introductions (~10min)
  • Connectivity interoperability horizon: MyData core functionalities, aNG, IDSA, MIM4 Connector – same thing with different wordings? , Harri Honko (~5 min)
  • Introduction to OASC MIM4 Personal Data Management, Michael Mulquin (~10min)
  • Introduction to Vastuu Group MIM4 Connectivity Specification, Harri Honko (~10min)
  • Illustrative use cases with lessons learned and recommendations for cities (~10min presentation & ~10min discussion per case)
    • Use case 1: Sharing gas, water and electricity data with Ecolyo in Lyon Metropole
    • Use case 2: Automating daycare benefits in Helsinki
    • Use case 3: To be confirmed
  • Final discussion on lessons learned & recommendations common all use cases for MIM4 (~20min)
  • Wrap-up and next steps (~10min)


  • Vastuu Group
  • Open and Agile Smart Cities

A Hybrid workshop

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 898 7504 1244
Passcode: 936047

Workshop: Data in the Global Majority series: Opportunities and challenges from African perspectives, why it matters

Global Majority will represent 88% of the World population by 2100 according to the UN In Africa, South Asia and Latam, new data services are being developed at speed (we will present examples in various sectors).

What does it mean for MyData Global and how can we accompany those leapfrogging countries (population, developers, regulators) towards the fair data economy of the MyData declaration


  • Afroleadership
  • aNewGovernance
  • Ali Husnain (COMSATS University Islamabad)
  • Fujitsu
  • Cloudspotter Consultancy

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 885 0512 6567
Passcode: 590147


12.30 – 13.30 LUNCH



Programme continues


Workshop: The MyData Dictionary, a Building Block for Operator Interoperability

We will spend an hour with operators in a face to face discussion/ whiteboarding session to look at how the MyData Dictionary might evolve over time, and how it might support and enable operator data interoperability.


  • Iain Henderson DataYogi, 

Physical workshop




Workshop: A closer look at data governance and the European data strategy: the Data Governance Act & the Data Act

Open Future and Waag will organize a hybrid session on European data governance. 

During the first hour of the session, we will host two presentations.

  1. The first one will be held by Sander van der Waal, Research Director at Waag. It will focus on how data governance issues can be approached from principles that are rooted in the public good, and what to consider when designing laws and policy from that perspective of our common, public values.
  2. The second one by Paul Keller (Policy Director at Open Future) and Francesco Vogelezang (Policy Analyst at Open Future) will deal with legislative opportunities and challenges related to European data governance, specifically for the Data Governance Act (DGA) and the Data Act (DA). Each presentation will last approximately 15 minutes, followed by a Q&A session.

During the second half of the workshop, we would like to open the floor for discussion on joint advocacy priorities and strategies to explore potential collaboration on the legislative components of the European Data Strategy.


  • Open Future
  • Waag

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 987 0367 6443
Passcode: 296956

Workshop: Envisioning the best digital futures for children, guardians & their circle of trust

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 832 8869 1472
Passcode: 632217

We want to enable the key stakeholders (children, guardians, circle of trust) to imagine & share what their ideal digital future looks like. Those insights will help MyData community to understand how MyData principles can help in creating digital solutions that are safe, empowering and inspiring for children. We also want to share what we learn with other organisations who are working with children’s digital rights.


  • MyData 4 Children
  • Fujitsu
  • Sitra
  • Finnish Information Society Development Centre

Hybrid workshop.




Closing round


Social Time and networking