BUN: Bluemix for the UN Ecosystem (Impact Hub Geneva + IBM)

IBM and ImpactHub Geneva

**Coffee will be served before the workshop**

Session 361

12:45–14:00, Friday, 16 June 2017 Room C2, ITU Tower Thematic Workshop

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A Collaborative platform to impact SDG’s targets by partnering with the Private sector and getting access to cutting edge technologies.

Today’s social and environmental challenges are too complex for any single actor to solve in silo.

To make the positive impact that is needed in this context, two things are of crucial importance:

·      Exploit technologies that are available today (cloud, Internet of Things, Watson cognitive, analytics, predictive, mobility).

·      Optimize costs by partnering with the private sector.


During this session we will present you a solution that was built with the purpose to turn exactly these conditions in today’s complex world into a powerful opportunity you: BUN - Bluemix for the UN ecosystem.

Bluemix is the biggest open standard cloud services platform that gives easy access to 130+ cutting edge services, such as Watson cognitive, Internet of Things, Blockchain, weather.com, analytics and mobility services. We are convinced that all these services can have a great impact on achieving the Sustainable Development Goal’s (SDGs).


We will demonstrate live how to easily compose such a solution on BUN and Bluemix. This will include explanations and a demo on:


-       How actors from the UN ecosystem can register on BUN,and post requests clearly linked to specific SDGs, as well as it’s sub targets

-       How to get responses back from private sector actors

-       How BUN - as a platform - can enable your collaborative work with actors from the private sector as well as the academic community (e.g. integrators, developers, schools, universities and others) worldwide and is able to propose a solution based on Bluemix services.

- How a solution is being selected and ready for deployment on Bluemix – either public or private/confidential


Furthermore we will share with you how BUN can also be a  smart way to give back to the broader UN community. Any organization of the UN ecosystem is able to share its solutions and services defined to the others in the entire ecosystem, as they can be exposed in a specifically dedicated Bluemix catalog of services..


About the Organizers:


Impact Hub Geneva is a space where social entrepreneurs and innovators come together to prototype new models for a society that works for all.

IBM is a leading IT company providing powerful, affordable and cutting edge technologies in the field of hybrid cloud, Watson cognitive, Internet of Things, analytics, weather.com.


BUN is a collaborative platform that extends the reach of what Impact Hub Geneva is doing by leveraging cross sectorial work and giving an easy access to cutting edge technologies.

If you have a request with regards to  a SDG or one of its  specific sub targets the collaborative platform BUN can help you find the solution, based on open standard, that can be global and local, and secure.



Philippe Sierra


·      Mr Philippe Sierra, IBM Global Client Executive for the United Nations ecosystem

·      Mr Felix Stähli, co-founder Impact Hub Geneva

·      Mr Romeo Kienzler, Chief Data Scientist, IBM Watson IoT, Member of IBM Technical Expert Council / Academy of Technology

·      Mr Pierre Kauffmann, IBM Senior Enterprise Architect



Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C3 logo C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C7 e-Gov logo C7. ICT Applications: E-government
  • AL C7 e-Bus logo C7. ICT Applications: E-business
  • AL C7 e-Lea logo C7. ICT Applications: E-learning
  • AL C7 e-Hea logo C7. ICT Applications: E-health
  • AL C7 e-Emp logo C7. ICT Applications: E-employment
  • AL C7 e-Env logo C7. ICT Applications: E-environment
  • AL C7 e-Agr logo C7. ICT Applications: E-agriculture
  • AL C7 e-Sci logo C7. ICT Applications: E-science
  • AL C11 logo C11. International and regional cooperation

Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 1: No poverty logo Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • Goal 2: Zero hunger logo Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being logo Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 4: Quality education logo Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Gender equality logo Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation logo Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
  • Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy logo Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth logo Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure logo Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduced inequalities logo Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities logo Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production logo Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13: Climate action logo Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 14: Life below water logo Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources
  • Goal 15: Life on land logo Goal 15: Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss
  • Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions logo Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies
  • Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals logo Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development


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