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Sarah Telford

5 Q’s for Sarah Telford, Chief of Data Services at UNOCHA

Published on January 2nd, 2017 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Sarah Telford, Chief of Data Services at the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). Telford discussed the value of OCHA’s open data platform to the humanitarian sector and the obstacles humanitarian organizations face when ... Read More


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Lee Omar

5 Q’s for Lee Omar, CEO of Red Ninja Studios

Published on December 12th, 2016 | by Nick Wallace

The Center for Data Innovation spoke to Lee Omar, Chief Executive Officer of Red Ninja Studios, a Liverpool-based design startup that works on using data to solve complex problems in public services, including health and social care. Omar discussed the importance of data-driven designs that ... Read More


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5 Q’s for Harald Gölles, CTO and co-founder of SearchInk

Published on November 25th, 2016 | by Nick Wallace

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Harald Gölles, CTO and co-founder of SearchInk, a German startup that produces a machine-learning tool for computerized searches of scanned handwritten texts. Gölles discussed the challenges handwriting poses to computers and the opportunities that machine learning unlocks for researchers. ... Read More


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data.world

5 Q’s for Brett Hurt and Matt Laessig of data.world

Published on November 18th, 2016 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Brett Hurt and Matt Laessig, co-founders of the data science collaboration platform data.world. Hurt and Laessig discussed the need for a platform for open data that can accomplish what GitHub did for the open source movement, as well ... Read More


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Jana Eggers

5 Q’s for Jana Eggers, CEO of Nara Logics

Published on November 11th, 2016 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Jana Eggers, chief executive officer of Nara Logics, an artificial intelligence company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Eggers discussed the value of recommendation engines for businesses and the overlaps between neuroscience and computer science. This interview has been lightly ... Read More


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Pamela Cook

5 Q’s for Pamela Cook, Managing Director at Infoshare

Published on October 10th, 2016 | by Nick Wallace

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Pamela Cook, managing director of Infoshare, a data management firm based in London. Cook discussed her company’s work with the police and social services to identify children at risk through improved data-sharing. Nick Wallace: Infoshare started about eighteen ... Read More


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Carlo Ratti

5 Q’s for Carlo Ratti, Director of MIT’s Senseable City Lab

Published on September 19th, 2016 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Carlo Ratti, Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Senseable City Lab, which researches how new technologies impact how people live in cities. Ratti discussed how data from sewers can reveal surprisingly valuable insights into public health, as ... Read More


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Linden Tibbets

5 Q’s for Linden Tibbets, Cofounder of IFTTT

Published on September 6th, 2016 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Linden Tibbets, cofounder of If This Then That (IFTTT), a software company headquartered in San Francisco focusing on linking applications and connected devices. Linden discussed how the simple idea behind IFTTT became integral in so many applications, and ... Read More


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Mark Johnson

5 Q’s for Mark Johnson, Founder of Descartes Labs

Published on September 2nd, 2016 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Mark Johnson, founder of Descartes Labs, a crop forecasting startup in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Johnson discussed how his company beats official government sources at predicting crop yields and how his company was able to commercialize software developed ... Read More


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Miguel Luengo-Oroz

5 Q’s for Miguel Luengo-Oroz, Chief Scientist at UN Global Pulse

Published on August 9th, 2016 | by Alexander Kostura

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Miguel Luengo-Oroz, chief data scientist at UN Global Pulse, an initiative of the United Nations Secretary General focusing on data-driven innovation for sustainable development and humanitarian action. Luengo-Oroz discussed the importance of big data for international development and ... Read More


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