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Data Innovators

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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Frank Bien

5 Q’s for Frank Bien, President and CEO of Looker

Published on June 22nd, 2016 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Frank Bien, president and chief executive officer at Looker, an analytics and business intelligence (BI) software company headquartered in Santa Cruz, California. Bien discussed the importance of making it easier for business users to ask questions using data, as well ... Read More

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