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Big Data. Big Deal?

Big Data. Big Deal?


Big Data. Big Deal?


Fri, April 12, 2013; 12:30 - 14:15
Location: Rhodes Trust Lecture Theatre

Our digital world is creating an onslaught of data. ‘Big data’ typically refers to the 3Vs of Volume, Velocity, and Variety of data produced all around us. Those who can make sense of this confusing deluge can transform the way they work, make more accurate decisions and drive impact. Many commercial industries have been successfully harnessing this information to their financial benefit. It is time for the social sector to aggressively leverage this data to solve pressing social issues. From an NGO’s work in rural India to the field of global development, we can transform our approach if we understand big data’s 4th V: Value.



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Featuring Jake Porway:

Jake Porway

Founder and Executive Director

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Featuring Sharmila Mulligan:

Sharmila Mulligan

Founder and CEO
ClearStory Data

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Written by Robert Kirkpatrick:

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Featuring Robert Kirkpatrick:

Robert Kirkpatrick

Director, UN Global Pulse
United Nations


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