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Ed Kearns

5 Q’s for Ed Kearns, Chief Data Officer at NOAA

Published on April 21st, 2017 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Ed Kearns, chief data officer at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Kearns discussed NOAA’s Big Data Project, as well as NOAA’s new National Water Model. Joshua New: NOAA collects more data than probably any other ... Read More


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Nick Elprin

5 Q’s for Nick Elprin, Founder of Domino Data Lab

Published on March 28th, 2017 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Nick Elprin, founder of Domino Data Lab, a data science platform company based in San Francisco, California. Elprin described the three stages of the data science lifecycle, as well as how Domino allows nonprofits to use data science ... Read More


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Clevermaps

5 Q’s for Ondřej Tomas, Co-Founder of CleverMaps

Published on March 24th, 2017 | by Nick Wallace

The Center for Data Innovation spoke to Ondřej Tomas, co-founder of CleverMaps, a Prague-based data visualization company. Tomas talked about the complexity of managing land and infrastructure in farming and construction, and how the visualization of data in maps can simplify the task of complying ... Read More


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5 Q’s for Oscar Flores, CEO and Co-Founder of Made of Genes

Published on March 16th, 2017 | by Nick Wallace

The Center for Data Innovation spoke to Oscar Flores, chief executive officer and co-founder of Made of Genes, a Barcelona-based consumer genomics company. Flores talked about the evolution of genomics from the groundbreaking science of the Human Genome Project at the start of the 21st ... Read More


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Chris Downie

5 Q’s for Chris Downie, CEO of Peak 10

Published on March 3rd, 2017 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Chris Downie, CEO of Peak 10, an information technology infrastructure company based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Downie discussed the unique challenges healthcare organizations have with data management, as well as how Peak 10 was able to operate uninterrupted ... Read More


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Gilad Lotan

5 Q’s for Gilad Lotan, Head of Data Science at BuzzFeed

Published on February 24th, 2017 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Gilad Lotan, Head of Data Science at BuzzFeed. Lotan discussed how companies can work to keep their algorithms accountable and the role data can play in the fight against fake news.  Joshua New: How does an organization like ... Read More


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5 Q’s for Katya Serova, Co-Founder of Habidatum

Published on February 15th, 2017 | by Nick Wallace

The Center for Data Innovation spoke to Katya Serova, vice president and co-founder of Habidatum, an international data analysis firm that builds tools to visualize city data in three dimensions. Serova discussed the complexity of modern cities, how we can better plan for unexpected anomalies, ... Read More


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5 Q’s for Franck Carassus, co-founder of OpenDataSoft

Published on February 8th, 2017 | by Nick Wallace

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Franck Carassus, co-founder of OpenDataSoft, an open data publishing firm headquartered in Paris. Carassus discussed the role of open data in the public and private sectors and what he sees as the “second wave” of open data. This ... Read More


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Julia Drapkin

5 Q’s for Julia Drapkin, CEO of ISeeChange

Published on January 23rd, 2017 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Julia Drapkin, chief executive officer of ISeeChange, a climate change monitoring organization based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Drapkin discussed how citizen science can be a valuable tool for augmenting official sources of climate data and the importance of combining ... Read More


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Simon Edwardsson

5 Q’s for Simon Edwardsson, Co-Founder of Aipoly

Published on January 13th, 2017 | by Joshua New

The Center for Data Innovation spoke with Simon Edwardsson, co-founder of Aipoly, an AI assistive technology startup based in Melbourne, Australia. Edwardsson discussed what advancements in computer vision means for people with visual impairments, as well as how this technology can be used to help ... Read More


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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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