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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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