ANDICOM is the gathering point for the ICT industry in Colombia and South America, to create business opportunities through face to face networking activities, as well as a trade shows and a top level academic agenda. Emmanuel Letouzé, Director and Co-Founder of Data-Pop Alliance, will give a joint keynote with Simón Gaviria, Director of Colombia’s Departamento Nacional de Planeación (DNP), … Read More
Unleashing Big Data-Driven Innovation and Promoting Responsible Data Governance in a Privacy-Centered Europe: #digitisingEU in Brussels, Berlin, Madrid, and Dublin in partnership with the Vodafone Institute
This post is a recap of our #digtisingEU events in Brussels, Berlin, and Madrid, and the announcement of the fourth event in Dublin to take place in partnership with the Vodafone Institute.
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Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience: Two Experts on their Work
This is the second video in a series of companion pieces that offer insights from the DfID synthesis report, “Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience.”
Exploring the Applications and Implications of Social Media and Demographic Research
The Social Media and Demographic Research Workshop, co-organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Big Data and Population Processes as a side-event at the 10th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-16), took place in Cologne, Germany, on May 17, 2016. The goal of the workshop was to bring together population researchers and data scientists to discuss the … Read More
Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience: Who Needs to Get Involved to Tap its Potential?
This is the third video in a series of companion pieces that offer insights from the DfID synthesis report, “Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience.”
Data-Pop Alliance’s Director Emmanuel Letouzé Talks with Terms of Reference Podcast about Data For Development
Director and Co-Founder of Data-Pop Alliance, Emmanuel Letouzé speaks with Stephen Ladek of Aidpreneur about Big Data for development on the 109th episode of Terms of Reference podcast on May 30th.
UNSSC and Data-Pop Alliance partner to deliver learning initiatives on Big Data in the context of Agenda 2030
This announcement of this joint initiative was originally posted on 19 May 2016 on UNSSC’s website: https://www.unssc.org/home/news/unssc-and-data-pop-alliance-partner-deliver-learning-initiatives-big-data-context-agenda-2030 The United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) is delighted to announce the consolidation of a partnership agreement with Data-Pop Alliance – a global coalition on Big Data and development created by The Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, MIT Media Lab and the Overseas Development Institute, … Read More
Data-Pop Alliance Director Emmanuel Letouzé to Lead PhD Seminar at University of Turin
Data-Pop Alliance’s Director Emmanuel Letouzé has been invited to lead a seminar on Big Data and Policy in a course at University of Turin’s PhD program in Law, Science and Technology. This course is taught by Dr. Massimo Durante as part of the University’s Department of Law. The seminar will take place on Friday, June 10 from 2-4pm. More information … Read More
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Save the Date! Our 3rd “digitising europe” initiative event with the Vodafone Institute on Big Data and Privacy
#digitisingEU #FuturoBigData “Big Data: ¿oportunidades sin límite?” Thursday, June 2, 2016, 9:30a – 1:30p Casa del Lector. Matadero, Paseo de la Chopera, 14. Madrid, Spain In the last decade, society has witnessed a digital revolution that has transformed the way in which we interact, work, learn, and do business. The Big Data Revolution helps us to spot socially valuable insights or … Read More
Data-Pop Alliance to Present 2 Papers at Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics 2016
Two of Data-Pop Alliance’s papers have been selected for this year’s Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE). One paper, “The ABCDE of Big Data: Assessing Biases in Call-Detail Records for Development Estimates” will be presented by Emmanuel Letouzé and Gabriel Pestre during Monday morning’s session 1B, “Data for Development” in Room MC 7-100. The second paper, “Identifying Crime Hotspots … Read More
Emmanuel Letouzé on Big Data for Climate Change & Disaster Resilience
This is the first video in a series of companion pieces that offer insights from the DfID synthesis report, “Big Data for Climate Change and Disaster Resilience.”
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Research Assistant, Big Data and Sustainable Development
Data-Pop Alliance is seeking a motivated and engaged Research Assistant (RA) interested in learning more about data and international development. The RA will support our ongoing research and training activities on data and development, including conducting research and preparing materials for our upcoming training workshops with the World Bank and MIT Media Lab.
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Senior Design Consultant
Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a senior design consultant to support our ongoing data literacy program.
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Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a part or full-time Program Intern to join our team in New York City beginning in March. The position is paid and will be based in NYC.
Big Data and Disability, Part 1
This is the first in a series of blog posts on our ongoing work exploring the applications and implications of Big Data and disability. This serves as an initial scoping of how Big Data can contribute to various research areas related to disability. This will form the basis of a White Paper (forthcoming) exploring the ability of the Big Data ecosystem to monitor and understand the state of research about persons with disabilities and their environments.
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Design & Media Specialist
Data-Pop Alliance is looking for a full-time Design & Media Specialist based in New York City, hired by MIT Media Lab. The position will begin as soon as possible and last 2 months with possibility of extension.
LINKS WE LIKE #2 Here’s a quick weekly compilation of a few links we like and want to share with you: Could consumers sell access to their own encrypted data? It looks that way. “MIT’s New Blockchain Project Enigma Wants to Let You Share Your Data on Your Own Terms,” by Steven Melendez for FastCompany. Our Academic Director, Alex “Sandy” Pentland is … Read More
Happy | Joyeux | Feliz | 2016!
Dear friends, colleagues, partners, and supporters, Data-Pop Alliance’s team joins me in wishing you a Happy New Year 2016—with special thoughts and thanks to those who have helped us since we launched in November 2014. For us as a new organization, 2015 was a busy year that saw us grow and develop many projects, publications, and partnerships featured on our … Read More
LINKS WE LIKE #1 Here’s a quick compilation of a few links we like and want to share with you: Compelling article by Charles Kenny of The Atlantic: “2015: The Best Year in History for the Average Human Being”. Violence dominated the headlines this year. But by many measures, humanity is in better shape than it’s ever been. Jeffrey Sachs writes … Read More
Save the Date! Our 2nd “Digitising Europe” Initiative Event with the Vodafone Institute on Big Data and Privacy
#digitisingEU “Big Data: Key to the Future or the End of Privacy?” Monday, January 25, 2016 6:00p – 7:45p at the BOZAR in Brussels EU decision-makers have called for a new, open discussion on how best to harness the social benefits that big data brings while protecting the dignity and the fundamental rights and freedoms of individuals. The Vodafone Institute and the … Read More
Nov. 12 in Berlin: European Stakeholders’ Dialogues on Big Data with the Vodafone Institute and Data-Pop Alliance
#digitisingEU Join us next week in Berlin, at the digitising europe initiative 2015 where European stakeholders will dialogue on the ethics of Big Data in partnership with the Vodafone Institute and Data-Pop Alliance! In the last decade, society has witnessed a technological revolution that has transformed the way in which we interact, work, learn, and do business. It helps us … Read More
Celebrating the Outcomes of the Cartagena Data Festival
With over 400 registered participants, 3 days filled with events and presentations and countless stimulating conversations, the Cartagena Data Festival was an extraordinary experience and in our opinion, a great success. The festival was livestreamed for people following from home, and interacted with the Twitter community’s questions and comments. Simultaneous translation was available for non-English speaking attendees.
Review: Technocratic Bias Risks Eroding the Legitimacy and Efficacy of the Data Revolution
Two recent articles included in the inaugural post of our “Links We Like” series have focused on what may be missing in the current specialized discourse and thinking about the data revolution’s implications and requirements.