Big data innovation as part of a Data Revolution in Africa

By Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis Mar 27, 2015
This weekend, ministers from numerous African countries gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a High-Level Conference on the Data Revolution in Africa, hosted by the United Nations Economic...
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Pulse Lab Jakarta & UNDP team up to offer 'Data Innovation Grants' in Indonesia

By Mellyana Frederika & Derval Usher Feb 3, 2015
Pulse Lab Jakarta (PLJ) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have announced a call for entries for ‘Data Innovation Mini Grants’ to catalyse innovation in...

Pulse Lab Kampala opens, mobilising a data revolution for Uganda’s sustainable development

By Anoush Rima Tatevossian Feb 1, 2015
On Thursday 29 January 2015,  The Prime Minister of the Republic of Uganda, Rt. Hon, Ruhakana Rugunda officially marked the public opening of Pulse Lab Kampala, a big data innovation lab in...

Pulse Lab Kampala: New Year, New Projects

By Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis Jan 25, 2015
 Gathering data to inform policies has traditionally been a complex, time consuming and expensive process, often requiring researchers to choose between in-depth studies of small population...

Interview: Lessons from Korea's 'Big Contest' - a Big Data Innovation Challenge

By Marita Kurniasari Jan 22, 2015
In August 2014, the National Information Society Agency of Korea launched a big data challenge with two different levels aimed at undergraduate and graduate-school level students under the name the...