Interview: Telecom Italia's Big Data Challenge

By Anoush Tatevossian Jul 21, 2014
Telecom Italia's "Big Data Challenge" was an online call for developers, researchers and designers from all over the world to come up with new big data services and applications....
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Open Innovation at the UN: an interview with a Global Pulse data scientist

By Global Pulse Jun 30, 2012
In late 2011, Global Pulse completed a series of collaborative research projects exploring the utility of various new, digital data sources to answer traditional development related questions ("proof...

"Big Data for Development: Opportunities & Challenges”: A Global Pulse White Paper

By Global Pulse May 29, 2012
Global Pulse is pleased to publish a new White Paper, entitled “Big Data for Development: Opportunities & Challenges.”Innovations in technology and greater affordability of digital...

RIVAF Report on Vulnerability & Real-Time Information

By Anoush Rima Tatevossian Apr 3, 2012
 We are pleased to make available this RIVAF compilation report, which chronicles the Rapid Impact and Vulnerability Analysis Fund (RIVAF) process.To get a cross-sectoral understanding of how...

Can a country's online "mood" predict unemployment spikes?

By Global Pulse Mar 15, 2012
  This week, our partners from SAS released a press release summarizing the findings from our collaborative research project, in which we worked together to investigate whether there are useful...

Digital Signals and Global Pulse - An Animated Introduction

By Global Pulse Feb 15, 2012
One of the biggest challenges of responding to fast-moving global crises on a human level, is that by the time governments figure out what is happening via surveys, reports and censuses -- the damage...

"Big Data, Big Impact" White Paper at Davos

By Anoush Rima Tatevossian Jan 25, 2012
  In time for its Annual Meeting in Davos, the World Economic Forum has published a new white paper entitled "Big Data, Big Impact: New Possibilities for International Development". The WEF...