Category: Big Data

Tackling HIV with AI

Africa, Analytics, Big Data, Disruptive technology, Media

Two Balliol alums are achieving startling success tackling HIV in South Africa and beyond. Dr John Sargent and Dr Ernest Darkoh speak warmly of their time at Balliol as Fulbright scholars, John matriculating in 1993 and Ernest in1999, but they met properly at Harvard Medical School and have since built a joint career as co-founders …

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Advocating for harnessing the disruptive power of technology

Big Data, Disruptive technology, Social Entrepreneurs, Uncategorized

Thanks to Katherine Milligan for highlighting how technology catalyzes behavior change that improves impact on a scale that matters. Three ways to harness the disruptive power of technology Harness social entrepreneurs as source of disruption Procurement is power Overhaul the way we see data “…much of public sector not aware of all disruptive technologies & …

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Markle sums up the indispensable value of data for Africa & the world

Africa, Analytics, Big Data, Sustainable Development, Uncategorized

Africa: Data Key to Unlocking Africa’s Development Prospects … data is knowledge, and knowledge is power. It is the power to put African needs and priorities first when determining domestic development agendas and plans. It is the power to ask and answer the questions most pressing to Africa’s people. And it is the power to …

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Davos 2016 confirms — social entrepreneurs, our time has come

Analytics, Big Data, Social Entrepreneurs, Sustainable Development, Uncategorized

Social entrepreneur: an on-the-ground agent for immediacy, a hothouse of innovation, and a connector of industry with the developing world for mutual benefit. I just returned from Davos 2016, invited to attend with my small cohort of fellow 2015 Social Entrepreneurs of the Year, awarded by the World Economic Forum (WEF)/Schwab Foundation. “Social entrepreneur” is …

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2030 SDGs Raise the Bar for Innovation

Big Data, Sustainable Development, Uncategorized

Commitment & Energy Need a New Game Plan On September 26, 2015 throngs gathered in Central Park and watched the simulcast from afar, joining star-studded performers, corporate executives, philanthropists and even FLOTUS and Malala to raise their collective voices in support of The United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Global Citizen Festival was …

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