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HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: Michael Bloomberg Plans To Use Data To Improve City Life

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 04.20.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

Why I'm Betting On Cities And Data

Michael R. Bloomberg | Posted 06.20.2015 | Impact
Michael R. Bloomberg

How can cities rise to meet big new challenges -- and serve more and more people -- with resources that are always stretched thin? By finding smart ways to use a resource that is always growing: Data. And more and more cities are doing exactly that.

Building on Today's Progress for 2016 and Beyond

Michele Jolin | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics
Michele Jolin

We know more than ever before about what works to improve results for young people, their families and communities, and across the country there is growing bipartisan momentum behind shifting public funds toward evidence-based solutions.

The Urgency of Increasing Higher Education Attainment in America

Jamie Merisotis | Posted 06.09.2015 | Education
Jamie Merisotis

New data reveal that our country risks falling behind in a global race -- the competition for innovation and, above all else, talent -- unless actions are taken now to significantly increase postsecondary attainment.

Risk v. Reward: Finding the Right Balance for Digital Innovation

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 06.05.2015 | Technology
Jimmy Nguyen

Companies of all shapes and sizes - from startups to corporate giants, from new disruptors to old guard institutions, from local shops to global conglomerates - want to win new business by using digital innovations.

Security Mistakes You Make Every Day | Posted 06.03.2015 | Technology

Although there is no foolproof way to prevent identity theft or other security risks, cutting down on the amount of easy-to-change mistakes you make on a daily basis can help make you less of a target.

The Monsanto Privacy Model? Monsanto and Farmer Organizations May Be Forging New Path to Data Cooperation

Nathan Newman | Posted 05.27.2015 | Technology
Nathan Newman

Both the Monsanto- and Farm Bureau-led set of privacy principles and the emerging models of farmers controlling monetization of their data may be a model of privacy that those promoting economic justice models around data use should be paying close attention to.

Have Research Ethics Committees Got It Wrong? A New Study Looks at What Participants in Medical Research Actually Want

Tim Spector | Posted 05.24.2015 | Science
Tim Spector

Traditionally, the "gold standard" of informed consent for participation in medical research entails that participants need to consent to every new research study, which means that they need to be contacted and re-consented each time.

Protecting Flash Drive Data Is a Priority, Not an Option

Michael L. Berman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

There are a few flash drive manufacturers that thought about that for us and have provided us with safer, more secure ways of transporting our files.

Pi and Science, Sense and Cake

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.17.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

When the beverage industry, for instance, helpfully points out that no long-term, randomized trial has specifically implicated their sugary concoction in epidemic childhood obesity, we might consider that no such trial has ever implicated any given snowflake in an avalanche fatality, either. Perhaps avalanches are actually innocuous.

University of Oregon, Confidentiality and Confidence Lost

Kristy Crabtree | Posted 05.13.2015 | College
Kristy Crabtree

Should students feel safe on campus? Should they access supportive services on campus if there is a need? Should they feel confident in seeking those services that their information will be protected and confidential? Presumably the University would answer 'yes' to those questions, but their actions show the contrary.

Environment and Gender Index Data Reveal Women's Rights Make a Difference

Lorena Aguilar | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Lorena Aguilar

To really "make it happen" this IWD, we invite you to join us in ensuring that data reflects the full picture -- that women are counted, and that women's leadership is championed, all toward a more sustainable, equitable and peaceful world.

"The Exceptional CMO": How Data Will Liberate Marketing Beyond Business As Usual

Julie Ginches | Posted 05.03.2015 | Technology
Julie Ginches

Over the weekend, I had a chat with my long-time colleague and marketing innovator Giovanni Rodriguez, who is in the middle stages of developing a new framework for helping to redesign marketing departments.

Teachers and Parents Need to Support Their Kids' Learning

Aimee Rogstad Guidera | Posted 04.29.2015 | Education
Aimee Rogstad Guidera

Every teacher and school leader needs the training, the tools, the time, and the trust to be able to use data to help students--and to help their parents better support their students learning. I have been fortunate to be part of a school that values and uses information. Doesn't every parent deserve that opportunity? I think so.

Why I Love Data

Richard C. Harwood | Posted 04.29.2015 | Impact
Richard C. Harwood

So, by all means, let's use data, let's set goals, and let's figure out what works. And at the same time, let's also re-commit ourselves to be discerning in how we pursue this path.

Who's Making Money in the Hotel Industry

John Rampton | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
John Rampton

If there are more hotel rooms being booked, then that means more laundry to do, food to be made and accountants/bookkeepers to handle all of these transactions -- such as paying vendors and employees.

Women in Business Q&A: Julie Yoo, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Kyruus

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.24.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Julie Yoo is a Co-Founder of Kyruus and serves as the company's Chief Product Officer. She was previously the VP of Clinical Product Strategy at Generation Health, where she oversaw the development of the company's clinical programs and data analytics platform.

These Gorgeous Maps Show The World's Great Cities From A Local's POV

HuffPost Japan | Talia Lavin | Posted 02.19.2015 | Arts

Everyone knows that tourists tend to take a lot of photos—especially in cities that attract a lot of them. Any New Yorker will gripe about the selfi...

The Importance of Understanding Metadata in Modern Society

Rajat Bhageria | Posted 04.19.2015 | Technology
Rajat Bhageria

Data is the fundamental basis for our lives today. Future generations will able to look back at all our data -- via sources like Twitter, Facebook -- and paint an accurate picture us. And yet, the vast majority of us simply don't understand how data works.

Under Armour's Purchase Of MyFinessPal: What Happened To My Data?

Julie Ask | Posted 04.15.2015 | Technology
Julie Ask

Most of us tend not to have especially deep loyalties to these myriad tools, so we might have three fitness apps on our device, collecting significantly similar data, but each with different data visualizations or other features that make them unique.

Going Against the Flow: Kaustav Mitra, Global VP of SAP Startup Focus

Charu Sharma | Posted 04.10.2015 | Technology
Charu Sharma

Kaustav Mitra is an avid student of entrepreneurship and its role in the creation of new ecosystems and economies.

Could Your Fitbit Steps Be Art?

Kerri Allen | Posted 04.11.2015 | Arts
Kerri Allen

In the Kennedy era, the concept of "wearable technology" that would capture your every motion and wink of sleep was the stuff of science fiction. But for conceptual artist On Kawara (1933-2014), logging everyday minutiae became his life's work and legacy.

Truth and Trust Under Siege: Do We Care?

Harlan Loeb | Posted 04.11.2015 | Media
Harlan Loeb

NBC's escalating crisis surrounding respected news anchor Brian Williams' fabrication of details about his reporting from Iraq in 2003. The deal Twitter just struck with Google to make tweets more searchable online. These two events should open a new referendum on the relationship between truth and trust in the information we digest daily.

Using Health Know-How to Build Healthier Communities

Alina Tugend | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Alina Tugend

In the world of community development, the fact that ZIP code often trumps genetic code in determining a person's overall health has become convention...

The Myth of the CMO's Super-Short Shelf Life

Julie Ginches | Posted 03.30.2015 | Business
Julie Ginches

With the recent advances in data management platform (DMP) technology, the new standard for marketing is the complete view of the customer across all screens. It's been promised since the dawn of digital, but it is in fact now coming true.