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A Swipe Right for Educated Guessing the Impact of Digital on Offline Activity

Advertising Week | Posted 05.19.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Jason Carmel, Global SVP, Marketing Sciences, POSSIBLE Digital is the best when it comes to data collection, isn’t it? Given the tools and a rea...

Ending Poverty Means Closing the Gaps Between Women and Men

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.31.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Gender gaps in employment, business, and access to finance hold back not just individuals but whole economies--at a time when we sorely need to boost growth and create new jobs globally.

How 1500+ Organizations Are Using Public Information Across Every Sector and Continent

Laura Manley | Posted 07.15.2016 | Technology
Laura Manley

Co-Authored by Audrey Ariss, Director of Research and Design, Center for Open Data Enterprise Open data - free, publicly available data - is being le...

Responsive Borough: 10,000 Concerned Brooklynites

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.17.2016 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

Given the ongoing gentrification of Brooklyn, it comes as no surprise that affordable housing ranks as one of the top three concerns among residents, after education and youth.

The Way Out of Corruption Is Paved With Good Governance

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Corruption diverts resources from the poor to the rich, leads to a culture of bribes, and distorts public expenditures, deterring foreign investors and hampering economic growth. But, in some ways, corruption is only a symptom.

How Data Can Level the Playing Field

Laura Mather | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Laura Mather

A century ago, instead of debating the merits of a female candidate, women were fighting for suffrage itself.

When development economics undermines development

Johannes Jütting | Posted 05.09.2016 | Education
Johannes Jütting

This post originally appeared on Brookings' Future Development blog. Some 25 years ago, as a young student, I spent three months in the Guinean (Cona...

Diet Study Outcome? Work It; Flip It; Reverse It!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.09.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Conclusions about diet study outcomes that are this precarious, that can be worked just a bit, and flipped -- are utterly useless. They are propaganda.

It's the year's your cybersecurity?

The Conversation US | Posted 05.02.2016 | Technology
The Conversation US

Steven Weber, University of California, Berkeley and Betsy Cooper, University of California, Berkeley What if, in 2020, wearable devices did not care...

Data, Not Water, Will Be the Hottest Commodity of the Future

Irene Aldridge | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Irene Aldridge

An interview with Prof. Marco Avellaneda, Professor of Mathematical Finance at New York University Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, as told...

More Effort Needed to Pave Way for Cloud Computing Benefits

Victoria Espinel | Posted 04.26.2016 | Technology
Victoria Espinel

Much has been written about the benefits of cloud computing. It's providing consumers, businesses, and governments quick, efficient and affordable acc...

1,000 percent improvements for the planet

Joe S. Whitworth | Posted 04.25.2016 | Green
Joe S. Whitworth

Earth Day is not a day to celebrate the wonder of this unique planet. It's an opportunity to recognize what needs to change to secure a better futur...

8 Mindfulness Tips for Business Decision Makers

Valeh Nazemoff | Posted 10.02.2016 | Business
Valeh Nazemoff

How great is it when a nice guy or girl finishes first? I was overjoyed to see on my LinkedIn feed that a former colleague, friend, and all-around goo...

The Movement to Transform Data Into Action in US Cities

Michele Jolin | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
Michele Jolin

From crime reduction to eliminating blighted properties, cities across the country are using data to improve services, meaningfully engage residents, and make better decisions.

Can "Moon Shot" for Cancer Cure Overcome Data Sharing Problems?

Amy Yuan | Posted 04.18.2016 | College
Amy Yuan

When Vice President Biden lost his 46-year-old son Beau to brain cancer, Americans mourned with him. Motivated by his son's death, Biden is at the for...

Making a Digital Difference in the Classroom With Data

Jules Polonetsky | Posted 04.14.2016 | Education
Jules Polonetsky

From K-12 through higher-ed, more tools and platforms are now churning out more highly detailed data than ever. Because of this new data, research is a more valuable and desirable tool than ever.

SDG Data Discussion: What Next?

Johannes Jütting | Posted 04.08.2016 | Impact
Johannes Jütting

After months of intense discussions, representatives from more than 190 national statistical offices agreed on a global monitoring framework for the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Important Trends and Statistics for Authors

Fauzia Burke | Posted 04.08.2016 | Books
Fauzia Burke

When authors stay on top of trends, they can use the information to develop more effective online marketing strategies. Your author platform is your ability to reach your readers and build a community.

Keep a Close Watch on the Panama Papers, the Biggest, Most Damning Data Leak in the History of Journalism

Auditi Guha | Posted 04.14.2016 | World
Auditi Guha

There is no doubt that this is going to be an enormous, gigantic, gargantuan deal in months to come as the documents reveal how one firm helped the one percent launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax with help from accountants, lawyers, banks and trusts.

Great Challenges Raised in Entrusting Data with Ethical Questions

Mariya Parodi | Posted 04.04.2016 | Technology
Mariya Parodi

Can we see data as essential, even vital, to human rights protections? How informed is data and how informed can data-informed policing truly be? Can ...

Political Campaigns and Data Security

Daniel Etcovitch | Posted 04.04.2016 | Technology
Daniel Etcovitch

Political campaigns are usually on tight budgets and are much more focused on campaign mechanics than cybersecurity, which to them feels like something outside their realm of expertise, so they spend little time thinking about what's happening to their data.

Growth Matters: Do You Know How To Drive It?

Advertising Week | Posted 04.03.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

One of the biggest enigmas in business may just have been cracked. After conducting an extensive study into how the world’s leading companies drive growth, Brand Learning has uncovered the new Growth Code for future success. The code reveals what it takes in practice to create a growth-ready organisation, energised by involved employees and fuelled by momentum-driving leaders.

Don't Give Up on Bernie Sanders Yet

Taylor Gipple | Posted 04.03.2016 | Politics
Taylor Gipple

Don't think for a second that there isn't still a warm, glowing light at the end of a dark tunnel that is the election process. And that light is shining brighter than ever for Bernie Sanders.

Personalisation in the Age of the Customer

Advertising Week | Posted 04.04.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

Earlier this year, the Brazilian TAM airlines came up with an ingenious way to improve passenger engagement levels with its inflight magazine. It had discovered that people on its flights spent less than 3% of their time in the air flicking through the magazine and less than 11% could even remember what they’d read.

The New Now: Does Emotion Tracking Liberate or Stifle Marketing & Advertising Creativity?

Advertising Week | Posted 04.02.2016 | Business
Advertising Week

By Martin Boddy, CEO, Jaywing Emotion tracking is the hot topic on everyone’s lips in ad land right now. Some are sceptical; some are diving in he...