Data Innovation in Africa
Analytics
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Analytics
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Data Innovation in Africa

tkorte - December 6, 2014

While many commentators have focused on data-driven innovation in the United States and Western Europe, developing regions, such as Africa, also offer important opportunities to use data…

How Data and Analytics Can Help the Developing World
Analytics
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Analytics
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How Data and Analytics Can Help the Developing World

tkorte - July 19, 2014

While commentators routinely discuss the opportunities for the United States and many other developed countries to use data and analytics to improve the lives of their citizens,…

The Federal Government Should Fund More Data Pilot Projects
Culture/Leadership
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Culture/Leadership
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The Federal Government Should Fund More Data Pilot Projects

tkorte - July 8, 2014

If the federal government wants to use data to “solve problems, improve well-being, and generate economic prosperity” on a national scale, as the White House wrote in…

How Data and Analytics Have Changed the Beautiful Game
Analytics
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Analytics
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How Data and Analytics Have Changed the Beautiful Game

tkorte - June 20, 2014

Data is a rising star in professional soccer and it could soon become some teams' most valuable player. Data is a rising star in professional soccer and…

Using Data to Build Energy Efficient Cities
Analytics
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Analytics
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Using Data to Build Energy Efficient Cities

tkorte - May 14, 2014

Ten cities in the United States have signed on to the City Energy Project (CEP), a major initiative to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, in part by using…

State Secrets Laws Inhibit Open Data
Best Practices
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Best Practices
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State Secrets Laws Inhibit Open Data

tkorte - May 6, 2014

In the United States and much of Western Europe, government data, such as economic indicators, government budgets, and agricultural information, is available to the public under freedom…

How Data Will Make Air Travel Safer
Best Practices
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Best Practices
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How Data Will Make Air Travel Safer

tkorte - March 25, 2014

Airlines and air traffic controllers use a lot of information to keep passengers safe, integrating weather readings, physical information about the plane, passenger data, and other kinds…

The Coming Wave of Innovation from Open Geographic Information
Transparency
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Transparency
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The Coming Wave of Innovation from Open Geographic Information

tkorte - February 25, 2014

Many government agencies use geographic information systems (GIS), software which allows them to collect, store, analyze and visualize geographic information. For example, cities deploy crime maps to improve public…

Obstacles to Personal Genetic Testing in the U.S. and Abroad
Best Practices
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Best Practices
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Obstacles to Personal Genetic Testing in the U.S. and Abroad

tkorte - November 14, 2013

Biotech company 23andMe offers rapid and relatively inexpensive personal genetic testing, allowing individuals to send in saliva samples and get back data and reports on various genetic…

Data Quality
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XBRL: How to Save a Good Idea from a Bad Implementation

tkorte - November 10, 2013

If the problems with the U.S. Health Insurance Marketplace website have taught us anything, it is that implementation problems can overshadow the good ideas underlying government initiatives.…