Tag: opportunities

Amazing uses of open data and the seven ways people try to kill them

Assuming you can find the right stone, how will you get the blood (or open data) out? Source: flickr/dj2lip (CC-BY-2.0) Why I want more open government data (we paid for it already!) As you might already know I’m a bit

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What Open Data Can Do for Africa’s Growing Population Submitted by Luda Bujoreanu On Wed, 08/19/2015

By Luda Bujoreanu Cross posted from the IC4D Blog Back in June I rushed to take a front seat at one of the World Bank conference rooms to hear Dr. Hans Rosling speak. We had met years ago in Moldova,

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Open Data: A 21st Century Asset for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

The economic and social potential of open data is widely acknowledged. In particular, the business opportunities have received much attention. But for all the excitement, we still know very little about how and under what conditions open data really works.

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The City of No-Frills Innovation

A media juggernaut is already beginning to amass in the Gulf Coast, eager to retell the story of Hurricane Katrina and take stock of the efforts to rebuild affected communities 10 years on. Then as now, New Orleans was and

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The Shared Economy, Disaggregated Data And Other #GoodReads from Living Cities Staff

Living Cities has been working to dramatically improve the lives of low-income people in America’s cities for close to 25 years now. Our diverse portfolio gives us a unique vantage point to identify trends and accelerate the uptake of promising

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Q&A: What makes a great city?

A paper published this week in Journal of the Royal Society Interface, which combines mathematical modelling with London Crossrail, suggests that the greatest cities are those with the best connectedness. We spoke to the lead authors Dr Aaron Sim, Professor

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Disruptive Innovation: A Ripple in Competitive Intelligence Waters?

Clayton Christensen in his brilliant book titled “The Innovator’s Dilemma” spoke about disruptive innovation using the following framework: While established companies in any sector focus on existing customer needs and sustained innovation at the top of the market, they might

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Do cities need one more hackathon?

These days apps4Europe (http://www.appsforeurope.eu) is ending. In the last 3 years apps4Europe tried to redefine the dynamic of hackathons making them more effective resulting in more and better apps putting into practice concepts such as the Business Lounge. This is

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Harvesting Data Collaboration in Northern Ireland #data #startups #prediction

There’s plenty of talk about data, analytics, Big Data, artificial intelligence, deep learning and so on. Nerdy conversations that tend to keep the geeks, the marketing department and the press release writers happy but the rest of the population completely

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Open data: gold mine or gold bust?

“On 12 December 2011, European Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes launched a European Open Data Strategy, boldly claiming that the European Commission would lead member states by example in a pioneering effort to ‘turn government data into gold.’ Kroes’ announcement –

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