Director, Product Marketing
April 01, 2015
At this point, most of the world has seen data used for good. From fighting Ebola to combating wildfires, Big Data has gone philanthropic. The goals for these “data for good” projects can be lofty, like curing cancer, or relatively localized, like recognizing crime hotspots in a neighborhood. No matter the dataset, though, all of the charitable data projects share two common features: a central problem or question, and a necessity to cull more than trends from the data. That’s right, analytics for humanistic purposes require insights.