Big data and innovative uses of mobile technology are hot items in the international public sector, according to a story in today’s FT.


The UN’s Global Pulse is using a network of innovation labs to see how data tracking human behavior might improve responses to poverty, disease and humanitarian crises. Sarah Murray who wrote the article, said a trawl of online job sites at the UN and other agencies brings up a lot of openings for information officers, data warehouse experts and data analysts.


Raj Kumar, president of Devex, an online recruiting site for global development agencies, sounds a familiar note when he says that agencies want people who can reach beyond IT, people “who can think in business terms and understand how technology can be used strategically to solve problems.”


Agencies are exploring how mobile can be used to understand what is happening in communities — the movement of phones could be helpful in seeing where people are going in a disaster. Stockholm-based Flowminder analyzes aggregated phone location data to help relief agencies in emergencies. The African Development Bank is using GeoPoll, a technology developed by Mobile Accord, which serves the public and non-profit sectors, while Canadian Groupsia has developed an open source platform for information sharing.


Murray quotes Kumar saying that many donors are pushing agencies to make better use of information technology in their work.






Heya I am for the essential time here. I discovered this board and I to discover It extremely valuab...
8 reasons AI projects fail 在 Joomla 文章
訪客 - dollar general survey
All dollar general clients or customers are eligible to complete their dg customer first survey to w...
<a href=...
I really enjoy these types of posts. Excellent content and very useful. I will share this subject wi...
訪客 - Megan
Abp. Vigano would have to be a mad man to make all
Papers 在 Joomla 文章

Monthly Select

慶祝破百萬瀏覽量! 免費輕鬆註冊會員觀看股票情緒!
P2P和銀行打交道 要過八關
4 Machine Learning Challenges for Threat Detection

Editor's choice

30 五 2020 10:45 - mm

摘要: Who is your digital [ ... ]

Non-Finance
23 五 2020 13:05 - mm

摘要: Last Tuesday, Google [ ... ]

Others

Popular Tags