Big data to create new ecosystem of decision-makers

Emmanuel Letouzé, director and co-founder of Data-Pop Alliance, explains why big data will create a new ecosystem of decision-makers.

Big data is not data, but rather a new ecosystem with a variety of stakeholders, skill sets and mentalities — one with the potential to fundamentally change societies much in same the way the Internet has, according to Emmanuel Letouzé, director and co-founder of Data-Pop Alliance.

The future of big data use lies in trying to blend these new actors and methods to create new systems for decision-making, not to be mistaken for policymaking, Letouzé told Devex Associate Editor Kelli Rogers on the sidelines of the Cartagena Data Festival in Colombia.

Find out why Letouzé says the evolving big data ecosystem is deeper and more complex than ever.

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    Kelli Rogers

    Kelli Rogers is a global development reporter for Devex. Based in Bangkok, she covers disaster and crisis response, innovation, women’s rights, and development trends throughout Asia. Prior to her current post, she covered leadership, careers, and the USAID implementer community from Washington, D.C. Previously, she reported on social and environmental issues from Nairobi, Kenya. Kelli holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, and has since reported from more than 20 countries.