Big data to create new ecosystem of decision-makers

By Kelli Rogers 13 May 2015

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@kellierin

In her role as associate editor, Kelli Rogers helps to shape Devex content around leadership, professional growth and careers for professionals in international development, humanitarian aid and global health. As the manager of Doing Good, one of Devex's highest-circulation publications, she is constantly on the lookout for the latest staffing changes, hiring trends and tricks for recruiting skilled local and international staff for aid projects that make a difference. Kelli has studied or worked in Spain, Costa Rica and Kenya.


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