It is becoming increasingly apparent that NGOs and governments are creating more roles in the Data Science discipline. Using Big Data for social good is all about coming up with new data-driven ways to solve the most pressing problems in our society. Today, we decided to take a look at some of the trailblazers in this space, focusing on four Data Scientists and Enthusiasts who really are changing the world with their work.
|Figure 1: Miguel Luengo-Oroz has a very impressive career background.|
|Figure 2: Bruno Sánchez-Andrade Nuño has focused on using Big Data for social good.|
|Figure 3: Jake presenting at the National Geographic series.|
data to see the good values in data and harnessing this information. He remains
an active data scientist even after setting up DataKind which aims to give
every social organization access to data capacity to better serve societies
across the world. He graduated from Columbia University and shortly after
started working as a Data Scientist at The New York Times. He has been a TV
host for the National Geographic as they promoted a game show using data to
create interactive gameplay. DataKind’s global presence allows it to target a
range of global issues and have a more effective response from their various
offices. He wants to promote the use of data not only just inform trivial
decisions but also how to actually improve the world we live in.
|Figure 4: Passionate from the beginning about the potential of data|