On the phone with Prince Youlou

In this post, Emanuel talks to Prince Youlou about an exciting project in the Republic of Congo. Listen to the podcast by clicking on the link below. Interview with Prince Youlou coordinator of Fongwama, an organization working in the field of big data and development based in the Republic of …

Electricity, Big Data and Agritech

Did you know that today, more people have access to a mobile than to sewerage, piped water or electricity? (Heek ICT4D) The use of mobile phones in the developing world is growing faster than mushrooms, and to most people, it might sound skewed. Easier access to mobile phones than to …

ICT4Development or De-development?

Since the cradle of civilization, the world has been in a constant state of change. From the agricultural through to the industrial and the informational revolution, human beings have innovated and developed. With the 21st century and the rise of big data, our societies are changing quicker than ever, and …

“Big Data,” another Buzzword?

By now we have all heard expressions claiming that “big data” is the new oil, or that “big data” will fuel the next industrial revolution, terminologies comparing data to important resources that have shaped the world as we know it. It is important to note that data is a raw …