The annual ICT4D Conferences have proven to be an invaluable opportunity for NGOs, private sector organizations, universities, governmental agencies and foundations to share their experience in using ICT to increase the impact of development programs and to learn from each other.  In 2016, 715 individuals from 76 countries and 301 private sector and public sector and civil society explored the ways to harness the full power of digital solutions to achieve the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.  Our thanks to Accenture, Catholic Relief Services, Esri, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, iMerit Technology Services, Inmarsat, IS Solutions, Making All Voices Count, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, NetHope, Oxfam, Pandexio, Qualcom Wireless Reach, RTI International, SimbaNet and World Vision for making that possible.

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Tuesday, May 17 • 11:30 - 12:15
Human Empowered Computing - How to tackle Big Data? FILLING

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It has been established throughout the world that the digital economy is characterized by unmet demand for trained staff and a large number of aspirants without job skills, and with no opportunities to prosper from that economy. Despite advances in big data analytics, machine learning, search and categorization algorithms; human intelligence is still the best tool for data cleansing, categorization, enrichment, and curation. We know that unrefined, incomplete or insufficient data sets can sometimes be more of a challenge than a benefit where doing data enrichment with our teams acting as the workforce had enabled a global news outlet to enrich over 1.2 million pieces of data from news articles over the course of two years. This has provided a different way for users to navigate through the content and for the creation of reference content to prolong the duration of news content. From customer service tickets, to the agricultural and health impact, to user-generated content, the rural youth and women had been the teams who had not only categorized most data types where they feed this data to your algorithms, or return it to your teams in whatever form needed, ensuring that your search and categorization functions deliver exactly what your users seek. iMerit is here to deliver all these digital services to its clients by training these young men and women on market-aligned skills to effect positive social and economic change.

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Radha Basu

Chief Executive Officer, iMerit Technology Services Pvt. Ltd.
Radha Ramaswami Basu has over 30 years’ experience in executive management and is widely recognized as a leading woman technology entrepreneur. Radha grew Hewlett Packard’s electronic business software division into a $1.5 billion business. She then held the position of Chairman... Read More →

Tuesday May 17, 2016 11:30 - 12:15 EAT
Giraffe 208