How Big and Open Data Can Transform Latin America

Tim Hwang
Posted By: Tim Hwang

 

Nearly two decades into the digital revolution, Latin America finds itself at a crossroads. More and more traditional jobs are disappearing and the global economy is increasingly run on knowledge and skills that require significant investment in education and digital infrastructure. At the same time, the Fourth Industrial Revolution offers the prospect of harnessing data and digital technologies to speed up modernization and the opportunity to strengthen Latin American economies and governments by using data.

Access to information is a quintessential driver of progress, innovation and participation in the global economy. There are dozens of organizations, institutions, advocacy groups and leaders that are trying to navigate a way forward through economic, political and social shifts. Open and big data are a key component in ensuring that these shifts are managed and appropriately taken advantage of. Data provides the evidence needed to improve workflows, identify trends, innovate… Read More